Health Care

Paramedics fulfil dying woman's final wish to see ocean one last time

A touching photo of paramedics helping fulfil a dying woman’s final wish to see the ocean one last time has touched hearts around the world.<p>Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics went “above and beyond” to bring the palliative care patient, who was lying on a stretcher, to the beach.<p>The …

When specialists and GPs don't communicate, the patient suffers

For all the talk about teamwork, there is a lack of communication between specialists and general practitioners which has a real downside for patients<p>My patient with an intellectual disability sits in a wheelchair, with enough capacity to mention the word “cancer” and to start crying, but not …

Opinion

The most frustrating things about being chronically ill

0 Shares<p>Healthy or not, everybody has his or her share of frustrations in life. The chronically ill don’t have a corner on that market! This piece …

Arthritis

Massachusetts grabs spotlight by proposing new twist on Medicaid drug coverage

In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, Massachusetts' state Medicaid program hopes to road-test an idea both …

Harvard Medical School

This Photo Of A Palliative Care Patient At The Beach Will Make You Cry

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Viral

Feds say they haven't approved Iowa's plan to leave 215,000 without Medicaid provider choice

CLOSE<p>Cheryl Harding, Iowa president for the AmeriHealth Caritas Medicaid management company, explained at a Statehouse meeting that her company was …

Des Moines

Shovels hit the ground for new medical imaging centre at Delta Hospital

Construction has begun on a new medical imaging centre at the Delta Hospital.<p>The new facility will be two-and-a-half times larger than what’s …

Medicine

Paramedics fulfill palliative care patient's wish to see the ocean

“She was ecstatic with it all and she said...she is content now, everything is just as it should be,” he said.<p>“I thought if all these rocks weren’t …

Brisbane

Displaced Puerto Ricans face obstacles getting health care

The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.<p>But Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after the destruction face problems well beyond …

Caribbean

Online GP consultation 'of limited use', study finds

<b>Online consultations may not be the key to reducing doctors' workload and cutting patient waiting time, a health service study has found.</b><p>NHS England is offering a £45m fund to support GP practices to adopt online consultation systems.<p>But researchers say evidence from a pilot shows the use and …

Medicine

Why doctors need to improve the way we discuss assisted dying

Assisted dying can be a divisive and polarising subject. But there is one aspect on which most people probably agree – the need to improve the …

Data Protection

Hospital consultants are hurting public patients

News (Ireland)

Greek pensioners protest against government that 'took everything'

ATHENS (Reuters) - Several hundred elderly Greeks marched through Athens on Thursday, protesting against a government they say "took everything" with a new round of cuts to pensions and crumbling health care benefits.<p>Greece's three bailouts since 2010 have repeatedly taken aim at the pension …

Greece

So you think You'll Get a Tax Break, or tax cut? Really?

From Thom Hartmann Blog<p>Republican tax scam: make america grieve again<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: Kakashi TV) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement …

Liberal View

Obamacare Enrollment Still Strong Despite Trump's Tight Sign-Up Window

More than 2 million Americans have signed up for individual health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the first three weeks of a sign-up window that the Donald Trump White House cut in half.<p>The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Wednesday said nearly 2.3 million Americans have selected …

Medicare

Funding for National Health Mission Scheme Cut by 20%

India has approved a three-year budget for its flagship public health programme –almost 20 percent lower than what the health ministry said was …

India

ACA health care sign ups are running smoothly so far in Montana

Though state-level numbers aren't in, insurance companies and those who help people get coverage say the process is working smoothly in the open …

Montana

Greenville Health System, Palmetto Health want to refinance $1.5 billion in debt

Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health partnership will bring change to healthcare marketplace in South Carolina.

South Carolina

Some consultants ‘brazen, immoral’ says health minister

Health Minister Simon Harris has branded as “brazen, immoral, and unfair” the consultants who treat private patients during their publicly contracted …

News (Ireland)

No 'free kicks' for healthcare providers, says new Primary Health Care chief

The pathology industry has "reached the limit" when it comes to consolidation and after years of being squeezed on fees, says the boss of one of …

Health Care (Australia)

Norwich hospital begging to patients for donations, MP says

<b>An MP has accused a hospital of using a "begging bowl" in an appeal to patients for medical equipment fund donations.</b><p>Clive Lewis said a plea in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital patients' appointment letters was an "ask" today but tomorrow could be a "demand".<p>The hospital said the appeal was …

Medicine

Why are Germany's midwives feeling squeezed out?

Fewer midwives are attending to birth in the country, where insurance premiums are punitive and medical intervention is increasingly widespread. And it’s not only mothers who are missing their skills<p>Ten years ago, Dr Christiane Schwarz - a lecturer and researcher - decided that she could no longer …

Pregnancy

St John's Hospital under investigation over staff misreporting waiting times

The number of patients waiting four hours or more for treatment at the hospital's A&E department may have been wrongly recorded.<p>St John’s Hospital in …

Corruption

SAVED! Walk-in centres to stay open after year-long battle

THE town’s walk-in centres have been saved from closure, we can reveal.<p>Campaigning MPs, the council and the clinical commissioning group have reached …

Manchester

Racism and Avarice: Thanksgiving in Trump's Dystopia

President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House, November 21, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty …

Liberal View

FOSTER MUM DID THIS TO ME!

A TEACHER’S concern over an eight-year-old boy’s swollen eye has led to the expulsion of a foster parent from a safe house.<p>The teacher took the …

News (South Africa)

Fortis Hospital charges family of 7-year-old dengue patient Rs 18 lakh: Incident makes a mockery of healthcare

Recently, Union Health Minister JP Nadda called the death of a seven-year-old girl from dengue, and the exorbitant bill of Rs 18 lakh handed to her …

India

Ireland's elderly being forced unnecessarily into nursing homes according to new report

<b>REPORT reveals a number of Ireland’s elderly are unnecessarily being put in nursing homes.</b><p>A set of new findings by Irish elderly organisation Age …

Housing

Health care provider fires 50 employees who refused to get flu shots

Health

Launceston hospital has reopened in time for 'busier' winter season - Cornwall Live

One of Cornwall's ten community hospitals has reopened after two months of improvement works in time for the busy winter season.<p>Launceston General …