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.
In the last four years, the size of the workforce has barely grown. Blame demographics, say two economists.
45 | May 11, 2013 10:56am |
Tukey has a new boom in health tourism -- moustache transplantation.
1 | May 8, 2013 4:37am |
Patient care may be taking an interesting turn as doctors can now treat you through a mobile robot.
1 | May 7, 2013 5:27am |
What do the stock market and brain trauma treatment have in common? Allow me to explain.
Sponsored | May 6, 2013 5:54am |
This July, the NYPD will be releasing invisible, odorless, nontoxic gases to better understand how contaminants will disperse in accidents and attacks.
5 | May 5, 2013 10:46pm |
The White House sees drug abuse as a public health issue, stressing that "we cannot arrest or incarcerate our way out of the drug problem."
14 | April 27, 2013 11:46am |
GE took a 10 percent equity stake in Pivotal, an EMC spin-off company that aims to help businesses analyze and understand big data generated by machines and stored in the cloud.
April 24, 2013 1:53pm |
Silicon Valley vendor takes the big data skills challenge to the university level.
1 | April 22, 2013 6:47pm |
The majority of healthcare assistants in the U.K. want to see tougher regulations in place, according to a survey.
April 11, 2013 6:56am |
Bean plant leaves won't bite bed bugs back, but they do impale the pests though their feet. Artificial leaves could become effective traps.
2 | April 9, 2013 7:25pm |
You can pay $17 for generic Lipitor or you can pay $150, depending on where you shop. Secret shoppers from Consumer Reports checked out 200 pharmacies.
1 | March 28, 2013 8:36pm |
It would certainly help ease our concerns, and as it turns out, physicians find it often saves them time and money.
1 | March 28, 2013 1:31pm |
Physicians will soon have a new tool to fight cancer: big data.
March 27, 2013 1:08pm |
Approaching its one-year anniversary, the public/private partnership is nurturing 20-25 projects for advanced Internet applications and reframing the national conversation on broadband.
1 | March 27, 2013 3:00am |
Are India's entrepreneurial doctors creating models, or at least inspiration, for India's future education start-ups?
2 | March 26, 2013 12:05pm |
The Gates Foundation is awarding grants for the next generation of condoms that preserve (or enhance) pleasure so more people will use them.
4 | March 24, 2013 10:31pm |
Accenture report says more outsiders and fewer insiders are doing the jobs of today's organizations. And these outsiders will increasingly be contracted through cloud-based services.
5 | March 22, 2013 10:37am |
The timeframe of the Obama administration's experiments with controlling healthcare costs drew disbelief from congressional lawmakers concerned about higher costs.
2 | March 21, 2013 1:05pm |
If you had control over biomedical research and how your data was used, would you be more inclined to participate in medical trials?
March 15, 2013 9:23am |
Hint: look south.
7 | March 14, 2013 1:44pm |