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.
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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.
Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) have had a major impact on children, improving their quality of life and significantly reducing both morbidity and mortality, according to the research
Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A new study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions targeting children.
Higher levels of tooth decay have been seen in abused or neglected children. Although dental care is free to all children in the UK, many children have not been registered with a dentist.
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
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.
The United Nations will launch a screening system to prevent former employees guilty of sexual misconduct from finding new jobs with its agencies or other charities, a senior official said.
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
According to a Cochrane review that was released recently, the HPV vaccine, that can protect girls and young women from Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can help protect them against cancer of the cervix later in life. The report appears in the latest issue of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
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.