Category Archives: Health

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

James Duigan’s new blueprint for health: the four pillars of midlife wellness

James Duigan is about to release his seventh book, Blueprint for Health ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ – so reads the much-Instagrammed slogan emblazoned across the windows of the Bodyism gym and cafe in London’s Notting Hill. The space itself – all subway tiles, Crittall doors and luxurious reclaimed wood – is almost exclusively populated by the beautiful and the wealthy in Read More

Health Care Providers Can Use Design Thinking to Improve Patient Experiences

A hospital administrator recently talked to us about an issue that is all too common for patients: missed medical appointments. The story was about a woman named Mary (a pseudonym), a patient with a painful chronic condition who continually failed to keep her regular appointments. In an effort to better understand the problem at hand, the administrator tried to put Read More

Taking vitamin B pills over years may up lung cancer risk in male smokers

Long-term, high-dose supplementation of vitamins B6 and B12 — touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism — may be associated with a two-to-four fold increased risk of lung cancer in men, new research has warned. The findings showed that male smokers who take more than 20mg of Vitamin B6 were three times more likely to develop Read More