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Guess who’s working on a health data-slurping digital tool. Bzzt! Nope, it’s the UK Department for Work and Pensions

The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions is drawing up plans for an internal service that allows it to automate slurps of medical data on claimants to dole out health-related benefits. In an ad posted on the UK’s Digital Marketplace, DWP said the work was currently in alpha and it now wanted a supplier to deliver a technical proof of concept to expose NHS data to the department’s systems. The aim, it said, is to cut down the time and cost involved in gathering information the department needs to make a…

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DUA LIPA BEMOANS THE ‘HATEFUL’ WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA

NEW YORK – Pop star Dua Lipa has hit out at social media, saying she is sick of the “hate” on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. The 23-year-old pop star has taken to her Twitter account to bemoan the negativity that exists on various social media platforms, urging her followers to “do something nice” rather criticise perceived imperfections. She wrote: “Takes 10 seconds on the tl to see people comparing women and their wrinkles. I hope everyone engaging in this toxic ass behaviour stays plump af for the rest of…

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Change Your Lifestyle or Face Infertility Problems: The Harsh Truth

It is not very long ago that we humans started to adopt a different kind of living pattern than what we were earlier used to. Human evolution happens every million of years once but the lifestyle changes only a year or two. We are very good adopters of what is fancy out there – both good and bad and this has turned out to be the most problematic issue for most of us. Starting from obesity to diabetes, the issues we are facing just because of our lifestyle is countless….

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Investment for child: Birla MF Bal Bhavishya NFO – Is it amongst the best plans for children related investment?

There aren’t many MF schemes targeting needs such as arranging down payment for a home loan, children education and marriage needs or one’s own retirement. When it comes to investments for child, most parents are in a fix and unable to find a dedicated investment for meeting financial goals of the children. However, for specific goals, such as child education, it helps to earmark the funds towards it and not run the risk of making a premature exit before the goal is met. Mutual funds that are child-focused schemes may…

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Interview: Experiential travelling is the next big trend in India

The Indian tourism industry is evolving but fails to score well on customer satisfaction. The industry needs certain regulations and interventions in aspects like safety for women travellers, keeping the tourist sites clean and creating a great experience only then people will look upon India as a promising tourist destination, said Saurabh Sharma, the founder and director of Travel Unravel Holidays Private Limited, in an email interview with Yahoo India. Travel Unravel is a UK-based organisation, working to create a better travel experience for every traveler. Here are some edited excerpts…

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Health advice for the New Year from a real wellness expert

As it is the New Year many so-called wellness experts are dispensing supposedly transformational health advice. Articles about New Year’s detoxes (and all the required accoutrements, conveniently for sale) and diets are aplenty. After much much reflection I have decided that I am one of the most equipped to give said advice as I am a doctor who has been studying wellness for some time. I’ve also attended a conference (nothing was designed to improve your life experience, although coming back from death was a big focus) and, given my…

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