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Bedtime blues: how to get children to sleep

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One in five parents think their children are not sleeping well enough. Sleep disorder specialist Professor Paul Gringras explains the importance of a good routine for the whole family - and how to achieve itSo this is where you come when nothing else has worked. Light, airy rooms; soothing pastel...
Bedtime blues: how to get children to sleep

Sponsor post: Farewell to the silos (in health care innovation)

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Health care was infamous for its separate and siloed industry sectors. But health care has changed. It’s no longer about silos. Health care reform, mobile apps and big data are forcing connections, convergence and collaboration across all sectors. MedCity CONVERGE on July 10 in Philadelphia is one of the few...
Sponsor post: Farewell to the silos (in health care innovation)
Can GiveForward's Crowdfundraisers Kick Down The Cost of Health Care?

Classic Dickens or Boz with a twist: it's all online

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The internet isn't only a great way of reinterpreting the classics, it's also a great way of accessing themLast year marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens and although that year of celebration is formally complete, many of the works commissioned for it are still appearing online,...
Classic Dickens or Boz with a twist: it's all online

Cloud-based helpdesk Zendesk hits 5,000 European customers in a year after opening its London HQ

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Zendesk, the cloud-based customer service software provider, has reached its 5,000th European customer – not bad work as the company opened up shop for its European headquarters less than a year ago. Intriguingly the 5,000th customer is a social gaming company. The firm, We R Interactive is using Zendesk to...
Cloud-based helpdesk Zendesk hits 5,000 European customers in a year after opening its London HQ

Care.com acquires back-up child and adult care specialist Parents in a Pinch

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Care.com, one of the largest services used by families to find high-quality caregivers, has acquired Parents in a Pinch, a back-up child and adult care specialist, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which was announced today but formally closed on December 31 last year, will allow Care.com to expand upon...
Care.com acquires back-up child and adult care specialist Parents in a Pinch

Smash smartphone. Throw it in the ocean. Hope DriveSavers doesn't get it.

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In a plain beige building in a Novato, California, office park hides a government-grade clean room, multiple layers of security, and a signed photograph from George Lucas. It overlooks a small pond alongside a quiet stretch of road, and most people drive right past without a second glance. That's...
Smash smartphone. Throw it in the ocean. Hope DriveSavers doesn't get it.

Oops, I invented the rocket! The explosive history of serendipity | Corrinne Burns | Notes & Theories blog

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Velcro, Vaseline, Teflon, penicillin, and now perhaps the rocket – they were all happy accidentsAny scientist will tell you – probably at length, if you're buying the drinks – that as much as they love their career, the day-to-day benchwork can be somewhat repetitive.It's the eureka moments that make science...
Oops, I invented the rocket! The explosive history of serendipity | Corrinne Burns | Notes & Theories blog
Worm-inspired medical adhesive uses expanding microneedles to secure skin grafts

Social Bill Payment Platform PayTap Goes Live At Disrupt, Offering A Flat $1 Fee Per Transaction

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PayTap, a shared social bill payment platform, launched today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Users can chip in to co-pay bills online and use social features to aggregate financial resources from friends and family for a flat $1 fee per transaction. The company aims to reduce the cost of transferring money,...
Social Bill Payment Platform PayTap Goes Live At Disrupt, Offering A Flat $1 Fee Per Transaction

Privacy vs Voyeurism

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Much has been written about privacy online. When Pandora reveals our friend's music tastes it makes us slightly uncomfortable, even if we enjoy the new music suggestions which result. When our friends can unknowingly reveal information about us, we find it disturbing. Facebook privacy currently dominates the discussion, but the...
Privacy vs Voyeurism

Kim Dotcom Becomes Proud Dad Of Twin Girls

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A month after Kim Dotcom was released from prison on bail, his wife Mona has given birth to healthy twin girls. The twins were born in the National Women’s Hospital in Auckland weighing 2.4kg and 2.8kg. Dotcom and Mona already had three children - Kimmo, Kaylo and Kobi. The Megaupload founder...
Kim Dotcom Becomes Proud Dad Of Twin Girls

Social Networks Are The Next Big Mobile Ad Platform

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Social Networks Are The Next Big Mobile Advertising Platform (Mobile...
Social Networks Are The Next Big Mobile Ad Platform

China-based TribePlay raises $750,000 to produce monthly Dr. Panda kids' games

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China-based game development studio TribePlay has raised $750,000 from Dutch and Asian investors to ramp up production of its Dr. Panda educational children’s games. The company is aiming use the funds to produce one title per month in 2013. Founder Thijs Bosma moved to Shanghai from the Netherlands seven years...
China-based TribePlay raises $750,000 to produce monthly Dr. Panda kids' games

Tim Cook: Apple donated $50 million to hospitals, $50 million to Project(RED)

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Apple has reportedly donated $50 million to Stanford University hospitals as part of its recent philanthropic strategy shift. The numbers were revealed during Apple's recent Town Hall meeting with employees, according to sources speaking to The Verge, with $25 million each going to a new main hospital building and...
Tim Cook: Apple donated $50 million to hospitals, $50 million to Project(RED)

Facebook Is Now Being Used to Find 'Young Alcoholics'

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Betabeat? (Photo: Facebook.com) Beware, college kids: If you post pictures of yourself getting drunk on Facebook (because college), it’s now scientifically proven you’re likely to become an alcoholic. Researchers from the Seattle Children’s Hospital were looking to identify alcoholism at a younger age, so they surveyed nearly 400 fresh meat freshman–where the...
Facebook Is Now Being Used to Find 'Young Alcoholics'

Today is my wife's birthday...

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For her birthday, she wants as many people as possible to donate to her cause, raising $55,555 for the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) at UCSF Children's Hospital, where our daughter spent the first several months of her life. Proceeds will go towards funding hospital neonatal supplies and monitoring equipment, family-oriented...
Today is my wife's birthday...

It's not always about ads, as data researchers use Facebook likes to gauge public health

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Facebook “likes” don’t just give marketers a sense of whom to target with advertising, they’re increasingly giving public health officials valuable clues into the country’s wellbeing. Recently, researchers at the Children’s Hospital in Boston analyzed aggregated data on users’ Facebook activity and interests to examine the connection between online social...
It's not always about ads, as data researchers use Facebook likes to gauge public health

Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check

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Nintendo may have left its Vitality Sensor by the wayside, but researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are using heart rate monitoring in a video game to teach children with anger issues how to temper their emotions. Dubbed RAGE (Regulate and Gain Emotional) Control, the game tasks players with blasting...
Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check

Wall-E and R2-D2 brought to life: A story of innovation, collaboration and passion

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If you see Wall-E or R2-D2 roaming around a children's hospital ward or at a convention center, you'll have to look hard to find Mike Senna or Michael McMaster. Senna has been making the rounds online, celebrated for his creation of a Wall-E robot so real, you would think it...
Wall-E and R2-D2 brought to life: A story of innovation, collaboration and passion

Confusion Over Reports Of Santorum Daughter's Hospitalization

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PHILADELPHIA — The daughter of GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum was hospitalized near his home in Virginia, not in Philadelphia, as originally reported. In a statement Tuesday, campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley said the family decided on a local hospital after a news release went out about 3-year-old Bella. She is...
Confusion Over Reports Of Santorum Daughter's Hospitalization

Miami hospital turns to Wi-Fi triangulation for smartphone mapping app

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Miami Children's Hospital recently launched a free iPhone app that uses Wi-Fi triangulation to help patients and their families navigate through the center....
Miami hospital turns to Wi-Fi triangulation for smartphone mapping app
Two-year-old girl receives new trachea made from her own stem cells

Apple's Town Hall Meeting Emphasized Corporate Philanthropy

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Last week, following Apple's blockbuster earnings report, the company held an internal town hall meeting with employees to discuss "exciting new things". While one piece of information about new employee hardware discounts did surface, little else from that meeting has made its way off of Apple's campus. The Verge now...
Apple's Town Hall Meeting Emphasized Corporate Philanthropy

Doctors Save A Little Girl's Life By Reprograming The HIV Virus To Fight Cancer Cells

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Drug company Novartis is betting $20 million on a cancer treatment that seems to have saved a little girl's life, according to a report from The New York Times's Denise Grady. Just last spring, six-year-old leukimia victim Emma Whitehead was "near death," having gone through chemotherapy twice without success. But then her...
Doctors Save A Little Girl's Life By Reprograming The HIV Virus To Fight Cancer Cells
How big is your baby? Doctors use design to uncover insights in children's health

Batman gets pulled over by the police for not having a license plate on his Batmobile

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Apparently in Gotham City you don’t need proper tags on your vehicle, as this “Batman” learned when he got pulled over by the police outside of Baltimore, Maryland, which apparently requires it. Lame. The local superhero, aka Lenny B. Robinson, was on his way to a children’s hospital to bring...
Batman gets pulled over by the police for not having a license plate on his Batmobile

St Teresa's Hospital: IT budget to grow more than 20%

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Demand for services and the need to ensure patient safety drive IT spending at St Teresa's Hospital....
St Teresa's Hospital: IT budget to grow more than 20%

As genome sequencing becomes more affordable should you do it?

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Genome sequencing is becoming more affordable than ever before – several companies in the industry say the $1,000 personal genome is just around the corner. But, even if you can afford it, is mapping your genes worth it if you don’t have a specific medical condition to consider? Despite the...
As genome sequencing becomes more affordable should you do it?

iPhone app could replace expensive lung monitoring equipment

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Is there anything a smartphone app can’t do? Researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s hospital have figured out how to let people measure their own lung health by breathing in the direction of the standard microphone on a smartphone, without any specialized attachments. Here’s the...
iPhone app could replace expensive lung monitoring equipment
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