Delaware officials say Medicaid will cover mosquito repellents

Delaware officials say Medicaid recipients can now get benefit coverage for over-the-counter mosquito repellents. Officials say the move is intended to help protect against the Zika virus. Over-the-counter insect repellents generally are not covered by Medicaid. But the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently allowed states to cover mosquito repellents for Medicaid recipients […]

Air pollution may shorten survival of lung cancer patients

Air pollution has been linked to higher incidence of lung cancer and now a new study has shown that it may very well be shortening the survival of lung cancer patients. The study published in journal Thorax is an attempt to look at the impact of air pollution on an individual’s chances of survival after […]

Sickle cell trait not responsible for increased risk of death says study

The long held belief that sickle cell trait increases risk of death has been challenged by a new study involving nearly 50,000 active-duty U.S. Army soldiers. Stanford University School of Medicine scientists noted in a recently published study that while there have been reports that linked sickle cell trait and deaths of individual patients, those […]

Attention: Insomnia can increase the risk of stroke

According to the finds of a recently-concluded study, insomnia and sleep apnea can increase the risk of a stroke. It can also hinder the recovery from the condition. Based on literature review, the researchers recommend that people who have had a stroke or a mini-stroke, called atransient ischemic attack, be screened for sleep disorders. “Although […]

5 organic products that will help you stay healthy

Eating healthy is nothing but a matter of practice so it is really vital to have chemical-free, natural and organic diet. Here are the five organic products that will help you stay healthy and fit. 1. Seasonal organic fruits and vegetables Nothing can beat the freshness of seasonal organic fruits and vegetables. These are grown without […]

4 tips to manage peeling fingertips

Fingertips are used to carry out day-to-day activities like writing, cleaning utensils, cooking and typing. If they end up peeling, control anxiety, stay away from the allergen and adopt a healthy lifestyle, says an expert. Peeling fingertips can be allergic in origin. Plants, flowers, lead, metal, leather, detergent and detergent soaps are some of the […]

6 tips to stay healthy this monsoon

Are you snuffling and coughing, or feeling a little woozy already, thanks to the rains? Each year, we look forward to the monsoon, hoping that the stifling weather of the country will dissipate and make way for stormy, but pleasant skies. But come the showers, and health hitches make an entry too. As compiled from […]

Sleep disorders may increase risk of stroke

People with sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are more likely to have a stroke or recovery problems after having one than those who get sound sleep, says a study. The findings suggest that people who have had a stroke or a mini-stroke, called a transient ischemic attack, be screened for sleep disorders. “Although […]