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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:16 am September 27, 2016
Science and technology careers were not discussed at the presidential candidates' first debate, but ScienceDebate.org went to the candidates for answers.
Clinical health apps fitness

Source: Jason A. Howie via Flickr. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:37 am September 27, 2016
Whereas the quantified-self movement attracted significant capital in fitness and wellness, the authors spotted a gradual shift toward increased investment activity in clinically focused categories, notably disease management, remote monitoring and communications.

 “Scientists and engineers power human progress, and STEM education drives these incredibly important careers,” says Emerson Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Button Bell.

By Bernie Monegain 07:33 am September 27, 2016
One-third of respondents didn’t pursue a STEM career because it seemed too hard.
wearables weight loss

Source: Kate Freedman via Wikimedia.

By Jack McCarthy 07:04 am September 27, 2016
Wearable devices, often associated with health and fitness, may not be useful tools for weight loss, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
By Jessica Davis 01:58 pm September 26, 2016
First spotted in January, security firm Trend Micro has seen an increase this month in the ransomware’s distribution campaign.
GE technology accelerator five.eight

GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery said the goal is go help foster a global healthcare ecosystem.

By Mike Miliard 01:07 pm September 26, 2016
Called five.eight, the accelerator seeks to fund 10 companies that can improve quality and access in the developing world.
AMA doctors digital tools
By Jeff Lagasse 12:26 pm September 26, 2016
The survey of 1,300 physicians found that 85 percent believe digital health tools hold at least some capacity to improve care while other appealing aspects include medication adherence and reducing burnout among doctors. 
ransomware USC Keck and Norris

Keck Hospital CEO Rodney Hanners said the investigation, which included the FBI, did not find any evidence that cybercriminals accessed or retrieved the encrypted data.  

By Bernie Monegain 11:51 am September 26, 2016
USC’s Keck and Norris Hospital restored data within days of the incident and did not pay a ransom, an official said.
Care New England HIPAA fine

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am September 26, 2016
The case, which also includes Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, stems from lost backup tapes housing protected health information, the Office for Civil Rights said.
StartUp Health incubator Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Source: Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia. 

By Jack McCarthy 10:09 am September 26, 2016
The organization is joining forces with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth to create a health innovation hub in the Rocky Mountains. 

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