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.
Science, regulators, and producers should never get complacent. In 2007 there was enormous pushback from manufacturers claiming (without ample evidence) that BPA was completely safe. Now panic has...
4 | November 5, 2009 11:18am |
Digital Swarms. The Mobile Generation. 4G. Sounds cool to me but what does it really mean for my business and future? Scott Snyder is here to tackle these questions as well as lay out a plethora...
2 | November 2, 2009 3:00am |
At issue is the fact that, with present equipment and rules, football is a terminal condition. The constant head-butting, in both practice and games, in time fills the brain of a retired player...
October 29, 2009 8:57am |
The last time everyone's relation with their PC changed was when the mouse replaced the keyboard, 20 years ago. This is going to change a lot more of your life than you know now.
10 | October 23, 2009 1:35pm |
MCA will negotiate any medical bills including those not covered by insurance at all or not fully covered like cosmetic, vision, bariatric and dental
10 | October 23, 2009 9:07am |
What open source does in the enterprise is not so much lower costs as transfer them, from the front of the project to the back and beyond. It's adaptation, training, and support that really make...
3 | October 22, 2009 2:01pm |
California is planning the launch of a genetic database for 100,000 elderly residents in two years, an effort that will help researchers investigate genetic causes of disease.
2 | October 21, 2009 1:10pm |
We won't have robotic servants that look like us, to take care of us in old age. But it's clear now that wearable clients, wireless networks, software, and communications-based services can do the...
October 20, 2009 12:45pm |
There are costs everyone must bear to stay well. Avoiding them, and evading their message, is what leads to chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. The rich also expect a different...
17 | October 19, 2009 8:46am |
Surveys show that more foreign-born professionals prefer to head back to their original countries. Should we be concerned?
24 | October 19, 2009 6:00am |
Vaccines are coming on-stream, but whenever I broach the subject, the pushback is instantaneous. The science is distrusted, the industry is distrusted, the reporter is distrusted.
28 | October 14, 2009 12:53pm |
Having correct procedures on hand, knowing them, and implementing them make the difference between patients surviving surgery and dying after it. If a low-tech checklist in the hands of a nurse...
1 | October 1, 2009 9:44am |
Children whose parents use a firm parenting style that combines support with clear rules are more likely to assume leadership roles as adults, according to a new study.
1 | September 28, 2009 11:44am |
If current happiness trends keep up the "life expectancy gap" between the sexes (currently 5-7 years) may completely disappear. The happiness gap is all about appearances. If you don't mind, it...
September 23, 2009 11:44am |
The days of glocalization -- when rich countries accounted for most of the market and other countries were afterthoughts -- are over. Instead of creating products here and retrofitting them later...
September 23, 2009 8:15am |
Those who insist smoking is a personal choice that impacts no one else now see hard evidence that they are just wrong. Their habits are killing other people, probably people close to them, and...
13 | September 22, 2009 10:08am |
It strikes me as particularly intriguing that four out of the top five companies on a new "Greenest Big Companies" listed published in the latest Newsweek are also four of the biggest technology...
September 21, 2009 3:47pm |
The US government's first CIO vows to shake things up to improve data transparency
September 21, 2009 3:25pm |
We often think that if a drug is available over-the-counter it's candy. It's not. It can still be an important subject of research, and it can still be abused. Take aspirin, for instance.
6 | September 21, 2009 12:48pm |
You expect perfect security, perfect privacy, and perfect performance from medical solutions. The industry tries to give it to you, but in the process it isolates itself, rendering everything...
27 | September 20, 2009 12:07pm |