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Review: Rujuta Diwekar’s Don’t lose your mind, Lose your weight!

Rujuta Diwekar’s Lose your weight, Don’t lose your mind! During one of my monthly book buying binges at Crossword around 4 months ago, I came across this book called “Don’t lose your mind, LOSE YOUR WEIGHT” by author Rujuta Diwekar who is well known for being Dietician & Nutritionist for “the-size-zero­-Kareena-Kapoor”. Due to some books remaining unread, it took a little while for this book’s turn to come for . . .

All this Sitting is Killing Us!

sitting for long periods of time can increase your death risk! 20th century has seen many such inventions that have been aimed at making our lives easier. But while doing so, these inventions have also made us considerably lazy! And this laziness has spilled over to our professional and personal lives, where physical activity has taken a back seat in favor of sitting. While, we all thought that there was nothing . . .

Medimanage Opinion: 50% Extra Premium on Mediclaim for treatment at high-end Hospitals

50 % extra premium to get treatment at high-end hospitals You might have to shell out 50 per cent extra premium to get treatment at the country’s high-end hospitals. Following the uproar over withdrawing cashless health insurance claims from high-end hospitals, state-owned non-life insurers are working on a product with differential rating that will bare the expenses of the top hospitals. The four insurers – New India Assurance, United India Insurance, National . . .

Household cleaners increase risk of Breast Cancer

household cleaners can double the risk of breast cancer Be warned women! For your efforts to keep you house sparkling clean, might just double your chances of developing breast cancer. According to a research conducted on 1500 women by breast cancer researchers from the American Silent Spring Institute, it was found that regular exposure to a combination of various household products doubled the risk of breast cancer! The study, which . . .

PSU Insurers: Fix rates or get delisted from our Cashless Network.

Insurers may expand the list of hospitals for cashless facility. NEW DELHI: Locked in a battle with big healthcare firms over censoring cashless health insurance claims, state-run insurers on Thursday asserted that the facility would be extended only to those hospitals that agree to their rates for medical expenses. "The purpose of working out such package rates and stabilising the hospitalisation costs, will benefit the insured in many ways," . . .

How will Common TPA for PSU Insurers impact consumers and health insurance industry?

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, in.news.yahoo.com Common TPA to process the health insurance claimsRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, in.news.yahoo.com Chennai, July 11 (IANS) The four government-owned non-life insurers -- National Insurance, New India Assurance, Oriental Insurance and United India Insurance-- will soon be taking forward their idea of floating a common third party administrator (TPA) to process the health insurance claims. 'We will be issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) shortly. . . .

Health Insurance Claims may get delayed, as I-T dept seal TPA accounts

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, mydigitalfc.com Health insurance policyholders may face problems as I-T dept seals TPA accountsRecently, we came across news in an online Publication, mydigitalfc.com Several health insurance policyholders may face problems in getting cashless hospitalisation as the income tax department has sealed accounts of several third party intermediaries (TPAs) for non-payment of tax deducted at source (TDS). Industry officials say TPAs whose accounts have been sealed are Mumbai headquartered Pa­ramount Health Services, United Healthcare Services, . . .

Corporate Hospitals criticize withdrawal of cashless service for Mediclaim.

Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, business-standard.com Withdrawal of cashless service for Mediclaim.Recently, we came across news in an online Publication, business-standard.com The decision by public sector health insurance companies to deny cashless services to their clients has been criticised by Fortis, a leading corporate healthcare chain. Chains such as Fortis generate a significant portion of their revenue through health insurance policy reimbursements. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry was also critical. . . .

Excellent Documentary on Why Thin People are Not Fat

Why Thin people are not Fat Haven't you heard of thousand studies and papers dissecting obesity and weight gain? But here is one that talks about why some people do not gain weight no matter how much they eat. Being an anmoly in a world of overweight people, it will be interesting to know what exactly helps them stay in shape while others around them struggle to put off . . .

Healthy Make Over for Major Food Cos.

healthy makeover for Major Food Cos. With Major Food Corporations being blamed for causing obesity, hypertension and cardiac problems by health activists and nutritionists, a majority of them are going in for a Healthy make-over. Leading the pack is the fast food giant McDonald’s which has plans of soon introducing its global ‘balanced active lifestyles’ in India, with the emphasis being on eating right and staying . . .

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