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Anesthesia Given To Children Before Their Third Birthdays Have Lower IQs

A new study finds no evidence that children given anesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges among people who had anesthesia several times as small children: Although their intelligence is comparable, they score modestly lower on tests measuring fine motor skills, and their parents are more likely to report behavioral and learning problems. The study was published in Anesthesiology.

MDR-TB Health Insurance Schemes, in Chhattisgarh State, India

In India, the health system is pluralistic with asymmetric healthcare distributive network across the public and private sector, with 66% of hospitals and 80% of ambulatory care provided by the private sector.

The high user fees charged by these private providers combined with low health insurance penetration have led to high levels of out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure. Looking at financial risk protection in relation to TB can, therefore, highlight important general lessons to inform decisions toward effective policy-making in the context of achieving UHC.                                        

A Qualitative Study on Non-Cephalic Births in Rural Sarlahi District, Nepal

In low-resource settings, a significant proportion of fetal, neonatal, and maternal deaths can be attributed to intrapartum-related complications. Certain risk factors, such as non-cephalic presentation, have a particularly high risk of complications.

This qualitative study describes experiences around non-cephalic births and highlights existing perceptions and care-seeking behavior specific to the non-cephalic presentation in rural Sarlahi District, Nepal.

Prolapse Surgery Might Be Effective For Long-Term

Among one in three women in the U.S. has pelvic floor disorder, a condition that often develops after bearing children and getting older. These disorders could lead to incontinence, painful intercourse or prolapse of pelvic organs into the vaginal canal.