Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

About This Industry

SmartBrief publishes more than 40 e-newsletters in health care, serving medical professionals such as family physicians, specialists and nurses, and exploring diverse topics such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health IT.

NIH gives $1.4M to 23andMe for genetic studies of disease


  • Reuters

A $1.4 million grant has been awarded by the NIH to 23andMe to expand the firm's database of genetic data involving more than 400,000 people. The grant will also support the development of survey tool… Read More

Companies focus on safety, help workers reduce injury risks


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

More companies are emphasizing employee safety at the office to prevent injuries, encouraging employees to point out safety problems and even stop work if they see a potential hazard. Swedish company … Read More

Scientists develop technique to create artificial bones



Researchers at Swansea University's Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating are developing a method for bioprinting material for use in bone grafts. The technique is intended to replicate the exact shap… Read More

Kimball: Divide body weight by 2 to determine fluid needs


  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Daily fluid needs are affected by weight, activities and diet, so the best way to figure out how many ounces to consume is to divide body weight by two, registered dietitian Molly Kimball writes. Any … Read More