Tag Archives: health

Graham-Cassidy, the GOP’s last health care proposal, explained with a cartoon

Senate Republicans have been through four different health care proposals to repeal Obamacare, all of which failed to pass. But now there’s one very ambitious proposal left. Graham-Cassidy isn’t a sexy or descriptive name, but what makes it so radical is how much it deconstructs the existing system. It brings back preexisting conditions, so insurers can charge sick people more; it ... Read More »

Meet the Twitter ‘mafia’ in health and fitness tech

Twitter alums are taking over the health-technology sector. A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, fitness and bio-tech start-ups. The vast majority of them joined or founded these companies in the past two years, in the midst of Twitter’s well-documented executive shakeup. This list includes but is not limited to: Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, ... Read More »

It’s official: Health, not just wellness, is Apple’s future

In the months after Apple announced its health-and-fitness-tracking Apple Watch, users started making some surprising declarations. The Apple Watch had saved their life. Apple’s executive team took note. At an event on Tuesday, where it unveiled a new version of the Apple Watch, the company showcased some of these heartwarming user stories: People with diabetes who integrated their blood sugar monitor with Apple Watch and ... Read More »

Anxiety over health ’caused by cyber-chondria’

Worrying excessively about health issues should be picked up and treated, researchers said Worrying excessively about health, and going for unnecessary appointments and tests, is a growing problem – fuelled by looking up symptoms on the internet, researchers say. Health anxiety can also be caused by previous health scares and could affect one in five hospital out-patients. UK researchers said ... Read More »

UK retiree forced to pay almost $700 in private health a month — and no one’s listening

OVERSEAS  retirees living in Tasmania are facing a costly and significantly limited choice of health insurance People who have moved to Australia on a 410 Retirement Visa are not entitled to Centrelink or Medicare benefits and must have private health insurance. However, according to 77-year-old UK immigrant Ron Spencer of Claremont, there is only one company, Bupa, that offers medical ... Read More »

Cabinet reshuffle: Ashwini Kumar Choubey appointed MoS Health and Family Welfare

Prominent Brahmin face from Bihar, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, was appointed the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in today’s cabinet reshuffle. According to Health ministry officials, he will be entrusted with the responsibilities which his predecessor Faggan Singh Kulaste dealt with during his tenure. Elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly for five consecutive terms, Choubey, 64, coined the ... Read More »

Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review

A wide-ranging, UK government-commissioned industrial strategy review of the life sciences sector, conducted by Oxford University’s Sir John Bell, has underlined the value locked up in publicly funded data held by the country’s National Health Service — and called for a new regulatory framework to be established in order to “capture for the UK the value in algorithms generated using NHS data”. The NHS ... Read More »

It’s time to talk about Trump’s mental health

President Trump. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) How unstable and divorced from reality is President Trump? We’ve reached the point where the nation has the right and the need to know. We’re not accustomed to asking such questions about our presidents. We don’t know how to even begin inquiring into a president’s mental health, so we rationalize aberrant behavior as being ... Read More »

Why Women Need To Buy Separate Health Insurance

Image for representational purpose only (Image Courtesy: AFP Relaxnews) Women are the pillar of a family. From being a humble housewife to a confident professional to a loving mother, a woman plays multiple role in a society. Today’s women are all-rounders or we can say are ‘doing-it-all’. But in midst of taking care of everyone, have they forgotten themselves? Although, ... Read More »

More than 100,000 teenagers a year to get mental health training to help them cope with exam stress

More than 100,000 teenagers a year will be given mental health training to help them cope with the pressure of exam and build up their self-esteem, the Prime Minister announces today. Theresa May will unveil plans to make a new mental health awareness course part of the National Citizen Service programme for teenagers in a bid to reduce the levels ... Read More »