Health

Hong Kong Insurance Market attracts Mainland Chinese seeking lucrative pay

International News       Aug 02, 2018

  Hong Kong: May Zhang, a 28-year-old from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Oxford, but now makes her living selling insurance in Hong Kong.   Drawn by lucrative pay, Zhang is part of a growing band...

Prudential and Babylon Join Forces to Pioneer AI-Powered Digital Health Services in Asia

International News       Aug 02, 2018

  Hong Kong: Prudential Corporation Asia today announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with UK-based healthcare technology and services company Babylon Health .   Babylon's artificial intelligence ("AI") expertise will be made available to existing and new customers of Prudential across Asia marking a...

Modicare:Guj & Chhtishgarh opt for hybrid model, Insurers to provide cover only for Rs 50k

Indian News       Jul 30, 2018

  Mumbai: Even as the state of Nagaland has been awarded to Apollo Munich Health Insurance at Rs 444 per family, some states like Gujarat and Chhttishgarh have opted for a hybrid model-  mix of insurance and Trust model-  to implement the Modi government’s flagship health...

Suresh Mathur, executive director, IRDAI

Mathur panel to check `exclusions' in health insurance policies

Indian News       Jul 24, 2018

  Hyderabad:  The insurance regulator IRDAI has formed a panel under the chairmanship of Suresh Mathur, executive director,IRDAI, to suggest measures to bring in standardisation and to enhance transparency and uniformity in the health insurance, particularly in the matter of ‘exclusions’ as part of product design.  ...

FDA cites Drug Warning Scam over Online Medications

International News       Jul 17, 2018

  People who tried to order medicine online or over the phone have received fake U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letters instead of the products they bought, in what appears to be an international extortion scam, the agency said on Friday.   In the past few...

J&J ordered to pay $4.69 bn to talc cancer victims

International News       Jul 13, 2018

  WASHINGTON: US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer cancer.    It is the...

Labour Ministry finalises Code on Industrial Relations, to seek Cabinet approval

Indian News       Jul 13, 2018

  New Delhi: The Labour Ministry has finalised the Code on Industrial Relations (IR), one of the four codes being framed by consolidating over 44 labour laws, and will soon put before the Cabinet for approval, a top official said today.   The Ministry of Labour and...

Rate war hots up for NHPS accounts, Apollo Munich Health Insurance bids Nagaland at Rs 444 per family

Indian News       Jul 12, 2018

  Mumbai: A rate war has erupted among the general insurers including the stand alone health insurers to bag the accounts of the different states for implementing the centre’s National Health Insurance Protection Scheme(NHPS) that promises to provide Rs 5 lak cover to 50 crore people...

Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'

Articles       Jul 11, 2018

  A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning, according to a  BBC rport.   Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile.   MG can...

India Heading Towards Comprehensive Healthcare Crisis, Says Amartya Sen

Indian News       Jul 10, 2018

NEW DELHI: India spends just a little over one per cent of its GDP on healthcare and this is leading the country into "a comprehensive healthcare crisis", according to Nobel laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen, who has called for greater allocation on healthcare in...