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Road Map for a Successful Modicare

India recently began a bold experiment in the delivery of healthcare that, if successful, will bring medicine and treatment to 500 million poor and near-poor Indians.

To put that in perspective, when the US—a country of about 320 million—rolled out its Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, the goal was to extend healthcare to nearly 50 million. Despite its many successes, the ACA experienced a number of difficulties, especially during roll-out, and some of those issues lingered for years.

Paid Sick Leaves Directly Impacts Americans Preventive Care

In the first study to measure the link between an employee's number of paid sick leave days and the use of vital preventive health care services like getting a flu shot, researchers found a 26 to 85% increase in preventive health care use among those with at least 10 or more paid sick leave days. For the female-focused preventive services, they showed a 55% increase in the use of preventive mammography

Preventing Age-Related Vision Loss

Researchers have pinpointed a new therapeutic target for macular degeneration, an eye disease that affects over 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness in adults over 60. The findings show that tree-shaped retinal cells called Müller glia play a key role in preventing degenerative vision loss in rats.

Norovirus: Applied Math Reveals for Cure

From stately cruise ships to Olympic host cities, recent headline-grabbing outbreaks prove that norovirus—an incapacitating stomach bug which causes vomiting and diarrhea and has no vaccine—can strike anywhere, anytime.

Toxic Fresh Water Algal Blooms: A Review

The researchers at North Carolina's Jordan Lake have conducted a two-year study in which they monitored toxic algal blooms they found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms were present year-round, albeit in very low concentrations.