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A McDonald’s burger can last a year without rotting!

Macdonanlds fries are harmful We have all heard that McDonald’s use preservatives in their burgers and fries. But here are very interesting studies and research that can prove how a burger has survived for almost a year! And more importantly what it is in that burger that is the reason for the burgers’ prolonged survival. There have been cases of fries and burgers that have . . .

Recipe for a daily morning health drink…

morning healthy juices For some reason we simply do not have the time to have the recommended 2-4 servings of fruits a day. When we are all in a rush to get to work, trying to manage our time, who has the time to do a daily check on the food we eat? But what if we told you there was a way to . . .

Status Check on Health insurance industry!

Worried about health insurance? “Insurance Cos slash list of hospitals offering cashless services in Mumbai for making fraudulent claims” “Medical insurers curb cashless facility” “Mediclaim crisis looms, hospitals seek way out”  “No more cashless mediclaim? Common man suffers” Reading these headlines in local dailies, you, as a customer, both prospective and existing, must be really worried. After all, you had counted on health insurance to ride . . .

Type A personality diet plan

personality type A diet If you simply thought that your job or lifestyle was the only reason for your ill health and unhealthy eating habits, well here’s news for you. You personality type could also be the reason for you being stressed and wrong eating! Type A personalities have a rushed, angry and reactive kind of behavior and highly stressed lives. They are supposedly are . . .

New India to launch premium Mediclaim product

New India Assurance Launches premium Mediclaim product MUMBAI: Leading state-run general insurer New India Assurance Company today said it will soon launch a new premium Mediclaim product as a part of its efforts to resolve the issue over the cashless health cover, which the state-run players had discontinued early July alleging inflated billing by hospitals. The move is also aimed at bringing corporate hospitals under its fold, Ramadoss . . .

Moderate drinking may actually keep you alive longer!

man drinking beer for living longer New studies suggest that those who drink moderately throughout their lives live longer than those who do not drink at all. In fact even heavy drinkers outlive teetotallers! Before you hurry to bring out that bottle, note by moderate drinking, we mean 1 to 3 drinks a day. In a study conducted over a period of 20 years, it was found . . .

Obese? No problem, just reduce the size of your stomach!

obese kid unhealthy eating Most teens are resorting to this very option. With increasing intake of junk food and horribly unhealthy diets, the number of obese kids between the ages 14-18 has increased three fold. And now they are resorting to the option of bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery is a procedure wherein the size of the stomach is reduced — often by . . .

Mediclaim costs may rise as TPAs plan to double charges

TPAs plan to double the service charges Come October 1 and third party administrators (TPA) that service health insurance claims will double the service charges they claim from non-life insurance companies. This may lead to a hike in health insurance premiums if insurers choose to pass it on to consumers. At present, TPA charges 5.25 per cent of the premium paid by policyholders as service fee. This . . .

Hospitals in Mumbai unite against Health insurers

Hospitals in Mumbai against insurers Healthcare providers in Mumbai formed a core committee on Friday to deal with the controversial preferred provider network (PPN) programme unilaterally introduced by public sector general insurance companies under the cashless mediclaim facility.  “The rate for a procedure of cataract is about Rs24,000 under the PPN,” said Dr Sujata Rao, president of the AMC. Thus the maximum reimbursement that a . . .

The Big Fight: Hospitals V/s Insurance Companies V/s TPAs

Purandar Bhavani from Medimanage.com All kinds of news are currently floating in the media and the industry regarding the Cashless Mediclaim. After PSU Insurance Companies taking a stand to stop Cashless at some high ended hospitals in top cities, as a reverse salvo Hospitals in Mumbai have united against Insurance companies and decided to refuse cashless hospitalization. There is always a danger of adverse reactions . . .

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