Category Archives: Health

New moms, take note: Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children

Breastfeeding could reduce the risk of eczema in children, according to new research into the impact of programmes designed to support new mothers in feeding their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that babies should be fed just breast milk for six months to help protect them from infection, prevent allergies and provide nutrients and energy. But many women Read More

Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

A recent study has found that heart attack increased the risk of vascular dementia by 35%, and the risk remains elevated for up to 35 years after the heart attack. Researcher Jens Sundbøll from the Aarhus University, Denmark, looked into the number of dementia diagnoses among the roughly 2,00,000 Danes who survived the first year after a heart attack during Read More

Dear moms-to-be, make sure you have these 5 things in your bag when stepping out

Mothers-to-be today are constantly on their toes. During pregnancy not only is your body changing but your hormones are also surging, and in many ways you’re more susceptible to health and hygiene issues. But there are plenty of things you can do to make your journey as safe and enjoyable as possible and to prepare for what’s to come. Here’s a list of Read More

Medical Marijuana Implementation in the State of Arizona

I wouldn’t be a good attorney unless I prefaced this article with a few disclaimers: 1) Marijuana is still a controlled schedule I substance and is illegal in the eyes of the Federal Government of the United States; 2) This article is not to be construed as legal advice, nor is intended to take the place of the advice of Read More

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Tennessee restaurants listed on Yelp will now display health scores

When deciding where to dine out, a number of things come into play. For the single person it might be choosing a place where friends are likely to be found. For parents it’s often a family-friendly restaurant with a children’s menu. As for the retired couple, it could be as simple as what eatery is nearest to home or maybe the latest restaurant being touted by Read More

The Senate tax bill has a health care throwback

Members of the Senate Finance Committee participate in a markup of the Republican tax reform proposal today in Washington, D.C. – Win McNamee/Getty Images Senate Republicans are working on a tax bill, and today Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul formally proposed an amendment that would get rid of the Affordable Care Act’s individual health insurance mandate. Sarah Kliff is the senior policy correspondent Read More

Pressure on UK schools to tackle mental health grows

At some schools, the number of students seeing counsellors is rising A few years ago, none of the staff at Hendon School, a state secondary school in north London, knew what to do about children with mental health problems, according to assistant headteacher Noelle Doona. But after the headteacher committed suicide in 2015, the shock started a conversation between the Read More

captive insurance services

 A captive insurance company is a company that is formed and owned by a non-insurance company to insure the risks of its owners. It is essentially a form of self-insurance that is established to meet the risk-management needs of its owners. Captives can be used by anybody from large multinational corporations to smaller nonprofits. They can be a bit riskier Read More

All you’ve ever wanted to know about a prostate exam, explains a Urological Surgeon

Too embarrassed to get your prostate checked? Gareth Brown, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nuffield Health, explains why it’s well worth a few awkward moments. When I meet a man to check his prostate, the first thing I do is shake his hand. That’s the point when many of them realise I have big hands – and big fingers. It can add trepidation Read More

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and benefitting mental health – simply Read More