Hitachi to stress health care biz

Mar 25, 2014

Hitachi to stress health care biz

Hitachi Ltd. has announced it is aiming for sales in its health care business worth ¥600 billion in fiscal 2018, almost double its estimate for this fiscal year. The company has been focusing on the health care sector as demand has been increasing amid ...

U.S. plans food labels clarifying calories, sugar

Mar 2, 2014

U.S. plans food labels clarifying calories, sugar

The Obama administration is proposing new food labels that will make it easier to know about calories and added sugars, a reflection of the shifting science behind nutrition. Fat was the focus two decades ago when the labels first were created, but nutritionists are ...

Nintendo eyes new areas after Wii U flop

Jan 30, 2014

Nintendo eyes new areas after Wii U flop

Nintendo Co. says it will explore new businesses, including health care-related entertainment, while keeping its existing gaming platform as the main focus, after the video game maker's Wii U console flopped with consumers.

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Jan 22, 2014

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Billionaire software baron turned philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that violence in Nigeria and Pakistan could set back his previously stated goal of eradicating polio by 2018. In 2013, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a charity that funds medical research and vaccination ...

Officials: Worst tech bugs over for  Healthcare.gov

Dec 2, 2013

Officials: Worst tech bugs over for Healthcare.gov

The administration of President Barack Obama said Sunday that the worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, a key component of his signature domestic policy initiative. The stakes are high for Obama, who ...

U.S. health law insurance site delayed one year

Nov 28, 2013

U.S. health law insurance site delayed one year

The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of its troubled health care law, putting off until next November the launch of an online portal to the health insurance marketplace for small businesses until the hobbled HealthCare.gov website is fixed. The move, announced Wednesday, ...