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How to manage mental health at work

‘Make sure you keep a support network outside of work,’ experts advise. Photograph: Nick Veasey/Getty Images/Untitled X-Ray In recent months, a number of high-profile figures have spoken frankly about their experiences of mental health. Prince Harry has disclosed the anxiety and panic attacks he experienced following the sudden death of his mother, while former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff and rapper Professor Green Read More


Ted Cruz’s health plan is simple: ask sick people to pay more

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Sen. Ted Cruz’s Consumer Choice Amendment sets up a cruel reality for Americans who are sick and poor. The Texas Republican’s plan would allow health insurers to Read More


When big tech companies want to get into health, they call this Harvard researcher

Harvard medical school professor John Brownstein When Harvard Medical School professor John Brownstein had an idea for how Uber could provide a health service back in 2015, he shot off a few cold messages on LinkedIn. Brownstein didn’t get a response from any of the Uber executives he contacted, so he tried a different tactic. After his next ride, he Read More


6 Vegetables That Are a Must-Have During Monsoon

Monsoon is here, giving us respite from the sweltering heat. The breezy mornings and earthy smell of the wet land is something that you love to witness during this season. However, with the relief from hot weather, it also brings along an array of bacterial infections that may take a toll on your body and overall health. Most of it Read More


Having A Pot Belly Can Increase Your Risk Of 13 Types Of Cancer

Carrying some extra timber around your waist puts you at an increased risk of 13 different cancers which have been linked to obesity, with new research finding that waist size is as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI). The research, published in the British Journal Of Cancer, found that men with a waist size of over 102cm (40in) Read More


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Nearly 3,500 assaults on health staff in six years, conference hears

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary-designate Phil Ní Sheaghdha attributed the scale of assaults to poor workforce planning by health service management and the absence of staff training. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times There have been nearly 3,500 serious assaults on staff in the health service over the last six years it has emerged. About two-thirds of those Read More


Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

New Delhi: Monsoon brings good rainfall, offering much needed relief to people from the scorching heat of the sun. But the rainy season is the also the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, which in turn lead to vector-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, chikungunya and malaria, affecting a lot of people. Similarly, the onset of monsoon also leads to a spurt in Read More


A new poll shows the health care bill could crush Senate Republicans

  Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The poll numbers for Senate Republican candidates take an approximately 30-point hit when voters learn they’re supporting their party’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a poll set to be released on Friday. The poll found that, in a vacuum, voters in 10 battleground states are split almost evenly about Republican senate Read More


Why Mitch McConnell and the Republicans Can’t Fix Health Care

  Mitch McConnell’s health-care-reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, reflects conservatism’s failures when it comes to thinking about health care for Americans. Photograph by Mark Peterson / Redux Mitch McConnell’s decision to postpone a vote on his health-care-reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, is a political setback (and perhaps only a temporary one) for Read More


Cinnamon a health pill, says study

Cinnamon, a commonly used spice in Indian recipes, may have some unexpected health benefits. Consumption of around 3gm of cinnamonpowder every day can help reduce obesity and tackle metabolic disorders, shows a first-of-its-kind study on Indians published in the international journal ‘Lipids in Health and Disease’. In a clinical trial conducted in New Delhi’s Fortis Diabetes Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation, Institute of Home Read More