Tag Archives: health

Lets speculate about what the Kansas special election means for health care

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 big political news last night was the Kansas special election in the state’s Fourth Congressional District, where Republicans kept a seat they’ve held ... Read More »

House Prepares to Leave for Recess Without Health Care Deal

The House of Representatives is set to leave town Thursday morning for a two-week break without reaching an agreement on health care. It’s another blow to Republicans and the Trump administration who had worked this week to revive the failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. After Republicans failed to garner enough votes nearly two ... Read More »

Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both ... Read More »

Better mental health: Royals hear how single phone call saved ambulanceman’s life

Dan told them his story at a reception held to mark World Mental Health Day by Heads Together, the Duke and Duchess’s mental health charity.Dan was struggling to cope after a call-out to a child abuse victim. He contacted work partner Rich Morton and they had a heart to heart, which helped Dan, 31, conquer his demons. “I was getting ... Read More »

ACA Repeal Would Mean Massive Cuts To Public Health, Leaving Cities And States At Risk

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed a little over six years ago, it brought with it the promise of health insurance for all Americans. It also sought to begin to shift the paradigm for health care in this country, emphasizing value over volume, and recognizing the importance of prevention coupled with appropriate access to care. By now, it ... Read More »

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migraine more common among women

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migra… Read More This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Fight your ... Read More »

Soon, ingestible e-pills to track your health

Soon, ingestible e-pills to track your health (Getty Images) MIT scientists have developed a small battery that runs on stomach acids and could power next-generation ingestible electronic pills which may monitor patient health or treat diseases by residing in the gastrointestinal tract for extended periods of time. The device may offer a safer and lower-cost alternative to the traditional batteries ... Read More »

An Instagram challenge fighting mental health taboos

The buzz surrounding mental health has only gotten stronger in the last couple of years. People have been rallying to eradicate the stigma attached to mental illnesses and celebrities like Carrie Fisher, and closer home Deepika Padukone, have only helped take the cause forward. And now, we have another campaign, that’s helping people deal with their own struggles with mental ... Read More »

Spinal health is essential to combat back pain

Take care of your spine (Thinkstock) Experts feel that, when it comes to maintaining spinal health, even small changes can help with the healing process over a period of time. Here are some simple ways to support your spine. Keeping these tips in mind will help you prevent back pain issues. Rest your spine in the correct way When lying ... Read More »

Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

017, 01.00 PM IST Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides (TOI illustration for representation) Grassroots community mental health programmes to address risk factors such as depressionand alcohol use disorders can significantly address treatment gaps and reduce incidence of suicide, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows. Recommended By Colombia The prevalence of depression, one of the ... Read More »