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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

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

NEW DELHI: The health of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted to AIIMS, deteriorated on Friday, hospital sources said. Uma Bharti visited the hospital to enquire about his health. On Monday, BJP veteran L K Advani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, [...]

August 24, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

Direction of Apple’s Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

Direction of Apple’s Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

A rise in tensions in the Health team over the last few months have led to some employees to become wary of the group’s working culture, people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on behalf of Apple advised to CNBC. While healthcare is still a strategic priority for Apple, it seems the team working in [...]

August 21, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Direction of Apple’s Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

Here’s why your workplace health insurance is so expensive

Here’s why your workplace health insurance is so expensive

Even if your employer offers you health insurance at work, chances are you’re shelling out more money for medical care. Last year, employers spent an average of $15,159 in premiums to cover a family of four, according to an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. In all, that’s an increase of 51% from a decade ago. [...]

August 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s why your workplace health insurance is so expensive

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

One of the earliest members of the Apple Health team has now departed Apple to join the Gates Foundation. As detailedly CNBC, Dr. Andrew Trister joined Apple in 2016, but will now take his talents to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Trister was among one of the first employees to join the Apple Health team. [...]

August 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation