Health

Govt plans Rs 12,000-levy on petrol, diesel cars to spur EV demand: Report

Indian News       Dec 19, 2018

  New Delhi: The Indian government has drafted a plan to levy a fee of Rs 12,000 ($171.09) on new petrol and diesel cars in an attempt to boost the manufacturing of electric vehicles (EV) and battery-driven automobiles, the Times of India reported on Wednesday.   Under...

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

International News       Dec 17, 2018

  Texas: A federal judge in Texas said on last Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand.   Legal experts say the ruling won't immediately affect Americans' health coverage, and a group of...

Novartis may team with Reinsurers to cut Drug Costs, FT Reports

International News       Dec 17, 2018

  Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is considering working with reinsurers to provide alternative financing options for life-saving drugs, potentially saving substantial health-care costs, Financial Times reported on Sunday.   Among the options proposed includes a “reinsurance model in which a third party underwrites the catastrophic case of...

Madras High Court bans online sales of medicines

Indian News       Dec 17, 2018

  Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday banned the sale of medicines online till the central government notifies the regulations.    The development comes just three days after the Delhi high court stayed the sale of drugs and prescribed medicines by online pharmacies.   The court set...

J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder

International News       Dec 17, 2018

Washington: Johnson & Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for...

Dhirendra Mahyavanshi, Co-Founder, Turtlemint

Life insurance vs Health insurance

Blog       Dec 16, 2018

  Individuals who understand the importance of insurance know that a health insurance policy and a life insurance policy are the most important requirements in an individual’s financial portfolio.   However, many individuals perceive health and life insurance plans to be synonymous. They believe that if they...

IRDAI Board to meet on Dec 21, may allow new players

Indian News       Dec 13, 2018

  Hyderabad: The insurance regulator IRDAI is having its next board meeting on Dec 21 to consider its preliminary nods for the entry of few players into the domestic insurnace sector..   Though, the details of  agenda of the board meeting is not yet known, it is...

J&J begins settling Pinnacle Hip Implant defect claims

International News       Dec 12, 2018

  Johnson & Johnson(J&) has begun settling consumers’ claims that it sold artificial hips knowing they were defective, marking the first settlements in the seven-year-old litigation.   A federal judge in Texas overseeing the cases said about 3,300 of 10,000 “have settled or are in the process...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

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...