Innovations: Health


Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Medical app HealthTap launches feature that lets doctors translate medical research for the masses

The company has married the medical research database with its community of over 15,000 doctors.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012

MD Anderson’s ‘Moon Shots’ effort draws on America’s dreams of space to find a cancer cure

The program is inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 ‘Moon speech.’

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology, Research, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Is this what superhuman looks like?

Oscar Pistorius may not have won gold, but he has forever changed the definition of the Olympic athlete.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/14/2012

The Supreme Court’s health-care innovation moment

If the Supreme Court does not strike down the law, the clear winners will be the tech innovators.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Health, Technology

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/31/2012

MIT develops new drug-delivery technology (video)

MIT scientists develop a new drug-delivery technology.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Mobile: The health-care fix we’ve been waiting for?

A new study paints an updated picture of the mobile health landscape.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/01/2012

The World Wide Scrapbook: How the Web is changing the way we remember

The Internet is changing our collective memory from a local network to a global one.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Health, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Goats: The secret cure to malaria?

WaPo Labs | Could milk from a certain kind of goat be a cure for malaria?

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, The Lunch Break

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Does Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver really exist?

Doctor Who fans, rejoice. The sonic screwdriver is real...sort of.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Invention, Technology

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Contraception, gay marriage and how to turn a campaign into a movement

The rise of social issues should have candidates considering the Web and how to turn a campaign into a movement.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:38 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Health, Technology

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Chef Jose Andres on ‘the most amazing business in the world’

Chef Jose Andres has isolated the essence of potato chips and caramelized olive oil, but to him there’s more to the culinary arts than meets the eye or the palate.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Health, The Arts

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Health care innovation: From regulation to ‘bigger brains’

Former FDA chief Andrew von Eschenbach was part of a roundtable discussion on the future of innovation in health care.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Technology

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/19/2011

IBM Five-in-Five: Company makes tech future predictions

The predictions are part of the company’s annual Five-in-Five series, which looks at the “five innovations that will change how people work, live and play over the next five years.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Energy, Health, Invention, Research, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Warren Buffett and why IBM is just like a railroad

In real life, as in the board game Monopoly, railroads are valuable properties. Just ask Warren Buffett.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Energy, Health, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011

The Supreme Court could put health-care innovation on life support

OPINION | The Supreme Court’s decision could make it even more difficult to innovate in the health-care arena.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Veterans Day: Our veterans need more than compassion. They need our imagination

One would be hard pressed to find a community more deserving of America’s collective imagination and innovation than our veterans.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Invention, Technology

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/01/2011

The connectivity revolution

GigaOm has put together a spread in the lead-up to their Nov. 10 “Roadmap” event.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Technology

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

U.N. Population Fund Exec.Director: ‘I wish them interesting lives’

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of U.N. Population Fund, spoke with the Washington Post about what to expect in a world of 8 billion people.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Energy, Health, Morning Read, Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Beyond 7 billion: Innovation and the future of population growth

The world population is scheduled to reach 7 billion at the end of October. But what about a world of 8 billion?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Health, Urban Development

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The Republican debate and the role of innovation

The word was used seven times, according to the transcript, but was it more than just rhetoric?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Health, Technology

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Diagnosing problem drinking via Facebook

New findings show that Facebook could be used to diagnose problem drinking in underage consumers.

By Melissa Steffan  |  07:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Research

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Enter, “The Nose”

A new technology gives people with food allergies reason to cheer.

By Melissa Steffan  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Technology, Invention, Health, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

The starvation of America’s middle class

When you think “world hunger,” you probably think of far-off places. Think again.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Morning Read, Urban Development

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and rethinking disaster preparedness

The earthquake that rocked the East Coast showcased how poorly prepared many of us are for a natural disaster.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:04 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Innovations in the fight against famine

As emergency aid is being sent to Somalia, efforts are underway to stem, if not reverse, the tide of world hunger.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Medical records get Uncle Sam’s permission to meet iPad app (#nexthealth)

How would you feel if your doctor walked into the examination room with an iPad?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011

When do you stop innovating to beat the heat?

Some may want to use the heat wave as a chance to reduce their carbon footprint. But being safe is just as important.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Health

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Innovative training centers start with $250

Fourteen years ago, Danny Arnold started with $250. Today, he owns his own fitness training center in three cities.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Health, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/19/2011

The return of the blockbuster drug

Ideas@Innovations | A recent FDA announcement may mean the demise of the blockbuster drug may have been greatly exaggerated.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Health

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011

A boost for HIV-AIDS research; communication for the disabled; eliminating a food desert; intelligence ACES; how Android beats iPhone

The morning read | HIV/AIDS research groups to receive $70 million over the next five years.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Research, Technology, Urban Development, Business, Health

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/08/2011

The do-it-yourself health-care revolution gets a boost

Ideas@Innovations | If government, or the private sector, won’t give us an innovative health-care system, the people will create it themselves.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Mark Zuckerberg is going to tell us something ‘awesome’; FTC digs into Twitter; ViralHeat is watching you; Net Neutrality is almost here

The morning read | Mark Zuckerberg says he’s going to announce something “awesome” next week. And so, we wait.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:55 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Health, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Stove Man: Fighting fire with fire (video)

The afternoon pick-u-up is here to save you from your lunch coma.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video, Health

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 06/22/2011

The men and women who want to live forever

Ideas@Innovations | New technology may eliminate the Faustian bargains associated with prolonging life.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:27 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Technology, Research, The Arts, The Arts