Ministry: PHCorp managing health scheme is non-profit company

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad. PETALING JAYA: The health ministry today sought to allay concerns over its recently-launched health scheme for the bottom 40 (B40) group, including the management of the scheme and consultation and health screening fees at private clinics under the programme. Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (PHCorp), a non-profit company set up by the ministry to run the Peduli Kesihatan B40 (PeKa B40) scheme, is not managed by a third party. “PHCorp is not a managed care organisation (MCO) or a third party administrator (TPA).…

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Is big data ruining education?

Standardized tests may not be making kids smarter. If you’ve ever had the sneaking suspicion that standardized tests are a waste of time, you’re not alone. Simon Rodberg, the District of Columbia International School’s founding principal, recently wrote about how the promise that data will improve education is failing students. “The drive for data responded to a real problem in education, but bad thinking about testing and data use has made the data cure worse than the disease,” he wrote. In 2001, No Child Left Behind mandated more standardized testing and made…

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If Food Is Medicine, Then Sun Basket Wants To Be The Prescription

Getty Adam Zbar founded Sun Basket because he hated losing weight. Zbar had always been athletic. He surfed, he skied, he ran marathons. But while running his last startup, he gained fifty pounds. Then he turned forty. All his vital signs were discouraging. So his doctor gave him an ultimatum: Change your diet or suffer the consequences. Zbar did so, but he, “had no tools, so I built my own. I started eating radically healthy…I’m left-handed, and I started eating with my right…The challenge was that it was healthy, but…

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Clothing is back in fashion for the holidays. But not all retailers will benefit from the trend

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A customer lifts a shopping bag at an Old Navy Inc. store in San Francisco. One takeaway from this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganza is that there will be a lot more sweaters and coats under the tree this year. Shoppers are turning up at stores such as Lululemon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters this holiday season to buy clothing for themselves and for others. It’s a stark contrast from the years that followed the Great…

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Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google, but the company says nothing is changing

DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on health and AI, announced in a company blog post on Tuesday that its health group will be absorbed by Google. That news comes just days after Google disclosed plans to form a new, centralized health unit at its Silicon Valley, California headquarters led by David Feinberg, a physician and former hospital executive. As part of the move, Google will now manage the Streams app that DeepMind created. Streams is a tool to help doctors and nurses figure out which of their patients are at…

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The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

Here we are, the fifth iteration of Oculus Connect—four years since the Facebook buyout, two and a half years after the consumer release of the Oculus Rift, a year after the debut of the mysterious Project Santa Cruz. So what’s next for virtual reality, at least from Facebook? The $399 Oculus Quest. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Oculus Go $199.00 See It on Amazon Oculus Quest is the evolution of last year’s Santa Cruz prototype, an all-in-one VR system that doesn’t need a PC or a tether of any kind. Think of it as a…

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This Is How You Make Restaurant-Style Kal Dosai

South Indian food offers a wide variety of dishes. From idli, dosai, uthapam to paniyaram and appam, south Indian food has it all. One such popular variety of dosai in south India is kal dosa. A lot of people confuse this delight with plain dosai or plain uthapam; however, it is way too different from both the variants. Made with parboiled rice and urad dal, this dosai variant is slightly thicker and is quite soft in texture. It stays soft for a longer time, and hence, can be packed in…

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Rasam Papad Is The Perfect Comfort Food This Monsoon

Monsoon and good food are synonymous to each other. From sweet treats to spicy delicacies, there is a wide variety of foods that act as a comfort food during the long-drawn monsoon months. In this rainy weather, the joy of slurping on something hot and flavourful is above all. One such comfort food that can help you deal with those cravings and eat your way to happiness is the delectable combination of rasam papad. Yes, you read that right. Picture this: You’re sitting at home with a bowl of piping…

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15 dishes that prove vegetarian food is the best!

1. Easy vegetarian recipes! If you think only non-vegetarian food has scrumptious options, here is a list of tantalising vegetarian recipes that will make your day. Easy to prepare and loaded with deliciousness, they will make you realize the value of vegetarianism. Who says only non-vegetarians have all the fun? 2. Vegetarian Malai Kebab Vegetarian Malai Kebab Recipe: Crunchy, healthy and delicious, prepared with paneer, milk powder, potato, rice flour and a melange of flavours, this dish is irrestible. 3. Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe: Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes…

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What Is The Difference Between Khakra And Fafda

Gujarat is famous for its snacks and breakfast recipes across the country. Yummy snacks such as chakri, khakra, ganthia, khandavi, dhokhla, fafda and sev are enjoyed outside the state as much as they are loved by locals. Khakhra is one such popular Gujarati snack. Thin, crispy sheets, infused with desi flavours, khakhra has become a quick snack option for those looking for regional flavours. It is easy to carry, light and comes in a variety of flavours. However, people often confuse a khakhra with another Gujarati snack called fafda. Let us tell you…

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