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Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we assess areas of our life we’d like to improve and determine to make a change. Of course, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions, a tradition that tends to get a bit of a bad rap because such promises to ourselves can be [...]

December 31, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

To give a  thrust to the national ‘Fit India’ movement, it has been decided that  there will be  a convergence of activities of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan stated this after meeting Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju yesterday for charting the convergent actions of the two [...]

December 27, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care – risking patient safety, researchers suggest. A team at Imperial College say the systems cannot “talk” to each other, making cross-referencing difficult and potentially leading to “errors”. Of 121 million patient interactions, there were 11 million where information from a previous [...]

December 8, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Using CBD for Optimal Health

Using CBD for Optimal Health

Cannabidiol has become wildly popular since the passing of the Farm Bill of 2018. The new legislation has opened the door for the manufacture of tinctures, balms, capsules, and food products across the United States. Slowly but surely, this hemp plant extract is shedding its negative stigma, and sales are thriving as people report on [...]

December 7, 2019 admin Health Comments Off on Using CBD for Optimal Health

Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

Google hired David Feinberg from Geisinger Health, a system of hospitals based in Pennsylvania, toward the end of 2018 and put him in charge of a newly created division called Google Health. But the company has remained quiet about the division’s scope and goals. Now he’s beginning to talk publicly about his plans, and appeared on [...]

November 3, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

Millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide resulting in 2.6 million deaths annually in low-and middle-income countries alone.  Most of these deaths are avoidable. The personal, social and economic impact of patient harm leads to losses of trillions of US dollars worldwide. The World Health Organization is focusing global [...]

September 15, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

Physical health forms a major part of our life. Being physically active, maintaining nutritional balance, good rest and sound sleep are a few components of physical health. Giving importance to physical health will reap benefits at all ages of your life. Good physical health can contribute to leading a successful life. Physical activity or exercise [...]

September 9, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

 A letter signed by 29 health groups expresses concern that a no-deal Brexit with impact public health standards. Photograph: Alamy The country’s leading health organisations, including those representing doctors, nurses, surgeons and mental health charities, have called on the government to confirm it will abide by its duty to “do no harm” to public health [...]

September 4, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health

Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health

Vaping has been taking over headlines in recent weeks, and for all the worst reasons. The smoking alternative has been linked to lung issues in dozens of hospitalized patients and health officials are investigating what may be hundreds of related cases. Now, in the state where these cases began to gain national attention, Wisconsin, health officials [...]

August 31, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health

Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, is moving deeper into the primary care and mental health market, opening a new clinic called Walmart Health in Georgia. The company recently updated its website with a link to Walmart Health, describing its “newest location in Dallas, GA.” It also went online with the site “Walmarthealth.com,” where patients can set [...]

August 30, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Here’s how your mind and body are connected

Here’s how your mind and body are connected

Our mind and body are connected and any emotional turbulence has a direct impact on the overall well being. In order to keep the body healthy, it is important to keep the mood upbeat. Read on for deets Here’s how your mind and body are connected Everyone gets moody. Some days you feel on top [...]

August 27, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s how your mind and body are connected

After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

The nightmares kept coming and David Leal knew he was in trouble. A navy veteran with a can-do attitude and a solidly middle-class IT job at a hospital in Santa Rosa, California, he didn’t think of himself as mentally vulnerable. But when the Tubbs fire snatched his house off the face of the earth in the early [...]

August 26, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change