What a difference two days make! First, T-Mobile in the UK informed the Information Commissioner's Office that some of its own rogue employees had sold on the firm's contract customer data to third parties. These third parties then ring the contract customers just before their contract expiry to offer deals that may or may not … Continue reading Whose data are they anyway?
This post emerged from a question asked by a friend on LinkedIn. The question was: Are (sic) Healthcare services outsourcing from India the next big opportunity? Health-insurance companies based out of the US are giving the option to customers, to get their surgeries / medical procedures done from Indian hospitals. Is it now time to … Continue reading Healthcare Services Outsourcing to India?
It is no longer a case of the banks and the bankers, although popular media headlines will still have you believe that the crunch was purely of the banks' making and somehow they should pay for it. It is now closer to home. Not only has lending dried up, the housing market has ground to … Continue reading Credit crunch and public health
With our love of junk food of both the fish-and-chips and McDonald's varieties and our loathing of exercise, and despite our best intents, we in Britain are slip-sliding our way to Obese Britannia. Want to know our secrets? Click to read today's post on my Obesity blog.
I learnt this morning, via Paul Kedrosky, of Om Malik having suffered a heart attack. Om is 43, and a leading Silicon Valley technology journalist, commentator and writer, whose influential commentary is widely read. It sounds dreadful and sobering that a 43 year old should have a heart attack. Om is also of Indian origin. … Continue reading Do Wii agree?
Interesting new research, albeit on mice, points out how high-fat diets, even for short periods of time, can play havoc with our body clocks, sending our diets, our caloric consumption and our sleep on a different path altogether. You can read more on how this works, over on my Obesity blog here. What timing, eh! … Continue reading High-fat diets and the body clock
Few are fortunate enough not to experience the middle-age spread which many dread, and rightly so. Recent research adds to the growing body of evidence linking a range of cancers with overweight and obesity, this time in a cohort study of UK women. You can read the entire post here on my Obesity blog.
If you live in the US, Canada or the UK, you can use a new resource to assess the walking-friendliness of your neighbourhood. Why walking? Because in addition to it being the simplest and cheapest way to build exercise into our daily lives, it offers many other benefits too. Curious? Click here to read more, … Continue reading How does your neighbourhood score?