All professionals of sourcing had once the feeling to sign a very advantageous agreement for their companies but at the same time somewhat abusive for their suppliers. In those cases, the emotion and a certain feeling of powership can seize them during a few days after signature.
Todays’ healthcare system has recognized the advantages of using big data to improve the quality of healthcare.
Mobile and wearable technologies are advancing at an alarming rate, with a special focus in consumer health. We have recently heard of the Apple watch becoming the first FDA-approved wearable device that can perform electrocardiograms.
The Centre for Industrial and Technology Development (CDTI, for its name in Spanish) of the Spanish Ministry of Economy has reviewed and certified the second year of the R&D project “Research and experimental development of new healthy food products and advanced packaging solutions” (AVANZA-S).
We’ve all gone through this: you decide to take up running, cycling, join a gym or start a diet. You’re all hyped up with the idea, buy new sports gear, download the latest health app that tracks your time exercising, read about the latest diet fad, and start off towards your new you.
A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published a study regarding the prevalence of obesity in children around the globe (related post). One of the more remarkable results indicates that the highest rates in child obesity is ironically in the countries where one of the healthiest diets in the world is born: the Mediterranean.
The reason for this is mainly due to what is observed worldwide; the increasingly sedentary lifestyle, and the high amount of processed, high fat/sugar foods in the daily menus of the children. Our lifestyle has changed dramatically in recent years, and our children have suffered the consequences.
Fortunately, the intervention programs implemented in recent years seem to working. In this sense, a 2-7% decrease has been reported in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. But rather than celebrate, we must work harder in lowering this prevalence, as it is still of the highest in the world. Although it can be a daunting task, we must make a special effort at home with our children, to increase their daily physical activity, and add more fruits, vegetables and healthier alternatives in their diet. We must do this, for the sake of their future health.
Product Development Manager / Digital Health Scientific Adviser
Reference: you can find the report here
The internet opened the doors to spread and access information. Consumers are nowadays more informed and concerned than ever before about their health and wellbeing. The best healthcare is preventive healthcare. Everything we eat, everything we do, can have an impact in our overall wellbeing.
LET´S CELEBRATE! BUT NO CAKE, PLEASE
November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (www.idf.org) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to increase awareness of the growing prevalence of diabetes in the world.
There are different ways the companies can compete in the markets. The way they do that defines how the company is organized. One of the ways of competing is from the operations point of view. In that case they have to be very efficient in their operational costs because one of the key factors for their success is going to be the price.