Category Archives: Health

The problem is the prices

On September 28, 2016, a 3-year-old girl named Elodie Fowler slid into an MRI machine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Doctors wanted to better understand a rare genetic condition that was causing swelling along the right side of her body and problems processing regular food. The scan took about 30 minutes. The hospital’s doctors used the Read More

Apple Considered Buying Medical Startup Crossover Health

Apple’s push into healthcare may have included buying a popular startup that runs on-site medical clinics for companies. The consumer technology giant spent several months discussing whether to buy Crossover Health, but eventually no deal was reached, according to a CNBC report published Monday that cites unnamed sources. The report didn’t say why the deal fell through, but said it was intended Read More

Apple explored buying a medical-clinic start-up as part of a bigger push into health care

Apple has considered an expansion into health care clinics, and had talks to buy a start-up called Crossover Health, which works with big employers to build and run on-site medical clinics, according to three sources familiar. Crossover Health is one of a small number of companies that specialize in working with self-insured employers to provide medical and wellness services on or near Read More

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Coalition woos young people in private health insurance overhaul

The government’s overhaul of private health insurance is an attempt to respond to a slide in membership. Photograph: Stefan Postles/AAP Private health insurers will be able to offer discounted private hospital cover to people under the age of 29, and new product categories will give consumers more information about the limits of their coverage, under reforms to be unveiled on Read More

Is dark chocolate healthy?

(CNN)Yes, dark chocolate has compounds that offer health benefits and can be enjoyed without guilt, even on a daily basis. But the portion size matters, since too many bites can contribute extra fat, sugar and calories and negate its health benefits. Is coffee healthy? Dark chocolate is rich in cocoa solids, which contain compounds known as flavanols. At high levels, Read More

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Natural health service: wildlife volunteers get mental health boost

Volunteers in Lancashire take part in a conservation project run by the Wildlife Trusts. Photograph: Alan Wright/Wildlife Trusts Volunteers on wildlife projects benefit from a big boost to their mental health, according to new research. It advances the idea that nature could be widely prescribed by doctors as a therapy, which its supporters say would ease the burden on the NHS. Read More

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