Deepika Padukone launches Live Love Laugh lecture series on mental health: Long way to go

Deepika Padukone at the launch of Live Love Laugh lecture series Photo: Yogen Shah Mental health and promoting an empathetic discussion around it has been the centre of Deepika Padukone’s agenda ever since she came out with her story of dealing with depression. Deepika became one of the first celebrities in Bollywood to break the stigma and start an open dialogue around mental health. In fact, four years ago when she launched her project Live Love Laugh Foundation, aimed at doing the same, she received a lot of acclaim for…

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British vapers are safe, claim health experts after deaths in US

 A man exhales after vaping at the Vape Jam Convention in London in April 2018. Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock Health experts have moved to reassure British vapers in the wake of a severe respiratory illness that has killed at least five people and hospitalised many more in the US. More than 450 possible cases – all linked to vaping – among otherwise “healthy young people” are being investigated, US officials said on Friday. They have reported that affected individuals have experienced respiratory symptoms including a cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some…

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Five ways to safely research your health symptoms online

Help your doctor to help you. (Posed by models.) Photograph: RyanJLane/Getty Images Be confident , but considerate There is no need for you to feel self-conscious about letting your GP know that you have researched your symptoms online. Your health means more to you than it does to anyone else, so embrace the information at your fingertips: it may help your doctor to help you. But it is important to remember that they are the expert, and to respect their time limitations. Before your appointment, form some plan for how to…

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Calculate the Total Out-of-Pocket Cost of Your Health Insurance Plan

How much do you pay for your health insurance? If you only think about your health insurance costs in terms of the monthly premiums, you’re leaving out a lot of potential expenses. Right now, for example, I have an Affordable Care Act Bronze plan with a $442.83 monthly premium and a $6,200 deductible. This means that I could pay a total of $11,513.96—the $6,200 deductible plus $5,313.96 in premiums—before my insurer begins to pick up the cost for any of my healthcare. I might end up paying less than that,…

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Babylon Health Gets $2 Billion Valuation With New Funding That Will Help It Expand In U.S.

Ali Parsa CEO and cofounder of Babylon Health. BABYLON HEALTH Babylon Health, a U.K.-based startup whose fast growth has been shadowed by concerns about the efficacy of its telemedicine apps, has raised $550 million in Series C funding, elevating the company to unicorn status. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which invest on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government, led the round that valued the company at $2 billion with a total of $635 million raised. The new capital will enable the company to expand into more markets including the…

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Healthy Reasons To Get Dancing Around Your Living Room Today

Dancing has been shown to be beneficial to mental and physical health, possibly even more so than other forms of exercise. PHOTO BY DARIA OBYMAHA FROM PEXELS It’s clear that moving the body not only enhances physical fitness it contributes to mental health and emotional wellbeing. And the array of classes to support you to do so continues to increase as the boutique fitness market grows. A 2018 London Boutique Studio Report, compiled by independent leisure market analysts, LeisureDB, reported there were 278 boutique studios in London providing over 15,000 boutique classes per…

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