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New age Health Insurance Products: Specific Customer Requirements Catered

Keeping in view the strenuous life we live, health care coverage has become a pivotal need! The increasing healthcare costs are sure to erode the financial savings, especially in a country like India where out-of-pocket medical expenses account for over 62% of the entire costs.

No doubt, the cost of healthcare is going through the roof, and there are numerous loopholes in most of the health plans being offered today. This is mostly because even a comprehensive policy fails to pay for numerous basic facilities, including pre-existing ailments, OPD cover, sub-limit, and lifetime renewability.

HIV-infected patients: Anti-Integrin Therapy Effect on Intestinal Immune System

In a study published in Science Translational Medicine, Mount Sinai researchers describe for the first time a mechanism that may shrink collections of immune cells in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, called lymphoid aggregates, where HIV may lay sequestered. These findings may be of interest to scientists who are involved in researching the cure for HIV infection in light of the strong role that the intestines play in it.

Clinical Trials Offers a Promising Treatment Against PKDL

A clinical trial to find a better treatment for severe or chronic cases of post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) in Africa has begun in Dooka, Sudan. The objective of this clinical trial, which is being conducted by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a non-profit research and development organization, and the Institute for Endemic Diseases (IEND) at the University of Khartoum, is to shorten the length of hospitalization for PKDL and deliver a treatment that is safer to use and easier to administer.

New Algorithm: Antibiotic Candidates Found Efficiently

Researchers describe a new means of searching vast repositories of compounds produced by microbes. By analyzing the mass spectra of the compounds, they were able to identify known compounds within the repository and eliminate them from further analysis, focusing instead on the unknown variants that might potentially be better or more efficient antibiotics, anticancer drugs or other pharmaceuticals.

Vaccine Research Against Cryptosporidium, New Study

In May, just before one of the hottest summers on record, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about diseases lurking in recreational water facilities like swimming pools and water playgrounds. The culprit in nine out of ten cases in which an infectious cause was identified was the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium.

Tuberculosis Treatment: Genome Sequencing Replaces Standard Resistance Testing

An international research team from the CRyPTIC Consortium has taken a critical step forward in the fight against tuberculosis: a large-scale genome analysis of over 10,000 pathogen strains has shown that genome sequencing can improve tuberculosis treatment. Furthermore: the method has the potential to completely replace time-intensive phenotypic resistance testing. The results of this study, led by the University of Oxford, have been published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Bangladesh Medical Students' Society to organize National General Assembly on Oct 5

The BMSS wants to play a key role in the professional development of medical students by involving them in national and international training programs. The Bangladesh Medical Students’ Society (BMSS) is hosting the fourth National General Assembly (NGA) on October 5. In preparation for the event, the BMSS is currently offering training to medical students through a pre-NGA workshop, which will host a total of seven training sessions.