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Government's Vision of "New India by 2022"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid stress on his government's vision of "New India by 2022." Under this larger policy initiative, the Centre attempts to doubling the farmers' income, development of aspirational districts, taking up "Ayushman Bharat" Mission (or National Health Mission), "Mission Indradhanush" (or Child Health Mission), Nutrition Mission, and celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi beginning Oct. 2 this year.

Alpine Sports: Increased Helmet Use Fails to Reduce TBI Risk

Head injury is the leading cause of death and catastrophic injury among skiers and snowboarders and accounts for three to 15 percent of winter sports-related injuries. Helmet use is increasingly encouraged at ski resorts, however, there have been little data collected on the degree to which ski helmet use prevents traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other types of head injury (OTHI).

Heart Patients Encouraged to Excercise

Combining financial incentives and personalized goal-setting with wearable devices may be an effective way of encouraging patients with heart disease to increase their physical activity. In patients with heart disease, regular physical activity has been shown to decrease the risk of a future heart attack, but getting these patients into a regular exercise program such as cardiac rehab has remained a challenge.

BBB-Minibrain: Evaluating Vaccine Safety

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS, and Sanofi Pasteur have recently developed a novel alternative method to animal testing that can be used to verify the safety of vaccines such as yellow fever vaccine. This original approach is based on the development of an in the cellulo device using a 3-D culture model, the BBB-Minibrain, to evaluate the safety of live vaccines for human use.