Hospitals cutting back on IT investment; NASA body monitor could help people on earth;

> A new survey has concluded that more than half of U.S. hospitals have cut back or postponed IT projects due to the ongoing recession. FierceHealthIT

> A new monitor developed by NASA to measure body chemistry in astronauts could someday become the standard for managing remote medicine applications. FierceMobileHealthcare

> In recent times, costs for bariatric surgeries have fallen 21 percent between 2002 and 2006, according to new research from the AHRQ. FierceHealthFinance

> While swine flu fears may have been bogus, the actions hospital took to prepare for disaster were well worth the trouble, says Hospital Impact's Christopher Cornue. Hospital Impact

And Finally... Well, you've got to admit it--the chocolate pudding was an unusual touch. Article