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Integration of Ayush in Health Services a Priority in India

Integration of ayurveda, yoga and other Ayush systems in the delivery of health services is one of the thrust areas of the Indian government, Union Minister Sripad Yesso Naik said as the International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) began on Saturday. Insurance coverage has been extended to Ayush treatments and 27 companies are offering 140 health policies to beneficiaries in India, Naik said after inaugurating the fourth IAvC at Leiden in the Netherlands. 

Promising Routes for Research: Novel Method using Big Data Tools

A group of researchers affiliated to the University of São Paulo (USP) – campus Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, used big data tools such as data mining and network analysis to develop a method to help scientists and companies identify technological routes, trends and partnerships in any knowledge area. For this purpose, it collected information from patent databases around the world.

End-Of-Life Patients Suffering Last Days

In the end, it wasn't easy for Aaron McQ to decide when to die. The 50-year-old Seattle man a former world traveler, triathlete and cyclist learned he had leukemia five years ago, followed by an even grimmer diagnosis in 2016: a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

An interior and urban designer who legally changed his given name, McQ had been in pain and physical decline for years. Then the disease threatened to shut down his ability to swallow and breathe. "It's like waking up every morning in quicksand," McQ said. "It's terrifying."

Keeping Kidney Stones At Bay During Spaceflights

A new, painless, non-invasive procedure that harnesses ultrasound technology to reposition kidney stones, in an effort to offer the sufferer quick relief, will undergo testing in emergency patients. The development and assessment of the new technology are led by University of Washington and UW Medicine, in collaboration with other universities and agencies.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are an increasingly common condition that affects 1 in 11 Americans during their lifetime. The condition is even more frequently encountered in astronauts during space missions. The hope is that the new technology could benefit astronauts as well as Earth-side patients.