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Healthcare: Largest Scheme in India

Ayushman Bharat aims to cover over 10 crore families with a comprehensive health coverage of up to 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme is set to be the world’s largest healthcare programme.

Promising Approach for Chikungunya Cure

Scientists have identified a molecule found on human cells and some animal cells that could be a useful target for drugs against chikungunya virus infection and related diseases, according to new research published in the journal Nature.

A team led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis conducted the research, which was funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Guidelines For A Serious Form Of Skin Cancer

In a new study, researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma. The American Joint Committee on Cancer, an organization that provides information on "cancer staging," or the severity of individual cases of cancer, recently updated its guidelines for melanoma. The researchers found that when pathologists used the new guidelines for cases of early-stage invasive melanoma, they agreed with an expert-defined diagnosis 10% more often. The study was published in the JAMA Network Open.

Irregular Fasting May Increase Risk Of Diabetes

According to a study, researchers determined that fasting every other day to lose weight impairs the action of the sugar-regulating hormone, insulin, which may increase diabetes risk. These findings suggest that fasting-based diets may be associated with long-term health risks and careful consideration should be made before starting such weight loss programs.

Novel Approach Against HIV transmission

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection. The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman's genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people's natural immunity to the virus.