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Politics Funding shortfall may hit National Health Mission’s key programmes

Several significant programmes under the National Health Mission (NHM) are likely to be impacted because of a shortfall of funds in 2018-19. The ministry of health and family welfare got an allocation of only Rs30,129.61 crore for 2018-19 against a projected plan outlay of Rs34,882.32 crore under NHM for the current year. The deficit of around Rs4,752.71 crore may affect a range of activities under the mission such as upgradation of hospitals, expansion of the vaccines programme and implementing interventions for non-communicable diseases.

A Little Trouble Hearing Is At A Higher Risk Of Injuries

A new study reveals an increased rate of accidental injuries are associated with self-reported, poorer hearing adults, with leisure-related injuries being most notable among those respondents. Those with "good" or "a little trouble" hearing were at a higher risk of work-related injuries. While many factors can contribute to accidental injuries, the relationship between them and certain sensory impairments, such as hearing loss. The study was published today in JAMA Otolaryngology.

Method To Prevent And Manage Falls In Older Adults

Each year, up to a third of adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall. It’s even worse for people living in nursing homes, about half of whom fall each year. Almost two-thirds of older adults who suffered a fall within the past year would fall again.

Use Of Urinary Catheter Among Hospitalized Patients In The ED

A study examines the incidence, rationales, related factors and outcomes for changing from appropriate catheter placement to inappropriate use among hospitalized older patients in the emergency department. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), accounts for 34% of all HAIs and is associated with significant morbidity and excess health care costs.

Gravity Affects Humans During Sleep Periods

In this study, researchers evaluated the surface of the Earth. Since a few decades, man has been able to reach space, escape from the earth attraction and spend days and nights in a weightless condition. Some major physiological changes have been observed during extended stays, and the sleep duration in space is shorter than on the ground. This study is a novel hypothesis proposing that sleep is partly due to gravity.