Health

Coronavirus: Thermal screening of flyers from China begins at 7 airports

Indian News       Jan 21, 2020

  New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has directed seven airports including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata to make arrangements for screening of passengers arriving from China in the wake of outbreak of an infection caused by a new strain of virus there.   Airlines flying in...

China’s mysterious respiratory virus spreads to health workers, different countries

International News       Jan 21, 2020

China’s mysterious respiratory virus has caused six deaths and infected a number of medical workers, a sign the outbreak has entered a new phase with the illness spreading from person to person.   Health-care workers contracting the new illness indicates that it is more easily transmitted...

Coronavirus: New disease spreading in Asia revives SARS fears

International News       Jan 20, 2020

  Paris: A mysterious SARS-like virus has spread around China with more than 200 diagnosed cases in the cities of Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzhen, plus two people infected in Thailand and another case confirmed in Japan. Here are a few key points about coronavirus. What is...

Soybean oil linked to genetic changes in brain, claims study

Facts       Jan 19, 2020

Consuming soybean oil may not only lead to obesity and diabetes, but also "affect neurological conditions like autism, and Alzheimer's disease," claims a study in mice by researchers, including one of Indian origin.   Researchers from the University of California - Riverside (UCR) in the US...

Passengers from China to be screened for pneumonia in Mumbai

Indian News       Jan 19, 2020

Mumbai:  All incoming passengers from China to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) here shall be subjected to a 'thermal screening' to detect novel coronavirus, an official said here on Saturday.   The precaution is being taken in view of the recent outbreak of pneumonia caused...

S C Khuntia, chairman,IRDAI

IRDAI chief cautions insurers against predatory pricing

Indian News       Jan 17, 2020

  New Delhi: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) chairman S C Khuntia on Friday cautioned insurers against indulging in predatory pricing, saying it is not a sustainable model while citing examples of airline and telecom sectors.   Highlighting that the insurance industry is different...

Health warning: How Fitbits can help predict flu outbreaks

Facts       Jan 17, 2020

  LONDON:  The Fitbit on your wrist not only counts your steps and minutes of sleep, it can also help tell if you’re coming down with the flu - and warn health authorities to get ready to help.   A study in the United States has found...

Govt has money for statues, not public health: Bombay High Court

Indian News       Jan 16, 2020

  MumbaI: The Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Maharashtra government for dragging its feet over financial aid to Wadia Hospitals for women and children, and said the government has money for statues but not for public health.   A division bench of...

Insurers have to pay interest if health claims are delayed beyond 30 days:IRDAI

Indian News       Jan 10, 2020

  Hyderabad:  The insurance regulator wants a health insurance claims to be settled or rejected  within 30 days from the date of receipt of last necessary document In the case of delay in the payment of a claim, the insurer will be liable to pay interest...

AXA insurance launches first-in-market plan for Cancer survivors

International News       Jan 10, 2020

  Singapore: AXA Insurance has launched the first protection plan in Singapore specially designed for cancer survivors. With improvements in screening and treatment, survival rates for people with cancer have increased over the years in Singapore. However, many are left without insurance protection against possible relapse...

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