Health insurance: Pre-existing diseases rules changed, to benefit policyholders

In a bid to make health insurance more simple and customer-friendly, the insurance regulator recently amended the definition of pre-existing diseases. The Insurance Regulator and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said in circular that it deleted ‘the additional/modified clause’ in its current definition of pre-existing diseases. This move could actually help in reducing claim rejection rates in health insurance policies. To include certain illness under health insurance policy, the regulator had modified the definition of pre-existing disease through a circular in September, 2019. If certain illnesses were diagnosed within 3 months of buying the…

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ICMR drafts rules to manage and treat liver cancer

Country’s research regulator, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has issued a draft consensus document for treating the most common type of liver cancer— hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) — that could work as reference point for doctors and caregivers. HCC accounts for 90% of cancers of the liver worldwide, with a growing incidence in most countries. Globally, HCC is the fifth most common cancer (7.5 lakh new cases annually) and is the third leading cause of annual deaths due to cancer (7 lakh deaths each year) after lung and stomach cancer.…

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Gym rules for beginners

Finally decided to hit the gymafter months (or years) of procrastination? While you congratulate yourself on finally taking this big step, here are some things that you need to keep in mind when you start working out at a gym for the first time… Exercising cannot be done while you wear just about anything, so invest a bit in your gym wardrobe. You don’t have to stick to only black colours, rather purchase some gym clothes in funky neon colours. Make sure what you wear isn’t too tight or loose.…

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Food and diet rules for healthy liver

Liver is the largest gland of the body. Conventionally speaking, most diseases take a long-time to destroy it and it also takes very long to heal. There is always a scope to improve liver health by making food habit correction. Oil and alcohol are two biggest enemies of liver as both of them make it work harder. And if the liver is already diseased, it might get worse if right diet rules are not followed. Celebrity nutritionist Sandhya Gugnani gives tips, dietary recommendations and diet chart for patients suffering from…

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6 Simple rules to eat healthy for a lifetime

If there is one thing that is a part of everyone’s resolutions, New Year or otherwise, it is to be getting healthier and fitter. Regrettably, there is no miracle cure for this. The silver lining here is that a lifelong commitment to simple things will keep you in fairly good stead. Here are six simple rules to eat healthy for a lifetime… 1 EAT WHEN HUNGRY This sounds like a no-brainer right? Well, it is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, in our fast-paced, always-facing-a-screen kind of lifestyle, eating has become something we…

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German Court Rules Against Apple in Video Streaming Patent Case

A German court has ruled against Apple Inc in a case over video streaming patents, handing Kudelski’s OpenTV unit a victory in its ongoing intellectual property licensing campaign against major technology companies. OpenTV sued Apple in 2014, alleging that various products infringe its patents, including the iPhone and iPad. The ruling on Tuesday from the Dusseldorf District Court said Apple products sold in Germany must not use streaming software which infringes OpenTV’s patents. It is unclear what steps Apple will take to comply with the ruling, or whether it will…

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