Nothing is cozier than a hug. Whether it’s a mama-daughter embrace or a sweet squeeze with your significant other, hugs make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. But they do more than make us feel good: Research suggests that hugs can deliver some real health benefits, from easing stress to lowering blood pressure. Here, four ways a warm embrace can be good for both your mind and body. They help us feel supported Hugs don’t just bring us closer to others in a literal sense: they also tri...
If you've ever been at an office Christmas party with crayfish, then you already know this: Social crayfish get drunker faster than loner fish. Such is the finding of Jens Herberholz and colleagues at the University of Maryland, College Park, who recently published a study on said crayfish in the venerable Journal of Experimental Biology (which, incidentally, dates back to 1923, the year Time magazine was founded). Herberholz, who runs the UMD's Laboratory of Crustacean Neurobiology & Behavi...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. But at least the government probably won’t be shut down — for at least another week. The House won’t vote on a reworked health care overhaul until at least next week, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters late Thursday. Party le...
Trumpcare is back. But its resurrection may be short lived. The GOP’s Obamacare replacement effort (which initially failed in stunning fashion last month, when House Speaker Paul Ryan had to pull the bill because it lacked support among his own caucus) has had a dramatic week. Negotiations over the bill are ongoing as the threat of the second federal government shutdown in less than four years looms. But on Wednesday, House Republicans appeared to reach a breakthrough with a new health car...
This week’s health stories shed new light on what to add to your diet, like a bit of coconut oil to your frying pan and cinnamon to your toast. They also showed what to leave out: fast food, since people tend to underestimate the amount of salt in their restaurant meal by more than 600%. Here’s what else caught our attention in health news this week. (Sign up for our newsletter for more.) You Asked: Is coconut oil healthy? It may not help you lose weight, but some preliminary evide...
Good morning Daily readers. I have a special treat for you. We've got an opening essay from none other than Bryan Roberts, the visionary Venrock VC who just happens to be one of Fortune's 34 Leaders Who Are Changing Healthcare. Here's what he has to say: Hey folks, Bryan Roberts from Venrock here. Cliff was kind enough to offer me the privilege of a guest post in today's newsletter. So here is the question I want to explore: In our ecosystem, whether as a leader in a start-up, or as an investor ...
NEW DELHI: India has sought from Pakistan a certificate on the health condition of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court there, the External Affairs Ministry said today. MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that the well being and state of Jadhav's health is a "matter of great concern" to India as the former Indian Navy officer has been in Pakistan's custody for more than a year on charges of espionage. "We haven't seen, we haven't met (Jadhav)....
American health care is a mess. Even with some of the most exciting technologies in the world we don’t have an efficient, functional medical system that lowers costs while also making people healthier. “Our system is designed around volume, not value,” as Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter tells Fortune in an interview. But a consortium of top medical executives and thought leaders--including Porter, the CEOs of Medtronic, Kaiser Permanente, Novartis, and others--ha...
A screen grab of food images posted on Instagram. (Instagram Photo / @ww_southerngirl86) Whether your eyes roll or your stomach grumbles at the site of yet another food photo on Instagram, the popular practice appears to provide some benefit to people who are looking to meet healthy eating or fitness goals. A study by researchers at the University of Washington found that there’s more to a random banana and yogurt photo than meets the eye. The platform can serve as a creative and more fun...
I talk a lot about revolution in this space. (That's a healthcare revolution for those just joining us. Put those pitchforks down, please.) But for the most part, I have focused on technological upheaval: how the extraordinary tools and platforms of the digital age are feverishly disrupting the way we do virtually everything in our pursuit of well-being--an effort, mind you, that in 2015 cost the U.S. alone $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person. But the breakthroughs in health-tech--advances that,...
Someone once said life is too short to have boring short hair. And we totally agree. Your hair is a big part of who you are and how you look. If you want gorgeous long and healthy hair, you would need to stop doing the following things at once: 1. Over-washing your hair While washing your hair is necessary to keep it healthy, over-washing has an adverse effect. It strips your hair of its essential natural oils which is important for healthy hair. Moderation is key, ladies. Photo: Blackgirllongh...
The National Football League Players Association has partnered with human performance company Whoop in a deal that will allow athletes to voluntarily monitor and sell their own health data. The post NFL players can now sell their health data, thanks to Whoop partnership appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Greetings, readers. This is Sy. Today is World Malaria Day. The global health community and a coalition of public-private initiatives has successfully begun taming the scourge, with a 21% decrease in its global incidence between 2010 and 2015; still, there were 212 million malaria cases worldwide and the mortality rate from the disease was 29% in 2015, according to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) figures. One key tactic for fighting infectious diseases like malaria is to pinpoint exac...
Mpirica CEO and co-founder Shakil Haroon. (Mpirica Photo) One of the first things we do when deciding where to buy a house or what company to work for is look at independent rankings. But we rarely do that when making health decisions, like where we have surgery or deliver a baby. Mpirica Health thinks those decisions should be more data-based, and it’s building a platform fueled by artificial intelligence that ranks hospitals based on actual health outcomes. The Seattle area startup j...
They gathered at a biomedical research park in Barcelona, outside the Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane, and in a 70-person huddle in Blantyre, Malawi, chanting "Taima nji" ("We are standing strong"). They stormed the capitals of London, Paris, Tokyo, and Mexico City; assembled in cities accustomed to activism (San Francisco, Geneva, New York) and in those not so much, like Morgantown, West Virginia. What began as a "throwaway" post on Reddit grew into a bullhorn of a message sounded from ...
Accolade, a healthcare technology company led by the two founders of Concur, announced Monday that it is partnering with Memphis-based Sedgwick to on a project called the “whole health solution.” The project integrates Accolade and Sedgwick services. Accolade helps employees of its clients navigate their healthcare options through expert concierges, and now those concierges will use Sedgwick’s expertise to help clients navigate benefits like workers’ compensation, leave of ab...
Aggregating social media reviews--the wisdom of crowds--has turned into a powerful new tool for consumers, helping them to find trusted services quickly and efficiently. It's also allowed new businesses to rapidly reach their intended market and tweak their services based on consumers' real-time feedback. Industries like health care, however, remain stubbornly opaque and resistant to dedicated consumer feedback. Yet in a new Manhattan Institute study of New York State hospital ratings on Yelp, w...
Health is the Real Wealth for Us Many people do not realize how important our health is and they only know wealth above all. They may have forgotten the fact that health is not for sale, and yet it is so important that we all still need to know it as an individual thinking person. We can give priority for other things but once somethings went out of control and affected our health, we only will aware that we are doing the wrong things. Some unfortunate persons were born with health problem...
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which had gotten a skeptical reception at the Capitol. In brief comments to reporters Friday, Trump said the attempt to rekindle the GOP drive to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law is “coming along well.” But he said there was “no par...