Consumers are eager to get their hands on, and teeth into, foods that are genetically modified to increase health benefits and even pay more for the opportunity.
Can social networking sites help people make wise health decisions? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says it depend on people's willingness to take action on the information they gain from the sites.
The Internet's power to make something "go viral" has surpassed the phrase's original meaning. Sneeze once, you might pass a virus to the person next to you. Post something online, the entire world might get infected.
Analysis of a series of public health campaigns in the Swiss media has shown that, although the campaign was entirely focussed on positive messages, the resulting stories often featured 'negative' threats and warnings. The ...
Federal investigators say the IRS and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law.
The government stored sensitive personal information on millions of health insurance customers in a computer system with basic security flaws, according to an official audit that uncovered slipshod practices.
The personal health and financial information stored in thousands of North American home computers may be vulnerable to theft through file-sharing software, according to a research study published online today in the Journal ...
According to the Institute of Medicine, more than 90 million Americans suffer from low health literacy¬, a mismatch between patients' abilities to understand healthcare information and providers' abilities to communicate ...
Information sharing requires that partners establish broad electronic trust among the caretakers of critical information and those who need and are authorized to use that information.
Cerner Corp. is buying the health information technology business unit of German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG for $1.3 billion in cash.