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Antibiotic defences against serious diseases under threat, experts warn

Scientists in China discover a gene that enables resistance to move between bacteria – which is likely to spread worldwide, they warn<p>The last line of antibiotic defence against some serious infections is under threat, say experts who have identified a gene that enables resistance to spread between …

Public Health

7 Science-Backed Books About Spirituality That Will Change Your Life

These days, it seems like there’s a new spirituality book that comes out almost every other day. The problem with some of these so-called …

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

In Pictures: 10 start-ups that are disrupting healthcare IT

Digital Health

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Key to Accountable Care ROI

June 05, 2015 - Healthcare’s investment in big data analytics is already paying off among those who have also embraced accountable care and …

Health Information

Shiva, the First Yogi

In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a god, but as the "Adiyogi" or the "first yogi" - the originator of yoga. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. According to the yogic lore, over fifteen thousand years ago, Shiva attained to his full enlightenment and abandoned …

Why Doctors Are Frustrated With Digital Healthcare

A large-scale survey of U.S. doctors conducted by Decision Resources Group tells us that doctors are using digital tools and willing to receive data feeds from their customers, but they are quite frustrated by poor usability of digital healthcare tools and difficulty getting measurable …

Digital Health

What You Learn From 1,000 Days of Meditation

Imagine if you had the opportunity to live on an isolated mountaintop and meditate for three years. You had no cellphone, no email, or news from the outside world. For three years, all you had were ancient texts and the opportunity to meditate deeply.<p>What would you discover? And what would you want …

Will Adobe's Kickbox Transform Ideas into Products?

Adobe has introduced to the tech world a product toolkit called Kickbox, a step-by-step strategy designed to inspire innovative ideas within companies while avoiding management red tape.<p>In a talk at The Next Web Conference, Kickbox’s creator Mark Randall, vice president of creativity at Adobe, …

CrossChx Raises $15M To Identify Medical Patients And Fix Mistakes In Their Records

Healthcare startup CrossChx is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding.<p>The company focuses on what it calls “global patient identification.” That might sound a little arcane, but CrossChx says its technology can improve patient care and prevent identity theft.<p>Basically, the …

Identity Theft

Drug Information Startup Diagnosia Sued By Big Pharma

In a classic case of David vs. Goliath, the Austrian startup Diagnosia, which provides apps for doctors and hospitals to help them quickly access drug information, is being sued by global pharmaceutical company Sanofi over how it lists the painkiller Metamizole.<p>Specifically, Sanofi is unhappy with …

Pharma

An Ex-Googler Launches An In-Home Care Startup Called Honor And Raises $20 Million

Seth Sternberg, who sold a messaging service to Google for around $100 million, is launching a new startup centered around in-home care — and has raised a ton of money to build it.<p>Honor, a combination of an online service that connects in-home caregivers, seniors and their families, has raised $20 …

startups

Establishing a Daily Meditation

First select a suitable place for your regular meditation. Place a meditation cushion or chair there for your use, and add any books or images that …

Y Combinator-Backed PicnicHealth Nabs $2 Million In Seed To Build Out A Virtual Healthcare Records Platform

PicnicHealth launched out of Y Combinator last summer with a service that promised to help chronically ill patients gather all their records from all their doctors and put them in one easy-to-access online profile. The startup has now raised $2 million in seed funding to build that service out and …

Startups

These startups could completely change how we manage pain and treat cancer

Soon you'll be able to soothe chronic back pain with the injection of a microchip, lower your blood pressure with radio-frequency energy, and get dental implants that reduce swelling in your gums. There will also be a gel-based device that helps remove tumors, customized contact lenses for vision …

How Many Investors In Telemedicine Can Easily Lose Money

<i>Investors are pouring money into medical devices supporting telemedicine. However, many of them can easily lose money failing to recognize that the single most expensive mistake is not being able to tie a connected care medical device tightly to clinical practice.</i><p>Telemedicine is essential to the …

YC -Backed Akido Labs Provides A Standardized API Layer For Hospital App Developers

Many hospitals in America have made the switch to electronic health records (EHR) systems to manage patient medical information in the last couple of decades. This is supposed to make record-keeping easier and more efficient, but the systems are different for each hospital and often can’t …

After Being Shunned By Dragons’ Den, RightClinic Picks Up Backing From Forward Partners

Back in late 2012, SendmyBag was, well, sent packing live on national television by investors on the BBC TV show Dragons’ Den, but almost immediately scored an angel round from Lough Shore Investments. And now another Dragons’ Den reject has gone onto better things.<p>RightClinic, formerly known as …

Startups

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

Amazon Now Offering Users Discounted Or Free Digital Versions Of Print Books Bought Through Its Site

Amazon announced a new program today called Kindle MatchBook, which offers digital versions of print books purchased through its online bookstore to customers for between free and $2.99, depending on the title. The program covers book purchases ranging back to 1995, when it first started selling …

We’ve entered the age of emotional, design-centric, e-commerce

When I opened up my first package from online women’s clothing startup Everlane, an immediate smile spread across my face. The company had wrapped …

How the age of design-centric e-commerce might not lend itself to sales

Last night I found myself on Fab, browsing the company’s latest items for sale, and the experience didn’t disappoint. Among items of interest, I …

10 Innovative Ecommerce Sites

<b>What follows is</b> my view of ten excellent ecommerce sites, each offering innovative ideas in navigation, images, and content marketing. The sites all …

How can we provide better customer service? Create software that lets customers serve each other

Recently I was asked a question following a presentation that suddenly made me realize social application developers are missing a big opportunity in …

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Wal-Mart is arming itself for fierce retail battles with better search, social streams and more

Wal-Mart (s wmt) develops its digital initiatives and products not in the recesses of a 200,000-square-foot Supercenter or at corporate headquarters …

Amazon Expands X-Ray Feature To TV Shows On Kindle Fire And Wii U With Data From IMDb

Amazon just announced that it is adding its X-Ray feature to TV shows. The feature already worked with movies thanks to data from IMDb, but the company will now use this very same data for other video content. The entire Kindle Fire family will receive the feature and the Amazon Instant Video app …