From April 1 next year the average premium change will be 2.92 per cent, significantly lower than the 3.8 per cent inflation rate for medical and hospital services this year. Mr Hunt said reforms delivered by the Morrison government to private health insurance is making it simpler to understand and more affordable for Australians. "Our reforms to private health insurance include discounts for young people, better access for people in the regional areas, easier to understand classification system for policies, better access to mental health and price reductions for medical devices," he said in a statement on Saturday. Insurers are now required by law to explain to consumers exactly what is covered in a policy - and what is not - through the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic classification system. Since April this year, more than 380,000 young people between 18 and 29 have received discounts on their premiums of up to 10 per cent. Also since April 2018, more than 6300 Australians have been … [Read more...] about Smallest health insurance rise since 2001
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The Delhi government on Friday decided to reduce the duration of winter break for its schools, to compensate for the study hours lost due to holidays owing to deteriorating air quality and heat wave.The winter break in government schools was supposed to begin from December 28 and continue till January 15, 2020. However, the Directorate of Education, in a circular issued to all government schools, said that for classes 6 to 12 winter break will commence on January 1 and continue till January 15.However, for nursery to class 5, the old schedule -- December 28 to January 15 -- will be observed, it said.“Winter break for the academic session 2019-20 has been rescheduled for all government schools under Directorate of Education (DoE) in order to compensate for the loss of study hours that occurred due to the closure of schools in July and November due to the heat wave and deteriorating air quality respectively,” it said. … [Read more...] about Winter break duration for Delhi schools to make up for lost study hrs
LONDON: Scientists have developed a "smart shirt" that can accurately measure breathing and could be used to monitor lung disease by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen. Researchers from Radboud University Medical Centre in The Netherlands used the smart shirts, together with a mobile app, to reliably measure breathing in healthy people while carrying out a range of everyday activities. "Smart shirts are already available, but they tend to be used by professional or amateur sportsmen and women. We wanted to see whether a smart shirt could provide an accurate and more practical alternative for measuring lung function," said Denise Mannee, a technical physician from Radboud University. The researchers can now test out the smart shirts with patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a growing problem with around 64 million people suffering with the condition worldwide. The smart shirt, called the "Hexoskin", senses how the fabric stretches when the … [Read more...] about Now, ‘smart shirts’ can help you track lung health by measuring breathing
Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi on Monday faced the wrath of social media users and the celebrities which included Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and Badminton played Jwala Gutta over his election meme he tweeted on Monday morning that compares his former girlfriend Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's life. The meme uses pictures of Aishwarya with Slaman Khan terming in 'Opinion Poll', her picture with Vivek calling it 'Exit Poll' and finally a family picture with Abhishek Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, calling it 'Result'. Oberoi dated the actor-former Miss World in early 2000s and using this tweet in totally bad taste made him face the back lash from the fans as well as the celebrities. The meme was a take on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the results of which will be declared on Thursday. "Haha! creative! No politics here... just life," Oberoi captioned the photo. "Disgusting and classless," Sonam tweeted in reaction to the tweet. Jwala Gutta called his actions … [Read more...] about ‘National Commission for Women’ issues notice to Vivek Oberoi over his Aishwarya Rai Bachchan meme on Exit Poll!
NEW DELHI: Thirty-five per cent of school going children, including 21 per cent in Delhi, are suffering from poor lung health, Health Minister J P Nadda said today. "As per news reports, a survey had been conducted by the Heal Foundation as part of its 'Breathe Blue 2015' campaign, over three months in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, in which preliminary lung health screening test was carried out on 2000 children aged nine to fifteen years. "As per the study results reported in the media, 21 per cent children in Delhi, 22 per cent in Bengaluru, 26 per cent in Kolkata and 14 per cent in Mumbai and overall 35 per cent school going children were found to have poor lung health," the minister said in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha. However, Nadda said that the report has not been furnished to the government and has not been validated or examined by the Health Ministry or Central Pollution Control Board. To assess the long-term impact of air pollution on children, the CPCB had … [Read more...] about 35% school children have poor lung health: Union Govt