MUMBAI: Indian nutraceuticals market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 21 per cent and reach $ 10 billion by 2022 from $ 4 billion now, according to a report. The growth in nutraceuticals - food and drinks which have potential health benefits - is seen largely driven by the modern day's consumer lifestyle that is impacted by faster pace of life, taking a toll on health and wellness. It is also driven by the aging population estimated to reach $ 1 billion by 2020 in both developed and developing countries, said the report brought out today by MRSS India for industry body Assocham. Given the context, globally, too, the nutraceutical market is expected to reach $ 241 billion in 2019 from $ 172 billion in 2014. "Nutraceuticals are poised to provide holistic solutions to the younger burgeoning Indian middle class to keep chronic ailments at bay and also address the rising incidence of lifestyle diseases, including cardio-vascular ailments, diabetes, obesity and … [Read more...] about Nutraceuticals market may grow to $10 billion by 2022
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Are you aware your irregular menstrual pattern or cycle that tends to include missing periods can be a sign of infertility? This may suggest that a woman may not be ovulating on a regular basis as she should be. Irregular ovulation can happen due to many problems such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), obesity, being underweight, or having thyroid issues. Here, we explain to you why an irregular menstrual pattern can lead to infertility. Read on to know more about this… The menstrual cycle can be described as the monthly series of changes that a woman’s body undergoes in order to prepare her for conceiving (the possibility of getting pregnant). The process of ovulation takes place when one’s ovary releases an egg. Moreover, at the same time, one’s hormonal changes also prepare the uterus in order to conceive and get pregnant. So, if the ovulation takes place and the egg is not fertilized, the lining of the uterus sheds via the vagina and this is termed as a … [Read more...] about Your menstrual pattern could be a sign of infertility
The unorganised sector cannot carry on because they have very low income, low savings. They are living in crowded conditions so they cannot practise physical distancing, they don’t have clean water. The imperative of the lockdown was they should have been provided with food wherever they were, allowed to migrate if they wanted to, those left behind should have been decongested to school buildings, tents etc. Unorganised businesses should have been supported so they don’t collapse because of lack of working capital. This is what I call a survival package. Because if half the population - if 200 million lost jobs, that means 800 million people are below the poverty line with zero income. You are in a situation where you have to support the consumption of essentials for 800 million people, decongest them, boost capacity for testing, boost the capacity of hospitals, and prevent businesses from collapsing. As long as you don’t do this, lifting the lockdown would be … [Read more...] about Can India’s workforce have a safe return to business?