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  • Countries With Aging Populations Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:32 PM ET
    The world is rapidly aging. A whopping 2 billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the amount in 2000, according to the World Health Organization.This demographic change has major implications for the global economy. Some of the world's biggest economies are facing rising healthcare costs, a shrinking workforce, higher pension costs and diminishing fertility rates. Many countries have already begun adapting to their increasingly aging populations by raising the retireme

    We've come up with a list of countries with the starkest gap between the number of old and the number of young. Find out which countries have the biggest gap between old and young.

  • The managing partner of Google's venture capital, Bill Maris,  says under-investment in health sciences is short-sighted.

  • DNA

    The goal is to enable physicians and pharmaceutical companies to use complex genetic data to tailor treatment on an individual basis, according to Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medical.

  • Qualcomm's Jacobs: Mighty Payoff to Mobile Medicine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.

  • Stakes for Alzheimer's Cure Rise as America Ages Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Man with Alzheimer

    The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.

  • Skin Cancer Thrives as Tanning Culture Survives Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:17 AM ET
    Doctor examining skin cancer

    Despite piles of research on the skin cancer risks of sun exposure and tanning beds, dermatologists and cancer groups struggle to persuade people to protect their skin from ultraviolet rays.

  • As Waistlines Grow, So Do Refrigerators Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Refrigerators stand on display at a Conn's Inc. store in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012.

    The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?

  • Food Allergy Business Booms Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:08 AM ET
    Strawberry Shortcakes

    With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.

  • Niche Retirement Communities for Boomers Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    in Fremont, Calif., is a retirement community catering to Chinese-American retirees. According to its website, “our focus on Chinese culture is reflected in everything we do.”The community features architecture based on the principles of  and activities include both Chinese pursuits like  and  as well as American standbys like bingo and bridge. The staff is Chinese- and English-speaking and health-care providers include several from China who are fluent in multiple languages and dialects.

    According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.

  • Health Care: Waiting Is the Hardest Part Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 8:55 AM ET
    American healthcare reform

    What many business owners, analysts and experts say is that no matter what happens with the Supreme Court, some sort of closure is needed to the healthcare debate.

  • Pain Pills Add Cost and Delays to Job Injuries Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    Healthcare cost

    Workplace insurers are used to making billions of dollars in payments each year. Now they are dealing with another fast-growing cost — payouts to workers with routine injuries who have been treated with strong painkillers.

  • For Hospitals and Insurers, New Fervor to Cut Costs Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Insurers, hospitals and doctors say they are forming partnerships and creating programs to find ways to slow the growth in the nation’s $2.7 trillion health care bill. The New York Times reports.

  • The ZocDoc CEO on Instant Appointments     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    Cyrus Massoumi, ZocDoc CEO discusses how patients can find a doctor and make an appointment instantly online.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • Discussing why he thinks the affordable care act is not a coherent bill, with Lawrence Lindsey, former National Economic Council director, The Lindsey Group president/CEO.

  • China Fines Parents of HK-Born Second Child: Report Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:38 PM ET

    Mainland Chinese who have a second child in Hong Kong will be fined for breaching China's one-child policy, Chinese media quoted a family planning official as saying, as mainland Chinese women flock to the former British colony to give birth.

  • It’s rare for the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and other partners to work together to tackle an urgent global health issue. It’s time for this to change and our new coordinated effort – unlike previous siloed, disease-by-disease approaches – is the first step.

  • At-Work Wellness Boosts the Bottom Line Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    Employees enrolled in at-work wellness programs report reduced personal healthcare costs, according to a new study, and their employers, who are seeing higher productivity and attendance, are often happy to foot the bill. 

  • Expecting Aetna and UnitedHealth to beat Wall Street estimates as health insurers kick off fourth-quarter earnings, senior analyst Peter Costa of Wells Fargo says these companies will continue their winning streak in 2012, due to rising costs, lower unemployment and even health-care reform.

  • Weight Watchers Shaking Off the Lean Times: CEO Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 2:22 PM ET

    After some lean times in 2009, Weight Watchers decided to "take destiny by the horns" and become more aggressive in getting the overweight to lose pounds using its program.