All news from Anaesthesiology

Politics Funding shortfall may hit National Health Mission’s key programmes

Several significant programmes under the National Health Mission (NHM) are likely to be impacted because of a shortfall of funds in 2018-19. The ministry of health and family welfare got an allocation of only Rs30,129.61 crore for 2018-19 against a projected plan outlay of Rs34,882.32 crore under NHM for the current year. The deficit of around Rs4,752.71 crore may affect a range of activities under the mission such as upgradation of hospitals, expansion of the vaccines programme and implementing interventions for non-communicable diseases.

Motor Skills Linked With Reading Skills in Obese Children

Excess body weight has been linked to poor academic performance in children in several previous studies. A new Finnish study now shows that a high body fat percentage is associated with poor reading skills in 6-8-year-old boys. However, these associations are largely explained by poor motor skills.

Cellular barcoding: Insights of Stem Cells

By tagging bone marrow cells of mice with a genetic label, or barcode, researchers were able to track and describe the family tree of individual blood cells as they form in their natural environment.

The scientists discovered that these cells regenerate differently than their counterparts do after a blood cell transplant, according to a study published in Nature and funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Prostate Cancer In Diabetes and Poor Prognosis

Men with type 2 diabetes are less likely to develop prostate cancer than patients without diabetes. However, the mortality rate is higher. Researchers were able to show that in the affected individuals the androgen receptor and the mitogenic forms of the insulin receptor were more strongly expressed. This could explain why patients with diabetes have a poorer prognosis for prostate cancer. The current results were published in the journals Molecular Metabolism and Endocrine Related Cancer.