Climate Change Is Having Widespread Health Impacts

The climate crisis is making people sicker—worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease. Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and rising heat. But the impact of the climate crisis—for patients, doctors and researchers—is already being felt across every specialty of medicine, with worse feared to come. “There’s research suggesting that our prescription medications may be causing harm because of changing heat patterns,” said Aaron Bernstein, a pediatric hospitalist who is the co-director of the Center for Climate, Health and the…

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NHA, IRDAI recommend measures for effective healthcare through health insurance

New Delhi: National Health Authority (NHA) and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) in a joint report released on Saturday recommended best practices, common standards, collaborative measures and IT framework for effective healthcare through health insurance in India. The report stated that such a robust arrangement will benefit all stakeholders – beneficiaries, policyholders, insurers, state health agencies, healthcare providers, implementing agencies and intermediaries etc. The Reports of Joint Working Group focus on — Hospital Network Management, Common IT Infrastructure for Health Insurance Claims Management, Fraud & Abuse Control and on Data Standards…

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A Lesson In Career Accountability From Cam Newton. Hint: It’s Not Fashion

“First, I would like to apologize for this outfit. Second, I want to take the blame for the loss to the Buccaneers.” ASSOCIATED PRESS Expectations were high for Cam Newton coming into 2019. The 2015 NFL MVP has more offensive weapons around him than at any other point his career. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner, couldn’t contain his excitement in training camp, “Cam is obviously a very complete player and he understands he has a lot of talented guys around him.” Fans in Charlotte and pundits around the league were predicting…

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Influencers drive fashion buying, says Myntra-Jabong’s Nagaram

In a first, Flipkart-owned fashion platform Myntra has launched a reality show, Fashion Superstar, a digital fashion influencer talent hunt which will go live on its app as well as Zoom TV from 17 September. Judged by Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha and celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani, the show is the first of many features that Myntra will be releasing over the next few months as it transitions from a catalogue-heavy browsing experience to a content-heavy online experience, the company said. In an interview, Amar Nagaram, head, Myntra-Jabong, talked about the move…

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Minecraft Education Edition explores New Zealand’s indigenous Māori culture

Minecraft Education Edition has shipped a new experience for students to learn about New Zealand’s indigenous Māori culture. Developed in New Zealand over a course of five weeks by Piki Studios, the new world, called Ngā Motu (The Islands), allows students to explore traditional aspects of the Māori culture, history, language, and more. “This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, but if we want our indigenous language to remain a living, and thriving, part of our society it’s crucial that teaching and learning is carried throughout the year. That’s…

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Semenya not retiring from athletics despite football career

Semenya, a two-time Olympic 800-metre champion, signed for JVW this week and will be able to make her debut in the SAFA Sasol Women’s League in 2020. However, the 28-year-old insists she has not called time on her track and field career. “Being a footballer doesn’t mean I’m no longer a track and field athlete,” she wrote on Twitter. “Just making things clear.” Semenya will miss the World Athletics Championships later this month after a Swiss court reversed prior rulings that allowed her to compete while she appealed against controversial IAAF regulations. The South…

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Starbucks to boost workers’ mental health benefits, reduce ‘remedial tasks’

CHICAGO — As 12,000 Starbucks store managers from the U.S. and Canada descended on Chicago this week, the coffee chain announced a series of changes coming soon that will affect employees. Starbucks’ Leadership Experience was the first conference for its employees since 2014 and CEO Kevin Johnson’s first since taking the reins as chief executive in 2017. Mental health initiatives One initiative is centered on mental health. Starbucks hosted two sessions on mental health during the conference and has more resources about the topic in the works. Its employee assistance program, which…

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Family health insurance: Medical health insurance for family in India

Family health insurance plan is a complete package which is specially designed to offer protection to the insured and his family. Under a family health insurance plan, you can cover yourself, your spouse, dependent children (above 90 days) and dependent parents (65 years) against health issues. Family health insurance plans also take care of the treatment in case of a critical illness or serious medical conditions. Taking a family health insurance plan works out cheaper than purchasing individual health insurance plans for everyone. Insurers in India provide customized health insurance…

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Reverse Pitch | Every business will soon be subscription business: Sanjay Mehta

Subscription economy has opened up new opportunities with startups. It is a big enough market and an opportunity for 100X.VC to fund them. Startups and large corporations alike are dipping their toes into the subscription business model. The subscription economy is bigger than the sharing economy—it’s a significant shift in pricing from a one-time-buy to pay-per-use to now a fixed-fee monthly payment model for all you can consume. At 100X.VC, we back startup founders with exponential thinking. The subscription business model has grown exponentially in recent years. We are excited…

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6 tips to become ready for a fashion industry career

The fashion industry can be rather unforgiving if you don’t have the right skills. Are you ready for a fashion industry career? Check out the skills you need. Having been part of the fashion industry for a while now, I get many people asking me the secret behind surviving in the fashion industry. Apart from being talented and having a natural flare for the job, a few tips that can help anyone in the industry are: 1. Develop your skills Practice, practice and more practice. Whether it is binge-watching videos,…

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