NHS gives Amazon free use of health data under Alexa advice deal

 Details of contract agreed by the health secretary, Matt Hancock, came to light after FoI request. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images Amazon has been given free access to healthcare information collected by the NHS as part of a contract with the government. The material, which excludes patient data, could allow the multinational technology company to make, advertise […]

Trump’s self-destructive diet: Psychiatrist says unhealthy food choices may affect his mental health

President Donald Trump’s well-documented eating habits are far from what a nutritionist would deem ideal. The most powerful man in the world often skips breakfast. When he does eat the most important meal of the day, he opts for bacon, McDonald’s Egg McMuffins or “made in the USA” cereals high in sugar. When Trump visits McDonald’s for lunch or dinner, […]

Importance of when adolescents sleep to obesity and cardiometabolic healthImportance,of,when,adolescents,sleep,to,obesity,and,cardiometabolic,health

A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Harvard Medical School has found that adolescent sleep timing preferences and patterns should be considered risk factors for obesity and cardiometabolic health, and that the effects are greater in girls than in boys. Poor quality and short duration of sleep are […]

A nutritionist claims vegan diets can stunt brain development, but other health experts say plant-based eating is perfectly healthy

Advocates of plant-based eating are in an uproar this week after a respected UK nutritionist claimed veganism could be depriving babies and children of a critical “brain-building” nutrient. Emma Derbyshire, a nutrition consultant and author of a book on maternal nutrition, said the UK may face a “potential choline crisis” in an article published August 30 in the […]

Ketogenic Diet: Is High Fat, Low-Carb Diet Good For Health? Expert Speaks

Keto diet was originally formulated to control the frequency of epileptic seizures in children but somewhere along the way it became a diet for weight reduction. Keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet. When we consume very little carbs, the body is forced to burn fats for energy, leading to the production of ketone bodies […]

Why aren’t voters more willing to abandon a health system that’s failing?

What does it mean to say “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it”? Some will remember this as a defining debate around the Affordable Care Act. One lessonDemocrats took from the collapse of the Clinton administration’s 1994 reforms was that Americans hated the idea of the government canceling their insurance plans. In deference to […]

Students can now take ‘mental health days’ thanks to this new law in Oregon

Oregon will allow students to take ‘mental health days’ just as they would take sick days. (Image: seemescotland.org) Oregon will allow students to take ‘mental health days’ just as they would take sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is […]

Obesity can damage liver as well, says health expert

Panchkula: Consuming junk food and sedentary life style can lead to obesity. Dr Anupam Goel, consultant bariatric and laparoscopic surgery, Paras Super Specialty Hospital, said this can further damage liver as well.  Dr Goel while addressing mediapersons to create awareness on “Obesity and its health hazards” said a recent study has put 70 per cent […]

This Health Insurance Company Tracks Customers’ Exercise And Eating Habits Using Big Data And IoT

If you had the chance to lower your health insurance premiums or to receive incentives for behaving healthily, would you do it? Vitality Healthis counting on your answer being “yes.” The company believes the way to revolutionize healthcare is to pay for wellness rather than pay for sickness as traditional insurance companies do. They use technology […]

Health tips to keep in mind during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is a crucial month for the Muslim community, both physically and spiritually with the belief of learning restraint through practice. During this period the community observes Roza i.e. fast, which involves its members abstaining from eating and drinking, right from sunrise until sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is known to help […]