The future of company health care plans

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The year is drawing to a close. Now is the perfect time to assess and try to forecast which factors, variables and issues in the world of health will be of most importance in 2015, specifically, in the employment sector.

As a result, today, in these pages, we are going to consider a report published in the US last September by Towers Watson. The report analyses the views and plans for the future of 379 medium and large US companies. A quick look at the data in the report This study publishes the figures that might have a defining impact on 2015 as far as company health care plans are concerned. 81 per cent of companies are currently planning to make significant changes in their health care plans for active, full-time employees. In 2015, 66 per cent of chief executive officers Read more

AIDS and new treatment possibilities

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Today, we want to talk about HIV in our post. The virus progressively damages the human immune system with the result that it becomes an almost impossible mission for our body to fight against many different types of infection.

Fortunately, great progress has been made in recent years in the battle against the AIDS virus. According to the WHO, at the end of 2012, some 10 million patients with the disease were receiving antiretroviral therapy in average-income and low-income countries all over the world. This means that the numbers of patients worldwide are still significant. How is HIV transmitted? Now that everyone is talking about Ebola, the different ways diseases can be transmitted is something that people are particularly concerned about. However, in the case of HIV, a virus that has a much higher incidence in the developed world, there tend Read more