Health

Govt plans over $12 billion in power plant, EV incentives to cut pollution

Indian News       Feb 15, 2019

  New Delhi: India has proposed incentives worth Rs88,500 crore ($12.4 billion) to help power plants install equipment to curb emissions, and also to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles, a government statement said on Friday.   Of the  Rs 88500 crore, Rs 83500 crore would be used...

Apollo’s Managing Director Suneeta Reddy

Reddy family mulls exiting Apollo Munich Health Insurance, to sell its 41% stakes for Rs 1200 cr

Indian News       Feb 13, 2019

  Mumbai/Chennai:  Prathap C. Reddy and his family, founders of India’s Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., plan to sell their holdings in an insurance venture with Munich Re AG to repay debt, people with knowledge of the matter said. The family is seeking to sell its entire...

Johnson & Johnson supplier seeks bankruptcy over talc lawsuits

International News       Feb 13, 2019

  A key supplier of talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday in the wake of multibillion-dollar lawsuits alleging its products caused ovarian cancer and asbestos-related mesothelioma. Imerys Talc America, the U.S. unit of French group Imerys SA,...

Indian doctors protest UK's 'unfair' health surcharge 

International News       Feb 10, 2019

  London: UK-based Indian doctors and healthcare professionals are campaigning against what they describe as an "unfair" doubling of a health surcharge imposed on professionals from outside European Union (EU) living and working in Britain.  The "Immigration Health Surcharge" was introduced in April 2015 and from...

Novel pill could replace injections to deliver insulin, says study

Facts       Feb 09, 2019

  Researchers have developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for patients with Type-2 diabetes, says a new study.   About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a single and small needle made of compressed...

Microsoft targets healthcare with medical records in the cloud, bots and more

International News       Feb 08, 2019

  Microsoft Corp. is releasing a service to help health-care companies move vast amounts of patient data to its cloud and connect with other related systems in a bid to offer clinicians, individuals and researchers a more comprehensive view of patient health. The tool, based on...

J&J reported to settle most Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits

International News       Feb 05, 2019

  Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health-care products, has agreed to settle the bulk of consumers’ lawsuits alleging it sold defective artificial hips and misled patients about their dangers, according to a lawyer for the plaintiffs.   “The parties have reached an agreement that...

National Insurance to manage Ayushman Bhart scheme for Maharashtra in 2019

Indian News       Feb 01, 2019

  Mumbai: Kolkata based National Insurance Company(NIC) has managed to retain the Ayushman Bhart account of Maharashtra, that generates second largest health insurance premium after Tamil Nadu.   The state has paid a premium of Rs 713 crore for the scheme, starting from Jan 1, for six...

Nearly 50% cancer patients are uninsured, study

Indian News       Jan 31, 2019

  Mumbai: With healthcare expenses touted to rise in coming years, a grim reality has come to the fore as doctors believe almost 50 per cent of cancer patients pay out of their pockets for treatment, an Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance study shows.     Edelweiss Tokio Life...

Blood cancer can lead to premature ageing

Facts       Jan 31, 2019

  Blood cancer can accelerate ageing in healthy bone marrow cells, scientists have found for the first time, paving the way for anti-ageing drugs in the future.   It is well known that ageing promotes cancer development. However, this is the first time that the reverse has...

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