Big companies like Microsoft are hiring more people on the Autism spectrum

Corporates nowadays are getting increasingly progressive and becoming more open to a diverse workforce. In a perhaps reassuring news, we see more people dealing with Autism being featured in hiring campaigns by big companies such as Microsoft (exact figures unknown and likely to be small, yet the direction of being more inclusive is in itself something to celebrate about). As a parent of a daughter suffering from Autism, there are deep concerns I struggle with daily, and I am glad by the phenomenon of a more inclusive society where people with special needs are considered on the merits of their strength.

Healthcare is getting increasingly expensive, and access to healthcare is now becoming a serious problem

The art of healing started out as a noble profession, designed to provide care and treatment to people who needed it the most. However, the truth for the current state of the healthcare system cannot be grimmer. Globally, billions of people lack access to the care they need to sustain a healthy and productive life. A recent FEE article published mentioned that the price of healthcare has been increasing, and even the cost of adequate health insurance is growing. This increase in price has excluded many people who need clinical and hospital care out of an avenue to seek the care they need to stay healthy.

Summit on Diabetes to be held in Lagos, attended by many health companies and stakeholders

Diabetes has been a growing concern and health problem in recent years. More young adults are facing Type 2 Diabetes relative to the past. The condition is so destructive that we have labeled it as one of the top 5 incurable diseases and chronic condition. It seems that attention on the condition is now building up, with many experts and stakeholders from companies such as Sanofi congregating in Lagos for a Diabetes summit.

No more healthcare subsidies to insurance companies, Congress pressured

For the past few months, the US has been in a state of intense debate over exactly what President Trump wants to accomplish for the healthcare system. His decision now to stop critical payments to insurance companies has put Congress in a position of new pressure, while also adding additional issues to necessary discussions which have to be held to prevent a government shutdown as the question of soaring premiums has to be addressed.

A new study found that doctors have often provided treatments which are not required to patients

A new study has found that doctors often prescribe treatments which are not required, and potentially harmful according to a paper which was published on JAMA. This paper touched on the effects of medical overuse and its prevalence in the current medical industry after studying about a year of data.