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review 2018-01-15 18:14
Gut by Giulia Enders
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders

A book about the digestive system for laypeople. It’s written in a strong voice and is both informative and accessible, explaining current research in terms understandable to the non-scientist and including helpful tips for everyday life. Enders advises readers on everything from cleanliness (wring out kitchen sponges; bacteria love them because they’re warm and damp, but drying can keep them somewhat cleaner) to diet (cold cooked rice, potato salad, asparagus, leeks, garlic and onions are all nutritious offerings for the good bacteria in our digestive system) to combating nausea (ginger has proven effects, as does the acupuncture point P6).

But I have to admit that I didn’t enjoy reading this as much as I expected based on the reviews. Maybe because this just isn’t my favorite subject, and I read it from start to finish, pushing through sections such as the one on laxatives that didn’t particularly interest me in order to reach the more interesting material, like the influence of the gut on the brain. Maybe because I’m used to books with an overarching thesis to pull it all together, where this felt more like a series of disparate topics and a lot of (often intriguing or useful) factoids than a coherent whole. Maybe because so many topics are breezed through so quickly, often in metaphorical language that can help readers picture what’s going on, but that doesn’t provide a full understanding. Still, it’s a useful book with plenty of practical application in daily life, so although it wasn’t my favorite reading experience, I am glad I read it and would recommend.

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review 2018-01-14 23:24
Queer Magick (Queer Magick #1) by L.C. Davis
Queer Magick - L.C. Davis

After years of being imprisoned, used and abused by his father, Holden is finally settling down in Stillwater, a small New England town. He's been on the run for a long time, trying to cover his tracks by changing his name and moving from one place to another as far away from his home state as possible. 

A happy protective bubble of Stillwater seems like heaven. It has a few quirks, of course, but which town does not? Everyone knows everybody and people are mostly friendly. That is until Holden meets Daniel, a local vet (who is a veteran). An injured cat and the severity of the injury make Holden a catnapper when he refuses to surrender the poor kitty for euthanization and flees the clinic. 

Daniel knows what Holden is and confronts him shortly after catnapping. From that moment on the town secrets and the mysterious creatures start coming out of the woodwork full force. Every time you turn the page, there is a surprise. Every time you think you finally know who/what the person is, you are proven wrong. Things, people, situations turn and twist; there is humor, there are pockets of darkness and despair; there is an amazing diversity of characters (not going into details on the characters' subject, cause - spoilers! ;))

I could not get enough of the book and really wanted to give it five stars, but here is this:

- it ends smack in the middle of things. I can't even call it a cliffhanger, more like the author roughly separated the manuscript in two without much thought. 

- the story lost its momentum around 80%. Instead of fast paced it became stagnant with characters sitting around in one spot for weeks, waiting for the next full moon, reflecting, eating pizza and even (finally) having sex, since there is literally nothing else to do. But it looks like things are going to pick up with a vengeance in book two :D

Otherwise, an excellent read and pure pleasure :) Highly recommended

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review 2018-01-14 22:07
The Bunny and the Billionaire by Louisa Masters
The Bunny and the Billionaire (Dreamspun Desires Book 43) - Louisa Masters

Surprisingly engaging read, considering that there is absolutely no angst and boys do nothing but hang around, drink and eat in fancy-schmancy places :)

 

Dani, whose annoying "via iPhone" presence, ruined it a little for me. 4.5 stars instead of 5.

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text 2018-01-06 03:18
Global Medical Foods Market Analysis, Industry Trends and Opportunities Across Regions (U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan, India, China, ASEAN, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, GCC, South Africa) -2017-2027

The global medical foods market size is estimated to be valued at USD 10.6 billion in 2017 and will exhibit strong growth to create higher revenue opportunity not only for leading players but also regional players. Changes has been observed in the industry in last few years wherein healthcare spending has risen by nearly 2.5% globally – resulting in net increase in overall opportunities. The resulting improvement in the industry will open a host of opportunities for industry players to capitalize on.

Bekryl’s market research, Global Medical Foods Market Size Analysis and Industry Opportunity finds that North America region accounted for 33% of global sales. However, the region will lose significant market share to developing regions by 545 basis points between 2016 and 2027. Competition is very high in the region. Presence of large number of hospital facilities along with higher healthcare spending has certainly created a favorable market opportunity for industry players. As such, the region hosts leading medical foods companies.

There has been noticeable changes seen in North America. Competition has heightened among industry players to capture a major chunk of the medical foods market size citing the profit margins. Recently, few developments took place in the region. In 2017, Ajinomoto Corp, Inc. has acquired equity position in Cambrooke Therapeutics for nearly USD 64 million. Another leading company – BASF Corporation – entered in distribution agreement with DIEM Labs LLC to commercialize its first U.S. medical food products for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) patients. The move is expected to help company address ~25% of NAFLD patients in Europe and North America. Such long term strategic execution could help engaged players to generate higher ROI.

Europe has amounted to profits, though, marginal and quite sluggish in last few years. The Europe medical foods market size witnessed tumbling phase in-between 2008 to 2012, before achieving average annual growth of 2.5% in 2017. It is expected that the Western Europe medical foods industry will register annual growth of 3.3% between 2017 and 2027 – higher than historical business growth. Various macroeconomic factor are expected to create opportunity for players – most prominent being old age demographics and better healthcare infrastructure. There are over 510 million old age population in EU -28 alone, with median age being 42.6. This is expected to partially shift to 55 by 2030. As such, dependency on medical foods will increase significantly.

 

Download report sample: https://bekryl.com/sample-medical-foods-industry-report

 

Globally, changing business outlook has led to emergence of many mid-scale players. As of 2017, there are nearly over 60 key companies engaged in the sector. Nestle, Danone Group, Abbott Laboratories, Targeted Medical Pharma, and BASF are some of the key medical foods market companies. Nestle and Abbott Laboratories hold a major chunk of the industry share. According to Bekryl Market Analysts, these two players collectively accounted for nearly 55% of total share in 2016.

Several inorganic growth strategies are being adopted by the medical foods market industry leaders to maintain their market dominance. For instance, Nutricia – a prominent medical food company in Europe – was acquired by Danone Group in 2007. Souvenaid for Alzheimer’s patients is one such key product of Nutricia. Acquisition has helped Danone to strengthen its distribution channel in Europe. Another key player – Nestle – has entered in mergers and acquisitions with several medical foods companies to gain competitive advantage. Accera, CM&D Pharma, Nutrition Science Partner, Pamlab, Prometheus Laboratories, Vital foods, and Vitaflo are now part of Nestle Division.

Medical foods market outlook is set to be competitive in future owing to increasing demand and emerging small scale players. Opportunity will exist due to large presence of geriatrics population. Personalized medicine is also acting as a major catalyst for medical foods demand.

To know more about medical foods market, please visit https://bekryl.com/industry-trends/medical-foods-market-size-analysis

The industry is gaining wide scale recognition with few products coming in capsules form. Companies are spending on marketing strategies to assure the success rate. These players are distributing information sheets as well as conducting various seminars to bridge the gap regarding awareness. As such, Medical foods market is set to create lucrative market opportunity for industry players provided the companies adopt winning strategies. 

 

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text 2017-12-18 05:38
Indian cities that have some of the best health care facilities

Every year thousands of people from other countries travel to India to seek medical treatment, thanks to affordable medical treatment with world-class facilities. Also, the quality of health care in India is excellent and much at par with the developed nations of the world. Many Indian cities have world class health care facilities where the most critical procedures can be performed and difficult ailments can be treated. Let us take a glance at some Indian cities where people from far and wide come for treatment.

 

Chennai: Chennai tops the list as the most preferred medical tourism destination in India. Approximately, more than 40% medical tourists come to Chennai. Along with offering best medical treatments in India, Chennai is known for the most cost-effective treatments in the country too.

 

New Delhi: Being the capital of India, some of the country’s best government-run hospitals are located here. These hospitals also have the nation’s best medical professionals and equipment with them which further ensure that patients receive quality care. This is precisely why a large number of people from other countries as well as from other states of India come here for treatment. Not just the government-run hospitals, quite a few self-financed facilities having state-of-the-art infrastructure and the world’s best doctors are also located here.

 

Mumbai: Mumbai is home to some of the country’s most renowned hospitals. People from across the country as well as other neighboring countries come to Mumbai, especially for cancer treatment as it has some state-of-the-art cancer research and healing centers.

 

Bangalore: Besides being the IT hub of the country, it is also one of the popular medical destinations in the country. The multi-specialty hospitals here boast of ultra-modern medical equipment which ensures that even complex surgeries can be performed with utmost precision. The hospitals here are especially known for the microsurgical procedures that are carried out on patients.

 

Hyderabad: State-of-the-art health care centers along with highly trained medical staff offering affordable care and excellent connectivity by rail, road, and air are the key reasons that have made Hyderabad a preferred city for medical tourism. The hospitals here use the latest equipment and technology to treat patients and are also very particular about the service quality. Qualified translators are also hired by the hospitals here so as to eliminate the language barrier. This enables patients and their families to effectively communicate with the caregivers and the doctors.

 

Cochin: Cochin is the industrial capital of Kerala and is also one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in the world. Along with contemporary medicine, Cochin is also the hub of Ayurveda. Some of the country’s best Ayurveda hospitals are situated in and around Cochin which attracts a large number of tourists from across the world.

These are some of the most popular medical destinations in the country that experience a huge influx of tourists from other countries all-round the year. If you are planning to come down to India for a treatment you can select a health care facility in one of these cities and if you are not really sure how to go about the whole process, you can even hire the services of a company that is precisely into the medical tourism.

Source: www.indheal.com/blog/medical-travel-india
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