Health

Suffering from diabetes? Eating broccoli can help keep it in check

Eating broccoli sprouts may help diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study which offers a much needed alternative to address the worldwide epidemic.Eating broccoli sprouts may help diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study which offers a much needed alternative to address the worldwide epidemic. Type 2 diabetes affects more than 300 ... Read More »

Recreational activity may up facial fracture risk in elderly

Although participating in recreational activities such as aerobics and muscle-strengthening activities could make older adults active, they may adversely increase the risk of facial fractures and other injuries, a study has warned. The study showed that bicycling was the most common source of injury and was responsible for 26.6 per cent of the injuries. Playing a team sport, such as ... Read More »

Diet Diary: Why all that you read about red meat may not be right

Beef: Round, Sirloin, Shuck, Loin  Veal: All trimmed cuts Pork: Tenderloin, leg (fresh), shoulder (arm or picnic) Lamb: Leg, arm, loin Red meat has acquired a negative reputation. Messages about its consumption are both confusing and misleading. It is generally believed that meat is rich in fat and cholesterol and a high intake of it, is associated with heart disease, ... Read More »

Childhood passive smoking may up arthritis risk later

Exposure to passive smoking in childhood significantly increased the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in adult smokers, a study has showed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet. The findings showed that in smokers who had childhood passive exposure to smoke, the hazard ratio was 1.73 compared with non-smokers not ... Read More »

Trump’s Health-Care Threats Are Nothing but Spite and Fury

Other than sating his desire for vengeance, it’s hard to see what President Trump would get out of committing to this confrontation. Photograph by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty In the past few days, senior Senate Republicans have made it clear that they want to move on from Obamacare repeal. “We’ve had our vote, and we’re moving on to tax ... Read More »

Obama camp praises everyone who “made their voices heard” against GOP health care bill

Failed vote after failed vote, former President Barack Obama watched as Senate Republicans tried to repeal his signature piece of health legislation — and ultimately came up short, at least for now. On Friday, via spokesperson Kevin Lewis, Obama praised the activist and grassroots efforts that helped stop Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. “The Affordable ... Read More »

The health care vote-a-rama is nigh

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. The Senate continued its Obamacare repeal debate Wednesday. It’s actually still happening, and you can stream it on C-SPAN. Here are the three main things ... Read More »

Newest Senate health bill would cause 32 million to lose coverage

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Republicans’ newest health care bill would cause 32 million additional Americans to become uninsured over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office projectedThursday. Republicans on Wednesday put forward the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, a bill that would wipe the health law’s coverage expansion off the books without a replacement in 2020. The bill comes as the ... Read More »

WITH HEALTH COMING FIRST, ROGER FEDERER’S POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

LONDON—Asked what he missed most about professional tennis, Pete Sampras once said that it was the feeling that would come over him an hour before the Wimbledon final. He would start to feel sick, because he knew the whole world was going to be watching. That’s how most players talk about Centre Court. On the one hand, they wouldn’t trade ... Read More »

Insurers don’t have to cover birth control under GOP’s revised health bill

The Affordable Care Act ensures that all FDA-approved birth control methods are covered without a copay if you have health insurance, with few exceptions. But the revised Senate health care bill would scrap the birth control mandate — allowing insurance companies to sell plans that don’t include any of the currently mandated women’s preventive health services, from birth control to ... Read More »