In a significant consumer-friendly move, insurance regulator Irdai said it has started the exercise to minimize the number of illness/diseases which are not covered under the health insurance policies.
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In addition to facing new concerns about their health, individuals who are diagnosed with cancer often worry about the financial burdens of treatment. A new study indicates that many patients feel that such financial toxicity is not adequately addressed by their doctors and other clinicians.
An international collaborative study between Lawson Health Research Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Royal Marsden and Epic Sciences is one of the first to demonstrate that a blood test can predict how patients with advanced prostate cancer will respond to specific treatments, leading to improved survival
Psychologists have devised a novel psychological intervention to address anxiety in bipolar disorder (AIBD). Anxiety is common in bipolar disorder (BD) and associated with worse clinical outcomes including increased suicidality. Despite effective psychological treatments for anxiety, research into treating anxiety in BD is underdeveloped.
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who carry a specific genetic variant identified through genome-wide testing are at significantly elevated risk for liver toxicity when treated with interferon-β, new research reveals.
The lifespan of a transplanted kidney has significantly improved over the last 30 years. Between 1986 and 1995, 75% of the transplanted kidneys still functioned five years after the transplant. Between 2006 and 2015, this number had already risen to 84%, according to the study
A single course of antibiotics early in childhood may increase risk for Type 1 diabetes. This is the finding of a study in mice led by researchers from NYU Medical School and published online in the journal eLife.
A jewel addition to the Nepal’s health care facilities is the ‘Aama Surakshya’ (protection of mothers) program established in 2005
New research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago focuses on the recent successes and ongoing challenges of drug and non-drug treatments for the non-cognitive symptoms experienced by people living with Alzheimer's dementia
A group of scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute have zeroed in on a new defense against HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. Led by Ruth Ruprecht, the team used an animal model to show for the first time that an antibody called Immunoglobulin M (IgM) was effective in preventing infection after mucosal AIDS virus exposure.