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Perspective on alcohol use and cancer risk

Perspective on alcohol use and cancer risk

As a primary care doctor who gets to know and follow patients over many years, I like to think of myself as a trusted health advisor. When it comes to advice about lifestyle issues that affect health, I rarely think in terms that are black or white. There are exceptions — it is hard to [...]

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Psychiatrists Reminded To Refrain From Armchair Analysis Of Public Figures

Psychiatrists Reminded To Refrain From Armchair Analysis Of Public Figures

Earlier this week the American Psychiatric Association cautioned psychiatrists against taking part in a feverish new national hobby. Catching Pokémon wasn’t mentioned. Psychoanalyzing Donald Trump was. On the organization’s website APA president Maria A. Oquendo wrote: “The unique atmosphere of this year’s election cycle may lead some to want to psychoanalyze the candidates, but to [...]

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Kidney racket: doctors meet health minister

Kidney racket: doctors meet health minister

Apprehensive of an adverse impact on organ transplant programmes in the country following the arrests of doctors in the kidney racket at the L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, a delegation of medical experts met State Health Minister Deepak Sawant on Saturday. The delegation comprised representatives from the Mumbai Urology Society, Mumbai Nephrology group, Association of Medical Consultants [...]

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Community Health Explorer tool visualizes Philly by neighborhood

Community Health Explorer tool visualizes Philly by neighborhood

Philadelphia residents and researchers interested in analyzing local public health data can now do so at the district level after the city released a new digital tool providing a breadth of information on current demographic trends. The web-based Community Health Explorer app, jointly developed by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) and the Office [...]

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Phil Corrigan: Is good public health worth paying for?

Phil Corrigan: Is good public health worth paying for?

IT IS sometimes said that you can’t put a price on good health. But in an era of public sector spending cuts, it’s a sad fact that everything can be – and usually is – seen as having an economic cost, including people’s basic wellbeing. A national tabloid recently reported that 325 ‘nanny state’ public [...]

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Heart Health Not Ideal in Most Children

Heart Health Not Ideal in Most Children

A large proportion of U.S. children fail to meet the standards set for ideal cardiovascular health, with most having a poor diet and low physical activity, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Children often lacked the heart-healthy diet and physical activity components necessary for what the organization deems optimal cardiovascular health, [...]

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Heart Health Of Children In The United States Is Not What It Should Be Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3414682/heart-health-of-children-in-the-united-states-is-not-what-it-should-be/#ZlYhDYybqUBZ15vq.99

Heart Health Of Children In The United States Is Not What It Should Be Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3414682/heart-health-of-children-in-the-united-states-is-not-what-it-should-be/#ZlYhDYybqUBZ15vq.99

The heart health of American children is simply unacceptable according to a new statement released by the American heart Association. An overwhelming majority of kids in the United States have a poor diet and low physical activity says the new heart health study. The study on the heart health of children was published in Circulation, [...]

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Five top executives at Island Health paid total of $1.6 million

Five top executives at Island Health paid total of $1.6 million

Compensation for the top five executives running Island Health was more than $1.6 million in the fiscal year ended March 31. The executive-compensation numbers for the latest fiscal year show Island Health CEO and president Brendan Carr at the top of the heap, earning $403,451, including incentives, pension and benefits. Carr was named president and [...]

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The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

Hospitals overflowing, with patients abandoned in corridors. Accident and Emergency rooms threatened with overnight closure. And it just keeps getting worse. It is clear the NHS is in a crisis that threatens its very existence. No doubt you’ve experienced it yourself – an agonising wait for much-needed surgery, a cancelled operation, or even the infuriating engaged [...]

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KZN HEALTH MEC APPALLED BY ATTACK ON NURSES

KZN HEALTH MEC APPALLED BY ATTACK ON NURSES

JOHANNESBURG – KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has expressed horror and disgust at the hijacking of three senior female nurses in Empangeni. The trio were hijacked, robbed and abandoned in the bush while on their way from an outreach programme last week. It’s understood their bus was stopped by a private car where two [...]

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Understanding mental health

Understanding mental health

Kathmandu Physical, social and mental health are important aspects of one’s life. If any one of these aspects is affected, then a person cannot be called a healthy being. Compared to physical health, mental aspect of health is often neglected by people. “This is because of stigma associated with mental illness in the general population [...]

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Health insurance rules get a makeover

Health insurance rules get a makeover

Soon, there may be innovative health insurance covers in the market — say, a policy that covers diabetic patients or one which covers obesity — thanks to IRDAI. In July, the regulator introduced new regulations for health insurance policies replacing the Health Insurance Regulations, 2013. The new regulations allow launch of innovative products on a [...]

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