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Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Iraq’s vast oil wealth once paid for some of the best health services in the Middle East. But decades of conflict and political unrest have led to, as the government admits, a crisis in hospitals. Things are particularly bad in Basra province where people have long complained of government neglect. Around 70 children are being [...]

June 16, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin doctor has been sentenced to nine years in prison by a US court for committing health care fraud and illegally distributing prescription painkillers. Pawankumar Jain, 66, a former physician, was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for [...]

May 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Query: I am a central government employee and will be retiring shortly. I will get retirement benefits of about Rs 1.5 crore. Where should I invest this sum to be able to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now? Jayant R. Pai, CFP and Head of Marketing, PPFAS Mutual Fund replies: Assuming that the entire Rs 1.5 [...]

June 18, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Traumatic brain injury linked to dementia risk even after 30 years

Traumatic brain injury linked to dementia risk even after 30 years

People who suffer a traumatic brain injury – occurring when an external force injures the brain – may be at increased risk of developing dementia even after 30 years, says a study. A traumatic brain injury, also known as intracranial injury, is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, especially in younger individuals and [...]

February 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Traumatic brain injury linked to dementia risk even after 30 years

This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

It’s no surprise that many of us pick staying fit as a New Year’s resolution. Here are some simple tips by Arushi Verma, co-founder, FITPASS that will help you stay motivated. Be specific – Getting healthy and fit is a vague goal. So, in the coming year, be specific if you want to lose weight/ inches [...]

January 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and [...]

November 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

Will the next 5 years see an upswing in real estate?

Will the next 5 years see an upswing in real estate?

Contrary to the general perception that real estate has been going through a bad phase for the past few years, according to Knight Frank Global House Price Index Q2 2017, prices in the residential real estate market in India appreciated 10.5% in 12 months or 70% (absolute) in 5 years ending June 2017. According to the [...]

September 17, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Will the next 5 years see an upswing in real estate?

Too young for NEET? 17 years is the minimum age to appear in exam, rules high court

Too young for NEET? 17 years is the minimum age to appear in exam, rules high court

The Punjab and Haryana high court has held that a student should be 17 years old to take the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. The high court bench of justice RK Jain, while dismissing the plea of a Jind resident, Ranbir Singh Malik, said that a candidate taking the exam without [...]

June 28, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Too young for NEET? 17 years is the minimum age to appear in exam, rules high court

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Across the US, thousands of college graduates are taking the final steps in their education. A lot has happened since they were born in the mid-1990s, and perhaps no one has seen the effects of those changes on future generations than teachers. Business Insider spoke with a handful of elementary, middle, and high school teachers [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on ‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Neanderthals liked decorating too: ‘Interesting’ rock was collected by one of our ancient cousins and placed inside a cave 130,000 years ago

Neanderthals liked decorating too: ‘Interesting’ rock was collected by one of our ancient cousins and placed inside a cave 130,000 years ago

They have long been dismissed as primitive and unintelligent brutes. But now, an ‘interesting’ stone has added to mounting evidence that Neanderthals had their own relatively sophisticated culture and may have cherished symbolic objects. Researchers discovered a brown piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests a Neanderthal collected it 130,000 years [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Neanderthals liked decorating too: ‘Interesting’ rock was collected by one of our ancient cousins and placed inside a cave 130,000 years ago

Deutsche Bank’s CEO says technology will be key to banking in the next five years

Deutsche Bank’s CEO says technology will be key to banking in the next five years

The CEO of the largest German lender has underlined the dramatic shifts that the banking industry faces over the next five years with technology due to play a “key” role in this period of change. “We are placing our bets on technology,” John Cryan, the chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank, said Tuesday at a [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Deutsche Bank’s CEO says technology will be key to banking in the next five years

NHS becoming ‘the National Hangover Service’ fumes health boss ahead of Britain’s New Year’s booze up

NHS becoming ‘the National Hangover Service’ fumes health boss ahead of Britain’s New Year’s booze up

The NHS is becoming the “national hangover service” as medics spend most of their time dealing with Britain’s binge drinking problem, a health boss has fumed. Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, slammed “selfish” party-goers in a stark warning as the nation gears up for one of the most alcohol-fuelled nights of the year. [...]

December 31, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on NHS becoming ‘the National Hangover Service’ fumes health boss ahead of Britain’s New Year’s booze up