SmartPlanet stories related to the diagnosis, treatment and medical prevention of disease, injury or impairment, as well as the institutions, systems and policy that enable and deliver it.
Johnson & Johnson, makers of Tylenol, has gotten a federal subpoena over investigations of its drug recalls. Would you like to see one of its executives subjected do a perp walk?
2 | July 20, 2010 9:32am |
Vision 2050 report from World Business Council for Sustainable Development suggests that if we continue using resources at our current rate, we'll need 2.3 planets to supply them by 2050.
1 | July 15, 2010 12:56am |
Ongoing energy-efficiency efforts slash another $27 million from tech giant's electricity costs in 2009.
June 29, 2010 1:19pm |
A new study from The Commonwealth Fund said the U.S. ranks last among seven national health care systems it has studied, as it has for some years now.
20 | June 23, 2010 11:55am |
This was the first decision on anti-depressants to come before an FDA panel since the JAMA concluded in January sugar pills work just as well on mild or moderate cases.
8 | June 21, 2010 11:19am |
DePaul University in Chicago, working with IBM, announced it is now offering the nation's first masters degree in predictive analytics.
2 | June 17, 2010 8:49pm |
Nearly three-quarters of robotics companies expect to grow in the next five years.
6 | June 16, 2010 12:01am |
Doctors will use what they can get paid for using. Once the decision to pay is made the horse is out of the barn, and it can't be put back in unless the treatment in question is shown to be dangerous.
June 15, 2010 10:21am |
The FDA thinks the consumer-to-direct DNA tests are medical devices that need to be regulated. What do you think?
4 | June 15, 2010 10:08am |
According to a new report, high-speed rail will improve job creation, market access, connectivity, travel time savings and business sales. Here's how.
20 | June 14, 2010 8:08am |
If Castlight can help us put our thumbs on the health care price scale, they will be providing health reform everyone can believe in.
1 | June 11, 2010 11:28am |
At the Internet Week New York conference, corporate executives say consumers expect more when it comes to companies' attempts to "do good."
3 | June 10, 2010 1:22pm |
In his keynote speech at his company's developer's conference, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the smartphone is getting smarter. The possibilities are alluring.
June 7, 2010 11:52am |
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, Siemens' Jim Whaley says the best sustainability policy is investing in education -- especially STEM fields.
June 6, 2010 7:34pm |
Siemens VP of sustainability Alison Taylor says sound environmental policy is in business' interest -- and a price for carbon is the place to start.
2 | June 6, 2010 7:33pm |
Songdo, a green sustainable city being built from scratch in South Korea, will be a grand telepresence experiment. How will residents interact when telepresence systems are installed in every home...
5 | June 3, 2010 2:21am |
Microsoft Hohm will help you understand the energy consumption of your home. But will it help the smart grid? Project lead Troy Batterberry says yes.
1 | May 28, 2010 4:33am |
Telehealth is too cheap for the home health companies, and too expensive for the monitoring companies. Intel needs a few good franchisers.
6 | May 21, 2010 12:10pm |
Pick the low-hanging fruit first. You can computerize the local grid later. Simple coordination will do for now. Then invest the profits.
May 21, 2010 9:11am |
College students can have their DNA tested to find out if they should avoid milk or drink less alcohol. As the argument over regulation of the consumer DNA test heats up, it's clear that...
4 | May 21, 2010 4:45am |