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Jack Ma is using sports data to change the way people shop

International News       Dec 06, 2018

  Just as professional sports teams have used reams of data to maximize performance, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is turning to analytics to get the most out of fans and change the way athletic events are managed and people shop for gear.   After getting its start...

Early diagnosis of disease to drive future life expectancy, Swiss Re

International News       Dec 05, 2018

  Zurich:  Life expectancy has steadily improved internationally for well over a century. In recent years, however, there are signs that the rate of mortality improvement has slowed in a number of advanced countries. Statistically, it is difficult to determine if the recent slowdown is simply...

Child marriage costs countries billions in lost earnings, World Bank

Facts       Dec 05, 2018

  ACCRA:  According to a new World Bank report, more than a third of girls in sub-Saharan Africa marry before their 18th birthday, which costs countries billions of dollars in lost earnings.   Estimates for 12 countries suggest some $63 billion (55.5 billion euros) is lost because...

Tackling Climate Change can help India, China with health benefits: WHO

Indian News       Dec 05, 2018

KATOWICE (POLAND): ndia and China could gain massive health benefits by tackling climate change, the WHO said on Wednesday. For India, the gains could be $3.28-8.4 trillion.   Meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement could save about a million lives a year...

Why Some Patients Lie To Their Doctors

Facts       Dec 03, 2018

  If you tend to stretch the truth while answering your doctor on questions related to exercise or diet, you have company. Some people lie to their doctors to avoid being judged, while others feel simply too embarrassed to tell the truth or just do not...

India's private hospitals saw 900k unnecessary C-sections in a year: IIM-A study

Indian News       Dec 02, 2018

  Ahmedabad: There were as many as 900,000 "preventable" unplanned Caesarean section (C-section) deliveries out of 7 million in private hospitals in India in one year, driven mainly by "financial incentives," says a study by Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad.      Such "medically unjustified" births not just cause...

Modicare:Bajaj Allianz Gen bags J&K and Mizoram,Meghalaya goes to Reliance Gen

Indian News       Dec 02, 2018

  Mumbai: Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, has bagged the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (PM-JAY), account for the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir at a premium of Rs 775 per family for a cover of Rs 5 lakh.   Under the scheme, a cover...

China suspends baby gene-editing experiment after violation: Report

International News       Nov 29, 2018

Beijing:  China's science ministry has ordered that people involved in the controversial baby gene-editing experiment halt their activities, a government official told state media Thursday.   The ministry "firmly opposes the baby gene-editing incident and has already demanded that the relevant organisation suspend the scientific activities...

Heatwave death threat to world's vulnerable

International News       Nov 29, 2018

  Paris: More than 150 million vulnerable people worldwide were exposed to potentially life-threatening heatwaves last year, scientists said Thursday, warning that climate change posed an unprecedented global health risk.   In a worldwide stock-take of public health trends, dozens of international agencies said people over 65,...

Over 300,000 people have benefited from Ayushman Bharat so far: Jaitley

Indian News       Nov 28, 2018

  New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday as many as 300,000 poor people have benefited from Ayushman Bharat health scheme in the last one-and-a-half months.   Speaking at the function to release the book 'Making of New India: Transformation under Modi Government', Jaitley said that...

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