U.S. insurers say proposed Medicare cuts less than feared

By Caroline Humer Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:46pm EST (Reuters) – U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government’s proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting. Shares of most insurers rose on Monday, with Humana leading the pack, up 9.2 percent at $112.29 on the New […]

U.S. government seeks to cut Medicare payments to insurers

By Caroline Humer Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:51pm EST (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled. The proposal, released in a document by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, appeared to cut payments by more than the 6 to 7 percent the insurance […]

Loving Your Skin: The Natural Way To Beat Acne

By Natalie Kate Ann Juntado Every girl’s enemy and burdensome problem is to find out that another acne is showing up on her face. Acne has never been treated as a gift for us girls, rather, as an embarrassment. After trying all the creams and facial wash solutions, still it is not enough to control the power of acne. There are certain natural ways to prevent acne that won’t bring any harm on our skin, […]

REH Herbal Food Supplement

Both the typical modern medicines and natural alternative medicines won’t be a guarantee to be a 100% enough in one particular serious disease. Sometimes, we used to found out an instance like this afterwards. Or worse, the patient might be in a critical condition already. There are numerous remedial breakthrough that claims the effectiveness yet only few which are really proven that it works.Another herbal medicine was introduced to the market and field of medicine, […]

Benefits of Walking – Why Walking is Good To The Health?

Benefits of Walking By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado Some people might not get used to it, but walking 30 minutes every day especially every morning can help improve our health and fitness, reduces heart disease, osteoporosis and some cancers. Not only that, walking also stretches our mind and soul which creates a sense of rhythm as we listen to our own silent rhythm that makes us a complete man – fit in mind, body and soul. […]

California lawmaker wants warning labels on sugary drinks

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:06pm EST (Reuters) – Sodas and most other sugar-sweetened drinks sold in California would be required to carry warning labels for obesity, diabetes and tooth decay under a bill introduced in Sacramento on Thursday and backed by several public health advocacy groups. The first proposal of its kind would put California, which banned sodas and junk food from public schools in 2005, back in the vanguard […]

Healthy Snacks To Eat At Work

We usually eat several times a day, aside from the normal routine; breakfast, lunch and dinner, we tend to grab something to eat in between of those three. Snacking is what we usually do in work, like sneaking bites while checking some emails, answering a phone and answering phone. But are those snacks in your desk are really healthy? Katherine Tallmadge, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, tells her clients to snack […]

Talking to premature babies tied to later development

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:59pm EST (Reuters Health) – Babies born prematurely may benefit from people talking to them while they are still in the hospital’s intensive care unit, suggests a new study. Researchers found that premature babies who were exposed to more talking from adults, such as their parents, in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), tended to score higher on development tests later on. “This is certainly […]

Ohio Department of Agriculture finds new pig virus

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:21pm EST (Reuters) – A new swine virus, distinct from the deadly PEDv pig virus, has been found in fecal samples taken from four different farms in Ohio last month and early this month, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday. This is only the second time the virus has been reported and the first time it has been seen in the United States, said Yan Zhang, a scientist in […]

New study adds to evidence that mammograms do not save lives

NEW YORK Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:46pm EST (Reuters) – A new study has added to growing evidence that yearly mammogram screenings do not reduce the chance that a woman will die of breast cancer and confirms earlier findings that many abnormalities detected by these X-rays would never have proved fatal, even if untreated. The research, published on Wednesday in the British Medical Journal, is the latest salvo in a decades-long debate over the benefit […]

Best Tracking Fitness Apps

If part of your New Year’s resolution is to stay physically fit, then you must start tracking your fitness activity and exercise to stay healthy and do more. To keep track of your fitness activities, it is important nowadays to have an instant data to see how much you’re moving. It comes with applications available in iPhone market and Google Play Services. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android chick we’ve got something for you to […]

Weather may truly affect arthritis pain

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:21pm EST (Reuters Health) – For people with osteoarthritis of the hip, pain levels tracked with the weather over the course of a small two-year study, Dutch researchers say. They looked at reported pain levels in a previous study of arthritis, then went back to weather records to document the conditions each day. It turns out the participants’ aches were just a little worse and joints […]