1.5 million insurance customers’ personal data lost in breach

A hard drive with seven years' worth of personal financial and medical information on about 1.5 million customers of Health Net of the Northeast Inc. was reported missing to state officials yesterday --

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Free iPhone app lets you track swine flu outbreaks

A free iPhone app called "Outbreaks Near Me" is designed to help users track and report oubreaks of swine flu and other infectious diseases. Researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston built the application

Published on: November 9th, 2009 Matt Hamblen and Joan Goodchild

10 mobility companies making business happen on smartphones

We took a look at wireless and mobile companies whose product innovation and ambition reflect the mobile industry ferment, which is being expressed in all kinds of products from IT management services to

Published on: October 7th, 2009 John Cox

How to keep calm and fit even when your job is stressful

The stress of the recession has literally driven some executives to total exhaustion. And yet in times like these, it's more important than ever to exercise, says Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist who

Published on: June 24th, 2009 Joan Indiana Rigdon

Future Apple products will suffer from Jobs’ absence

First, a disclaimer, just in case you weren't sure: I'm not Steve Jobs's doctor. And I believe that all of us who aren't responsible for his medical well-being are in no position to

Published on: January 19th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Scientists revive paralyzed limbs by rewiring brain signals

Researchers at the University of Washington are working to reroute brain signals in an effort to give paralyzed people the ability to move their limbs again.By creating an artificial connection between nerve cells

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

How to deal with work-related stress before it destroys you

Let's say you're a young IT manager, in your 20s, 30s or even early 40s. It's not unheard of for you to put in 10-hour workdays in front of your computer, or some

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Beth Stackpole

Canadian hospital fights diabetes with patient Web portal

When a Canadian is diagnosed with diabetes, their life is changed forever. The disease means the body can no longer regulate its own blood sugar levels, and the afflicted person must diligently keep

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

20 tech practices that can make a big difference to your work and life

Technology is supposed to make life easier, but it doesn't seem that way when you're struggling to wrangle 289 new e-mail messages, dealing with a hard-drive crash, or suddenly realizing that you left

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Gina Trapani

Smart Systems for Health stung by privacy review

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) published a report lambasting the SSHA, which is involved with a range of activities that include identity management, portal services and securing e-mail.The IPC review

Published on: May 8th, 2007 Shane Schick