Scientific researchers say Calico may be our best shot at making real steps to slow the aging process.
Tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma and 4 times more common than early childhood obesity. No-one wants their kids’ teeth to rot and fall out, but its often not easy getting them to floss and brush.
At 23andMe, genetic analysis is out, but ancestry info and raw data are still very much in.
“By 2025, 80 percent of the functions doctors do will be done much better and much more cheaply by machines and machine learned algorithms,” said Khosla at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Science Summit.
What city books the most preventative appointments? What is the most popular time of day to book? Do men or women rate doctors more highly? ZocDoc has the answers.
Health care providers are laden with antiquated technological infrastructures and are afraid to bring them online for fear of violating HIPAA or other industry regulatory requirements. While there’s reason to tread carefully, with old tech comes new opportunity.
Our DataBeat/Data Science Summit takes place tomorrow and Thursday in Redwood City, and there are only 20 seats remaining!
Scientists raised $9 million today to fund clinical trials for a technology that illuminates cancer cells during surgery.
The HealthCare.gov website works “smoothly” for the vast majority of users,” the Obama Administration declared on Sunday morning, its self-imposed deadline to fix significant problems that rendered the site almost unusable two months ago.
With 3D printing, Fripp Design says it can churn out as many as 150 prosthetic eyes an hour, and sell them for as low as $160 each.
As you go crazy saving money this Black Friday, one organization wants you to think about how you can help save the planet — at the same time.
It’s always a good time to think about what you’re thankful for, rather than what you are bitter about, or anxious to acquire, or angry at.
It’s clear that 23andMe believes its actions will have implications for other startups in the genetic testing field.
HealthCare.gov’s role is changing, as customers will soon have the chance to enroll in subsidized insurance through federally licensed commercial insurance exchanges — potentially shifting much of the activity to the private sector.
We have many of the leading lights of data science attending our DataBeat event next week. If you’re looking to use Big Data to get ahead in your business, you need to be there.
Editor’s Pick In the event that this divisive case reaches the California courts, it will have far reaching implications for the entire health care industry.
Editor’s Pick Some might call it good parenting. Others, snooping. But how much can a Chrome extension tell you about your kid, anyway?
Starting today, Twitter is starting an age-screening process for people who want to follow alcohol brands. You enter your date of birth, Twitter does a little counting on its fingers and compares to the legal drinking age of the country you say you’re from, and if it all checks out, Twitter will let you follow the account
A new report from corporate watchdog Essential Information titled “Spooky Business” details how American corporations such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, McDonalds, and Shell are allegedly spying on nonprofits in the environmental, consumer safety, pesticide control, gun control, and animal rights areas.
Genealogy company 23andMe has received a public warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing its genetic testing kit without proper clearance and approval.
The legendary investor isn’t backing down from his claim that most doctors could be replaced by technology. In his upcoming fireside chat at the DataBeat/Data Science Summit, Khosla is going to focus on a data-driven, patient-centric model of health care.
Genophen wants to tell you what diseases you might get before you ever get them.
The Stir Kinetic is like no desk you’ve ever seen before. It’s a $3,980 work surface that moves, senses your presence, learns your habits, comes equipped with a touchscreen controller, and even breathes, sort of.
Forty-thousand Kiwis have a signed a petition on online activism site Care2, asking New Zealand police to apprehend and charge several teen boys who allegedly date- and gang-raped underage girls and then posted details — including their victims’ names — on Facebook.
The Mendor Discreet kit is an all-in-one device for diabetics to measure their blood sugar levels.
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With the third major update of its Up health band, Jawbone is finally adding a long-awaited feature: wireless synchronization.
Guest Post Skip Fleshman is a partner at Asset Management Ventures
We’re on the verge of a health data breakthrough, in which computers will be able to do similar diagnostic tasks, by analyzing massive amounts of data, including genome sequences, risk factors, medical histories, drug interactions, and more.
Gain Fitness has raised $2.14 million to tighten and tone your body using its library of fitness apps. Its apps surpassed 1 million downloads and the company has some interesting new products and partnerships in the works.
Editor’s Pick 15 examples of technology that will roster your faith in humanity, or is just plain cool!
Editor's Pick Could you build a working website for $300 million?
The idea, which won the AppHappening Innovation Contest and helped Kristina Wilms secure a spot on StartupBus Europe, was inspired by her own struggles with depression.
You know those weeks when you just have a feeling your cow is getting constipated, but you’re not quite sure whether it’s time to change her diet?
Guest Post Mobile phone-based hearing aids could be the next big thing in health technology.
TalkToDocs is a voice-activated health companion that lets people speak their questions to their phone and receive quick, responses from a database of 50,000 doctors.
IHealth Labs’s new glucose monitor doesn’t look like a medical device — and that’s exactly the point.
Nearly half of the American population doesn’t have dental insurance. Brighter has raised $15 million to make dental care more accessible and affordable.
Luhu launched its platform today which makes it easier (read: less awkward) for people to share the results of regular STD tests with potential partners.
The days of manually counting calories could soon be over.