How To Treat a Cold Naturally

The next time you come down with a cold, don’t count on Echinacea pills to speed your recovery.  The herb is one of the most popular supplements sold, due to its reputation for fighting the common cold.  However, a study involving 719 adults, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, […]

Firm Warns Consumers of Data-Security Breach

A data breach that has already hit a range of companies in financial services and retailing has also affected drug giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC, which warned consumers in a letter over the weekend that their email addresses and names “were accessed by an unauthorized third party.” Glaxo said the breach affected consumers who have registered with […]

Diet, Exercise Reduce Cancer Risk

Call it the worst-kept secret in medicine:  a healthy diet, more exercise and less alcohol lead to “significant reductions in particularly common cancers,” according to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). The research findings indicate that there would be 38% fewer cases of breast cancer, 45% fewer of colon cancer and 47% fewer of stomach […]

PPACA to Regulate Rates

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been established by the government in order to protect employers and consumers from unreasonable insurance rate increases. Contributing factors for health insurance providers in determining if a rate is ‘reasonable’ would be:  Medical claims, operations, etc. Profits Affordability After calculating sensible premiums, carriers still have to take […]

Quality of Medicaid Examined in Dental Care

According to recent studies, increasing the amount of Medicaid dental care has little to no change for the high numbers of disease in children. For example, the data shows that children covered by private insurance have rates of disease as low as 13%. Meanwhile, children ages 6-11 with Medicaid have faced more dental disease that […]

Problems Regarding Obesity in Health Care

Often it is challenging for the obese to find suitable health insurance coverage due to their condition. Most firms reject obese patients, grouping them as ‘money vacuums’. People suffering from obesity do have higher costs for medicine, operations, hospital bills, etc. However, these patients have a high price to pay for themselves as well. Patients […]