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Amazon Alexa offering NHS health advice

Amazon Alexa offering NHS health advice

Technology
People will be able to get expert health advice using Amazon Alexa devices, under a partnership with the NHS, the government has announced. From this week, the voice-assisted technology is automatically searching the official NHS website when UK users ask for health-related advice.The government in England said it could reduce demand on the NHS.Privacy campaigners have raised data protection concerns but Amazon say all information will be kept confidential.The partnership was first announced last year and now talks are under way with other companies, including Microsoft, to set up similar arrangements.Previously the device provided health information based on a variety of popular responses.The use of voice search is on the increase and is seen as particul...
Nasdaq Dubai launches Saudi futures in bid to diversify investor offering

Nasdaq Dubai launches Saudi futures in bid to diversify investor offering

Finance
The Nasdaq Dubai on Wednesday launched futures trading on shares of 12 Saudi Arabian companies, its first single stock futures outside of the United Arab Emirates. The move aims to diversify financial offerings to regional and international investors, allowing them to both invest in and trade Saudi companies on the Emirati exchange. The companies now available for futures trading on the Dubai exchange comprise a market capitalization of 794 billion Saudi riyals ($ 212 billion) and cover sectors including real estate, mining, banks, industrial materials and petrochemicals. "This is a very good opportunity for investors out of ...
Medicaid health plans now offering to pay non-traditional services

Medicaid health plans now offering to pay non-traditional services

Health
This is a Kaiser Health News story. Emilia Ford became pregnant at 15 and, after her daughter was born, dropped out of high school. As she held down different jobs during the past decade — including housekeeping and working in a relative’s retail store — she always thought about going for her GED to show she met high school academic skills. But the Brookhaven, Pa., woman needed assistance finding tutors and paying for the set of four tests, which cost $ 20 each. She found help from an unexpected source: her Medicaid health plan. AmeriHealth Caritas, a Philadelphia-based insurer with 2 million Medicaid members in Pennsylvania and five other states, helps connect members with nonprofit groups providing GED test preparation classes, offers telephone coaching to keep member...
Air Asia announces big sale, offering tickets for as low as Rs 399

Air Asia announces big sale, offering tickets for as low as Rs 399

Finance
Air Asia has announced a new sale under which it claims to offer discounted airfares on both Indian and international routes. However, the sale is only meant for members of its loyalty programme called Big Members. The sale period is from November 12 to November 18, 2018. As per a statement issued by the company, tickets are available for as low as Rs 399 on domestic routes and Rs 1,999 on international routes. On the domestic routes, passengers can choose from 21 destinations where the low-cost carrier flies across the country, with a fleet of 19 A-320 aircraft. Among the cities are Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Ranchi, Srinagar and Visakhapatnam. Among the overseas routes passengers can choose from ...