Health

‘Epidemic’: 75% of workplace assaults happen to health care workers

Three-quarters of all workplace assaults happen to health care workers, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. And right now, unlike other professions, there is no federal law requiring prevention, reporting, or action if a health care worker is assaulted while on the job. “You can get into a cab or an Uber, or onto a train, and it ... Read More »

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

New research from the United Kingdom suggests that people who play in a brass band experience a wide array of mental and physical health benefits — partly from playing an instrument, and, in part, thanks to the feeling of inclusion in a group. Share on PinterestBeing in a brass band could bring you many physical and mental health benefits, recent ... Read More »

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction

Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction,” new research published in the American Thoracic Society’s journal, Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The study by the Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) reviewed interventions that have ... Read More »

Armenia proposes universal health insurance – and a hefty tax increase

Armenia’s Ministry of Health has proposed an ambitious program for implementing a mandatory, universal health insurance system in the country. But many Armenians are balking at the cost, which the ministry said would require a 6 percent income tax on every working citizen. The ministry published a draft of program on November 22, resulting in much social media grumbling. On the website where the ... Read More »

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: An in-depth examination of the players and tech trends reshaping the future of healthcare

Until now, healthcare was the only remaining industry that had yet to feel the rapid impact of digitization endured by retail, banking, and media. But consumer adoption of digital tech, regulatory overhauls, and a shifting reimbursement model are forcing healthcare players’ hands. Business Insider Intelligence Digital health innovation offers market incumbents new opportunities to combat constricting margins, labor shortages, and ... Read More »

NI health system ‘at point of collapse’ say surgeons

Northern Ireland’s healthcare system is “at the point of collapse” the Royal College of Surgeons has claimed after waiting times reached an all-time high. More than 300,000 people are waiting to see a consultant, according to figures from the Department of Health. Mark Jones from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) described the figures as “distressing” and “unacceptable”. “Patients in the ... Read More »

Guardian Public Service Awards: public health and wellbeing winner

 The Blue Light project brings together partners including police, social care staff and local GPs. Sandwell council: the Blue Light project When people with an alcohol dependence are in the depths of despair, they can sometimes be quite suspicious of support. They may be suffering from complex physical and mental health problems compounded by other social issues. Gaining the trust of ... Read More »

Top 10 Health Care Industry Predictions For The Year 2020

As we near the end of the year, it is again time to go to the crystal ball and issue predictions for what the year 2020 holds in store for health care. This year, I consulted three well-known Venice Beach astrologers, two reputed Chakra healers, and an old Ouija board to arrive at 10 predictions that have a 50/50 chance ... Read More »

Health-care leaders mourn Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, who unexpectedly died at age 60

Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson died unexpectedly in his sleep Sunday, the health care giant announced. One of the nation’s leading health care executives, Tyson was 60. He rose through the ranks during a 30-year career at Kaiser to become CEO in 2013. Over his tenure, the integrated health care system and health insurance giant grew from 9 million ... Read More »

US, EU health care giants jump at opportunities in China during import expo

SHANGHAI – Some of the world’s largest medical and health care companies are stepping up their bets on the Chinese market, regardless of slowing economic growth and trade tensions. At this week’s China International Import Expo in Shanghai, health care giants such as AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly and Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled massive floor displays to promote their products in the Chinese market. The companies are looking ... Read More »