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IBM Acquiring Truven Health Analytics For $2.6 Billion And Adding It To Watson Health

IBM announced its intent to buy Truven Health Analytics today for a whopping $2.6 billion. It is the fourth major purchase for Watson Health since the unit was established in 2014.<p>Watson Health was formed when IBM purchased Phytel and Explorys in April, 2014. Both companies had the common …

Digital Health

$17,000 bitcoin ransom paid by hospital to hackers sparks outrage

The malware ransom attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center — which prompted the facility to pay a $17,000 ransom in bitcoin to the hacker who seized control of the hospital's computer systems — is part of a larger problem that is generating outrage.<p>The hospital attack has prompted a …

U.S. Department of Justice

Artist Takes 20 Different Drugs And Creates 20 Illustrations To Show Drug Effects

Graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, pusha-ed himself to the limit by doing a new drug every day for twenty days and making art. “The …

How To: DIY Industrial Coffee Table

Making your own decorations and furniture has become so easy nowadays. The DIY community is littered with plenty of beautiful and impressively easy …

DIY

This Gadget Lets You Brew Your Own Drugs In Your Kitchen

In the future, you might skip the pharmacy and instead brew your pills with your morning coffee. All it takes is some genetically engineered algae.<p>It’s 2025, and there’s a strange machine sitting on your kitchen counter next to your toaster. Every morning, it pops out your daily prescription.<p>A new …

Biotechnology

Who is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto? Does it even matter?

Australian Craig Wright could be the mysterious Bitcoin creator. But the same thing has been said about others before – the currency is bigger than one person<p>Craig Wright, an Australian academic, might be the secret creator of cryptocurrency bitcoin, unmasked by an anonymous hacker after seven …

Bitcoin

Keychain Duct Tape

<b>Keychain Duct Tape is an elegant and effective way to integrate duct tape into your Everyday Carry. It can be refilled over and over again, and its</b> …

Power plants: how scientists could harness energy from flowers

Researchers at Linköping University have shown it was possible to create an electric circuit within a plant<p>Scientists have woven electronics into the vascular system of living plants for the first time in a breakthrough which could allow them to convert photosynthesis into power.<p>A team at Linköping …

Nanotech

Microsoft and Ethereum want everyone on the blockchain

Microsoft is the latest major company to lend support to blockchain technology, with the launch of its new cloud platform offering Ethereum …

Theranos isn’t the only diagnostics company exploiting regulatory loopholes

Avoiding pre-market verification is downright easy<p>Theranos isn’t alone in avoiding regulation using an easily exploited loophole — in fact, it’s just one among many.<p>Pathway Genomics, Admera Health, and Strand Life Sciences are diagnostics companies that offer cancer tests that impact people’s …

Animal Ski Masks By Teya Salat

With the winter months fast approaching, the balaclava is a key piece of kit to keep your face warm, or to rob a bank. 22-year-old Russian tattoo …

Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

Medicine, meet Big Data.<p>For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the patient immediately in front of them.<p>But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced.<p>"That's …

Health Care

Average cost per inpatient day across 50 states

May 19, 2015 | Print | Email<p>Here are average costs per inpatient day in 2013, organized by hospital ownership type, in all 50 states and the District …

These Are the 5 Richest Superheroes

The wealthiest superhero is worth over $90 trillion.<p>It’s pretty good to be a superhero. As if it weren’t enough to have the awesome fighting powers …

How to Make Your Own Built In Shelves

Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two projects for built-in shelves<p>In almost every room of your house, you can find tons of …

30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good

Shutterstock<p>Typically, when someone aspires to having a better six-pack—or a six-pack, period—he or she does it with a sense of urgency. We assume …

ICD-10 countdown: 10 things to know before it hits

July 21, 2015 | Print | Email<p>The upcoming October ICD-10 deadline has many healthcare professionals scrambling to ensure their systems are up-to-date …

Growing numbers seek faith-based alternative to ObamaCare

Faced with the rising cost of insuring their family of five, Lisa and Jonathan Adams canceled their high-deductible health insurance policy and put their faith in Medi-Share, a Christian organization whose members help pay one another's major medical expenses.<p>Five days later, their 7-year-old …

Health Care

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

The best of Quint Studer: 10 must-read insights for healthcare leaders

February 06, 2015 | Print | Email<p>Quint Studer, founder of the Studer Group, speaker and author, has been in the healthcare field for more than 29 …

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas And Recipes To Promote Weight Loss

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long<p>Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says …

Doctors are using digital tools that can't talk to each other — and this hurts everyone

SAN FRANCISCO — Well, we totally blew it on that whole electronic health record thing.<p>According to Athenahealth’s Dan Haley and Surescripts’ Seth Joseph, speaking onstage today at our HealthBeat 2014 conference, the U.S. government has set such a low bar for the technology that despite the wide …

CHE Trinity Health Partners with Sharecare To Accelerate Consumer and Patient Engagement

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 23, 2014–<p>CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s leading health care systems, and Sharecare, a comprehensive health and wellness engagement platform, today announced at the CHE Trinity Health Clinical Summit that they are partnering to provide consumers and patients …

11 Charts That Show Exactly What's Wrong With The US Healthcare System

Yet Americans lead far shorter lives than residents of other developed countries. American infants have a lower chance of surviving past infancy than those born in eight other affluent nations.<p>What explains these striking incongruities? Here are 11 charts that might help.<p>In terms of overall life …

Google is tackling cancer diagnosis next, with magnetic nanoparticles

Google X is always looking for the next moonshot. The semi-secretive lab where the company has tested everything from self-driving cars, to internet broadcasting balloons has had a real fixation on health and longevity recently. The latest project involves using tiny nanoparticles that patrol the …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Incredible Spider That Lives Its Entire Life Underwater

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.26.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Legend has it that none other than Alexander …

Six Moves for a Shredded Six-Pack

1 of 7<p>The Elusive Six-Pack<p>Ah the six-pack. The goal of most every fitness enthusiast. A tight, lean, shredded stomach not only looks great, but also …

Workouts

DIY Wind Turbine - Renewable Energy

Maybe you reside on a boat, vacation in a remote cabin, or live off-grid like me. Or perhaps you’re just interested in lowering your energy bill. …