Global Burden Of Disease

The past two decades have seen major progress in global health, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study — an ambitious worldwide project involving Harvard School of Public Health faculty and many others. But as life expectancy has risen, the burden of disease has shifted — people are living both longer and sicker.

Farm to Fork: Our Toxic Food System

Do you know where your food comes from? Or what’s in it? You might be surprised. Today’s conventional food system depends heavily on the use of toxic chemicals and synthetic inputs that pose threats to our health — especially children’s. Their developing bodies are more vulnerable to these toxins. Here’s a small but shocking snapshot.

What is Windtalker?

With WindTalker™, information is secured within the native format, delivered on your terms, and is independent of device. WindTalker’s patent pending security framework creates Self-Protecting Data™ that allows cradle-to-grave protection of the information itself. Documents, images, videos, text messages, emails and voice communications can all be customized for distribution on a “need-to-know basis” for any number of users. WindTalker operates on any device, any place, and on any network.

How Systems-Focused Are Federally Funded CER Efforts?

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is a primary tool for understanding the clinical value of therapeutic treatment options, as well as payment and delivery models. Evidence generated from CER that evaluates interventions, both therapeutic-specific and at a health systems lever (e.g., treatment adherence) can be used as a means to provide better care for patients. In response to stakeholder demand for new types of evidence, federal investments have increasingly focused on both generating CER as well as the infrastructure needed to support it. Using the Avalere EBM Navigator, Avalere examined federally funded CER conducted between April 2009 and April 2012 to understand the extent to which this research focused on health systems interventions and what this could mean for future federal research investments.

Restoring Trust in the IPO Process

The IPO process is broken, but together we can fix it. Equidity is a member-only professional social network that connects directly the top IPO-track companies to the best, long-term growth investors with full transparency, visibility, and direct access. Equidity is designed to replace lost stock marketing infrastructure needed for IPO optimal performance, critical for capital formation, economic growth & job creation. A well-functioning IPO market cannot return without intervention.

The Future Global Supply of Rare Earth Elements

Up until the mid-1980s, the United States was the lead global producer of rare earth elements — materials that are used to make the technology that powers everything from laptops to hybrid cars — and have come to define our high-tech lives. Now, America is 100 percent dependent on imports of these elements and China is the primary world supplier. How does China’s domination impact the future global supply of rare earth elements?

America’s Fresh Food Movement

According to a 2012 W.K. Kellogg Foundation survey, 87 percent of U.S. consumers agree that they eat more whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables now than they did five years ago. Amidst high-profile medical research proving the healthfulness of these types of food, as well as a subsequent backlash against processes, consumer-packaged goods, the American public is taking note of where the food’s coming from. More are seeking fresh produce at their grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Some are even growing it in their backyards. What other trends are occurring, and what is most important to consumers?