Category Archives: Human Health

Electronic Medical Records Could Help Find Cures, Speed Progress, Cut Costs

Electronic medical records (EMR), like health insurance, benefit from being spread over the widest pool possible. A system that aggregates and cross-references data from hundreds of millions of patients can find statistical evidence far more…

Toward a 'Transactional' Cosmology: Web Dynamics for the Information Age

Each information transaction, sometimes as exemplary, sometimes as single element added to a sweeping aggregate of historical sway, is a precedent, which can motivate, influence or redirect the push of future happenstance. And, we must…

Flawed International Farm Seed Rules Establish Permanent Spread of Patented GM Brands

A long-running bellwether legal case in Canada's farming industry, which has left at least one farmer unable to farm any crop variety of rapeseed (canola) —for fear of having to pay accidental royalties to bio-chemical…

Obama Announces Daschle Appointment to HHS, to Head White House Healtcare Reform Office

President-elect Barack Obama held a press conference today in Chicago to announce his choice for Health and Human Services secretary, former Democratic Senate majority leader Tom Daschle. Daschle is a top adviser to Obama and…

Cholera Epidemic Spreads in Zimbabwe, as Health Services Collapse (video)

The spread of cholera due to Zimbabwe’s foundering hygienic infrastructure is reaching crisis proportions. UNICEF is calling for an emergency fund of $17.5 million to fight the spread of cholera in Zimbabwe, calling the outbreak…

Conventional Hybrid Super-computer Reaches 1,000 Trillion CPS

A hybrid super-computer has reached the astounding speed of 1,000 trillion calculations per second, termed a petaflop. The Roadrunner super-computer at Los Alamos National Laboratory operates on a conventional paradigm of computational mechanics — meaning…

5 Million May Be at Risk of Starvation in Zimbabwe, Says WFP

The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that shortfalls in food aid to Zimbabwe could leave as many as 5.1 million people at risk of starvation by early next year. The southern African nation,…

Food Supply Restoration & Security: Africa

As part of the Crisis Policy Forum, the HotSpring collaborative innovation initiative is now planning an effort to tackle the problem of food supply management and chronic food and water scarcity in Africa. The lessons…

Unified Earth Theory: Can Integrating Efforts to Reduce Poverty with Sustainable Development Heal Global Economy?

At the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, a range of ideas from international disease relief, healthcare, security, climate change, extreme poverty, and the responsibility of market incentives, took the discussions in a new direction.…

Water Resource Stress: Global Economic-Ecological Factor for the 21st Century

Water is one of the "fundamental building-blocks of life", as is often said in science, in biology classrooms, in medicine, theology, environmental policy debates, and in cosmology and space exploration. It is also a commodity…