Health

Mental-health beds shortage ‘causing distress’

More mental-health hospital beds are needed in England to end the “distressing” sending of patients far from home, analysis suggests. Patients with conditions such as schizophrenia can be sent to hospitals miles away from their home if their nearby units do not have space. The Department of Health aims to end inappropriate far-away placements by 2021. But the Royal College ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren’s dream health care world

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan takes on every major health care industry — insurers, doctors, hospitals and drug companies — in her pursuit of expanding coverage and lowering costs for the middle class. Why it matters: We’ve never tried any cost containment measures that are remotely close to being as aggressive as Warren’s, and there could be consequences if payment rates ... Read More »

Glenn Maxwell to take break from cricket due to mental health issues

 Glenn Maxwell was in destructive form in the opening T20I against Sri Lanka at the weekend. Photograph: Darren England/AAP Glenn Maxwell will take a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues, with D’Arcy Short to replace him in the national Twenty20 squad. Maxwell is understood to have been dealing with personal matters for the past month. He met ... Read More »

Mental Health Problems Need To Be Destigmatized In The Workplace—Here’s How To Do It

Almost one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NAMI). Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s a good time to consider the tens of millions of people nationwide who deal with mental health issues and can face serious stigmatization on the job. “Stigma in the workplace is still, ... Read More »

Who is telling the truth about their health?

When researchers or policymakers ask health related questions — which they do a lot — they often rely on self-reported rather than tested health data. IIASA researchers looked into how reliable this type of data is for research and found that, depending on country or age, self-reported data could be highly biased. Declining fertility rates and increased life expectancy has ... Read More »

You Don’t Want Facebook Involved With Your Health Care

Could your Netflix viewing habits predict that you will develop inflammatory bowel disease? Might your use of religious language in Facebook posts signal that you have diabetes? Could Amazon’s Alexa start telling you when you are getting sick and offer to sell you medicines? All of the big technology companies have been moving into health care recently, making investments that mobilize their vast troves of consumer ... Read More »

Sigh of relief at RJD camp as Lalu Prasad’s health recovers

Lalu Prasad Yadav. (Photo: Tejashwi Yadav on Twitter) Amedical update from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health has come as a sigh of relief for his family members and RJD supporters. Last week, the RJD supremo had undergone surgery for an abscess on his buttock and subsequently was administered with antibiotic for the drying up ... Read More »

Expect Walmart Health To Challenge CVS And Other Chains

Photographer: Callaghan O’Hare/Bloomberg © 2018 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP This month Walmart will open a separate “Walmart Health” Care Center in its Dallas, Georgia, store. The opening is slated for September 13. This facility will provide low-priced health services for local customers that include dental, audiology, x-ray examinations, and mental health counseling. This is in direct response to CVS’s HealthHUB effort, as ... Read More »

Why ‘one app to rule them all’ is not the future of digital health

“One app to rule them all” is a compelling idea if you’re a healthcare giant. In this imagined model, patients flock to one comprehensive user experience for all their healthcare needs, from insurance and scheduling to lab results and disease management. And the healthcare giant, which has developed or acquired its way to market dominance, now has the ability to ... Read More »

Health Care Vitals: Nashville

The Axios roundtable last Thursday morning in Nashville. Photo: Adam Sanner for Axios Last Thursday, Axios’ Sam Baker hosted an Expert Voices Live roundtable in Nashville, TN on health care access and affordability in the state. Government officials, academic experts and local leaders discussed the challenges faced by care providers in delivering equitable, high-quality care, and the lasting impact this ... Read More »