Tag Archives: health

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills

Widely perceived as fierce guardians of health care spending, insurers, in many cases, aren’t. In fact, they often agree to pay high prices, then pass them along to patients. Justin Volz for ProPublica Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn’t make sense. His recovery from a partial hip ... Read More »

Health Insurance Coverage For Healthy Groceries? More Food-Based Interventions May Be Coming

Shutterstock Health insurance plans cover a variety of medical procedures, prescriptions and provider visits. A recent change in how some plans interpret health-related insurance benefits may see more plans offering food-based benefits, including meals and healthy groceries. Hippocrates, of the eponymous Oath, famously wrote “Let food be thy medicine.” A little over a decade ago, the editor of the British Medical ... Read More »

Health insurance and cancer — How to choose the best plan for your needs

Naval Goel “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” It is clear that it is not only about having a healthy body, but also about having a healthy mind. In simple terms, a good health is all about the condition where your body and mind function properly. These days when ... Read More »

Ayurveda tips for complete health, experts say these 10 help build immunity

Ayurveda seems to have taken a back-seat in the hustle bustle of modern life, with material comforts becoming the norm while we ignore the various gifts that nature has to offer to us on an everyday basis. Instead of being in harmony with nature, we have adopted artificial practices that disturb the equilibrium of mind and body. We can’t sleep, ... Read More »

Diabetes and heart disease should be top health priorities

Chronic diseases claim more Indian lives than infectious diseases, and take a huge toll: Between 2012 and 2030, non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions are expected to cost India $4.58 trillion. The government supports states to respond, but much more needs to be done. New research for India Consensus, a collaboration between Tata Trusts and Copenhagen Consensus, reveals some strategies ... Read More »

Broccoli Nutrition: This Nutritional Showstopper Can Do Wonders For Your Health

Broccoli is the edible flowering head of a green plant that derived its name from the Italian plural broccolo- flowering crest of cabbage. Its history dates back to the 6th Century BC, and is the outcome of careful breeding of Brassica crops in northern Mediterranean region. A valuable food in the Roman Empire, it was taken to England in the mid-18th century ... Read More »

Vitamin A For Health: 5 Benefits Of Consuming Foods Rich In Vitamin A

Our body needs a number of nutrients in the form of minerals and vitamins to function properly. A deficiency of any of these minerals and vitamins leads to a deficiency in the body, which manifests itself in the form of a number of symptoms that can lead to illnesses. While some of these nutrients are produced by the body, some ... Read More »

Occasional fasting may be a fast fix for our health

Many people routinely fast, going hungry for a day or a couple of days either for spiritual or health reasons. Some say fasting cleanses toxins from the body. Others enjoy a spiritual awareness that hunger arouses. The irregular diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors is often cited as an evolutionary basis for deliberately restricting our modern diet. Tens of millions of people of ... Read More »

Sharp rise under-11s referred for mental health help

There has been a sharp rise in the number of children under 11 referred for mental health treatment by schools in the last four years, figures show. Data obtained by children’s charity the NSPCC shows that schools in England have made a total of 123,713 referrals for specialist help since 2014-15. But more than half of these came from primary ... Read More »

Mental health self-help guides tend to be dull, so I created a vibrant zine

‘I noticed there were few resources for service users that were empowering or pleasing to the eye.’ Photograph: Swirlzine I’ve used my experiences over the last 20 years to develop Swirl, an accessible guide to managing anxiety I have struggled with anxiety, particularly overthinking, for a number of years. I’ve had cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and taken medication – and ... Read More »