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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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More steps, more lifeIt is well-known that being physically active is linked to living a longer and healthier life. A recent study from Australian researchers confirmed this, showing that taking more steps each day led to a lower risk of death. Over a period of five years the scientists studied objectively measured physical activity—with a device, and not...
Adriana Selwyn and Jonathan Dugas | Mar 23, 2016
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Today is Data Privacy Day!On January 26, the health insurer Centene disclosed the misplacement of six hard drives containing personal information on 950,000 people. On January 27, Buzzfeed reported that fraudsters were trading data on Fitbit users for a mere 50 cents. On January 28 – today – the world celebrates Data Privacy Day! Led by the non-profit National...
Gillian Christie | Jan 28, 2016
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A Healthy Roundup: The 2016 Consumer Electronics ShowIt is undeniable that health is undergoing an unprecedented digital revolution. This transformation was prominently displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place from January 6-9, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. According to the CES Daily, more than 800 companies exhibited a wearables product, and approximately 500 exhibitors considered themselves part of the...
Gillian Christie | Jan 13, 2016
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