Report: Volume, Value of Health IT Mergers, Acquisitions on the Rise

riseThe overall volume of merger and acquisition activity in the health care and pharmaceutical IT sectors increased by 18% and aggregate deal value increased by almost 50% in the first half of this year compared with the second half of 2013, according to a report by Berkery Noyes, Healthcare IT News reports (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 7/23). Continue reading

Telenor Will Partner with INGO on ‘Tele-Medicine’ Services

mynarTelenor Myanmar and the non-profit health organisation Marie Stopes International announced last week that they will be partnering on an initiative to connect isolated communities with healthcare professionals via smartphone. Continue reading

The Top 15 Healing Actions of Herbs

 hhA great deal of pharmaceutical research has gone into analyzing the active ingredients in herbs to find out how and why they work. In some cases, the action is due to a specific chemical present in the herb or it may be due to a complex synergistic interaction among various constituents of the plant. Continue reading

7 Food Swaps That Will Make You Healthier

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As a general rule, organic foods are safer, and probably healthier, than conventional foods, for the simple fact that you’re ingesting fewer toxins

If you can only afford to buy some foods organic, make it organic grass-fed meats and butter. This will cut down on your exposure to toxic pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics Continue reading