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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

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

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

In health care debate, price control techniques weighed

In health care debate, price control techniques weighed

BOSTON — State Rep. Jon Santiago, a Boston emergency room doctor, recalled an elderly patient named Mike who recently came to the hospital with life-threatening complications from diabetes. Conversations with the man’s family revealed he had not been keeping up with his insulin — it was too expensive. Mike pulled through, Santiago said. But the [...]

April 14, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on In health care debate, price control techniques weighed

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Want to boost weight loss and improve health? Follow these simple tips and tricks to remain fit and avoid unwanted pounds, especially around the belly, from creeping up on you. Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Maintaining a slim body will not [...]

April 8, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Mental health can impact memory decades later

Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Accumulated depression and anxiety can predict a person’s likelihood of developing memory problems. Scientists have already shown that depressionand other mental health problems can affect a person’s memory in [...]

April 3, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Mental health can impact memory decades later

For this mental health expert, poetry carries positive messages

For this mental health expert, poetry carries positive messages

Growing up in Mumbai, Prakriti Poddar was expected to follow her father into the family business of banking. Poddar studied economics and spent several years working in Canada with a technology company before realizing that her true interest was in mental health and counselling. She retrained to become a certified counsellor, clinical hypnotherapist, and neurofeedback [...]

April 1, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on For this mental health expert, poetry carries positive messages