Tag Archives: health

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 »

Viewpoint | Having only health insurance in old age for health-related expenses. Is it enough?

When you are young, medical expenses are not much and rare. So it is not much of a concern. But once you cross the 50s, these expenses become regular. Just ask those who are past this age and you will realize how common it is for them to spend regularly on healthcare. People are now living much longer than previous generations. ... Read More »

Mental health text support service Shout launched by royals

All the text conversations are anonymous, unless the client wants to give their name. Photograph: Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 A new text service for people who are feeling suicidal or facing a mental health crisis has been launched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who are calling for 3,000 members of the public to train as online counsellors. Speaking at Kensington ... Read More »

Summer health tips: How to make the boring water interesting to stay hydrated this summer

Hydration is extremely important, especially during the summer to keep the body cool and to make up for the fluid loss due to sweat, which is excessive in the summers. Summer health tips: How to make the boring water interesting to stay hydrated this summer  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The summer season is already hitting its peak this April ... Read More »

We’re Sitting More and More — and It’s Affecting Our Health

Computers, televisions, and mobile devices are leading us to a more sedentary lifestyle. But there are ways to break out of it. Getty Images If Justan Germano weren’t so dedicated to staying fit, work could put his health on the line. The 32-year-old professional gamer spends more than eight hours nearly every day glued to a screen as he livestreams ... Read More »

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports. This study is the latest to highlight the potential risks of entrusting sensitive health information to our phones. Though most of the ... Read More »