Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globe

State of Global Air report says indoor air quality causing two-thirds of the deaths and affecting health in the womb Air pollution last year caused the premature death of nearly half a million babies in their first month of life, with most of the infants being in the developing world, data shows. Exposure to airborne … Read more Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globe

THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT: How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness — and what it means for customer satisfaction (AET, ANTM, CI, UHC)

This is a preview of THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT from Business Insider Intelligence. This report is exclusively available to enterprise subscribers. To learn more about getting access to this report, click here. As digital permeates every corner of the US healthcare sector, the big four US insurers — Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, … Read more THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT: How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness — and what it means for customer satisfaction (AET, ANTM, CI, UHC)

Google is piloting a simpler Nest Hub Max interface at retirement homes

Last week, Mount Sinai showcased how it’s started using Nest devices to monitor patients remotely. Today, Google’s showing off how the Nest Hub Max is helping retirement home residents feel a little less isolated amid the COVID-19 lockdown. To help matters along, the company is currently testing a simplified interface to make the smart screen … Read more Google is piloting a simpler Nest Hub Max interface at retirement homes

Poverty kills people: after coronavirus we can no longer ignore it | Polly Toynbee

Even before the virus struck, life expectancy was in decline for those at the sharp end of Britain’s growing health inequality Nothing is surprising about the latest figures showing that people in deprived areas are dying of coronavirus at double the rate of affluent areas. Shocking, perhaps, but the ONS findings follow a pattern that … Read more Poverty kills people: after coronavirus we can no longer ignore it | Polly Toynbee

State-backed hackers behind wave of cyberattacks targeting coronavirus response, US and UK warn

The United States and United Kingdom issued a new advisory Tuesday warning of ongoing cyberattacks against organizations involved in the coronavirus response, including health care bodies, pharmaceutical companies, academics, medical research organizations and local government. Read more: cnn.com