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Connecticut third best for children’s health

Connecticut is the third best state for children’s health care, according to a new study from the financial web site WalletHub. To determine which states offer the most cost-effective and highest-quality health care for children, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of children aged 0 ... Read More »

Trump It doesnt matter if health care vote happens next week

President Donald Trump said Friday he is in “no particular rush” to see legislative action started on replacing the Affordable Care Act and overhauling the American tax system. “We’ll see what happens,” he told reporters after signing an executive order at the Treasury Department. “No particular rush, but we’ll see what happens.” Trump had appeared to seek a flurry of ... Read More »

No health hazards from mobile tower radiation Govt

Dismissing concerns over radiation remitted from mobile towers, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said studies so far have not revealed any health hazards. Claiming that prescribed limits for radiation emissions in India are more stringent than global norms, the Minister said the Supreme Court order in this regard is only interim and not final. The Minister was reacting to ... Read More »

Lack of post-hospital mental health care ‘increasing risk of suicides’

Guidelines say people discharged after a mental health crisis should receive a visit or call to assess their needs. Photograph: Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images Denis Campbell Health policy editor Wednesday 12 April 2017 19.01 EDTLast modified on Thursday 13 April 2017 03.46 EDT Thousands of vulnerable people are being left at increased risk of suicide because NHS mental health teams in England and ... Read More »

Lets speculate about what the Kansas special election means for health care

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 big political news last night was the Kansas special election in the state’s Fourth Congressional District, where Republicans kept a seat they’ve held ... Read More »

House Prepares to Leave for Recess Without Health Care Deal

The House of Representatives is set to leave town Thursday morning for a two-week break without reaching an agreement on health care. It’s another blow to Republicans and the Trump administration who had worked this week to revive the failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. After Republicans failed to garner enough votes nearly two ... Read More »

Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both ... Read More »

Better mental health: Royals hear how single phone call saved ambulanceman’s life

Dan told them his story at a reception held to mark World Mental Health Day by Heads Together, the Duke and Duchess’s mental health charity.Dan was struggling to cope after a call-out to a child abuse victim. He contacted work partner Rich Morton and they had a heart to heart, which helped Dan, 31, conquer his demons. “I was getting ... Read More »

ACA Repeal Would Mean Massive Cuts To Public Health, Leaving Cities And States At Risk

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed a little over six years ago, it brought with it the promise of health insurance for all Americans. It also sought to begin to shift the paradigm for health care in this country, emphasizing value over volume, and recognizing the importance of prevention coupled with appropriate access to care. By now, it ... Read More »

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migraine more common among women

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migra… Read More This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Fight your ... Read More »