Previous studies have shown that air pollution is associated with an increased risk...
- Air pollution and the risk of diabetes
- Diagnosis and insurance coverage of binge eating disorder set to improve
- NHS pressure against Brexit could be hard for UK Government to ignore
- The game’s up: the pitfalls of pathological pathologising
- How can technology influence the patient-physician relationship?
Air pollution and the risk of diabetes
Previous studies have shown that air pollution is associated with an increased risk of a number of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, and kidney disease. Particulate matter (PM), also called particle pollution, is extremely small particles and liquid in the atmosphere.
Diagnosis and insurance coverage of binge eating disorder set to improve
According to the National Health Service (NHS), binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterised by eating large quantities of food in a discrete period of time and feeling a sense of lack of control over eating during the episode.
NHS pressure against Brexit could be hard for UK Government to ignore
The National Health Service (NHS) has regularly been used as a political tool by both sides of the Brexit debate, with increased healthcare funding often touted as one potential benefit of leaving the EU.
The game’s up: the pitfalls of pathological pathologising
The World Health Organization (WHO) has opted to include gaming addiction in the latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
How can technology influence the patient-physician relationship?
The advancement of technology within healthcare has not only drastically improved the health of populations through innovative treatment and efficiency of care, but has also contributed to the shift in the dynamics of the patient-physician relationship.
Indian private equity fund ICICI Venture sells 30% stake in KIMS hospital chain
ICICI Venture, an Indian private equity fund, has sold its 30% stake in hospital chain Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences to its competitor General Atlantic for Rs8.5bn ($578m).
KKR signs agreement to acquire Envision for $5.5bn
Private equity firm KKR & Co has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Envision Healthcare, a US physician services provider, for around $5.5bn.
Availability of the HPV vaccine is improving in China
Cervical cancer is a significant health concern that accounted for 239,000 deaths worldwide in 2015. While global incidence rates of cervical cancer are decreasing, it remains the most commonly diagnosed female cancer in 11 countries. Human papilloma virus (HPV) infections are the major cause of cervical cancer.
Online reviews reflect unfairly on healthcare providers
In an age of healthcare consumerism, where online reviews can make or break a business, GlobalData believes that healthcare providers should be concerned about their online reputation. A recent survey by the patient engagement platform PatientPop found that 90% of healthcare professionals worry about receiving negative feedback online.