Health

Union Budget 2019-20: Hardly any mention of health sector in Budget speech

There was hardly any mention of healthcare in Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget speech. It did not touch upon even flagship schemes of the Narendra Modi government as expected by experts. Instead, Sitharaman just gave a passing reference to the sector, stating that according to the vision presented in the interim budget, a healthy society would remain ... Read More »

Facebook’s Health Crackdown: Brainstorm Health

Good afternoon, readers! (The 4th of July weekend is almost upon us, we’ll make it.) Facebook has, for a variety of reasons, become a central target for privacy, media, and health care watchdog organizations alike. The company announced Tuesday that it’s making moves to mitigate its own role in perpetuating false health information via its platform. “We know that people don’t ... Read More »

Breaking Down Health Care Silos

A patient we’ll call Bonnie has been on dialysis for five years, making the difficult trip three times a week to a clinic to sit for hours hooked up to a machine that filters toxins from her blood. Bonnie is 65 and suffers from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the gradual failure of her kidneys. She has chronically low blood pressure, ... Read More »

5 Ways Tech Could Keep Us Living Longer: Health Innovations The Rich Are Investing In

As technological innovations in healthcare advance, the human race edges ever closer to the dream of eternal youth. But some people want to get there faster than others, and if you’re a billionaire with money to burn – then why would you not make use of your vast fortunes to achieve the goal of unearthing that mystical fountain of youth? ... Read More »

Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement accounts, explained

President Donald Trump’s new health care plan: health reimbursement accounts. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Trump long ago gave up on his promise to deliver “health care for everybody,” but his administration does have something else in mind: health reimbursement accounts. The Trump administration finalized some new regulations late last week for those tax-preferred accounts. In short, employers can pay money into ... Read More »

Teachers to be trained to spot mental health issues early

Theresa May will promise new classroom teaching materials and updated statutory guidance on schools’ mental health responsibilities. Photograph: View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images Theresa May is to announce that all teachers in England and Wales will be trained to spot the early signs of mental health issues in children as part of a package of measures aimed at prioritising prevention. ... Read More »

French medics warn health service is on brink of collapse

People take part in a demonstration near the French Health ministry in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images Emergency room doctors and nurses have protested outside the French health ministry amid strikes at dozens of hospitals across the country as medics warned that budget cuts were leading France’s world-class health system to the brink of collapse and putting patients’ lives at ... Read More »

With fewer exclusions, will health insurance cost more?

The insurance regulator recently issued a draft on standardizing and rationalizing exclusions in health insurancepolicies. The draft seeks to redefine terms such as pre-existing ailment to remove ambiguity, seeks to include new lines of treatment due to medical advancement, besides making other customer-friendly recommendations such as giving insurers an eight-year moratorium after which a policy is not contestable except for proven ... Read More »

For the sake of our health, we need to kick the indoor habit

 ‘We are only beginning to understand the health risks associated with living a permanently sheltered life.’ Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd, Wales. Photograph: Chris Lacey/National Trust Images/Chris Lac As a species we need to get out more. Humans now spend so much time indoors that many of us are cultivating a variety of serious health complaints, and for some they ... Read More »

Keep your body, skin and hair safe during swimming with these 4 easy-to-follow tips!

The chemicals used in the swimming pool water can harm your body, skin and hair. The summer heat, dry winds, harmful sun rays only make it worse. Keep your body, skin and hair safe during swimming with these 4 easy-to-follow tips!  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The summer season is loved by many because it gives them the chance to ... Read More »