World Health Organization

How to be a ‘healthy’ person, even when you’re a doctor

Health Secretary Margaret Hodge says it’s important to know when to quit smoking, but not to do it in a hurry.The Health Secretary was speaking at the National Health Foundation’s World Health Summit, where she was addressing the issue of the growing burden of disease.She also said that quitting is not a choice but a…


Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon says she ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if the SNP’s MSPs voted against the bill

Health Secretary Alex Neil said the SNP would “absolutely” vote against the SNP Government’s proposed new MSP legislation to protect people with diabetes.He said the legislation was the result of “overwhelming evidence” and would “not improve care for people with Type 1 Diabetes”.He said the Scottish Government would now wait for the Scottish Parliament’s approval…


How Canada is saving the world from the Zika virus

Canada has announced a massive, $50 million investment in the fight against the Zika-like disease, and Health Minister Jane Philpott has launched a campaign to spread the word.The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is investing $1.1 billion, which will help the country develop new drugs and vaccines to fight the disease.Phyllis Trussell, the minister responsible…


Australia’s medical tourists have been hit by the flu pandemic

In the past few weeks, there has been an increase in the number of Australians travelling overseas to the United States, where they are being treated for flu-related illnesses.The Federal Government is now reviewing the health of Australians visiting other countries and is looking to close some gaps in its system.But the number travelling to…


When the new Trump health care plan goes live, the rest of the country will likely follow

Health care is an increasingly important topic for President Donald Trump, and a lot of the news has been focused on the federal health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act.But there’s a new health care law that could change the way health care is done in the United States.Health care is a growing concern…


How to get health insurance in Austin, Florida

How do you find health insurance coverage in the most cost-effective way for your situation?If you are an employer, consider using one of the following methods to find coverage.The easiest way to find health coverage in your area is to use the Florida Health Connector, a state-run network of health care providers.The Florida HealthConnector website…