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Are Wearables Good For Your Health?

In a report to the United Kingdom’s House of Lord’s Select Committee on the Sustainability of the NHS, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) proposed that “new technologies should be investigated to encourage healthier living to reduce demand for NHS services and create efficiencies in the healthcare system.” In healthcare, technology, such as wearables,...

Cother Hajat | Oct 31, 2016
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Today is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day (October 10) calls attention to the continuing need for education, awareness, and advocacy on mental health. First celebrated in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health, World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to make strong mental health a reality for people worldwide. This year’s...

Cother Hajat & Cary Conway | Oct 10, 2016
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Rounding Up the War on Cancer

On September 28, 2016, The Economist hosted its second annual “War on Cancer” event in Boston, Massachusetts. The one-day meeting featured influential speakers, including Greg Simon, the Executive Director of the Cancer Moonshot Taskforce; Kyu Rhee, the Chief Health Officer at IBM; and Howard Krein, the Chief Medical Officer at StartUp Health. The World Health...

Gillian Christie | Oct 7, 2016
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Improving the Health of Canadians: Vitality Enters Canada with Manulife

In 1946, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Constitution outlined a comprehensive definition of health as: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition of health was later espoused by Canada’s former Minister of Health and Welfare, Marc Lalonde, in 1974. His...

Gillian Christie | Oct 4, 2016
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