In Case You Missed It: New and Noteworthy This Week

This regular blog series is a roundup of recent news items and developments that I found interesting and would like to share.

National Technical University, Singapore introduces Nadine Thalmann, social robot. NTU scientists unveil social and telepresence robots

This is a good article on the need for homecare for the elderly. Today’s Research on Aging: Family Caregiving

Burning More Calories Lowers Your Risk of Developing Dementia, New Study Says

Two Valuable Lessons for Redesigning Geriatric Care

Please see this interesting collection of essay from the New England Journal of Medicine on the business of healthcare delivery. Innovation and the Business of Healthcare

This is an interesting resource for improving cancer care in resource limited settings. Cancer Care in Low Resource Areas: Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: Workshop Summary

An interesting story about the CEO of Aetna. Mark Bertolini, Aetna CEO: Mindful of Mortality

Japan’s Retirees: Industrial Waste or a Silver Lining?