Friday, July 1, 2022

Study finds immune system's response to tissue damage linked to cancer spread
London | February 25, 2022 3:51:44 PM IST
The spread of cancer around the body is a complex process. Researchers have uncovered how a process involved in the regeneration of tissue damaged by radiation can aid the spread of cancer. ... read..

India's vaccine coverage very impressive: Bill Gates
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Microsoft Co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair Bill Gates was all praise for India for development, manufacturing and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines and termed the country's vaccine coverage as "very impressive". ... read..

Covid cases in Karnataka come down to 558, 19 deaths reported
Bengaluru | Friday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Karnataka logged 558 new Covid cases against 1,692 discharges, as well as 19 deaths on Thursday. ... read..

Delhi reports 556 fresh Covid cases, infection rises to 1.10%
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported marginal decline in Covid cases, at 556, against 583 the previous day, but the infection rate has risen to 1.10 per cent, according to the Health Department bulletin. ... read..

New ICMR policy to develop innovation-led ecosystem: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The new ICMR/DHR policy will ensure multi-disciplinary collaboration, promote startup culture and develop an innovation led ecosystem at Medical Institutes across the country by promoting Make-in India, Startup India and Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives, sa ... read..

Severe Covid may affect pregnancy outcomes
London | Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Severe Covid-19 in pregnancy may increase the risk of pre-labour caesarean birth, a very or extreme preterm birth, stillborn birth, and the need for admission to a neonatal unit, finds a new study. ... read..

Kerala continues to see dip in daily Covid tally, TPR
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Kerala continues to register fewer new Covid cases, as on Thursday 4,064 turned positive, while the test positivity rate also came down to 7.82 per cent, said a statement from State Health Minister Veena George. ... read..

Children with high exposure to air pollution have greater risk of ADHD: Study
Barcelona | February 24, 2022 6:51:55 PM IST
ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopment disorders occurring in children. According to a new study led by Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) researchers, children living in areas with higher air pollution and lower level of green spac ... read..

Low-meat, meat-free diets associated with lower cancer risk, finds study
Oxford | February 24, 2022 2:51:34 PM IST
While vegetables like broccoli, onions, cabbage, kale and cauliflower and fruits like oranges, bananas, apples and lemons are known to help in fighting cancer, what about meat? Does eating meat aggravate cancer or help in fighting it? A new study has shed ... read..

Extreme heat linked to rise in mental health emergency care: Study
Boston (Massachusetts) | February 24, 2022 11:51:20 AM IST
Does the temperature outside decide a person's temperament inside? On extremely hot summer days, adults are at an increased risk of visiting emergency rooms for mental health crises related to substance use, anxiety, stress, and more. ... read..

More peripheral losses inflicted as US sheds off Covid-19 restrictions
New York | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
As coronavirus cases continue to decline across the US, all states but one -- Hawaii -- have dropped their mask mandates or have made plans to do so in the coming weeks, while Target and Apple stores joined other retailers this week in pulling back their ... read..

Britain loses $20bn due to fraud, errors in Covid-19 support schemes: Report
London | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Billions of dollars have been lost to fraud and error in Britain's support schemes in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, an official report said on Wednesday. ... read..

Delhi reports 583 Covid cases, 3 deaths
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported marginal rise in Covid cases, at 583, against 498 the previous day, as well as three more deaths, the Health Department bulletin said. ... read..

Covid cases in Karnataka come down to 667, 21 new deaths
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Karnataka logged 667 new Covid cases against 1,674 discharges, as well as 21 deaths on Wednesday, as against 767 cases, 1,682 discharges and 29 deaths the previous day. ... read..

73 CISF personnel still infected with Covid-19, total cases drop to 200 in CAPFs
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) which guards the major airports in metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, still has the highest number of 73 cases of Covid-19 when the total number of cases in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) h ... read..

Mandaviya releases reports highlighting India's Covid vaccination programme
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday released two reports of the Institute for Competitiveness, part of the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness and affiliated to Harvard Business School, highlighting India's va ... read..

Covid vax doesn't raise risk of rare inflammation in children: Lancet
New York | Thursday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Reported cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children and adolescents who had received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose were rare, according to a new study. ... read..

Zero tolerance for poor standard of work: Mandaviya to doctors
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday gave a very strong message to doctors that there will be zero tolerance for poor standard of work at all levels. "No one should feel that absenteeism and poor performance shall go unnoticed", he emphasi ... read..

Continue with practice of washing hands: V-P to citizens
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday cautioned that with the flattening of Covid pandemic curve, people should not lower their guard and should continue with the practice of washing hands frequently. ... read..

$774 bn revenue opportunity for India from healthcare by 2030: Report
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
India has the potential to generate a staggering $774 billion revenue in the healthcare sector by 2030, suggests a new report on Wednesday. ... read..

COVID-19 infection can be detected in breath tests: Study
Gothenburg | February 23, 2022 6:51:18 PM IST
According to a new study, traces of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be detected in microscopically small fluid droplets exhaled during a very short time span. ... read..

Psychological well-being in adolescents linked to adult risk of heart diseases: Study
Missouri | February 23, 2022 4:21:26 PM IST
It has been a long-known fact that a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) can be lowered with lifestyle changes such as modifying diet, exercise, alcohol and tobacco use. Now, Anand Chockalingam and Sharan Srinivas at the University of Missouri d ... read..

Study examines if pandemic-related stress impacts brain health of uninfected people
Massachusetts | February 23, 2022 1:51:25 PM IST
Irrespective of whether a person has ever been infected with the SARS-Cov-2 virus or not, one thing is for sure: it affected the mental health of every individual. New research has indicated that for some individuals -- even those who have steered clear o ... read..

Karnataka sees Covid cases come down to 767, 29 new deaths
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Karnataka on Tuesday logged 767 new Covid cases against 1,682 discharges, while there were another 29 deaths. ... read..

BSF organises medical camp in Meghalya's West Garo hills
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Border Security Force on Tuesday organised a free medical camp at its Dalu border outpost in Meghalaya's West Garo hills under the civic action programme. ... read..

SC not happy at pharma cos' freebies to docs, says no tax exemption on this count (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern at freebies - including gold coins, fridges, LCD TVs, and funding international trips for vacations -offered by pharmaceutical companies to "manipulate" doctors' prescriptions and to recommend drugs produced ... read..

Bird flu unlikely to spread in India: Experts
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Bird flu has resurfaced in India with cases being reported from Maharashtra's Thane and Palghar regions. Thousands of birds have been culled in Palghar alone. ... read..

DDMA to discuss further Covid relaxations on Feb 25
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the further relaxation in Covid restrictions in light of declining cases in the city. ... read..

Mild symptoms but more transmissibility, Covid task force member on BA.2
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
New coronavirus variant BA.2, which is under investigation, can cause mild symptoms but is more transmissible, a member of the India's Covid task force said on Tuesday. ... read..

Delhi doctors save 2-yr-old with cardiac arrest post-Covid
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Doctors here have given a new lease of life to a two-year-old boy who suffered cardiac arrest and multiple organ failure post a Covid infection. ... read..

'Gold coins, TVs': SC concerned on pharma firms offering freebies to doctors
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern at freebies - including gold coins, fridges, LCD TVs, and funding international trips for vacations -offered by pharmaceutical companies to manipulate doctors' prescriptions and to recommend drugs produced b ... read..

UK to begin 4th Covid dose for people aged above 75 in spring
London | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A second booster dose of Covid vaccine will be offered to all adults over-75 and the most vulnerable over-12s in the UK this spring. ... read..

Spread of BA.2 can become serious threat for global health: Study
Tokyo | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The risk of Omicron subvariant BA.2 for global health is potentially higher than that of BA.1, according to a new study. ... read..

Steroid treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy may depend on time of day, suggests study
Ohio | February 22, 2022 11:51:22 PM IST
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and other systemic damage. Every year, about 20,000 children are diagnosed with it. Now, a new study has reported that the time of day for providing the drug m ... read..

Well-functioning fat key to fewer old age ailments, suggests study
Copenhagen | February 22, 2022 2:51:42 PM IST
Fat tissues play a pivotal role in human health. However, with age, they lose function and can lead to type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer and other ailments. High levels of lifelong exercise have the potential to counteract this deterioration, according to ... read..

'Ross procedure' leads to improved survival in adults undergoing aortic valve surgery: Study
New York | February 22, 2022 12:51:55 PM IST
The 'Ross procedure' also known as the switch procedure or pulmonary autograft procedure, is a cardiac surgery in which a diseased aortic valve is replaced with the patient's own pulmonary valve. ... read..

Delhi's Covid positivity rate falls below 1%, 370 new cases
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Monday saw its Covid positivity rate fall below 1 per cent for the first time since beginning of the third wave, to 0.94 per cent - the lowest since 1.2 per cent on December 29, according to the Health Department bulletin. ... read..

DCGI approval to Corbevax will strengthen fight against Covid: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The emergency use authorisation to Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax for the 12-18 age group will further strengthen India's fight against Covid-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday. ... read..

Covid pandemic may end in 2022: WHO
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
If there are no more major Covid outbreaks after Omicron, the pandemic may see an end in 2022, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Russia has said. ... read..

New study finds better treatment for Parkinson's disease
Copenhagen | February 21, 2022 5:21:15 PM IST
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease wherein dopaminergic neurons progressively die in the brainstem. Tremor and difficulties in walking are the most commonly recognizable symptoms for people suffering from Parkinson. Although there is no pe ... read..

Researchers discover new medicines for treating heart patients
Ohio | February 21, 2022 3:52:11 PM IST
A recent research by the University of Cincinnati discovered a unique class of medications that acted as blood thinners by inhibiting an enzyme in the genes of tick saliva. ... read..

Does autism affect brains of boys and girls differently? Study suggests so
California | February 21, 2022 11:22:09 AM IST
Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system and affects the overall cognitive, emotional, social and physical health of the affected individual. Accor ... read..

Women should focus on their heart's wellbeing before getting pregnant, says study
Illinois | February 19, 2022 5:21:30 PM IST
A new Northwestern Medicine study has shined a spotlight on an important but often overlooked matter of the heart, optimizing one's cardiovascular health before getting pregnant. ... read..

Research reveals daily exercise at 70 might stave off major heart disease later
Padua | February 19, 2022 5:21:22 PM IST
A recent research has suggested that twenty minutes of daily moderate to vigorous exercise in early old age may best stave off major heart disease, including heart failure, in late old age (eighty plus). ... read..

Research finds majority postmenopausal women experience female pattern hair loss
Ohio | February 19, 2022 5:21:00 PM IST
A new study has identified the prevalence of female pattern hair loss (FPHL), hair characteristics, and associated factors in healthy postmenopausal women. ... read..

Antibiotics after birth affects gut microbes of babies, study finds
Edinburgh | February 18, 2022 9:20:54 PM IST
Treating babies with antibiotics in the first week of life is linked with a decrease in healthy bacteria necessary amongst others to digest milk and an increase in antimicrobial resistance, a new study by The University of Edinburgh researchers suggested. ... read..

Study finds gut health gets compromised in severe COVID-19
London | February 18, 2022 9:20:50 PM IST
A new study of samples of intestines from people who have died of COVID-19 has shown the impact on the gut immune system. ... read..

Long-term study finds children with insomnia likely to suffer as adults
Washington | February 18, 2022 6:21:59 PM IST
According to new research led by scientists at Penn State College of Medicine, children with insomnia symptoms are likely to persist with them as young adults and are significantly more likely to develop an insomnia disorder in early adulthood compared to ... read..

Study finds how long does it takes to recover from concussion
California | February 17, 2022 4:52:09 PM IST
Concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. It can lead to temporary cognitive symptoms. A new study has suggested that people with mild traumatic brain injuries may be more likely to have cognitive ... read..

COVID-19 survivors have increased mental health risks up to a year later: Study
Washington | February 17, 2022 3:21:52 PM IST
As the COVID-19 pandemic entered into its third year, countless people have undergone varying degrees of uncertainty, isolation and mental health challenges. Many are still severely affected by mental health issues. New research has revealed that those wh ... read..

Obstructive sleep apnea: The condition that proved fatal for late Bappi Lahiri
By S. Mangala Ramya

New Delhi | February 17, 2022 1:21:13 PM IST
Legendary singer-composer Bappi Lahiri departed the mortal world on Tuesday night, leaving behind a rich legacy of his soulful and unforgettable compositions and songs. He died due to a condition called Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). He was 69 when he bre ... read..

Heart attack survivors less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, says study
Dallas | February 16, 2022 5:51:02 PM IST
Does heart attack have a connection to Parkinson's disease? According to new research, people who have had a heart attack may be slightly less likely than people in the general population to develop Parkinson's disease later in life. ... read..

Age of natural menopause linked to violence exposure: Study
Ohio | February 16, 2022 4:50:59 PM IST
Research on women's violence exposure is essential and necessary as the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the rates of intimate partner violence and child abuse. A new study showed that a woman's collective violence exposure--consisting of her own abuse and ... read..

Study reveals positive results for treatment of major depression
Maryland | February 16, 2022 2:51:08 PM IST
Psychedelics are a class of hallucinogenic drugs whose primary effect is to trigger non-ordinary states of consciousness. Previous studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers showed that psychedelic treatment with psilocybin relieved major depressive di ... read..

Researchers link transient blood pressure rise to learning in brain
Gothenburg | February 15, 2022 11:51:15 PM IST
It is natural for people to get stressed in their everyday work, but at times, this stress can lead to an increase in blood pressure. Recent research has revealed that minor everyday rises in blood pressure due to short-term stressors can be linked to a b ... read..

Scientists develop biophysical model for better diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis
Rochester (New York) | February 15, 2022 2:50:50 PM IST
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time. Now, scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and Corne ... read..

Oestrogen levels linked to COVID-19 death risk in older women, suggests study
London | February 15, 2022 2:21:14 PM IST
Oestrogen is a category of sex hormone responsible for the development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics. Recent research has suggested that an older woman's oestrogen levels may be linked to her chances of ... read..

Study says loneliness has a different neural basis than social anxiety
Connecticut | February 15, 2022 11:20:53 AM IST
Social anxiety disorder, sometimes referred to as social phobia, is a type of anxiety disorder that creates extreme fear in social settings. People with this disorder have trouble talking to people, meeting new people, and attending social gatherings and ... read..

India reports 27,409 new COVID infections, daily positivity rate dips to 2.23 pc
New Delhi | February 15, 2022 10:51:21 AM IST
India continues to witness its downward trajectory of fresh COVID-19 cases with the country reporting 27,409 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday. ... read..

Three doses of COVID vaccine better than two? Study suggests so!
California | February 14, 2022 6:21:01 PM IST
The majority of the vaccines available for COVID-19 have two doses. People are said to become more capable of resisting the virus after the second dose. But, a recent Kaiser Permanente study, found that one month after a third dose, the effectiveness of t ... read..

Study shows keto diet could enhance pancreatic cancer therapy
Brussels | February 14, 2022 4:22:32 PM IST
A diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates (sugars) that causes the body to break down fat into molecules is called ketones, or 'keto' diet. A recent preclinical study led by Ludwig Cancer Research has demonstrated that a common weight-loss diet could en ... read..

Mechanical blood clot removal showed positive results in half of stroke patients: Study
New Orleans (Louisiana) | February 14, 2022 12:21:05 PM IST
A blood clot is a mass of blood that forms when platelets, proteins, and cells in the blood stick together. According to an international study, mechanical removal of blood clots reduced post-stroke disability in nearly half of "all-comer" real-world stro ... read..

Vitamin D deficiency linked to severity, deaths among hospitalised COVID-19 patients: Study
Washington | February 13, 2022 10:20:51 PM IST
A new study has found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with severe cases of COVID-19 as well as mortality. ... read..

Researchers say exercising for even three seconds a day is beneficial for health
Tokyo | February 13, 2022 5:51:48 PM IST
A recent study from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has discovered that lifting weights for as little as three seconds a day can have a positive impact on muscle strength. ... read..

Pregnant women faced more anxiety during COVID-19 pandemic: Research
London | February 13, 2022 5:22:25 PM IST
University of Essex's new study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic caused a spike in depression and anxiety in expectant mothers. ... read..

Bedtime media use harmful for sleep: Study
Washington | February 13, 2022 5:22:22 PM IST
A recent research examined how sleep might be impacted by media use--such as watching movies, television, or YouTube videos; browsing the Internet, or listening to music--before bed. ... read..

Sleep apnea in pregnancy linked with increased post-delivery risk of hypertension: Study
Pennsylvania | February 13, 2022 1:51:01 PM IST
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. A new study by researchers examined whether sleep disordered breathing (primarily obstructive sleep apnea) during pregnancy and in the years after delivery ... read..

Oncology dietitians rarely talk to cancer patients about food insecurity, says study
Illinois | February 13, 2022 11:21:01 AM IST
An oncology dietitian specializes in helping cancer patients and their caregivers develop a plan for good nutrition. By achieving good overall health, proper nutrition can help reduce the risk of cancer, keep patients healthier during treatment, and comba ... read..

Brain region linked to feeling full after eating, researchers find
Washington | February 12, 2022 10:50:42 PM IST
Research led by University of Arizona has found a brain region and neural circuitry that mediate satiation, which could help researchers better target drugs to treat eating disorders or weight management. ... read..

Study reveals secret hideouts of ovarian cancer
Helsinki | February 12, 2022 6:21:25 PM IST
Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it reaches a level wherein it has spread within the pelvis and stomach. Every year, roughly 550 women develop ovarian cancer in Finland. Ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and it is commonly fatal, with 320 wom ... read..

Lifetime of knowledge clutters memories of older adults, says study
New York | February 12, 2022 5:51:12 PM IST
We often rummage through our brains to remember that 'tiny bit of information' that has the potential to absolutely turn our situation around. When a person tries to access a memory, his brain quickly sifts through everything stored in it to find the rele ... read..

Older people in good shape have fitter brains: Study
Washington | February 12, 2022 5:22:06 PM IST
Seventy to eighty-year-olds who train for better fitness are better at solving cognitive tasks and are less likely to suffer cognitive impairment, according to a recent study. ... read..

Changes in diet could increase life expectancy: Study
Washington | February 12, 2022 5:22:04 PM IST
According to a recent study, young adults could add more than a decade to their life expectancy by changing their diet from a typical Western diet to an optimized diet that includes more legumes, whole grains and nuts, and less red and processed meat. ... read..

Study reveals key factors in extending human health through calorie restriction
Washington | February 12, 2022 5:21:57 PM IST
A recent study led by the researchers of Yale university confirms the health benefits of moderate calorie restrictions in humans and identifies a key protein that could be harnessed to extend health in humans. ... read..

Exercise post vaccine shot boosts antibodies? Research suggests so
Iowa | February 12, 2022 3:21:08 PM IST
Exercising post vaccination surely gets the heart pumping but can it increase one's antibodies? Researchers at Iowa State University suggested that 90 minutes of mild to moderate-intensity exercise directly after a flu or COVID-19 vaccine may provide an e ... read..

Cancer patients undergoing treatment are more susceptible to COVID-19 misinformation: Study
Washington | February 11, 2022 9:51:34 PM IST
According to a new study, cancer patients undergoing treatment are more likely to believe misinformation related to COVID-19 than those without a history of cancer. ... read..

Clearance of protein linked to Alzheimer's controlled by circadian cycle: Study
Washington | February 11, 2022 9:21:32 AM IST
The brain's ability to clear a protein closely linked to Alzheimer's disease is tied to our circadian cycle, according to a recent study led by the researchers of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. ... read..

Research identifies mechanisms underlying glaucoma
Montreal | February 10, 2022 7:21:32 PM IST
Glaucoma is the non-curable blindness that affected 80 million people worldwide in 2020. Reduced blood flow and impaired neurovascular coupling are well-known features of glaucoma. The mechanisms underlying these abnormalities have now been unveiled, than ... read..

Loneliness widespread at problematic levels in many countries, says study
London | February 10, 2022 6:51:19 PM IST
No matter how many times it has been said, it is an undeniable fact that the COVID-19 pandemic was one that spiralled out of control and brought about not only loss of loved ones, but also an increase in loneliness amongst other things. A recent analysis ... read..

One-in-three adults develop new conditions after COVID infection, finds study
Washington | February 10, 2022 6:51:06 PM IST
Another day, another COVID-19 development. A recent study has found that almost a third (32 of every 100) of older adults infected with COVID-19 in 2020 developed at least one new condition that required medical attention in the months after initial infec ... read..

Routine prenatal ultrasound identifies early signs of autism: Study
Beersheba | February 10, 2022 6:50:56 PM IST
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition related to brain development that impacts a person's perception and socialization with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. A routine prenatal ultrasound in the second trimester ca ... read..

Technological advancements can help save your baby's heart and avoid complications
New Delhi | February 10, 2022 5:21:09 PM IST
Though every parent dreams of a healthy and happy baby, some babies may have a problem with their heart's structure or the way it works due to a congenital heart defect (CHD). ... read..

Ebola virus hides in brain even after years of treatment? Study reveals shocking facts!
Maryland | February 10, 2022 12:21:23 PM IST
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates. People can get EVD through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or nonhuman primate) or a sick or dead person infected with the Ebola virus. In a ground-breakin ... read..

Study finds how liver and immune cells communicate while fasting
Munich | February 9, 2022 6:21:55 PM IST
People often fast for losing weight. Sometimes they do it for better digestion. Previous studies have shown how fasting can influence the immune system to improve different chronic inflammatory conditions, but little is known about how immune responses mi ... read..

Old drug may protect against COVID-19 lung injury, finds study
New York | February 9, 2022 5:51:04 PM IST
Lung infection and lung injury was the cause for many deaths in the second wave of COVID-19. Doctors everywhere tried their best to find a drug that cured the lung infection. Now, a new preclinical study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cold ... read..

Feeling dizzy on standing up? Simple muscle techniques offer great help
Philadelphia | February 9, 2022 4:21:45 PM IST
Initial orthostatic hypotension (IOH) is a condition of feeling lightheaded upon standing up due to, or a transient decrease in blood pressure and increase in heart rate. It is a common but poorly understood condition. A new study has offered two simple c ... read..

Study explores how weight gain from antipsychotic medicines affects patients
Oxford | February 9, 2022 1:50:52 PM IST
Often than not, we see ourselves gaining weight like anything, post being on even normal medication for some time. It makes us think if at all we are doing something to our bodies or is it purely the medication. But what about people with bipolar disorder ... read..

People with spinal cord injury and chronic pain have more risk of mental health issues: Study
Michigan | February 8, 2022 7:51:04 PM IST
A new study showed that adults living with spinal cord injuries had a near-80 per cent increased risk of developing psychological conditions, such as depression and anxiety, compared to people without the traumatic injury. But it also suggested that chron ... read..

Simulation training helps perfecting surgical skills, finds study
Sapporo | February 8, 2022 6:51:41 PM IST
Practice makes a person perfect, but what if the practice itself is life-threatening? Dangerous professions, such as aviation or the military, require extensive simulation-based training to assist the person till they learn to do the job. With advances in ... read..

Colorectal cancers raise defensive barrier in response to chemotherapy: Study
Barcelona | February 8, 2022 6:51:28 PM IST
Colorectal cancer occurs when tumours develop in the colon or rectum. Adenocarcinomas are the most common type of colorectal cancer, often growing from the cells that constitute the mucous lining of the tissue. A new study has said that drugs that are com ... read..

Survivors of weather-related disasters may have accelerated ageing: Study
Arizona | February 8, 2022 6:51:22 PM IST
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in 2017. It left in its wake, the largest catastrophe in the history of the island. The storm killed over 3,000 people in its immediate aftermath, knocked out power to nearly all of the island's 3.4 million residen ... read..

Risks after treatment for cervical neoplasia declined over time, says study
Solna | February 8, 2022 1:20:44 PM IST
WHO stated that cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally, with an estimated 604 000 new cases and 342 000 deaths in 2020. The treatment of serious prodromal cervical cancer, CIN3, can cause problems during later pregnancy amon ... read..

Study of genetics discovers new acne risk genes, provides hope for new treatment
London | February 7, 2022 7:21:47 PM IST
The thing that everyone hates but can't get rid of overnight, is undoubtedly, acne. People spend money on every possible facewash, serum or scrub that can help them get rid of it. Now, a recent study of the genetics of acne has identified 29 regions of th ... read..

Researchers engineer novel human spinal cord implants to treat paralysis
Tel Aviv | February 7, 2022 5:51:39 PM IST
It is an unfortunate reality that there isn't a cure for permanent paralysis. The spinal cord can't heal itself. But, now, for the first time in the world, researchers from Sagol Center for Regenerative Biotechnology at Tel Aviv University, engineered 3D ... read..

Scientists develop immunogen that produces tier-2 antibodies against HIV
Pennsylvania | February 7, 2022 5:21:20 PM IST
Nearly four decades after its discovery, HIV has killed 36.3 million people, with no vaccine in sight. And many people are still not open in talking about it due to the stigma attached to it. However, a new study by researchers at The Wistar Institute has ... read..

Social isolation, loneliness increases heart disease risk in older women: Study
Washington | February 7, 2022 12:51:20 AM IST
A recent study has found that there is an almost 27 per cent increase in heart disease risk in postmenopausal women who experience both high levels of social isolation and loneliness. ... read..

Study finds chronic conditions in middle age linked to increased dementia risk
London | February 7, 2022 12:51:19 AM IST
A new study has found that having two or more chronic conditions (known as multimorbidity) in middle age is associated with an increased risk of dementia later in life. ... read..

Obesity linked to rise in female reproductive disorders: Study
Washington | February 7, 2022 12:51:17 AM IST
Researchers have found a link between obesity and a range of female reproductive disorders. ... read..

Child masking in early pandemic associated with reduced COVID-19 issues, finds study
New Haven (Connecticut) | February 6, 2022 7:20:57 PM IST
A new study revealed that child care programs in the United States that practiced child masking early in the COVID-19 pandemic (May-June 2020) experienced a 13 per cent reduction in program closure within the following year, and continued child masking th ... read..

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