Andy Murray puts health and happiness over titles as he eyes Davis Cup return

Andy Murray believes his surprise victory in Antwerp last month showed that is able to play at a high level but says his health is more important than victories Andy Murray believes his surprise victory in Antwerp last month showed that is able to consistently play at a high level as he sets his sights on the Davis Cup and then the Australian Open in January. The former world No 1 was speaking after a chaotic October in which his four-week tournament run across two continents culminated in a Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors picks. Im not worried from the hips perspective as Ive had zero issues with it so far so I dont anticipate …

Trump says he’s in ‘very good’ health after unscheduled medical checkup

White House says president took advantage of a free weekend to begin portions of his routine checkup Donald Trump has said he is in very good health following the first phase of an annual medical check, after spending more than two hours at a Washington medical center for an appointment that had not been announced in his public schedule. Trump tweeted on Sunday that he began phase one of my yearly physical at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington on the previous day. Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year, he said. The White House said Trump had undergone a quick exam and some laboratory tests. The appointment wasnt on Trumps weekend public schedule, and his …

Will Google get away with grabbing 50m Americans’ health records?

Googles reputation has remained relatively unscathed despite behaviors similar to Facebooks. This could be the tipping point Few things are certain in the American healthcare system except for the paperwork. The tedious ritual of signing forms authorizing new providers to access our medical history is the result of a rarity for Americans: thanks to the first amendment, we have few rights and little expectation of privacy, except when it comes to our medical records. Even doctors who have our best interests at heart must get permission to access our data under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (Hipaa). So it was truly shocking to learn this week that a business partnership between Google and Ascension, a major hospital chain …

Rob Kardashian ‘Wants To Be More Out & About’ After Slimming Down & Improving His Mental Health! – Perez Hilton

As we reported, the KUWTK star has been more active on social media lately after years of living an off camera existence. The sock mogul surprised us last month by posting his first full body pic in over a year, “Lately, he has been trying to work out more and be healthier. Right away, it makes him feel better about himself. He wants to be out and about.” It’s about time! “I gained a bunch of weight and was super uncomfortable in my skin. The whole weight thing really affected me.” “He enjoyed celebrating Halloween with his family and friends. Hopefully he can keep up with the workouts and continue to feel better about himself. Everyone wants him to have …

Kim Kardashian Uses Money From Sponsored Posts To Fund Her Prison Reform Efforts & Supports ‘Taking The Likes Away’ On Instagram For Mental Health! – Perez Hilton

Kim Kardashian West has high hopes for the future of Instagram! With over 150 million loyal IG users tuned in and engaged with her every move, it’s safe to say KKW understands how to keep, grow, and benefit from her online audience. The social media platform is currently testing a new feature which hides the like and view counts of photos and videos you post from your followers, and the business mogul publicly threw her support behind the initiative when she attended the New York Times‘ DealBrook Conference in New York City on Wednesday. Speaking at the event with momager Kris Jenner by her side, the 39-year-old shared why she’s a fan of the idea and how it’ll have a …

Does UK lag other rich nations on health and care?

Image copyright Getty Images The OECD review said good-quality long-term care was particularly important for improving the quality of life for older populations. But while access to health care was good, it was a different picture for long-term care, which includes help with daily tasks such as washing and dressing. Spending on such care was below average, while informal carers shared a heavy burden, with nearly one in five people aged over 50 acting as informal carers, the fourth highest among the 18 countries for which there was comparable data. In England, there have been years of talks and arguments over how to reform the social care system. Following the 2017 election the government promised to bring forward plans. But …

Fact-checking Warren’s claim that her health-care plan won’t raise taxes on the middle class

(CNN)In touting her new plan to pay for Medicare for All, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has argued that she won’t raise taxes on the middle class. The campaign of Warren’s 2020 rival Joe Biden has also criticized a key element of Warren’s plan, claiming it would place a new tax of almost $9 trillion on American workers. Facts First: Warren’s claim that her plan won’t raise middle class taxes largely depends on what is considered a “tax” in the first place. While experts CNN spoke with agree that the tax mentioned by Biden’s camp would ultimately be passed onto employees, Warren’s camp argues that’s essentially beside the point, since her plan will ultimately save consumers and companies trillions of dollars by …

US effort to remove sexual health from UN agreement may violate law, say senators

Trump administration may have violated Siljander amendment by lobbying to remove protections, four Democrats said in letter The Trump administration may have violated federal law by lobbying more than 70 countries to remove protections for sexual and reproductive health from a UN agreement, according to a letter from four US senators seen by the Guardian. The letter from the senators, all high-ranking Democrats, focuses on an effort from the Trump administration to could not accept a resolution on women, peace and security because it included references to previous resolutions that included this phrase. Removing language about sexual and reproductive health from international agreements has been a longtime goal of ultra-conservative religious organisations. The Trump administration, which relies on a base …

Health services in NI ‘at risk of collapse’

£1bn ‘needed to eradicate Northern Ireland waiting lists’ Bengoa Review: Ambitious health care shake-up unveiled The Westminister committee report, by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, said key services, “in particular cancer, social care and mental health”, lack comprehensive strategies to guide their future direction. It added that the Department of Health “must do more to demonstrate its commitment to developing long-term strategies for these services”. The committee said the department must also take immediate action to tackle “acute issues facing the health service”. These, it said, include cancer waiting times, shortages in social care staffing and inadequate mental health funding. The report said decisions over health services in Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the health minister in the Northern …

Judge grants temporary restraining order against policy set to deny visas for immigrants who couldn’t afford health insurance

(CNN)A judge in Oregon granted a temporary restraining order Saturday against a policy that would have denied immigrants a visa unless they can prove they will have health insurance. “Today’s decision highlights the urgency of blocking this health care ban before it causes irreparable damage to our community and those we serve,” Carmen Rubio, the executive director of Latino Network, said in a statement. The proclamation is among a string of sweeping changes that could dramatically curb legal immigration to the United States. President Donald Trump issued the proclamation in October, saying, “immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs.” According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2017, three-quarters of the 27.4 …

How Exactly Does Daylight Saving Time Impact Our Health?

It is just about time to “fall back” into daylight saving, rewinding time and setting the clocks back an hour to afford us one more precious hour of daylight in the morning. Arguments for and against daylight saving time (DST) have persisted since it began in Europe during the First World War and spread to the rest of the world during the Second World War and the 1970s oil crisis. Proponents of the change argue that it saves energy, but how much tends to be marginal and varies between geographic regions. There are certainly some pros to DST: More light during the day leads to greater safety on the roads for both drivers and pedestrians, as well as a decrease in petty …

Risks of cannabis use for mental health treatment outweigh benefits

New study shows evidence of positive outcomes is scarce while symptoms can be exacerbated The use of cannabis medicines to treat people with depression, anxiety, psychosis or other mental health issues cannot be justified because there is little evidence that they work or are safe, according to a major new study. A review of evidence from trials conducted over nearly 40 years, Photograph: PR Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. The authors looked for evidence of an effect of medicinal cannabinoids in trials conducted in depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychosis. They found 83 studies in 3,000 people. But the evidence of a positive effect was sparse. There was, they …

Missouri says health director didn’t track Planned Parenthood patients’ periods. But officials did have a spreadsheet

(CNN)The Missouri state health department on Wednesday acknowledged that a spreadsheet was generated after officials looked at statewide abortion data. But officials denied that the agency’s director tracked the menstrual cycles of women who visited Planned Parenthood, as had been reported Tuesday. In a follow-up story on Wednesday, the newspaper wrote that its reporting of the spreadsheet set off a firestorm in medical and political circles. The department said it grew concerned it may not be receiving complication reports for all failed surgical abortions. State law requires physicians providing post-abortion care to submit the reports to the department. The reports contain information such as type of abortion that was performed and the complication a patient suffered, according to state code. …