Category Archives: Health

Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill

President Trump in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday. Mr. Trump’s latest weekend Twitter fusillade came the morning after Senator John McCain announced he would not support the latest health care proposal.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times SOMERSET, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday morning lashed out at Senator John McCain of Arizona for breaking with him and opposing Republicans’ latest plan to Read More

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Mental health expert attacks Canavan’s ‘grow a spine’ comment on marriage equality

‘This negativity arising from the postal survey will be behind us soon,’ Patrick McGorry said of the marriage equality vote. Photograph: Jonny Weeks for the Guardian   The Nationals senator Matt Canavan’s call for marriage equality advocates to “grow a spine” was “very regrettable” coming from a politician who had faced less adversity than LGBTI Australians, the mental health expert Read More

For rappers, wealth doesn’t always rhyme with health

Fat Joe lost more than 100 pounds after fellow rapper Big Punisher died following a heart attack in 2000. (Maury Phillips/Getty Images) Rappers are known for their ill rhymes and sometimes extravagant wealth, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into physical health. “Feel Rich,” a documentary that asks members of the hip-hop community how they stay healthy, suggests that the benefits Read More

Meet the Twitter mafia in health and fitness-tech

A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, fitness and bio-tech start-ups. The vast majority of them joined or founded these companies in the past two years, in the midst of Twitter’s well-documented executive shakeup. This list includes but is not limited to: Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who’s now running a fitness app called Read More

What’s so healthy about a Mediterranean diet?

Adiet with a name that conjures up memories of suppers in the sunshine, the Mediterranean diet plan celebrates the fresh, colourful produce of a region that boasts an enviable life expectancy. Hence why it has been heralded as one of the world’s best diets – but what makes Med cuisine so healthy? What is a Mediterranean diet? The diet plan consists mostly of fruit, Read More

A gynaecologist’s guide to good vulva and vagina health

If you go to your GP with a sore back, knee pain or a headache, you’ll probably feel quite comfortable telling them what’s going on. But when the body part that’s causing you trouble is inside your underwear, it’s often a different story. Women will ignore symptoms that involve their vulva or vagina because they feel embarrassed or ashamed. Some Read More

Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program relies on money from state and federal governments to help subsidize the cost of medical care for some kids not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid. Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images A popular federal-state program that provides health coverage to millions of children in lower- and middle-class families is up for renewal Sept. 30. But with a Read More

Chastened Lawmakers Aim For Small, Bipartisan Health Care Victories

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is working with Patty Murray, D-Wash. on a bill to stabilize the health insurance market. After Republicans in the Senate spectacularly failed to deliver on their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a smaller group of lawmakers is trying a new approach: bring in the Democrats and aim low. Read More

Robbie Williams says his return to fame has caused problems with his mental health

Robbie Williams has revealed that fame caused him mental health problems (Picture: Getty Images for MADELEINE) Robbie Williams says his return to the limelight has caused him to suffer a relapse in his mental health.   The 43-year-old singer made a comeback in 2016 when he signed a new contract with Sony, but returning to the stage has bought the Read More

19 U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Now Affected by Health Attacks

At least 16 Americans associated with the U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered symptoms from attacks on their health in Cuba that have still not been explained. Desmond Boylan—AP (WASHINGTON) — Mysterious incidents affecting the health of American diplomats in Cuba continued as recently as August, the United States said Friday, despite earlier U.S. assessments that the attacks had long stopped. The Read More