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Modicare, India's Largest Health Insurance Scheme Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that India wants to offer free coverage for over half a billion of its poorest citizen. The new insurance scheme — dubbed Modicare — will cover 100 million of the country’s lowest-income families. Each will receive services equivalent to the sizeable sum of 500,000 rupees (roughly $6,900) per year to treat serious ailments.

PET Imaging: People With Fibromyalgia Have Inflammation Of The Brain

The causes of the difficult-to-treat pain syndrome fibromyalgia are largely unknown. Using PET brain imaging, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Massachusetts General Hospital have now shown that glial cells – the central nervous system's immune cells – are activated in the brains of patients with fibromyalgia. The finding has been published in the scientific journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity and may open the way for new therapies

Motor Learning for Precise Motor Execution

Scientists at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, RIKEN, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Nozomi Hospital and Tokyo Medical and Dental University have identified acquisition of two types of internal models for motor control that are likely to be stored in the cerebellum