Health

How to choose right insurer for life insurance and health insurance

Besides premium and settlement ratios, there are several other metrics you need to consider to pick the right insurer. Life Insurance You need to opt for an insurer with lower customer complaints, faster claim settlements and higher customer retention. High persistency ratio shows trustworthiness The ratio reflects the insurer’s customer retention record. The higher the persistency ratio, the better it is, as ... Read More »

Study local population to improve healthcare: experts

Experts said that for the industry to produce better outcomes across the board, health studies must be localised. With healthcare developing rapidly and new technologies popping up regularly, the industry is developing solutions to improve patient health. Experts said that for the industry to produce better outcomes across the board, health studies must be localised and a population health management ... Read More »

Diet tips for students: Three best foods to eat to sharpen memory and boost performance during exams

It’s important for students to eat a healthy diet that will fuel their body, boost performance in the class or exams. Here are some of the best foods that can help boost memory and focus. Diet tips for students: 3 best foods to sharpen your memory  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: There’s no denying the fact that diet plays a vital ... Read More »

Tips to stay healthy during Chinese New Year

From pineapple tarts to peanut cookies and yee sang to shrimp rolls, we look forward to indulging in our favourite snacks and goodies every Chinese New Year. Without a doubt, one of the best things about festive seasons is the food. But when you are making the rounds to see your relatives and friends, it can be difficult to let ... Read More »

India’s Defence Budget is Nearly Five Times the Health Budget

New Delhi: An analysis of the government’s budget allocation on major items shows that India continues to spend approximately five times more on defence than on health care. Defence accounts for 11% of India’s overall expenditures and health accounts for 2%. India’s defence allocation this year (2019-2020) is Rs 2,82,733 crore and health allocation is Rs 63,538. The defence budget is 4.8 times ... Read More »

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide (1). They come in a variety of sizes and colors—including orange, white and purple—and are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Not to mention, they provide a number of health benefits and are easy to add to your diet. Here are 6 surprising health benefits of sweet potatoes. ... Read More »

Air pollution affects happiness not just health, scientists find

Air pollution is not just bad for health also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown. Researchers at MIT and the University of Beijing discovered a direct link between the amount of particulates in the air and happiness. Research has previously shown that air pollution is damaging to health, cognitive performance, labor productivity, and educational outcomes. But air pollution ... Read More »

Health stakeholders work to restore trust in school-based immunization

MANILA — In some of the Philippines’ most vulnerable communities, parents, health professionals and school leaders are working quietly to restore parents’ trust in immunization, which was tarnished by a shelved anti-dengue campaign. Two years since it transformed an elementary school in Iloilo from the entire province’s laggard to 100-percent compliance with school-based immunization against measles rubella and tetanus diphtheria, ... Read More »

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Now that the holidays are over and winter is in full swing. Now that you have had your fill of foods that you may not normally eat or perhaps it’s an increase in quantity with which you don’t usually eat them. Our cold weather makes it challenging to keep moving, especially when we would rather be inside sitting. How is ... Read More »

Heart disease: Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan to keep your heart strong and healthy

A diet high in fibre has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan for a healthier, happier heart. Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan to keep your heart healthy  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Eating an unhealthy diet and not getting enough physical activity can lead to a number of ... Read More »