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How Are Adults Using Their Smartphones for Health & Wellness? - Jayne Krahn | Kantar Media Healthcare Research

How Are Adults Using Their Smartphones for Health & Wellness? - Jayne Krahn | Kantar Media Healthcare Research | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
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People are using their phones to look up illness, as well as organise their diet and excercise regimes. Great look at how mobile health is reaching everyone!

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'Big leap' towards curing blindness

'Big leap' towards curing blindness | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
The prospect of reversing blindness has made a significant leap, according to scientists in London.
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An animal study in the journal Nature Biotechnology showed the part of the eye which actually detects light can be repaired using stem cells.

The team at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London say human trials are now, for the first time, a realistic prospect.

Experts described it as a "significant breakthrough" and "huge leap" forward.

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How Pharmacists Impact Pharmaceutical Sales

How Pharmacists Impact Pharmaceutical Sales | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
 

Pharmacists are often left out of some healthcare conversations, but that will be changing with curr…
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Today’s pharmacist plays a tremendous role in affecting patient health outcomes, patient adherence on medication, and, therefore, pharmaceuticals sales. The value of pharmacists in today’s healthcare is an ever changing one. - See more at: http://www.rxeconsult.com/healthcare-articles/How-Pharmacists-Impact-Pharmaceutical-Sales--382/#sthash.3sQCLHf0.dpufToday’s pharmacist plays a tremendous role in affecting patient health outcomes, patient adherence on medication, and, therefore, pharmaceuticals sales. The value of pharmacists in today’s healthcare is an ever changing one. - See more at: http://www.rxeconsult.com/healthcare-articles/How-Pharmacists-Impact-Pharmaceutical-Sales--382/#sthash.3sQCLHf0.dpuf
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Using Hashtags

Using Hashtags | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
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Top three tips for choosing your hashtag.

 

 

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20 brilliant examples of billboard advertising | Design | Creative Bloq

20 brilliant examples of billboard advertising | Design | Creative Bloq | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
An innovative billboard design can be very hard to miss and attract attention from miles around. Check out these 20 brilliantly creative examples...
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Some great billboard campaigns that allow the message to come alive.

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Rare Cornish bee creating a buzz

Rare Cornish bee creating a buzz | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
A rare Cornish bee species could save dwindling populations from a disease that has wiped out millions of colonies worldwide, scientists have said.
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A rare Cornish bee species could save dwindling populations from a disease that has wiped out millions of colonies worldwide, scientists have said

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Cambodian diabetics see lives transformed through peer support

Cambodian diabetics see lives transformed through peer support | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
Diabetes patients in Cambodia's rural areas and urban slums are benefiting from a scheme offering information and guidance, reports Kevin Ponniah
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Diabetes patients in Cambodia's rural areas and urban slums are benefiting from a scheme offering information and guidance

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Why complexity hinders innovation in digital marketing

Why complexity hinders innovation in digital marketing | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
The current landscape is unsuited to do what's best for the advertiser. Marketers must demand transparency
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Digital has revolutionised the communications industry. Today's technological advancements provide astounding opportunities for brands to build smarter and stronger relationships with customers. The principles, however, remains the same; the goal of any advertiser is to show the right ad to the right person. Not only are we equipped to do this, in today's market we can now show the right ad to the right person, at the right time in the right place – so the advertisers role should have become easier...

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HSJ celebrates women in healthcare

HSJ celebrates women in healthcare | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
This week HSJ will be celebrating women in healthcare, focusing on female leaders and featuring a list of 50 most inspirational women in the sector.
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Today's and tomorrow discussion surrounds Valerie Bevan and Jenny Rogers' reviews on subtle sexism and interview techniques respectively. Dr Judith Smith, director of policy at the Nuffield Trust, argues that the NHS has not thought deeply enough about what type of leaders it wants for the future − or how to get them. Also, listen to podcasts by Dr Emma Stanton women entrepreneurs and Sara Khan on a new generation of female leaders; and read about the journey of two female chief executives to the top − and the challenges, opportunities and attractions it entailed.

There is also a Q&A with Heather Tierney-Moore on how she became chief executive of a trust and her grandmother’s roots as a suffragette.

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Over-90s 'defying mental decline'

Over-90s 'defying mental decline' | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
Today's 90-year-olds are surviving into very old age with improved mental faculties, Danish research suggests.
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A Dannish study showed that people born in 1915 have scored significantly better on both the cognitive tests and the activities of daily living scale than the cohort born in 1905, despite being two years older at the time of assessment. Similar studies are set to be carried out in the UK

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Champagne Anti-Aging Regimen Could Improve Memory, Research Suggests

Champagne Anti-Aging Regimen Could Improve Memory, Research Suggests | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
New research shows the impressive memory and anti-aging benefits of drinking Champagne or sparkling wine---but only if it's made primarily from red grapes.
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New research indicates that moderate Champagne (or any sparkling wine) consumption has a positive effect on memory as we age; now isn’t that the good news you’ve been waiting for? The other good news: In a December 2009 study, Champagne was also identified as improving heart health and reducing risk of stroke. The full release is here, but more importantly, stock your medicine cabinet with these suggested blanc de noir Champagnes and sparkling wines. I wonder who sponsored this research...

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Labour criticises cigarette 'U-turn'

Labour criticises cigarette 'U-turn' | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
Labour accuses the government of caving in to the tobacco lobby after plans to ban cigarette pack branding are put on hold.
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Ministers have said a decision to enforce plain cigarette packaging has been delayed so that more time can be spent examining how similar plans have worked in Australia.

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Samsung overtakes Apple on mobile web use - Telegraph

Samsung overtakes Apple on mobile web use - Telegraph | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
The world’s largest smartphone manufacturer now also accounts for the most mobile web usage, claims a report that also puts Google Chrome ahead of Internet Explorer in America.
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Web analytics company StatCounter now claims that Samsung has leapfrogged both Apple and Nokia to take the lead in June 2013.

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Unilever, Pimm's, and Pepsi shout about the power of mobile ads

Unilever, Pimm's, and Pepsi shout about the power of mobile ads | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
Able to reach consumers via the small screen when there's nobody indoors during summer.
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Mobile phones allowing for direct advertising even in the sunshine, where normal lines of advertising are thwarted by people being out and about.

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Pharma Content Marketing in the Digital Era

Pharma Content Marketing in the Digital Era | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
The world is a rapidly changing place as information gets shared at an exponential rate. This means that how businesses sell themselves must move wit
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Canadian Hospital launches mobile health app for service personnel - PMLiVE

Canadian Hospital launches mobile health app for service personnel - PMLiVE | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
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The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (The Royal) has launched a new mobile app to assist personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMG) with operational stress injuries (OSIs).

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Children Mystified by Racial Outcry Over Cheerios Ad

Children Mystified by Racial Outcry Over Cheerios Ad | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
children in "kids react" series don't take kindly to adult foolishness over a recent cheerios ad with a mixed-race couple.
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Recently Ed Milliband said that Advertising leads the way in social equlity issues. This Cheerios Advert does just that! The shocking youtube reaction to the mixed-race family featured in the Ad highlights how controversial and pioneering this advert is. Even if it is just a few vocal people, the noise that this Ad has created has revealed the woodworms and started the racial debate in the US. This article starts the dialogue at the centre by asking the Cheerio loving children what they think.

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Fat-boosting gene mystery 'solved'

Fat-boosting gene mystery 'solved' | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
The mystery of a genetic flaw which greatly increases the risk of obesity in one in six people has been solved by an international group of scientists.
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Do cyclists need to wear masks?

Do cyclists need to wear masks? | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
Given the news on the dangers of traffic pollution, does it help cyclists to wear face-masks?
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Following the publication of research showing that air pollution can cause heart failure in people with weak hearts, should cyclists be wary of breathing in toxic traffic fumes?

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Obesity 'may pose osteoporosis risk'

Obesity 'may pose osteoporosis risk' | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
Obesity may be a risk factor for the frail bone disease osteoporosis, a study suggests.
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US researchers have discovered that some people who are overweight have hidden fat inside their bones that could make them weak and prone to fractures.

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Men's Wearhouse Ads: Do You Like the Way They Look Without George Zimmer?

Men's Wearhouse Ads: Do You Like the Way They Look Without George Zimmer? | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
George Zimmer, who founded Men's Wearhouse in 1973 and served as its CEO and ad spokesman until two years ago, was fired in June by the company's board of directors from his new role as executive chairman because of disagreements over the...
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Men's Warehouse 'Zimmer case study' remind us that a company's branding should never rely on a real personality or individual, because the person's actions will ultimately affect how the brand is percieved. There should be a strong emphasis on things that can remain the same so that a look and feel will become synonumous with a brand.

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5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Social Profiles | Social Media Examiner

Social profiles: Update your social profiles to take advantage of the latest platform designs for Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest.
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Heatwave alerts for much of England

Heatwave alerts for much of England | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
The Met Office issues heatwave alerts for large parts of England, with a "heatwave action" warning for Yorkshire and the Humber.
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Heatwave Alerts for England and a warning to wear suncream and drink lots of water!

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Ban packed lunches, schools urged

Ban packed lunches, schools urged | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
An official review of school food suggests schools in England should ban packed lunches and lower the price of cooked dinners to promote healthy eating.
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20% of primary school children are obese by the time they leave primary school. Some schools have started to take mesaures by banning packed lunches or monitoring food in packed lunches, to promote health eating and the fall out, which affects children's concentration and attitude in class.

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Is There A Scientific Definition Of “Design”?

Is There A Scientific Definition Of “Design”? | Hanson Zandi News | Scoop.it
What is design? What makes it distinct from art, science, or engineering? The editors of this site decide dozens of times a day what is or isn’t "design." But is it ultimately subjective, or can it be rigorously defined?
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Is design instinctively creating something new or rearranging things that are old? A new definition is (not catrgotically) defined: DESIGN: (noun) a specification of an object, manifested by some agent, intended to accomplish goals, in a particular environment, using a set of primitive components, satisfying a set of requirements, subject to some constraints.

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