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PFHIs: Effectiveness of Government Strategies

In the past decade, India has seen the introduction of many ‘publicly funded health insurance’ schemes (PFHIs) that claim to cover approximately 300 million people and are essentially forms of purchasing care from both public and private providers to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) for hospitalization.

DNA Study In Space Could Lead To Better Understanding Of Microgravity

A study determines that astronauts, microbes, and plants all are having deoxyribonucleic acid(DNA), essentially a computer code for living things to grow and thrive. Studying DNA in space could lead to a better understanding of microgravity's impact on living organisms and could also offer ways to identify unknown microbes in spacecraft, humans and the deep space locations we seek to visit. The microscopic size of DNA, however, can create some big challenges for studying it aboard the International Space Station.

Gut Microbiome Linked to Atherosclerosis

Researchers at the MRC and British Heart Foundation have discovered that bacterial diversity in the human gut heavily influences hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, study reports

Child Abuse and Neglect in the Jaffna District of Sri Lanka

The objective of this study was to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of medical officers, nursing officers and social workers regarding child abuse in the Jaffna District of Sri Lanka, and to assess the associations with sociodemographic factors, experience in the field of Paediatrics and Judicial Medicine towards child abuse.

Oral Antibiotics More Likely To Develop Kidney Stones

Pediatric researchers have found that children and adults treated with some oral antibiotics have a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones. This is the first time that these medicines have been linked to this condition, according to the research

Evaluation Of The Efficacy And Safety Of DEX Infusion During LC

A study examined that researcher have evaluated the efficacy and safety of DEX infusion during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has sedative, sympatholytic and analgesic effects and might be beneficial if used as an adjuvant to: improve analgesia; modulate hemodynamic responses to intubation and pneumoperitoneum and; reduce the number of opioid-associated adverse events.