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Plight of Ten-Year-Old Reveals Cracks in Brazil's Health Care

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Sweeping protests in Brazil last June revealed the darker side of the South America's rising star. Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets for better health care.

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Obama Cheers Seven Million Health Care Sign Ups

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AFP (Apr. 1, 2014) President Barack Obama Tuesday cheered seven million people who signed up for insurance under his health care law, and lashed out at political foes who he said were bent on denying care to Americans. Duration: 01:10 Video provided by AFP
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Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World

Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World (Mar. 20, 2013) Swissnex San Francisco The advance of health devices is giving the world greater capability to track physiological data and create new systems of personalized health. According to ABI Research, the total number of wearable devices with fitness and wellness applications in 2012 was 30 million, a 37% growth from 2011. The market is expected to grow at an average rate of 41% per year, leading to 169.5 million devices shipped in 2017. With the multiplication of data available across emerging channels, what are the opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare industry? How can people analyze and make sense of the data? What will the data tell us? What are the advantages and risks for individuals to rely on healthcare devices? Our highly qualified panelists, with deep expertise ranging from high-level technical issues to user behavior, measurement and social insights, will explore the future of the data-driven health era.
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Officials: Parents Confused About Risks of Vaccinations

Officials: Parents Confused About Risks of Vaccinations

CBC (Apr. 29, 2013) A Toronto Public Health report reveals that parents are increasingly apprehensive about getting their kids immunized.
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Zichermann: Is Autism the Next Stage of Human Evolution?

Zichermann: Is Autism the Next Stage of Human Evolution? (May 23, 2013) Gamification began as a tactical way to raise engagement in marketing and human resources. Now, leading companies are beginning to see it as a strategy that can transform their organizations and help them crush the competition. From consulting to enterprise software, health to education, smart teams are redefining how they grow human and brand capital, with astonishing results. Some of the leaders -- and laggards -- will surprise you, but their unique competitive edge is becoming increasingly clear. As the market evolves however, will gamification shift from an advantage to a must-have? How will the employees and customers of the future respond to an increasingly gamified world? Join Gabe Zichermann as he reveals the startling findings from his new book, The Gamification Revolution (McGraw Hill, 2013) - and shares critical insight to help your organization adapt and thrive in this fast-changing market.
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