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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

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor’s law and reshape the nation’s healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier on Friday to approve the conservative Georgia Republican, former U.S. lawmaker and orthopedic surgeon to [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate early Friday approved the nomination of Representative Tom Price to be secretary of health and human services, putting him in charge of President Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. By a vote of 52 to 47, the Senate confirmed Mr. Price, Republican of Georgia, after a debate that focused [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

Minnesota Moves To Shore Up Health Insurance Market

Minnesota Moves To Shore Up Health Insurance Market

What’s going to happen to the federal health law? The quick, accurate answer is that no one knows. But amid the uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, states still have to manage their insurance markets. Most states have muddled through the 2017 enrollment season without making changes. Minnesota, for its part, took [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Minnesota Moves To Shore Up Health Insurance Market

WHO, Medical Experts, Warn of Rising Health Costs in Asia

WHO, Medical Experts, Warn of Rising Health Costs in Asia

BANGKOK —  Asia faces a growing burden in treatment costs due to rising numbers of patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as those suffering from stroke and dementia over the next decade. While Asia’s economic progress has led to sharply lower levels of poverty, it has resulted in social and lifestyles changes ranging from diets [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on WHO, Medical Experts, Warn of Rising Health Costs in Asia

The rise of “Generation Health”

The rise of “Generation Health”

After rising for a decade, life expectancy in America has begun leveling off and has even declined for some groups. Diabetes, heart disease and obesity along with stress, anxiety, and depression are now major issues. The situation is almost as if the technologies that have improved life in so many ways are now slowly killing us. Meanwhile, maverick quantified [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on The rise of “Generation Health”

New $2 million NIH grant aims to improve health of ‘grandparent caregivers’

New $2 million NIH grant aims to improve health of ‘grandparent caregivers’

As the number of grandparents caring for grandchildren full-time continues to swell, so do the stress-induced health risks associated with such a demanding responsibility. Now, a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to refine and test a [...]

February 2, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on New $2 million NIH grant aims to improve health of ‘grandparent caregivers’