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Pill-Dispensing Robot Can Recognize Who You Are

The world's first AI healthcare companion for the home can store, dispense and even order medication

A Paris Bookstore Prints Books On Demand

The store has reinvented the process of buying physical copies in-person

These 2 Questions Could Save Your Relationship

Many of us believe that shoring up a declining relationship requires substantial effort. While this is often true—especially if a betrayal of trust …

Relationships

One homebuilder executive perfectly summarized America's new housing crisis

As opposed to the last housing crisis, in which supply was too abundant, this one will be defined by rising prices because of there not being enough homes.<p>The CEO of KB Homes, the eighth-largest homebuilder in the US, perfectly sums up nearly all of the problems facing the housing market today.<p>On …

In-Depth: Round-up of digital health news from HIMSS15

After spending a few days in Chicago at the HIMSS 15 event, the MobiHealthNews team has rounded up all the mobile and digital health news that came …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Self-improvement

Aging population to help drive global mobile health market to $49B in 2020

The global mobile health market is expected to top $49 billion by 2020, according to research firm Grand View Research, which made the same …

Digital Health

Google is doubling down on biotech

The company is turning the team that develops smart contact lenses and other healthcare initiatives into a full-fledged, standalone company rather than a lab project.<p>The life sciences group will "graduate" from the Google X labs and become its own separate company under the new Alphabet corporate …

Oakland's Best Cheap Eats: 18 Great Bites Under $5

Oakland's food scene has stepped it up to become a very serious rival to the bigger city across the Bay. Much of this is chef-driven, locavore fare, in the form of cozy neighborhood restaurants and packed destination dining. But when it comes to cheap eats, there's no comparison: Oakland's budget …

Bale

Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?

<i>This is the first piece in a three-part series on sleep. Read part two, on sleeping and dreaming, and part three, on wakefulness.</i><p>Here’s what’s supposed to happen when you fall asleep. Your body temperature falls, even as your feet and hands warm up—the temperature changes likely help the circadian …

Four Awesome Northern California Hot Springs

Sure you could go up to Napa and dish out a bunch of dough to sit at a spa. But for those who like their relaxation outdoors, under the stars and in …

The Big Eat Oakland: 50 Things to Taste Before You Die

After years of putting together the annual Big Eat San Francisco, in 2014 we expanded our famous culinary listicle across the Bay Bridge. From the …

Six new health-related initiatives for IBM's Watson

Since IBM <b>launched its Watson Health business unit last month</b>, the company has been busy, announcing a flurry of partnerships and deployments of its …

Digital Health

Welltok buys health analytics company Predilytics to boost consumer-facing CafeWell

Denver-based <b>Welltok</b>, the health management company that makes the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, has acquired <b>Predilytics</b>, a Burlington, …

Alan Alda to Grads: Everything in Life Takes Time

All around the country today, distinguished men and women are looking at graduates like you from the heights of our achievements and spraying advice …

Motivation

How Do I Know If I Should Take A Job At A Startup?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth”</i><p>Imagine if someone asked “would you invest in this company?” Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions.<p>Here’s the checklist I would …

startups

The American cities where millennials can afford homes

Despite facing monstrous student loan debt, millennials are showing an increased interest in homeownership.<p>According to the National Association of Realtors, buyers in their early 20s to early 30s represent 32 percent of the home buying population in this country. That's the biggest group of buyers …

Five ways a Boston Children's Hospital spin-off is using social media for public health

John Brownstein's Computational Epidemiology Group at Boston Children’s Hospital has received attention in the past for its efforts to use data …

Fiat boss: Google and Apple may disrupt car industry

<b>The traditional motor industry would be foolish to ignore moves by Google and Apple into car technology, said Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne.</b><p>The chief executive of one of the world's biggest carmakers said the two US companies were "incredibly serious" about their automotive ambitions.<p>He said …

Glow taps Walgreens' Rx API for birth control refills

San Francisco-based Glow, maker of digital health tools for women, integrated Walgreens' Prescription Refill API into its app so that Glow users can …

Webinar: Texting for health. A proven patient engagement, communication strategy

More than any other channel, text messaging is a proven way to improve patient engagement and health outcomes while remaining cost-effective for …

Dr. Google steps up its medical search game again

By better leveraging its Knowledge Graph smart search algorithm, Google is giving its health-related search functions a shot in the arm. Starting in …

Webinar today: Texting for health, patient engagement and communication strategies

This afternoon -- in about two hours time -- MobiHealthNews will kick off our February webinar, <b>Texting for Health: A proven patient engagement and</b> …

Study: Decision support app increased nurse practitioner diagnoses

Using mobile apps that help clinicians follow evidence-based guidelines when making treatment decisions increases the chances that nurses will …

Manhattan: Half of patients now use mobile for health

Monique Levy, VP of Research at Manhattan Research<p>Although there's a lot of buzz about wearables and a lot of talk about tablets, the best digital …

DC Medicaid payor will offer med adherence texting platform for asthma patients

A Memotext intervention for diabetes.<p>A new text messaging software aimed at improving medication adherence will be offered to asthma patients who are …

Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) launches Guroo, price transparency website

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a non-profit organization, has launched a price transparency website, <b>called Guroo</b>, to help consumers find …

Patient-sourced drug satisfaction data has its own role to play in healthcare

San Francisco-based <b>Iodine</b>, the startup from former Wired executive editor Thomas Goetz and former Google engineer Matt Mohebbi <b>that launched last …