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An IV Drip for Healthcare in India, Ayushman Bharat

When Amit Kumar, a daily wage labourer who lives in a small town called Indri in Haryana, welcomed his first-born three years ago, he received a bill of around ? 1.5 lakh from the private hospital. His wife Mausami had developed some complications and needed to be operated on. Unable to pay that kind of money, Kumar turned to a money lender. He is repaying that debt to this day.

Online Health Ads for Deception, New Tool Developed

The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures—but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern. Now, experts at the University of British Columbia have devised a simple screening tool to evaluate if the products popping up on your newsfeed are likely to be scams.

NHS Workload Crisis Tackled by Community Health Workers, Study

The growing workload crisis in NHS primary care could be helped by the systematic integration of community health workers at scale, a study shows. Published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the modeling study was led by researchers at Imperial College London. Using a model introduced in Brazil's Family Health Strategy, they estimate the likely costs and benefits of deploying community health workers throughout NHS primary care in England.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Nintedanib plus Sildenafil no Better Than Nintedanib

Nintedanib plus sildenafil does not provide benefit over nintedanib alone for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and diffusion capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO) of 35% or less of the predicted value, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The research was published to coincide with the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018.