Health

Hannover Re scales back its exposure to coal-fired power plants

International News       Apr 18, 2019

  Hannover:  Hannover Re is scaling back its exposure to coal-fired power plants and coal mines over the long term. In addition to excluding coal-based projects from its investment universe, the Group is now also adopting a more restrictive underwriting policy on the reinsurance of coal-based...

General insurance industry logs Rs1.7trillion of premium, private sector insurers gain 5 % market share in 2018-19

Indian News       Apr 17, 2019

  Mumbai: Led  by the private sector companies, the domestic  general insurance industry, with a mix of 34 players, has  grown by 13 percent  to Rs1,70.103 crore in 2018-19. According to theindustry performance figures ,released by the General Insurance Council, the four main  public sector insurers,...

India facing shortage of 600,000 doctors, 2 million nurses: Study

Indian News       Apr 15, 2019

  Washington:  India has shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses, say scientists who found that lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing live-saving drugs.    Even when antibiotics are available, patients are often unable to...

US jury sides with J&J in latest Talcum-Cancer claim

International News       Apr 08, 2019

  Johnson & Johnson won the latest trial over claims its iconic baby powder can cause cancer, as a jury in Long Beach, California, rejected a lawsuit brought by a 65-year-old retired teacher who claimed the product was contaminated with asbestos.   The J&J victory Friday comes...

Air pollution kills 1.2 mn Indians in a year, third biggest cause of death

International News       Apr 03, 2019

   New Delhi: Exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to over 1.2 million deaths in India in 2017, a new global study said on Wednesday.   The study titled "State of Global Air 2019" reported that the life on average of a South Asian child...

IRDA set to allow claim settlement in installments in healh & PA policies

Indian News       Apr 02, 2019

  Hyderabad: The insurance regulator will soon issue circular for allowing the Insurers to settle claims in installments in respect of personal accident and benefit based products.   A working group  constituted by the IRDA has laid down the details as how to implement the new system.  ...

Congress Party promises `Right to Healthcare Act'

Indian News       Apr 02, 2019

  New Delhi:  The Congress party on Tuesday released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.   Congress President Rahul Gandhi and senior party leaders released the document.   The manifesto will reflect the people’s voice and not just one man’s view, Gandhi had said before releasing...

Bayer must pay $80 mn in Monsanto roundup cancer trial, says US Jury

International News       Mar 29, 2019

A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $80 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused his cancer, in the latest legal setback for the company facing thousands of similar lawsuits.   The jury in San Francisco federal court...

India’s 82 % of the population suffers from high stress levels

Indian News       Mar 29, 2019

  Mumbai: According to Cigna Corporation, almost 82 percent of India’s population are suffering from stress and those in the sandwich generation (aged 35-49) are most affected with around 89 percent reporting some level of stress.    The major causes of stress in the country today are...

Diseases cost the African Region $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

International News       Mar 29, 2019

   Praia, Cabo Verde: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a loss of more than 2.4 trillion...

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