2 Health Tech Companies Set to Beat Earnings Estimates

Consumers want convenience and choice. That applies to healthcare, too. eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) and Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC) seek to allow individuals to obtain health insurance and consult with a doctor, respectively, without leaving the comfort of their homes. With eHealth, consumers can find health insurance from more than 170 insurers. The company breaks its business into two segments: one focused on Medicare […]

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Income tax benefits on medical treatment and health insurance

In the past few years, expenditure incurred on healthcare has been on the rise, encompassing expenses on preventive check-ups, medical insurance, etc. Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) provides certain tax deductions for an individual in respect of such expenditure incurred on self or dependents, which have been discussed in this article. Mediclaim/Health insurance premium For […]

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Want To Improve The Social Determinants Of Health? Here Are 8 Solutions

This wasn’t your typical discussion about social determinants of health. Today at Day 2 of this year’s Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York City, one of the sessions bore the title, “Four Solutions to Improving the Social Determinants of Health, Right Here, Right Now.” Yes, that’s the word “solutions” in the title. Not “problems” or […]

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Brushing your teeth may keep your heart healthy

New research finds that brushing the teeth three or more times a day significantly reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Brushing your teeth three times or more a day may significantly protect the heart. The bacteria in our mouths may hold the key to many facets of our health. Researchers have found […]

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The opportunity cost of state health insurance schemes

Large-scale government-sponsored health insurance schemes (GSHIs) such as Ayushman Bharat are often heralded as the best way to address public health issues. But are they fiscally feasible and optimal for improving health care in India? A new National Institute of Public Finance and Policy paper by Mita Choudhury and others shows how basic healthcare can suffer following […]

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Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria

Intuitively, we know that living in excessively polluted, built-up areas cannot be good for our health and that breathing in the fresh air of natural spaces must be healthful. But the impact of green spaces on overall health in general and on mental health, specifically, has been the subject of much recent research. Older studiesTrusted Source have suggested […]

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Early Questions For Trail Blazers: Health, Bench And Road Strength

Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside dunks in front of Phoenix Suns forward Frank Kaminsky … [+] ASSOCIATED PRESS The Portland Trail Blazers kick off the 2019-20 season Wednesday with a home game against Denver, the team they beat in a classic seven-game playoff series last season. The season is a milestone one for the Blazers, […]

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How caste affects public health services

India is investing significantly into providing universal health services to its citizens but a new study suggests that these services may be far from equitable. Sobin George, in a study published in the Economic and Political Weekly, explores how caste impacts the interaction between public health service providers and patients. To show this, he conducts a […]

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Detox Destinations: The Best Health And Wellness Retreats

There are outstanding health and wellness retreats around the world waiting to help you reset and recharge your busy life while soothing your soul, pampering your body, refreshing your mind and maintaining optimal health. Whether you are into yoga, meditation, swimming, eating healthy, hiking, spas, reiki, hydrotherapy, stress management or spiritual and holistic detox, there […]

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