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Uninsured US Adults Smoking More, Says study

American adults who are uninsured or on Medicaid smoke at rates more than double those for adults with private health insurance or Medicare, according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) show that 27.9 percent of uninsured adults ...

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India Opens Insurance to People with Disabilities, Provides Cashless Treatment

The Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and the New India Assurance Company Limited have launched a Group Mediclaim Policy for persons with disabilities (PwDs) called “Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme”. The Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, under the Department of Empowerment of People with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, signed a Memorandum of ...

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Japanese ‘Black Widow’ received $8.47 million from her 10 dead partners

A 67-year-old Japanese woman is suspected of having poisoned her husband and possibly six other partners, from whom she inherited around $8.47 million, investigation sources said on Friday. Chisako Kakehi, dubbed the “Black Widow of Kyoto”, received in addition to the inheritance from her last spouse, who died in December 2013, the assets of three other husbands after their deaths. ...

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US 2011 Losses from Natural Disasters so far stand at $55 billion

The Hurricane Irene, though weakened by the time it touched the shore off New York to a mere tropical storm from Category 3 hurricane, has caused more than $20 billion in losses, say latest estimates. More than 15 people were reported dead during the its course of destruction. Taking into account two days of lost business activity in the range ...

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