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Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Coimbatore-based Hani Harrise, 21, was diagnosed with dengue in August 2015. His platelet count dropped to 40,000. Platelet count between 150,000 and 450,000 for every microlitre of blood is considered healthy. “I was hospitalized for 10 days because the situation was severe. I didn’t have health insurance, so we ended up spending around ₹28,000 for my [...]

June 25, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Iraq’s vast oil wealth once paid for some of the best health services in the Middle East. But decades of conflict and political unrest have led to, as the government admits, a crisis in hospitals. Things are particularly bad in Basra province where people have long complained of government neglect. Around 70 children are being [...]

June 16, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

It is well-accepted that getting outside is good for both physical and mental health. But now scientists have figured out that we should be spending a minimum of 2 hours outside in nature, per week to promote health and wellbeing. The study published today in Scientific Reports and led by researchers at the University of Exeter in the U.K., considered [...]

June 14, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

California is set to become the first US state to extend healthcare benefits to some low-income, undocumented immigrants. Democrats in the state legislature on Sunday agreed to make adults between the ages of 19 and 25 eligible for the state’s Medicaid programme, which provides health insurance to low-income individuals, as well as those living with disabilities. Not [...]

June 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Harsh Vardhan had this week written to the chief ministers of Delhi, Bengal, Odisha and Telangana, asking them to join the Jan Aarogya Yojana, a public-funded scheme that provides hospitalisation cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per household per year.Telegraph file picture AddThis Sharing Buttons Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday described a [...]

June 9, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

The insurance regulator has said genetic disorders, menopause, mental illnesses among several such health issues cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage. As part of an exposure draft on the standardisation of exclusions, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said any disease contracted after taking the policy also have to be mandatorily covered. [...]

May 17, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

The World Health Organization has reported that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently have such conditions. Considering that mental disorders are among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide, VR is a welcome additional treatment. Studies have [...]

May 15, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin doctor has been sentenced to nine years in prison by a US court for committing health care fraud and illegally distributing prescription painkillers. Pawankumar Jain, 66, a former physician, was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for [...]

May 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

The study was able to evaluate the effectiveness of this new technique on 150 patients in eight hospitals across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Currently, only 15 per cent of lobectomies around the world are performed by VATS  |  Photo Credit: IANS Washington DC: A research has shown that thoracoscopic lobectomy- video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery [...]

May 5, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

Brainstorm Health: Biotech R&D, Tobacco 21, Criminal Opioid Case

Brainstorm Health: Biotech R&D, Tobacco 21, Criminal Opioid Case

Big pharma companies are in an ROI rut. But that doesn’t mean drug developers at large are grappling with a midlife crisis. In fact, the young guns of the industry—upstart biotechs—aren’t doing too shabby, according to a new Iqvia Institute report. There have been a few notable shifts in drug development culture as legacy, big-name biopharmas [...]

April 24, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Brainstorm Health: Biotech R&D, Tobacco 21, Criminal Opioid Case

Which Fruit Is the Best for Your Health? Here’s What 3 Nutritionists Said

Which Fruit Is the Best for Your Health? Here’s What 3 Nutritionists Said

Most of us know eating fruit daily is a great way to try to stay healthy, with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating encouraging us to eat two servings a day. This is because they are relatively low in energy content and rich in fiber, antioxidants, and some phytochemicals that may have beneficial health effects. Eating fruits regularly helps to [...]

April 22, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Which Fruit Is the Best for Your Health? Here’s What 3 Nutritionists Said

Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Even though there are many common ways to live a healthy lifestyle, actually doing it seems different for everyone. In other words we can say it differs from person to person. Regardless of what you choose to do, living a healthy lifestyle is a key component to disease prevention, wellness, and longevity. In order to live [...]

April 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Key Tips for a Healthy Life