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The era of "Quantified Self" (a term coined in 2007 by US WIRED founding executive editor Kevin Kelly) is relatively new. The first Fitbit digital step counters launched in late 2009, and we've since seen an explosion of various wearables, apps and...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Daniel Kraft, MD | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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K2 Global has raised $183 million for its venture fund. Based in Silicon Valley and Singapore, K2 Global backs tech companies in the internet and software sectors. According to the firm, it has invested $58 million in ten companies so far, which include...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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* I literally gasped when I heard this. What the President of the United States said today should send up a red flag for every sentient being in this country. “All of a sudden for the first time we’re getting gang members out, we’re getting drug...
From: Washington Monthly | By: nancyl | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Conservatives are learning that dealing with Trump can be a bit complicated
From: Salon.com | By: Lisa Lerer and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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A month in, the bill keeps adding up: Trump voters backed an unqualified demagogue, and the price will be painful
From: Salon.com | By: Chauncey DeVega | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Muhammad writes* Most of the inhabitants of our planet are aware that China is the factory of the world. It therefore does not seem strange to assume that their mass production has affected their country, not only in terms of economy in which we witness...
From: Aguanomics | By: David Zetland | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Last week, Republican members of the House put forward the outline of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health care bill. The ACA was decried by Republicans as an unmitigated financial disaster and touted...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Anna Maria Barry-Jester | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Many women want to stop their periods while in the field, but getting the means to do so can be difficult.
From: The Atlantic | By: Leslie Nemo | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Raleigh, North Carolina-based BioDelivery Sciences International Inc, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on pain management and addiction medicine, has secured a credit facility from CRG LP. The loan includes $45 million at the closing and the...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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I'm working towards a PhD in a foreign country and recently returned to the U.S. as part of my recovery from depression (which was/is largely work related). What are things that I can add to my routine during this downtime to help me on the road to recovery,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pianohands | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Vice President Mike Pence sought to rally conservatives for the fight to repeal and replace ObamaCare Wednesday, telling an audience at CPAC Thursday that the health care law "has failed" and "must go."...
From: Fox News | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Annie Waldman This story was co-published with Consumer Reports. Over the last three years, pharmaceutical companies have mounted a public relations blitz to tout new cures for the hepatitis C virus and persuade insurers, including government programs...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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"A boy can cry to give vent to his feelings. He can also be soft-spoken or shy. Being rude and insensitive is not a sign of masculinity," reads the instruction manual of a health kit issued by the Indian government.  There's more"Adolescents frequently...
From: Mashable | By: Sohini Mitter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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San Mateo Medical Center is among hundreds of safety-net hospitals in California and across the country that stand to lose big if the federal government slashes support for Medicaid and insurance exchanges....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Friday, February 24, 2017
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The president takes credit for a climbing stock market while many investors brace for a reality check.
From: Politico | By: Mary Lee | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Pro-Affordable Care Act groups scoff at the notion that Democratic high-rollers are paying protesters to make a ruckus at town halls.
From: Politico | By: Rachana Pradhan | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Democrats need to embrace a new vision. That means dumping the failed leaders of the past—including David Brock.
From: Politico | By: Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Friday, February 24, 2017
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As GOP lawmakers struggle to find a replacement for Obamacare, public support for the health law grows and a majority of Americans say they don’t want fundamental changes to Medicaid....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Rovner | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Carlyle Group said Feb. 23 that it raised about $2.5 billion for its fourth distressed and special situations fund, Carlyle Strategic Partners IV (CSP IV). The fund invests in the debt and equity of companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia experiencing...
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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BEIJING: Baidu Inc's revenue fell for a second straight quarter, hurt by a government crackdown on healthcare advertising, but the internet search giant expects a rebound this year as it retools to find growth outside its core ad business.
From: The Star Malaysia | Friday, February 24, 2017
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In response, some GOP members of Congress are attempting to show sympathy for voter concerns.
From: The Atlantic | By: Clare Foran | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The economics of the exposé
From: Reason | By: Jack Shafer | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rumana Ahmed | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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A new report explores why those who benefitted from Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion supported the man who promised to reverse it.
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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More than half of registered voters say Trump is either breaking the law or simply being unethical
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.
From: The Atlantic | By: David Epstein | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.
From: The Atlantic | By: David Epstein | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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GARNER, Iowa - When a voter here asked if Sen. Charles Grassley supports a probe of President Donald Trump's tax returns, the Republican senator gave a qualified "yes." In Virginia, asked about Russian interference in the presidential election, Rep....
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The trend of Republican legislators receiving grief from their constituents continues with Tom Cotton
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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For this week's Feminism Around the World, I thought I'd focus on the countries doing trans rights right (or at least much more right than we seem to be doing!) in the hopes of perhaps encouraging activism toward these ends.
From: Geekosystem | By: Teresa Jusino | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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President Trump's infrastructure plans may be shelved until next year, new report suggests.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Sean Williams | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's snipe about transgender rights amounted to a potentially dangerous signal a day after the Trump administration undermined protections for transgender students. The post GOP Governors at CPAC Call Trans Protections ‘Encroachments’...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Ally Boguhn | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Former surgical technologist Rocky Allen broke a judge's trust when he took a vacation with family on his way to an Oregon prison to begin serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for stealing powerful painkillers from Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.
From: Denver Post | By: Kirk Mitchell | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Rihanna and Naomie Harris are big achievers! Get the details on Rih's Harvard University honor and Namoie's OBE medal from Queen Elizabeth II inside.... Rihanna stays winning.  Harvard University just selected the Bajan beauty as the recipient of their...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Inside one of America's raucous town hall events, where Republican Senators are feeling the heat from anti-Trump organizers The post ‘You work for us!’ Republicans face the music. appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Advice for the overworked and underpaid.Dear Businesslady,I need your help navigating the impending garbage fire of a situation that my organization has found itself in.I work at a small non-profit that, like many others, has struggled financially since...
From: The Billfold | By: Businesslady | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Person of the Year so far in 2017? The Angry Constituent. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The truth hurts.
From: New York Magazine | By: Charlotte Cowles | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Many midsize communities are looking for a new identity as more companies trade their longtime hometowns for major cities with easier access to global markets and to the lifestyle talented young workers want, with public transit, nightlife and trendy...
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Medford biotech Seventh Sense Biosystems said Thursday that the FDA has approved its push-button blood-collection device for use by healthcare professionals to monitor blood sugar. The move by the FDA allows Seventh Sense to market the device, called...
From: Boston Business Journal | By: Max Stendahl | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Daniel Shoag of Harvard and I have sought to explain the cross-section of labor market outcomes within the U.S. by studying policy uncertainty at the state level. We found that increases in local uncertainty were strongly correlated with the effects...
From: The American | By: Hao-Kai Pai | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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It isn't determined purely by conservative Christian teachings.
From: Washington Monthly | By: nancyl | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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In 2015, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and mobile analytics solutions provider iVEDiX  came together to create the HIV Situation Room, a mobile app designed to help fight the HIV epidemic in Kenya. The app uses Google Maps...
From: Google Blog | By: Cindy Teruya | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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istock/lisegagne Going to the doctor is a drag. No one likes it, but it could be worse. Just think about this: What if each time you went to the doctor you had to field invasive questions—and tests—because of your sexuality? That’s the reality...
From: EcoSalon | By: Abbie Stutzer | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The industry refuses to acknowledge its success is predicated on inequality.
From: The Atlantic | By: Tressie McMillan Cottom | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Here we go again, back to those Ingenix algorithms and business models, getting a rerun of sorts of what occurred in 2011.  In 2011 there was one main lawsuit from the AMA along with many others that were filed (some being still settled) over using...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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A conversation with Jeffrey D. Sachs, the renowned professor and author, about the future of prosperity and the end of us-versus-them politics
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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