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Benefits of National Health Protection Scheme

India recently announced an ambitious plan called the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) to provide government-sponsored insurance to roughly 500 million people or nearly 40% of India’s population.

Since the announcement, there has been much debate about two issues. First, does this plan make sense? Second, if it is a good idea, what should the design of NHPS look like? In this op-ed, we use insights from our prior studies and those of other experts to inform the debate on both of these questions.

New Insight Into How Muscles Manage Oxygen Consumption

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have shown that an enzyme called FIH defines the consumption of oxygen by muscles. Enzyme naive muscles show an increased need for oxygen during physical exercise. The finding, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, has the potential significance to elite athletes, who have been found to have higher levels of FIH in their muscles than others.