Saturday 24th August 2019,
Radio Metta

Health

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

Kneesworth House rated inadequate by health watchdog

Kneesworth House rated inadequate by health watchdog

An independent mental health hospital run by the Priory Group has been rated inadequate by the health watchdog. Hertfordshire’s Kneesworth House was downgraded from good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after it highlighted serious concerns. The hospital, in Royston, specialises in acute mental health for over 65s, patients with learning disabilities and those at [...]

July 30, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Kneesworth House rated inadequate by health watchdog

Startups Weekly: The opportunities & challenges for mental health tech

Startups Weekly: The opportunities & challenges for mental health tech

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Zoom and Superhuman’s PR disasters. Before that, I noted the big uptick in VC spending in 2019. Remember, you can [...]

July 21, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Startups Weekly: The opportunities & challenges for mental health tech

English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

The index will allow the government to monitor the effects of policies such as housing and transport on health. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt/The Guardian The government is to set up the most comprehensive database yet to measure the health of people in England as part of leaked plans to improve life expectancy and boost the fight against the [...]

July 17, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

Private health insurance makes Australia’s system unfair and muddled, report says

Private health insurance makes Australia’s system unfair and muddled, report says

In a paper on private health insurance, the Grattan Institute is critical of how the sector currently works. Photograph: JohnnyGreig/Getty Images Australia’s health system is unfair and muddled and the prescription for its repair depends on the federal government’s approach to private health insurance. In a paper on private cover, Grattan Institute analysts Dr Stephen [...]

July 16, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Private health insurance makes Australia’s system unfair and muddled, report says

Health Board: Upcoming conferences, talks, campaigns and events

Health Board: Upcoming conferences, talks, campaigns and events

1) A Mobile Health Unit will be visiting various locations in Ireland over the next few months in a bid to help people mind their hearts. The Irish Heart Foundation, in partnership with Pfizer Bristol-Myers Squibb, is offering free heart health checks to local communities. The Mobile Health Unit provides the public with a blood pressure [...]

July 14, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health Board: Upcoming conferences, talks, campaigns and events

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