Tag Archives: health

Goldman Sachs breaks down how Amazon can jump into health care

Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Jeff Bezos Amazon is speeding its efforts to crack the health care market, hiring a number of high-profile executives, testing Echo technology in top hospitals and creating a secret “1492” team dedicated to health-technology opportunities like telemedicine and electronic medical records. Goldman Sachs is now out with a 30-page report from five research analysts on Amazon’s likely ambitions in the ... Read More »

‘Step up public spending on health, education’

The Survey has called for more public investments in social sectors — mainly education and health — at a time when the NITI Aayog is seen to be encouraging more privatisation, specifically in the health sector. “The public investment in social infrastructure like education and health is critical in the development of an economy,” the report said. While India has ... Read More »

Surprising ways your partner can affect your health

Who you choose to spend your life with could significantly affect your health. Your choice of partner can affect your health in many ways, both positively and negatively. Anything from their exercise habits and working hours to their personality can have an impact on your well-being. We investigate the surprising ways that your significant other can affect your health. Whether ... Read More »

IGNOU SOSS PG diploma in mental health: Apply before August 18 at ignou.ac.in

The School of Social Sciences (SOSS) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a new course from the July 2017 session. Now, students can opt to be a part of a postgraduate diploma programme in mental health (PGDMH). “The objective of the programme is to build capacity through spreading of awareness and training of personnel working in the field to ... Read More »

Senate Voted Against Health Care Repeal on Anniversary of Approving Medicare

This Thursday and Friday have scored a place in the health-care history books, thanks to the U.S. Senate’s middle-of-the-night vote rejecting a bill that would have repealed part of a landmark achievement of the Obama presidency, the Affordable Care Act. Had the repeal passed, even in its “skinny” form, it could have led to changes to Medicaid and Medicare. But the dates in ... Read More »

Obama camp praises everyone who “made their voices heard” against GOP health care bill

Failed vote after failed vote, former President Barack Obama watched as Senate Republicans tried to repeal his signature piece of health legislation — and ultimately came up short, at least for now. On Friday, via spokesperson Kevin Lewis, Obama praised the activist and grassroots efforts that helped stop Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. “The Affordable ... Read More »

The health care vote-a-rama is nigh

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. The Senate continued its Obamacare repeal debate Wednesday. It’s actually still happening, and you can stream it on C-SPAN. Here are the three main things ... Read More »

Newest Senate health bill would cause 32 million to lose coverage

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Republicans’ newest health care bill would cause 32 million additional Americans to become uninsured over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office projectedThursday. Republicans on Wednesday put forward the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, a bill that would wipe the health law’s coverage expansion off the books without a replacement in 2020. The bill comes as the ... Read More »

WITH HEALTH COMING FIRST, ROGER FEDERER’S POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

LONDON—Asked what he missed most about professional tennis, Pete Sampras once said that it was the feeling that would come over him an hour before the Wimbledon final. He would start to feel sick, because he knew the whole world was going to be watching. That’s how most players talk about Centre Court. On the one hand, they wouldn’t trade ... Read More »

Insurers don’t have to cover birth control under GOP’s revised health bill

The Affordable Care Act ensures that all FDA-approved birth control methods are covered without a copay if you have health insurance, with few exceptions. But the revised Senate health care bill would scrap the birth control mandate — allowing insurance companies to sell plans that don’t include any of the currently mandated women’s preventive health services, from birth control to ... Read More »