Tag Archives: health

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 »

9 Small but Impactful Health Habits to Lock Down in Your 20s

Your 20s can spark a rocky journey into self-sufficiency that makes it very easy (tempting, even) to put your health on the backburner. For many of us, it can feel like a hamster wheel of working and socializing and doing Big Things—while things like sleep, nourishment, and exercise fall by the wayside. (Take it from this seasoned 28-year-old.) It also doesn’t help that ... Read More »

Children’s mental health services ‘postcode lottery’

Spending on children’s mental health services – such as school counsellors and drop-in centres – has fallen in real terms in more than a third of areas in England, a report shows. The study, by the Children’s Commissioner, found spending had risen by 17% overall but many children faced a “postcode lottery” of provision. Anne Longfield said the figures were ... Read More »

EU to opt against health warning for suspected carcinogen

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is found in a vast array of paints, plastics, pills and toothpastes. Photograph: Alamy A suspected carcinogen found in spray paints, sun creams and varnishes will not receive a cautionary health label, under European Union proposals seen by the Guardian. In what campaigners say is an unprecedented and potentially illegal step, the European commission has dropped a recommendation from ... Read More »

White House slams ‘Medicare for All’ as bad for Americans’ health and wallets

The Trump administration slammed “Medicare for All” in its annual economic reviewTuesday, claiming that creating a new government-run health care program would be expensive, damage the economy and hurt Americans’ health. President Donald Trump and his top health officials have repeatedly blasted Medicare for All, which several Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers are backing. “M4A will be neither more efficient nor cheaper than ... Read More »