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With more and more data about us offered electronically and on line, the latest episode of the LSE iQ podcast asks, ‘Is major information good for our health and fitness?’ 

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Innovations in bio-healthcare technologies, along with electronic overall health records and the information and facts we create by means of our mobile telephones, smartwatches or Fitbits, our social media posts and search engine queries, indicate that there is a torrent of info about our bodies, our wellness and our diseases out there.  

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Along with this, the incredible development in computing ability and information storage means that this ‘Big Data’ can be saved and aggregated and then analysed by innovative algorithms for connections, comparisons and insights.  

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The guarantee of all of this is that significant information will create prospects for medical breakthroughs, support tailor healthcare interventions to us as individuals and generate technologies that will speed up and boost health care.  

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And, of class, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have also seen some nations use facts, created from people’s mobile telephones, to track and trace the disease.  

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All of this poses opportunities for the tech giants and other individuals who want to be element of the goldrush for our data –  and to then market remedies again to us  

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What are the risks in handing about our most individual details? Will it allow for massive data to produce on its hoopla? And is it a honest trade? 

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In this episode of LSE iQ, Oliver Johnson speaks to Dr Leeza Osipenko, Senior Lecturer in Apply in LSE’s Office of Health Coverage Professor Barbara Prainsack, Professor of Comparative Policy Analysis at the University of Vienna and Professor Sociology at King’s College London Dr Stephen L. Roberts, Lecturer in World-wide Well being at UCL (formerly LSE Fellow in Global Health Plan in LSE’s Division of Overall health Coverage) and Dr James Somauroo, founder of the healthtech agency somX and presenter of The Wellness-Tech Podcast.  

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