Health

Air pollution affects life expectancy worse than smoking, terrorism: Study

International News       Nov 26, 2018

  Washington: The effect of pollution on life expectancy in India is worse than that of HIV/AIDS, cigarette smoking, and even terrorism, according to a study which found that Indians would live 4.3 years longer if the country met the WHO guidelines.   According to the new...

Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

International News       Nov 26, 2018

  HONG KONG:  A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would...

Indians work hardest, happy with working 5 days a week, says study

Facts       Nov 21, 2018

India leads the way as the hardest working country with 69 per cent of full-time employees saying they would work five days a week even if they had the option to work fewer days for the same pay, according to a survey.   Mexico was the...

Nation needs a break: Indians feel most vacation-deprived in the world

Facts       Nov 21, 2018

Indians are the most vacation-deprived in the world and 41 per cent of them have not taken a vacation in the past six months as they could not get time off work, according to a report.   Vacation deprivation is on the rise, and 75 per...

Apollo Hospitals, a $2 bn health empire, makes a comeback

Indian News       Nov 21, 2018

  Chennai: About a decade ago, Suneeta Reddy’s  and her three sisters took over most executive functions at Apollo, India’s largest hospital chain, from their father. They embarked on a multi-year building spree in a bet that India’s economic growth would spread from its metropolises to...

India Inc increasing focus on employees’ emotional and financial wellbeing:Willis Towers Watson

Facts       Nov 21, 2018

  New Delhi: India Inc is beginning to take a more holistic view of employee health and wellness, going beyond physical wellbeing to include emotional and financial, according to the India Health and Wellbeing Study 2018 released by Willis Towers Watson, the leading global advisory, broking...

China moves closer to allowing foreigners to control insurance ventures: sources

International News       Nov 20, 2018

   HONG KONG/BEIJING: China will accept applications early next year from foreign insurers seeking to take control of their local joint ventures and is even weighing giving them full ownership earlier than flagged, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.   The regulator is expected to...

India & China may record 10.50% medical inflation in 2019:Willis Survey

International News       Nov 14, 2018

  Singapore: Employer-provided health care benefits costs are expected to increase by 7.8% in Asia Pacific in 2019, according to a survey of medical insurers by Willis Towers Watson,  a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. Although globally, medical costs are expected to show modest...

WHO guidelines: Management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders

Articles       Nov 09, 2018

  Worldwide, mental disorders contribute to 7 per cent of the global burden of disease as estimated by disability adjusted life years and this is rising especially in low- and middle- income countries (LMIC) . In addition to causing a large proportion of morbidity, mental disorders...

Baby boom for some nations, bust for others: study

International News       Nov 09, 2018

  Paris: Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren't producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released Friday.   A global overview of birth, death and disease rates evaluating thousands...