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All healthcare is local: Blue Shield of California and L.A. Care invest $146 million in community health

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan and the L.A. Care Health Plan are investing $ 146 million in Los Angeles area resource centers to address the social determinants of health for over 1 million people. The five-year funding commitment will support 14 community resource centers and leverage personalized technology solutions to improve health and … Read More »

Disease has cost Africa 630 million years of ‘healthy life’, according to WHO study

A Ugandan doctor checks a Somali child at an outpatient hospital run by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Diseases, disability and early death, resulting from illness, has cost the economy of the African continent’s 54 nations $ 2.4 trillion in annual workforce productivity losses in… Read More »

Ancestry firms have DNA on 26 million people; researchers can analyze almost everyone's data

More than 26 million people — more people than in all of Australia — have shared their DNA with one of the four leading ancestry and health databases, allowing researchers to extrapolate data on virtually all Americans and raising some serious privacy concerns, according to the MIT Technology Review.