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Data for Health – Bloomberg Philanthropies

The World Health Organization estimates that 65% of all deaths worldwide – 35 million each year – go unrecorded. Millions more deaths lack a documented cause. Many records do not provide medically accurate or specific information. Without this information, government officials, public health leaders and funders cannot make informed decisions on priorities including how and where to

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New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

LAS VEGAS – The management of your health care is moving increasingly to the palm of your hand — with new smartphone-enabled technology and wearable sensors that examine, diagnose and even treat many conditions and ailments. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the debut of new applications for “virtual checkups” and ways to

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Bangladesh embarks on Universal Health

Bangladesh embarks on Universal Health Coverage project for the first time The government has launched the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) project on a pilot basis in a bid to change the face of the healthcare delivery system by 2032. The project, taken up in three upazillas of Tangail district, is being seen as a huge

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UN Aims to Get Drug Policy Right

Seventeen Years After Setting the Wrong Goal, the UN Aims to Get Drug Policy Right What do drug experts in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the United States have in common? They all recognize that the war on drugs has failed, and that it’s time for a change. It’s been 17 years since world leaders

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Kenya: We Must Ensure Health and Wellbeing for All

Nobody should go bankrupt when they fall sick. That is the simple, but urgent, call of Universal Health Coverage Day, which was marked across the world last weekend. Yet despite the best efforts of governments and development agencies in recent years, many people are still left in financial ruin when a family member becomes ill.

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A wearable device that does more than monitor your health

Life-science investor Bill Gantz is leading a $5 million deal to fund a wearable device aimed at treating nausea. Gantz’s venture fund, Northbrook-based PathoCapital, backed ReliefBand Technologies, a company that makes a wristband that directs electrical impulses onto the underside of the wrist. The technology, which was developed in California and previously owned by Abbott,

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Better Patient Care Through Technology

Fueled by aging Baby Boomers, the need for coordinated, team-based patient care is spilling beyond hospital walls into the quickly expanding realm of home health and hospice care. Approximately three million Baby Boomers will reach retirement age each year for the next two decades, and the great majority say they want to stay in their

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What Will Patient Care Look Like in the Future With Wearables?

Wearables have made groundbreaking strides by transforming how patient care is practiced and delivered – but this is only the beginning. With the global medical device and mobile health-monitoring market growing at more than 43 percent per year, the future of healthcare is in the solutions. Emerging mobile technology empowers physicians and patients to make

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