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Global private medical insurance trends are constantly evolving. However, the unprecedented spotlight on public health over the last two years has highlighted the need for efficient health cover like never before. The impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, reduced access to healthcare and...


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The China Health Insurance Fund is under enormous strain from the coronavirus pandemic and a rapidly-ageing society The scheme covers 96.8 per cent of the population, but Beijing is being forced to encourage more commercial insurance Published: 12:30pm, 1 Jan, 2022 Updated: 9:2...


A new study from the University of Nevada, Reno has investigated the public stigma facing individuals with addiction and mental illness. Kristina DePue, Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the College of Education Human Development, has examined how public perceptions against a person ma...


MONDAY, Jan. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- An international trial found that a once-a-day antiretroviral medication for kids with HIV is not only cheap and easy to take, but also better at suppressing HIV than standard treatments. "Our findings provide strong evidence for the global rollout of dolut...



Samia Chowdhury of Ontario, California, saw her work hours in the restaurant industry dwindle from full-time to less than 10 hours a week when Covid shutdowns began in the US in March 2020. But the loss of work was not her only problem. As a someone who has had type 1 diabetes since she was 12, Ch...


Your morning cup of joe is doing more than energizing you for the day. It’s also offering your body a host of health benefits. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, coffee may help your body process sugar and decrease your risk of health issues, including Parkinson’s disease, heart failure, st...


The number of coronavirus-positive patients has spiked dramatically across Southern California since Christmas — but some health officials are noting important differences in how the latest surge is playing out in hospitals compared with last winter’s devastating wave. In Los Angeles, Orange and...


Sengled, the smart lighting company that’s hedged its protocol bets by making Zigbee, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth smart bulbs, has announced a slew of new products at CES 2022. The most intriguing is the Smart Health Monitoring bulb, and the most fun is the Wi-Fi Video-Sync TV light strips. Sengled has al...



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The insurance industry has been facing difficulties in terms of claims as a result of COVID19, which is putting direct pressure on customers due to re-insurers' increases in premium costs. According to insurance aggregator PolicyX.com, in the fourth quarter of 2021, the Term Insurance Price Index V...