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Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Model selfies should probably come with a warning to young girls. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Our addictive feeds of fitness models, exotic travel, and photo-perfect moments don’t often match with our comparatively humdrum and badly lit lives. The discontent caused by that disconnect is enough that a growing body of research suggests social media is contributing to [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

Many people are aware that big companies are much more likely than small businesses to offer employer-sponsored health insurance to their employees. The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an annual effort to query nearly 40,000 establishments, conducted by the Federal Government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that only 34.8 percent of private sector [...]

May 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

Photo If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act will have the biggest effects on people who buy their own insurance or get coverage through Medicaid. But it also means changes for the far larger employer health system. About half of all Americans get health coverage through work. The bill would make it easier [...]

May 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma (middle), Vidya Krishnan (left) and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International Health Media Fellowships awarded by the Australian high commission and DataLEADS. Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma, Vidya Krishnan and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on 3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Speculation rife about Prince Philip, despite Duke pictured in good health yesterday

Speculation rife about Prince Philip, despite Duke pictured in good health yesterday

THE internet has gone into meltdown amid speculation something has happened to Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip, despite no confirmation from Buckingham Palace. The Queen summoned her entire royal staff from across the UK to a “highly unusual” meeting at Buckingham Palace in the early hours of Thursday, London time. The only official confirmation [...]

May 4, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Speculation rife about Prince Philip, despite Duke pictured in good health yesterday

Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

A researcher holds up two culture plates growing bacteria in the presence of discs containing various antibiotics. Photograph: Science History Images/Alamy Stock Photo Many common antibiotics may double the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, research has shown. A Canadian study has found that taking the drugs raised the chances of having a miscarriage by [...]

May 2, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Diets which cut out dairy food could be a “ticking time bomb” for young people’s bone health, a charity is warning. A National Osteoporosis Society survey found a fifth of under-25s are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet. It said it was concerned many young adults were putting their health at risk by [...]

April 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

Unless we know what we are fighting, we don’t know what to fight it with. Data in India is problematic because there is either a lack of an adequate number of people for collection or a lack of means to collect it. To overcome the gap between actual and official data, we need more people [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

A growing number of American politicians are reportedly raising concerns over Donald Trump’s mental health. At least three Democrat officials have publicly questioned the US President’s health, with some calling for specific safeguards to be implemented to consider a leader’s emotional or mental well-being while in office. Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer called for a review of [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

B.C. signs health care deal with federal government, also gets money for opioid crisis

B.C. signs health care deal with federal government, also gets money for opioid crisis

British Columbia is signing on to the health care deal with the federal government with an agreement that will provide more than $1 billion for home care and mental health. The province will also get an additional $10 million in emergency management funds to help deal with B.C.’s opioid crisis. More than 900 people died last year of [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on B.C. signs health care deal with federal government, also gets money for opioid crisis

Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

Tom Shicowich “really, really, really liked Coca-Cola” before he began a new nutrition program targeting his Type 2 diabetes and weight. Being on a “very tight budget,” he couldn’t afford the fruit and vegetables he cut up for a living at his part-time grocery store job. Dinner was often a pizza or fast food meal he picked up on [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are Waiting

Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are Waiting

As Republican lawmakers prepare to leave Washington for a weeklong congressional recess, liberal groups and Democratic Party organizers are hoping to make their homecoming as noisy and uncomfortable as possible. But national organizers concede they are playing catch-up to a “dam-bursting level” of grass-roots activism that has bubbled up from street protests and the small [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are Waiting