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India must raise investment in health, education sectors: WHO

“India needs to invest in social sectors like education and health. India still spends only 1.2% of the GDP in health,” says Henk Bekedam. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: India needs to raise investment in the health and education sectors for capacity building as well as creating public awareness to deal with food-borne diseases, according to World Health Organization (WHO) India representative ... Read More »

John Stossel: A cheap internet prescription is not much of a threat to public health

I just got new glasses — without going to an optometrist. It’s another innovation made possible by the internet. Going to an optometrist can be a pain. You have to leave work, get to an optometrist’s office, sit in a waiting room and then pay an average of $95 (in my town). But I got a prescription for just $50 ... Read More »

School ‘bans social media’ over health concerns

A rise in the use of computers and social media is having a negative impact on the health of young people, a study suggests. The report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says the increased risks of spending too much time on devices such as a tablet or smartphone includes an impact on mental health and sleep deprivation. The WHO ... Read More »

Diet Pills, Apt Diet, and Exercise – Trinity of Perfect Health

Gone are the days when humans used to have parcel of physical work and they used to sweat us consistently. Today however the mental sweating is far more than yesteryears, physical sweating is by all accounts a relic of times gone by and unless we hit rec centers we are unable to locate any physical activity in our day to ... Read More »

Spending time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook can have positive mental health benefits

0:00 / 0:00 5 Justin Bieber Returns with New Instagram Account Staff writersNews Corp Australia Network SOCIAL media has been linked to depression in young adults, but recent research shows spending time on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook can be beneficial. According to a study conducted by the University of Melbourne, social media can help people who suffer from anxiety and ... Read More »

iOS 10.1.1 Now Available to Download, Brings Bug Fixes for Health App and More

HIGHLIGHTS It resolves an issue with the Health app The update fixes other bugs as well iPhone 5 and later devices are eligible for the update Just a week after Apple released iOS 10.1 update commercially, the tech giant has now rolled out iOS 10.1.1 to iPhone and iPad users. This update focuses mainly around bug fixes, the main one ... Read More »

Health at your fingertips

Photo: iStockphoto It is the end of the day. You are tired. You don’t want to stretch; you don’t want to squat. You just want to vegetate in front of the TV. How do you optimize this experience? An easy way is to learn some mudras. Mudras are hand gestures, used in most Eastern religions. As Ramaa Bharadvaj, a dancer ... Read More »

Philips Launches Range of Connected Health Devices, Including a Health Watch

HIGHLIGHTS Philips announces range of health products meant for home-use Product line-up includes watch, thermometer and blood pressure monitor The products will work with Philips’ HealthSuite app In a move that is unlikely to come as a surprise to anyone, healthcare industry’s tech giant Philips has announced a range of smart products aimed at tracking your various health parameters. The ... Read More »