Tag Archives: health

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 »

How to choose right insurer for life insurance and health insurance

Besides premium and settlement ratios, there are several other metrics you need to consider to pick the right insurer. Life Insurance You need to opt for an insurer with lower customer complaints, faster claim settlements and higher customer retention. High persistency ratio shows trustworthiness The ratio reflects the insurer’s customer retention record. The higher the persistency ratio, the better it is, as ... Read More »

India’s Defence Budget is Nearly Five Times the Health Budget

New Delhi: An analysis of the government’s budget allocation on major items shows that India continues to spend approximately five times more on defence than on health care. Defence accounts for 11% of India’s overall expenditures and health accounts for 2%. India’s defence allocation this year (2019-2020) is Rs 2,82,733 crore and health allocation is Rs 63,538. The defence budget is 4.8 times ... Read More »

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide (1). They come in a variety of sizes and colors—including orange, white and purple—and are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Not to mention, they provide a number of health benefits and are easy to add to your diet. Here are 6 surprising health benefits of sweet potatoes. ... Read More »

Air pollution affects happiness not just health, scientists find

Air pollution is not just bad for health also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown. Researchers at MIT and the University of Beijing discovered a direct link between the amount of particulates in the air and happiness. Research has previously shown that air pollution is damaging to health, cognitive performance, labor productivity, and educational outcomes. But air pollution ... Read More »

Health stakeholders work to restore trust in school-based immunization

MANILA — In some of the Philippines’ most vulnerable communities, parents, health professionals and school leaders are working quietly to restore parents’ trust in immunization, which was tarnished by a shelved anti-dengue campaign. Two years since it transformed an elementary school in Iloilo from the entire province’s laggard to 100-percent compliance with school-based immunization against measles rubella and tetanus diphtheria, ... Read More »