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In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

People employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed, according to a recent study. There is also some evidence that job quality is important for health and well being, although some studies suggest people in poor quality jobs are still better off in terms [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

At the 2014 Edinburgh fringe, the trailblazing Every Brilliant Thing – written by Duncan Macmillan and performed by Jonny Donahoe – talked to us about depression in a refreshingly warm, open and honest way. A year later, Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn’s Fake It ’Til You Make It tackled the taboo subject of male depression and was one of a [...]

August 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies [...]

August 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Senate’s budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill

Senate’s budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill

The Senate would likely need 60 votes to overcome Democratic opposition and pass key portions of the GOP health care bill under the chamber’s rules, a blow to both the plan’s policy and its political fortunes unless Senate Republicans are willing to break decades of precedent or the bill is substantially rewritten. The Senate’s so-called [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Senate’s budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill

5 Impressive Health Benefits Of Flax Seeds

5 Impressive Health Benefits Of Flax Seeds

gulp-in a spoonful of flaxseed everyday to stay healthy and happy Flaxseeds are the richest source of a plant based omega-3 fatty acids and contains a lot of essential nutrients in it. Although tasteless, but they have the ability to fight cancer cells, ease out your bowel movement and helps in maintaining sugar level. The [...]

June 30, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 Impressive Health Benefits Of Flax Seeds

Health Benefits Of Deep Breathing

Health Benefits Of Deep Breathing

  We have taken breathing for granted as the body takes care of it without our efforts. But occasionally, it is good to sit and practice deep breathing for a few minutes. Shallow breathing deprives your system of sufficient oxygen and deep breathing does get more supply of oxygen. Deep breathing boosts mood and also [...]

June 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health Benefits Of Deep Breathing

Health ministry reduces NEET PG cut offs

Health ministry reduces NEET PG cut offs

A move that will benefit close to 10,000 medical aspirants, Union health ministry decided to bring down the cut offs for post graduate seats through National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Examination (NEET)- 2017. Percentile cut offs for the exam will be reduced by 7.5 percentile. NEET-2017 was conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) for admission to all [...]

May 26, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Health ministry reduces NEET PG cut offs

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