Health

Italy's Generali to stop insuring new coal plants

International News       Nov 09, 2018

  MILAN: Italy’s biggest insurer Generali said on Friday it would stop offering insurance coverage for new coal mines and plants, marking a step up in the company’s support for green policies.   Generali’s action, which comes ahead of a United Nations climate change conference in Poland...

Superbugs to 'kill millions' by 2050 unless countries act

International News       Nov 08, 2018

  Paris: Millions of people in Europe, North America and Australia will die from superbug infections unless countries prioritise fighting the growing threat posed by bacteria immune to most known drugs, experts predicted on Wednesday (Nov 7).   The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned...

How Bill Gates aims to save $233 billion by reinventing the toilet

Data       Nov 06, 2018

  Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he’s betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of conveniences can save a half million lives and deliver $200 billion-plus in savings.   The billionaire philanthropist, whose Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spent $200 million...

Suresh Mathur, executive director, IRDAI

Insurers can't reject health claims after eight years of continuous renewals: IRDA Panel

Indian News       Nov 04, 2018

   Hyderabad: In a bid to reform the fast growing domestic health insurnace sector, a panel constituted by the insurance regulator IRDAI has recommended a moratorium period of eight years of continuous renewals after which any health insurance claim can’t be questioned based on non-disclosures or...

Clinical trials on Ayurvedic medicine against dengue underway: Health minister Shripad Naik

Indian News       Nov 04, 2018

  NEW DELHI: Clinical trials on Ayurvedic medicine against dengue are in progress and it will be launched at the earliest possible time, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik said Sunday.   Rajesh Kotecha, secretary of AYUSH ministry, said the medicine is expected to be...

Microsoft gears up for another digital revolution with quantum computing,

International News       Nov 04, 2018

   Seattle:  For Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, quantum computing is among three technologies -- the other two being Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mixed Reality -- that will soon disrupt the status quo, impacting our lives, communities and economies.   Believed to be a lot faster and more...

World's largest Hospital: Patna Medical College & Hospital to have 5462 beds costing Rs 5540.07 cr

Indian News       Nov 03, 2018

  Patna: The Bihar cabinet on Saturday gave its nod for redevelopment of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) into a world’s largest 5462 bed hospital at an estimated cost of Rs 5540.07 crore.   The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish...

‘Pollution in Delhi akin to smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day’

Facts       Nov 03, 2018

  Doctors in the national capital Saturday said the impact of air pollution on public health can be compared to smoking of 15-20 cigarettes a day.   “I have seen a change in the colour of lungs over the past 30 years that I have been operating....

China’s Biggest Insurer, Ping An, Plans $2B IPO of Health Tech Unit

International News       Nov 01, 2018

  Hong Kong: Ping An Insurance Group Co., China’s biggest insurer by market value, is planning a Hong Kong initial public offering of its health-care technology unit that could raise about $2 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.   A listing of Ping An Healthcare...

SC bans 15-yr-old petrol, 10-yr-old diesel vehicles in NCR due to pollution

Indian News       Oct 29, 2018

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the national capital region (NCR) and directed the transport department to announce that such vehicles would be impounded if found plying. Terming as "very critical" the prevailing situation...