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Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

The insurance regulator has said genetic disorders, menopause, mental illnesses among several such health issues cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage. As part of an exposure draft on the standardisation of exclusions, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said any disease contracted after taking the policy also have to be mandatorily covered. [...]

May 17, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

The last five years saw an unprecedented entrepreneurial boom in India with small to mid-scale start-ups proliferating at a dime a dozen rate. However, a new study reveals that not all men and women have benefited equally from this growth spurt which has remained largely male dominated. In a study called ‘Britannia Marie Gold Indian [...]

January 20, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on It’s Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

East Texas is home to art deco treasures that rose from oil riches

East Texas is home to art deco treasures that rose from oil riches

The 1930s was the boom decade of East Texas. On Oct. 3, 1930, the Daisy Bradford 3 oil well near Kilgore came in as a gusher and marked the discovery of the largest oilfield in the United States. Oil wells were drilled as fast as possible and many landowners went from rags to riches. The [...]

January 15, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on East Texas is home to art deco treasures that rose from oil riches

Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

‘New Fox’ leading contender to buy regional sports networks it sold to Disney   4:11 PM ET Fri, 26 Oct 2018 | 02:50 The front-runner to buy 22 regional sports TV networks from Disney is the same company that sold them in the first place. “New Fox,” the company that will remain after Rupert Murdoch sells [...]

October 28, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Rupert Murdoch could pull off amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions

Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

People who have a lot more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age may be at a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease, a study has found. “We explored forehead wrinkles as a marker because it’s so simple and visual. Just looking at a person’s face could sound an alarm, then we could [...]

August 27, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

Tobacco products to have new pictorial warnings from September 1

Tobacco products to have new pictorial warnings from September 1

Tobacco products will feature a fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings from September 1. The Union health ministry on Monday notified a new set of health warnings for all tobacco products with validity extending up to the next two years. All tobacco products manufactured, imported or packaged on or after the said date will [...]

August 24, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tobacco products to have new pictorial warnings from September 1

Nutrichondria: An Eating Disorder Resulting From Obsession With Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fad Diets

Nutrichondria: An Eating Disorder Resulting From Obsession With Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fad Diets

With weight loss and fitness fast becoming obsessions around the world, a lot of people are adopting lifestyle and diets, which may appear ‘healthy’ but may actually prove to be detrimental to the physical and mental well-being. This obsession with ‘clean eating’ and dieting may well have exposed a number of eating disorders. A recent [...]

August 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Nutrichondria: An Eating Disorder Resulting From Obsession With Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fad Diets

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors that cause it, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugarlevels. Taking a few steps towards healthy life can make a huge difference. High air pollution levels can cause [...]

July 29, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Anxiety issues can be treated with yoga and meditation, apart from medicines

Anxiety issues can be treated with yoga and meditation, apart from medicines

Turns out, biofeedback, mindfulness, yoga, and hypnosis provide a promising approach to the very common problem of anxiety in adolescents. Researchers at Wolters Kluwer Health stated that the currently recommended treatments for adolescent anxiety i.e. cognitive behavioural therapy and antidepressant medications have important limitations. Anxiety and fear are typical reactions to the academic, social, and developmental [...]

July 29, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Anxiety issues can be treated with yoga and meditation, apart from medicines

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

A positive attitude can help you in all walks of life, and even in cancer. A new study done by the Israel Institute of Technology shows that positive emotions can be helpful in fighting cancer. The new study, titled Modulation of anti-tumour immunity by the brain’s reward system, was published in the science journal Nature. It [...]

July 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Quite often experts from all over have said that there is a pathophysiological relationship between heart failure and depression and anxiety. A recent study by Harvard Review of Psychiatry says that around one-third of the people who are in depression or suffer from anxiety have higher chances of progressive heart diseases. Christopher Celano, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues [...]

July 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older and frail patients could benefit from prehabilitation before surgery, finds a study. Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity to enable him or her to withstand a forthcoming stressor. The demand for surgical services is increasing as a result of an expanding “ageing population.” “The increasing number of older adults with [...]

July 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery