Category Archives: Health

Which is politically worse for Republicans — failing to pass this health bill or actually passing it?

At the frazzled conclusion of the seven-year Republican quest to repeal Obamacare, Senate leaders and President Trump are resorting to a simple message: You have to do it. “Inaction is not an option, and frankly, I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan,” Trump told Republican senators as they met for lunch at the Read More

Trump has no idea how much health insurance costs

Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images “I know a lot about health care,” President Donald Trump declared in a Wednesday interviewwith the New York Times. But Trump’s answers to other questions betrayed how little he knows about health policy. As Ezra Klein wrote yesterday, this has become a major stumbling block in Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump can’t Read More

What happened when I started throwing my legs up a wall every day

Google throws up a lot of weird things when you search for something online. During one of such searches, I came across the legs-up-a-wall pose that helps relieve lower body stress. It didn’t look tough and what it promised was worth a try! Game for trying this new technique, I took my yogamat, got my legs up on the wall. While Read More

Major Health Care Changes in the Senate GOP Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders released a new version of their health care bill on Thursday and they hope to vote on it as soon as next week. Here’s what you need to know about how it would affect your health care. Premiums and deductibles Like Obamacare, the Senate bill provides subsidies to buy insurance on the individual market based Read More

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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