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Ban term ‘painkiller’ to end obsession with drugs

Ban term ‘painkiller’ to end obsession with drugs

Health
The term "painkiller" should not be used, to help bust the myth they cure pain, a government adviser suggests.Prof Jamie Coleman said the phrase raised unrealistic expectations - with "pain-reliever" a better option.Research suggests just one in 10 patients seeking help for long-term pain, benefit from strong painkillers.Prof Coleman also said he was in favour of ending the over-the-counter sale of low-dose codeine drugs in pharmacies, to combat prescription drug addiction.He said even in low doses, the medication could become addictive, and users risked serious side-effects, such as vomiting and nausea.Prof Coleman, who is part of a working group looking at the use of opioid medication for the government in England, said making such drugs prescription-on...

Key Features & Benefits of Investing in Axis Long Term Equity Fund

Finance
Play SlideshowELSS_Regulatory_Info23 Jan, 2020ELSS Regulatory InfoInvestors are constantly looking for efficient tax saving investment schemes which can help them earn some extra income too. If you have an appetite for risk and saving taxes is on your mind, then you can consider investing in Equity Linked Saving Scheme or ELSS. ELSS is a tax saving investment scheme which will not only help you save tax but also increase your chances of building wealth in the long run. What are these unique features offered by Axis Mutual Fund’s ELSS scheme? Let’s find out: When you invest your hard-earned money in Axis Mutual Fund’s ELSS scheme you get tax savings up to Rs. 46,800* and chance of building wealth in the long run. ELSS is an open-ended equity linked saving scheme with a statutory lo
Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

Technology
The meteoric rise of the label "femtech" to describe technology products, apps and hardware addressing women's health and wellbeing issues divides opinion. While some say it helps the sector secure vital funding from male-dominated venture capitalists, others argue that it unnecessarily pigeonholes women's health.So, does it help or hinder?I'm sitting in a trendy meeting room in central London, holding in my palm a little device that looks like a pale green egg with a tail. It's a smart pelvic-floor trainer from Elvie - a vaginal device that syncs with an app via Bluetooth, so you can follow work-outs on your phone.The start-up's chief executive, Tania Boler, reels off a list - which will be familiar to many women - of all the th...
India election: Narendra Modi secures second term

India election: Narendra Modi secures second term

World
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured a second term after winning the country's general election.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims it has won re-election with a commanding lead, with Mr Modi tweeting: "Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!" The election has been seen as a referendum on Mr Modi, whose economic reforms have had mixed results but whose popularity as a social underdog has endured.He began the campaign under pressure after losing three state elections amid rising anger over farm prices and unemployment.However, campaigning shifted to national security after a suicide car bomb killed 40 Indian police in the contested Kashmir region in February. ...

India Ratings (Ind-Ra) downgrades UTI Ultra Short Term Fund to ‘IND AAmfs’

Finance
India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has downgraded UTI Ultra Short Term Fund’s National Fund Credit Rating to ‘IND AAmfs’ from ‘IND AAAmfs’. The fund has also been placed on Rating Watch Negative (RWN), said a statement by the rating agency on Thursday. The rating agency noted that the downgrade and RWN follows downward credit migration in one of the underlying investments of UTI Ultra Short Term Fund. The statement also said that Ind-Ra is closely monitoring the fund’s exposure to the investment that has seen a series of credit rating downgrades. The RWN indicates that rating may be either affirmed or downgraded on resolution. The RWN will be resolved after Ind-Ra achieves full clarity on the stability of the credit quality of the underlying investment. "The agency considers weighted a