Health

Health insurance prms are on the rise in 97 countries, Pacific Prime finds

International News       Oct 15, 2019

  HONG KONG: A global study of 100 countries conducted by insurance brokerage Pacific Prime found that 97 countries witnessed increases in average international health insurance premiums for both individuals and families. Of the 100 countries, the average international health insurance premiums for individuals ranged from...

Nutrition survey finds rising diabetes risk in children

Facts       Oct 08, 2019

New Delhi: There is a growing risk of non-communicable diseases among children aged 5 to 9 years and adolescents aged 10-19 years in India. As per the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) 2016-18, one in 10 school-age children and adolescents were pre-diabetic.   One percent of...

AIIMS, Health ministry launch 'eDantSeva' website and app

Indian News       Oct 07, 2019

  New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry on Monday launched the first-ever website and mobile application on oral health awareness.   The digital platform, 'e-DantSeva', contains information about the National Oral Health Programme, a detailed list of...

AXA XL partners with WaterAid for providing clean water to communities in Northern India

Indian News       Oct 03, 2019

  New Delhi: As part of its efforts to improve water resilience around the world, AXA XL today announced it has entered into a three-year partnership with international charity WaterAid to help provide more than ten thousand people in rural India with access to clean water.  ...

Vaping now linked to 12 deaths, 805 illnesses in U.S

International News       Sep 28, 2019

  U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 805 confirmed and probable cases and 12 deaths so far from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, with the outbreak showing no signs of losing steam.   Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported...

Reliance Capital's stake sale to Nippon Life to be completed by month-end

Indian News       Sep 23, 2019

  Mumbai: Reliance Capital's deal to sell its entire stake in mutual fund arm to joint venture partner Japan's Nippon Life Insurance will be completed by the end of this month, RNAM CEO Sundeep Sikka said on Monday.   Post stake-sale, Nippon Life Insurance will own 75...

African Swine fever spreads in Philippines

International News       Sep 20, 2019

Blood samples from pigs in backyard farms in the Philippine capital Manila tested positive for African swine fever, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday, less than two weeks after it declared the country’s first outbreak of the disease.   The Bureau of Animal Industry has...

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

India announces ban on electronic cigarette sales

Indian News       Sep 18, 2019

  New Delhi: India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco.   The announcement by India came a day after New York became the second US state...

New York state bans flavored e-cigarettes

International News       Sep 18, 2019

New York: New York became the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday after its Democratic governor called for emergency action in response to concerns about their rising use among teens and a nationwide spate of lung illnesses. Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called...

India can be a global hub for tourism healthcare & data analytics: Kumar Mangalam Birla

Indian News       Sep 17, 2019

  Mumbai: Indian corporates need to hold themselves accountable to global standards of governance if India wishes to re-shape the global economic order, Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla said on September 17. Speaking at an event here, Birla said that with changing times the...

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