Tag Archives: 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 »

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 »

South Carolina’s largest health care system conducting national search for new CEO

Greenville, S.C. (FOX Carolina) — Greenville Health System’s CEO, Michael Riordan will be stepping down this year and actively supporting the search for a replacement, officials released to media. Riordan is the current Co-CEO of Prisma Health along with Co-CEO Charles D. Beaman Jr. Together, they hope to set a strong foundation of governance and leadership for Prisma Health, and empower a ... Read More »

Not just antibiotic abuse, corruption, low health spend also fuel superbugs

Superbugs — disease-causing bacteria and micro-organisms resistant to conventional medicines — aren’t caused just by overuse of antibiotics but also by poor sanitation, unsafe water, higher income and education (because these improve access), corruption and low public health spending, even hotter weather, according to a new study. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics have long been believed to fuel antimicrobial resistance ... Read More »

Cardiovascular diseases, here’s how exposure to toxic metals can affect your heart health

Exposure to environmental toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper, and mercury has become a major global health concern. The metals like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Arsenic and cadmium, for example, are known carcinogens, but there are increasing suggestions that exposure to toxic metals may be ... Read More »

Heart health can be monitored by wearable soft electronic mesh

Scientists have developed a soft mesh that can record signals from the heart and muscles, paving the way for a new generation of flexible wearable health monitoring devices. The implantable device provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation and prosthetic motor control. It is the first soft implant that can record the cardiac activity ... Read More »