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Samsung Plans A Big Health Event Just Days Before Apple Unveils A Brand New Health App

The Korea-based electronics giant just sent out save-the-date notices inviting the media to a May 28 press conference, which falls just days before Apple may unveil a new fitness-focused app at its World Wide Developer's Conference.<p>The invite doesn't reveal much detail about what the event will …

Could This 3-D Printed Cast Really Heal Bones Faster?

A designer claims that his concept for a 3-D printed cast would shorten the bone-healing process nearly 40%. We ask hand surgeon Michael Hausman to weigh in.<p>In the near future, having a broken arm could look way cooler thanks to a new, black, lightweight 3-D printed cast that’s patterned like …

Doctors balk at increased role in medical marijuana prescriptions

Doctors across the country will be pushed next week into the role of medical-marijuana gatekeepers, becoming the final decision makers on who gets legal pot.<p>It's a role that most physicians do not want to play, and a change that could make it potentially more difficult for patients already …

Why the future of health care may depend on tearing down the hospital

Adel Doss has seen the inside of a hospital too many times to count.<p>The 54-year-old Toronto resident, who has Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, fell in his home last fall, leaving him with two broken arms and so frail he had to be hospitalized.<p>Mr. Doss spent a month recuperating at Toronto's …

Snake Oil? Scientific Evidence for Popular Health Supplements

| <b>source:</b> Oct 25th, 2013<p>Looking into the empty house of a very wealthy friend–the house is huge, and empty. The first thought that enters my mind is …

Alzheimer’s Disease In North America

Alzheimer's Disease in North America is a growing concern. In fact as our population age, dementia is a growing concern globally.<p>As an Alzheimer's care partner myself, I have been doing a lot of research on both the implications to our society and caring for a patient with the disease. As a result, …

Lowering Health Care Costs Is Hard Because Every Patient Is Unique

The value-based healthcare movement's effort to cut costs and improve healthcare outcomes doesn't realize that patients' conditions are rarely homogenous.<p>Perhaps a generation ago, medicine was rocked by the ascendancy of molecular biology, the idea that the answer to disease involved breaking it …

Government Shutdown Impacts Medical Research and Online Resources

Well, the US Government shutdown is upon us, and has caused quite a stir in the news.<p>Aside from the political mess currently ongoing, the shutdown …

Does Ontario have too many doctors?

<b>A growing number of Canadian doctors are underemployed after finishing their training.</b><p><b>There are a number of likely causes, including a lack of</b> …

Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into its new life extension company, Calico

Defeating death is going to take some big bucks<p>In September of this year, Google announced its newest project, Calico, which promised to take on the illness known as aging which effects us as human beings.<p>It was one of the company's classic moonshots, but unlike driverless cars or wearable …

Coaching Physicians to Become Leaders

Two or three times a week, a physician contacts me, in search of executive coaching.<p>Department chairs, managing partners, medical directors, chiefs of staff—they’re all frustrated. As a practicing physician with experience in several leadership roles, I know how they feel: They don’t recall saying …

Influenza Vaccine FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT | Home

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION<p>What is FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT® (Influenza Vaccine)?<p>FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT is a vaccine that helps protect against …

Public Health

Denying health coverage to injured migrant workers is shameful | The Star

In December 2005, Javier Alonzo de Leon experienced a stroke provoked by a workplace accident. His employer attempted to deport him instead of …

Heart attacks in young women - not all have chest pain | McGill University Health Centre

Chest pain is recognized as a symptom of heart troubles, but one out of five women aged 55 years or less having a heart attack do not experience this …

McGill University

Pharmacists Urge Health Canada to Set More Rigorous Standards in Light of Recalls

<b>TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2013) -</b> The recent announcement of another oral contraceptive recall has generated increased attention …

Female doctors make $50,000 less than male doctors, and the pay gap is growing.

While there have been some gains in closing the pay gap generally, new research published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> shows …

Solving the Puzzle of Health Insurance Plans

Reviewing a health insurance plan for yourself or an older loved one isn’t at the top of everyone’s list, but it should be. If you are a caregiver or …

Health Care

Smartphone platform shows promise as 'artificial pancreas' to control diabetes

Smartphones have gotten good enough to provide nearly continuous, closed-loop, outpatient control of blood sugar in people with diabetes, according …

Diabetes

Following the money in health tech: more top-tier VCs fund digital health

Silicon Valley investors may be tiring of social media, but they seem pretty taken with digital health.<p>As we’ve covered before, investments in the …

Beyond Technology: The Role of Innovation in Global Health

<i>Technological innovation has always been a driving force behind better healthcare. Yet despite an explosion in digital and consumer health solutions,</i> …

Digital Health

The Promise of Molecular Breast Tumor Subtyping

<i>Will molecular-genomic panels like MammaPrint® overcome the limitations of histo- and clinicopathological breast cancer subtyping, to better</i> …

Cancer

Survey: 82 percent of clinicians to use both smartphones and tablets next year

According to a survey conducted by <b>athenahealth subsidiary Epocrates</b>, almost 50 percent of all clinicians in the US are using smartphones, tablets, …

iPad detailing: still room for pharma to improve

<b>Although iPads are firmly in the mainstream when it comes to pharma detailing, they could be used more effectively, according to a new …

What Would the Ideal Hospital Look Like in 2020?

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 07.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:15 pm. 12:15 pm<p>Integrating screens into the …

Why Calling Obesity a Disease Is a Good Thing | Sanjay Gupta

Obesity is a serious health problem and a rising epidemic. More than one-third of adults and about 12.5 million children in this country are obese. …

Apple is suddenly really interested in health tech

We know Apple CEO Tim Cook loves his Nike (s nke) FuelBand. And the fitness-tracking wristband seems to be inspiring how the company is thinking …

Astellas Pharma Canada pledges additional funding in support of Canadian National Transplant Research Program

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AkzoNobel Q2 results 2013 | AkzoNobel

• Revenue down 4 percent, mainly due to divestments<br>• Operating income at €322 million (2012: €388 million) driven by adverse price/mix developments<br>• Net …