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Let Government Staff’s Pension Funds To Invest 50% In Equities: PF Body

  ¬†Hyderabad: The pensions fund regulator PFRDA wants government to more than treble investment levels in equity markets by government subscribers under the National Pension System (NPS) up to 50 per cent from 15 per cent now. The regulator has sent a proposal to government seeking to allow government subscribers (state and Central government employees) invest up to 50 per cent in equities under the NPS, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority chairman Hemanth Contractor said here on Thursday. The authority manages about Rs. 1.70 trillion of funds belonging to…

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Obese Couples May Face Difficulty in Achieving Pregnancy, Can Take 50% Longer Than Others

“Our results indicate that fertility specialists may want to consider couples’ body compositions when counseling patients,” Rajeshwari Sundaram of Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development was quoted by IANS. Overall, close to 40% of the men and 30% percent of the women were obese. The participating couples also had a sedentary lifestyle with most engaging in physical activity less than once a week. Few other factors that were taken into account during the course of the investigation included smoking habits, cholesterol and blood pressure status…

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Cancer Cases Up by 50% in Less Developed Countries: Study

While there has been a 33 per cent increase in the global cases of cancers between 2005 and 2015, the countries with the lowest development status saw a 50 per cent rise during the same period, a study by the Global Burden of Disease collaboration has found. In contrast, countries with a high development status had 44 per cent of new cancer cases. The findings showed that in 2015, there were 17.5 million new cancer cases worldwide and 8.7 million deaths. Although cancer is the world’s second leading cause of…

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50% Rise in Diabetes Deaths Across India Over 11 Years

With a genetic predisposition brought to the fore by changing lifestyles, deaths due to diabetes increased 50 per cent in India between 2005 and 2015, and is now the seventh-most common cause of death in the country, up from 11th rank in 2005, according to data published by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD). Ischemic heart disease continues to be the highest cause of death, followed by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cerebrovascular disease, lower respiratory infection, diarrhoeal diseases and tuberculosis. In 2015, 346,000 people died of diabetes, which caused 3.3…

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Redefining Fitness at 50: Milind Soman Unplugged

Image via Milindrunning/instagram An inexplicable enigma shrouds his personality. From far he looks poised, reserved and extremely private; up close he sheds all pretence, opens up like a book and jokes around. At 50, Milind Soman seems to have perfected what most people find elusive – an indomitable drive to remain fit. One of the first male supermodels of the country, Soman has featured in some of the most memorable music videos of our age, acted in films and TV series, and walked ramps in India and abroad. The actor,…

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46 per cent female cancer patients in India are below 50: Doctors

Forty-six per cent of women suffering from cancer are under 50, a worrying trend that’s likely to continue in the coming years due to lifestyle changes, said doctors. Late marriages, multiple sex partners and late pregnancy have contributed to incidence of cancer among women, of which breast and cervical cancers are the commonest forms, they said. “Two per cent of the Indian women suffering from cancer are in 20 to 30 years age group, 16 per cent are in 30 to 40, 28 per cent are in 40 to 50…

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