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3 Unique Features: A New Health Insurance Plan In Market

With several health insurance plans available in the market, at times, it becomes difficult to choose the right one. While there are certain standard features across the plans, there could be certain differentiating features too. Therefore, one needs to carefully look at them before taking the buying decision. The Tata AIG MediCare Health Insurance plan has at least three differentiating features – Global coverage, restore benefit cover and coverage for Bariatric Surgery.

Pembrolizumab Survival In Patients With Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers of the skin and mucosa. Treatment options for the advanced stage have been very limited for patients with tumors of the head and neck, i.e. in the mouth, the pharynx or the larynx: If recurrences or metastases occur during or after platinum-based chemotherapy, the disease is generally considered incurable. The goal is then to prolong the remaining lifetime while maintaining the best possible quality of life.

Urinary Tract Infection May Depend On The Bacterial Strain

Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these infections frequently recur in many patients, according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Thomas Hannan and Scott Hultgren of Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues.

Lipid Impact In The Mechanism Of Dry Eye Disease

Jianzhong Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, along with co-author Kelly Nichols, O.D., MPH, Ph.D., FAAO, dean of the School of Optometry, has published a sensitive method facilitating dry eye disease studies in the Journal of Lipid Research. LR is the most cited lipid journal in the world and is published by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Airway Repair In Lungs Damaged By Bacterial Infections

Cancer drugs are able to halt life-threatening bacterial lung infections in mouse models by promoting lung repair, researchers at Duke Health have found. Reporting in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team said that if the findings are confirmed in human studies, the drugs could point to a new weapon against bacterial pneumonia, which afflicts 50,000.