Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Eating almonds regularly increases exercise recovery molecule by 69 per cent: Study
Washington | January 9, 2023 4:03:39 PM IST
Eating almonds every day may be the ideal new year's resolution for individuals who regularly workout. Female and male participants who ate 57g almonds daily for one month had more of the beneficial fat 12,13-dihydroxy-9Z-octadecenoic acid (12,13-DiHOME) ... read..

Study reveals benefits of eating almonds for people who work out daily
Los Angeles | January 9, 2023 3:33:38 PM IST
Eating almonds every day may be the ideal new year's resolution for those who exercise on a regular basis. ... read..

Past brain injury may be linked to an increased risk of FTD: Study
Kuopio | January 9, 2023 3:01:52 PM IST
According to a study by the University of Eastern Finland, past traumatic brain damage may increase the risk of frontotemporal dementia. ... read..

Calcutta HC judge, known for judgements in teachers' scam, to pledge body
Kolkata | Monday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Calcutta High Court's Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, who had been in regular headlines during the entire 2022 for his judgements and observations in the multi-crore teacher's scam in West Bengal, was in the news once again on Sunday but for a different rea ... read..

Study challenges previous ideas regarding Alzheimer's disease
Washington | January 9, 2023 12:01:48 AM IST
A new USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology study challenges existing ideas of how the buildup of a protein called amyloid beta (Ab) in the brain is related to Alzheimer's disease. ... read..

Sugar causes swelling, which leads to common kidney disease: Study
Washington | January 8, 2023 3:32:49 PM IST
A study of the organoids present in kidneys in a novel lab setting could have implications for the treatment of polycystic kidney disease (PKD), an incurable disease that affects more than 12 million people worldwide. ... read..

Researchers suggest how brain game can predict risk of infection
Washington | January 8, 2023 3:02:55 PM IST
If your alertness and reaction speed fluctuate more than usual, you may be more vulnerable to a viral disease. ... read..

Scores in China will be heading back to their ancestral homes amid ongoing wave of infections
Washington | Sunday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
As millions of Chinese head home for the Lunar New Year celebrations on January 22 and hospitals struggle amid a nationwide wave of COVID-19 cases, concerns are growing for the country's rural healthcare systems, which have far fewer resources than the bi ... read..

Study reveals child's weight has little effect on mood, behavioural disorders
Washington | January 7, 2023 10:33:34 PM IST
According to a new study, childhood BMI is unlikely to have a significant impact on children's mood or behavioural disorders. ... read..

Cardiac progenitor cells generate healthy tissue after heart attack
Washington | January 7, 2023 10:01:55 PM IST
Following a heart attack, the human body is incapable of repairing lost tissue due to the heart's inability to generate new muscle. However, treatment with heart progenitor cells could result in the formation of functional heart cells at injured sites. Th ... read..

Lyme disease heightens risk of mental disorders, suicidality: Study
Washington | January 7, 2023 10:01:53 PM IST
In a new study, US and Danish researchers report that patients hospitalised with Lyme disease had a 28 per cent higher rate of mental disorders and were twice as likely to have attempted suicide post-infection, compared to individuals without the diagnosi ... read..

Study: Genetic test better than blood test for cardiovascular diseases
Washington | January 7, 2023 9:31:45 PM IST
Determining an individual's blood group based on genetic tests instead of merely traditional blood tests can provide a better picture of the risk of cardiovascular diseases. If a patient has two genetic variants of A, B or AB, the risk is twice as high co ... read..

Study: Milvexian is effective and safe oral pill for prevention of venous blood clots
Washington | January 7, 2023 9:02:49 PM IST
Researchers compared milvexian with enoxaparin for the prevention of blood clots in 1,242 patients from 18 countries undergoing knee replacement surgery who were enrolled between June 2019 and February 2021. They found that at a total daily dose of 100 mg ... read..

Study: Protein important in development of Alzheimer's disease for normal learning processes
Washington | January 7, 2023 5:32:57 PM IST
New research has revealed that the tau protein, which is important in the development of Alzheimer's disease, is also involved in normal learning processes in the healthy brain, potentially providing a target for future drug therapies. ... read..

Study shows older knee replacements as good as newer models
Washington | January 7, 2023 7:32:04 AM IST
According to new research from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the University of East Anglia, older knee replacement designs are just as effective as newer models ... read..

Chinese academics facing huge backlash for studies on how Marxism can help fight Covid
New Delhi | Saturday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Prominent Chinese academics are facing a huge backlash online for their studies on how Marxism can help fight Covid-19, with critics accusing them of wasting time and money at a time when the country is battling a surge in infections, according to a media ... read..

British-Indian doctor saves man's life twice on flight to India
London | Saturday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
A British-Indian doctor battled for five hours to save a fellow passenger, who almost died twice during a 10-hour Air India flight. ... read..

Researchers unravel the complexity of vitamin B12 diseases
Washington | January 7, 2023 12:01:41 AM IST
Researchers unravel the genetic complexity of two rare inherited vitamin B12 conditions identifying them as hybrid syndromes that are both a vitamin B12 disorder and a disease of ribosomes, the protein-building machinery of the cell. ... read..

Researchers discover a dependency of glioblastoma on biotin distribution
Washington | January 7, 2023 12:01:38 AM IST
Glioblastoma is the most lethal and malignant adult brain cancer that may arise from the neuroglial stem or progenitor cells. Certain gene mutations or those with a known history of other cancers and radiation therapy may predispose patients to develop br ... read..

High BP drug holds promise for treating PTSD: Research
Augusta | January 6, 2023 11:31:37 PM IST
According to new research, a blood pressure medication that has been used for 50 years may now be useful as a treatment to lessen the frequently fatal symptoms of PTSD, which is becoming more and more common. ... read..

Researchers identify blood panel to predict placenta accreta
Boston | January 6, 2023 11:02:50 PM IST
In the United States, out of the almost 4 million births each year, about 50,000 are characterised by complications that pose a life-threatening risk, and up to 900 of those deliveries end in maternal death. Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) is a significan ... read..

Study shows exercise-related proteins can suppress tumour growth
Washington | January 6, 2023 10:31:36 PM IST
Forget bedrest, research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has shown exercise may be a key weapon in cancer patients' battle against the disease. ... read..

Genetic effect on the response to treatment for obesity: Study
Dublin | January 6, 2023 5:03:15 PM IST
According to a study conducted by the University of Galway and Brunel University London, patients with severe and complicated obesity respond differently to a dietary weight loss programme based on their genes. ... read..

Study shows how liver cancer hijacks circadian clock machinery inside cells
California | January 6, 2023 4:31:45 PM IST
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, is already the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide--and cases are on the rise, both in the United States and globally. While chemotherapy, surgery, and liver transpla ... read..

Research explores how exercise preserves physical fitness during aging
Washington | January 6, 2023 5:01:51 AM IST
Exercise may be the most powerful anti-aging intervention known to science and has been proven to protect against a wide array of diseases. ... read..

Let's create 'India Model' of medical education, Mandaviya tells pvt medical colleges
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 4:45:08 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday interacted with the representatives of 150 private medical colleges from across the country at Vighyan Bhawan here. ... read..

'Purple Fest' to be inaugurated in Goa on Friday
Panaji | Friday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST
Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar will inaugurate 'Purple Fest: Celebrating Diversity', India's first festival of inclusion, in Goa on Friday. ... read..

Celebrity deaths in China spark fears over death toll
Beijing | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The growing number of Chinese public figures whose deaths are being made public is prompting people to question the official Covid death toll, according to a media report. ... read..

India to focus on health emergency prevention, digital health during G20 Presidency
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:15:11 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that India is going to focus on health emergencies prevention, preparedness, and response through a 'One Health' approach and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance during its G20 Presidency. ... read..

Aggressive surgery improves survival in patients with low-grade brain tumours: Study
Washington | January 5, 2023 10:33:47 PM IST
According to the findings of a study led by UC San Francisco, the progression of a low-grade, slow-growing brain tumour to a deadly one can be delayed if neurosurgeons remove as much as possible soon after diagnosis. ... read..

Research reveals genetic effect on response to treatment for obesity
London | January 5, 2023 10:02:56 PM IST
According to a study conducted by the University of Galway and Brunel University London, patients with severe and complicated obesity respond differently to a dietary weight management programme based on their genes. ... read..

Researchers find two protein pathways downregulated in postnatal heart
Washington | January 5, 2023 10:02:50 PM IST
Published on Thursday in Stem Cell Reports, researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School discovered two signalling pathways that are downregulated in human hearts after birth. These pathways, mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and phos ... read..

Research: Potential new targets identified in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Washington | January 5, 2023 7:04:00 AM IST
Researchers have uncovered novel candidate drug targets for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by using the latest technologies, including both single-nuclear sequencing of mice and human liver tissue and advanced 3D glass imaging of mice to charac ... read..

24-yr-old resident doctor commits suicide in Bhopal
Bhopal | Thursday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
Aakanksha Maheshwari, a 24-year-old post-graduate resident doctor working at Bhopal's Hamidia Hospital, allegedly committed suicide by injecting some suspicious chemical into her body. ... read..

Genome sequencing detects four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF7 in Bengal
Kolkata | Thursday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Following genome sequencing, four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF7 have been detected in West Bengal, according to sources in the state health department. However, all the four cases are currently Covid negative as per their latest test reports. ... read..

Rajasthan: US returnee tests positive for Omicron sub-variant XBB 1.5
Jaipur | Thursday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
A 21-year-old youth has been traced in Jaipur who has reportedly tested positive for Omicron sub-variant XBB 1.5, which experts say is more contagious than the previous strains of the virus. ... read..

Mandaviya chairs meeting with 4 states to review elimination of Kala Azar by 2023
New Delhi | Thursday, 2023 1:45:08 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the status of Kala Azar disease in the four endemic states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal. ... read..

Gut bacteria may play a role in diabetes: Research
Los Angeles | January 4, 2023 10:33:44 PM IST
Early findings from an ongoing prospective trial led by researchers at Cedars-Sinai suggest that one type of gut bacteria may aid in the development of Type 2 diabetes while a different type may shield against it. ... read..

Promising drug delivery method might replace injections with pills: Study
Texas | January 4, 2023 10:03:00 PM IST
Chronic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, usually require lifelong injections. Patients skip doses due to needle phobia, injection-associated infection, and pain, which encourages the development of new delivery strategies that combine efficacy wi ... read..

Nasal swab can provide early warning of emerging viruses: Research
New York | January 4, 2023 10:02:56 PM IST
As the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated, potentially harmful novel viruses can spread across the population long before the system for monitoring global public health is able to catch them. ... read..

Exercise reduces insulin production: Study
Bavaria | January 4, 2023 9:31:15 PM IST
Insulin is a hormone that is required by humans and many other living things. Its most well-known function is to control sugar metabolism. Much less is known about how insulin-producing cells, and thus insulin secretion, are controlled. ... read..

Study finds how common nonexcitatory amino acids worsen stroke, TBI damage
Augusta (Georgia) | January 4, 2023 8:02:57 PM IST
According to scientists, in the aftermath of a stroke or TBI, a group of amino acids that normally support brain function contribute significantly to the brain destruction that can result from both of these injuries. ... read..

Japanese research reveals physical strain helps bone growth
Osaka | January 4, 2023 3:02:28 PM IST
We are frequently told to "take a load off" when things get too much, but when it comes to bone maintenance, doing the opposite can be beneficial. Some important processes for how physical strain induces bone formation have been uncovered by Japanese rese ... read..

Research shows how signals affect mucus production in lungs
Boston (Massachusetts) | January 4, 2023 3:02:14 PM IST
The correct balance of specialised epithelial cells, which coat the body's surfaces and coordinate bodily operations to maintain homeostasis, is essential for proper lung function. The goblet cell, which secretes mucus that helps preserve the lining of th ... read..

Researchers find time-restricted eating can reshape gene expression
Washington | January 4, 2023 8:03:29 AM IST
Intermittent fasting has become a hot topic in the wellness industry as numerous laboratory studies have shown the health benefits of time-restricted eating, including increased life span. ... read..

Indian scientists discover new anti-cancer agent showing huge promise
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Scientists from Mumbai's Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) in Pune, and IIT Hyderabad have discovered an alternative drug molecule indicating high antitumor potential on cancer cells with exceptional abil ... read..

Stem cell population identified is vital for bone regeneration: Research
Washington | January 3, 2023 10:31:15 PM IST
Researchers have identified a subpopulation of mesenchymal stem cells in the bone marrow that express the marker CD73. These cells have a higher potential for proliferation and differentiation, and play a significant role in bone healing, migrating to the ... read..

Early intervention effective in treating neurodevelopmental disorders: Study
Washington | January 3, 2023 10:30:48 PM IST
A new study suggests that therapeutic interventions to treat neurodevelopmental disorders may be more effective if done during the early stages of brain development. ... read..

Birth weight could help identify children at higher risk of psychological issues: Research
Washington | January 3, 2023 7:31:13 PM IST
New research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has found that babies with larger birth weights tend to have fewer mental health and behavioural issues in childhood and adolescence. ... read..

Researchers find association between oral bacteria, brain abscesses
Plymouth, | January 3, 2023 7:31:09 PM IST
Bacteria that cause oral infections may also play a role in patients developing potentially fatal brain abscesses, according to a new research. ... read..

COVID-19 vaccines prior to infection reduce transmission of Omicron: Research
San Francisco | January 3, 2023 5:02:55 PM IST
Recent vaccination and boosters reduce infectiousness, but the risk of infection is still high, according to a study conducted in California prisons. ... read..

Infants prescribed antacids have increased risk of fractures during childhood: Research
New York | January 3, 2023 4:32:57 PM IST
Drugs that reduce the formation of stomach acids, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine H2-receptor antagonists (H2-blockers), are widely used to treat acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). There hasn't been enou ... read..

Study reveals common, serious gut disorder is often misdiagnosed
Boston (Massachusetts) | January 3, 2023 4:01:59 PM IST
Patients who regurgitate frequently but for no apparent reason may be suffering from rumination. Unfortunately, rumination is frequently misdiagnosed as other gastrointestinal conditions, which means that many patients may not receive timely treatment. ... read..

Scientists come up with new method to locate gene activity and proteins across tissues
New York | January 3, 2023 2:01:03 PM IST
According to a study co-led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, and the Novel York Genome Center, new technology can reveal the identities and activity of cells across an organ or a tumour at unparalleled resolution. ... read..

Self-assembling proteins can store cellular 'memories': Study
Boston | January 3, 2023 1:31:20 PM IST
Numerous genes and cellular pathways are activated as cells go about their daily business. The history of these occurrences has now been recorded by cells in a lengthy protein chain that can be seen under a light microscope thanks to the efforts of MIT te ... read..

Mandaviya reviews arrangements for screening, testing passengers at IGI Airport
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 4:15:11 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday visited the Indira Gandhi International Airport here to review arrangements for screening and testing of international passengers in view of the recent spike in cases of Covid-19 in some countries. ... read..

Delhi woman death case: Post-mortem examination concludes
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 3:45:10 AM IST
A panel of 3 doctors on Monday conducted the post-mortem examination of the 20 year-old girl, who was killed in an horrific accident on Delhi's outskirts on late Saturday, being dragged 10 to 12 km from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala under the vehicle. ... read..

Hong Kong's actual Covid count could be up to 200,000 daily
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
Up to 200,000 people may be getting infected with Covid-19 in Hong Kong each day, researchers have found, but experts say while the estimate may be far higher than official figures, the risks will still be manageable when the city's border with mainland C ... read..

Study reveals good fluid intake aids healthier ageing of body
Bethesda (Maryland) | January 2, 2023 11:32:33 PM IST
Hydration is an essential part of healthy bodily functioning. Fluids make up 1/3rd of the human body and hence, its quite important to maintain the fluid intake to keep up a well-functioning and agile body. However, it has recently been revealed that well ... read..

Scientists find out if flu shot reduces risk of stroke
Minneapolis | January 2, 2023 8:03:18 PM IST
According to a study published online in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, receiving an annual flu shot may reduce the risk of stroke. ... read..

Good Hydration is associated with healthy ageing: Study
Washington | January 2, 2023 6:33:23 PM IST
According to a National Institutes of Health study published in eBioMedicine, adults who stay hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get enough fluids. ... read..

Insufficient insulin processing leads to being overweight: Research
Washington | January 2, 2023 4:03:39 PM IST
Being overweight increases the risk of an imbalance in sugar metabolism and even of diabetes. A research group at the University of Basel has now shown the opposite is true as well: deficits in the body's insulin production contribute to being overweight. ... read..

Researchers propose obesity is a neurodevelopmental disorder
Washington | January 2, 2023 3:02:23 PM IST
Obesity has increased rapidly in recent decades to affect more than 2 billion people, making it one of the largest contributors to poor health worldwide. Despite decades of research on diet and exercise treatments, many people continue to struggle to lose ... read..

Research explains why women get more migraines
Washington | January 2, 2023 2:32:50 PM IST
Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men. The study, in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, suggests that sex hormones affect cells around the trigeminal nerve ... read..

Researchers identify immune cell that helps kill bladder cancer tumors
Washington | January 2, 2023 1:03:00 PM IST
Mount Sinai researchers have made two important discoveries about the mechanism by which bladder cancer cells foil attacks from the immune system. The research, published in Cancer Cell in September, could lead to a new therapeutic option for patients wit ... read..

Study reveals booster dose of Covid-19 increases resilience of antibody response
Virginia | January 2, 2023 12:01:15 AM IST
Recent research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine discussed the benefits of a Covid-19 booster vaccine dose. ... read..

Research reveals cancer threat from virus protecting enzymes
New York | January 2, 2023 12:01:13 AM IST
According to a study led by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers, an enzyme that protects human cells from viruses may contribute to cancer progression into a more malignant state by inducing a variety of mutations in cancer cells. The discovery suggests th ... read..

Researchers find how some guts are better than others at energy absorption
Health | January 1, 2023 11:31:35 PM IST
A part of the Danish population may possess a unique combination of gut microorganisms that, on average, absorbs more energy from food than do their fellow Danes ' germs, according to recent research. ... read..

Study reveals link between metabolism changes, Huntington's disease
California | January 1, 2023 11:01:16 PM IST
A research team led by the University of California, Irvine has discovered a relationship between Huntington's disease mutation and developmental deficits in the brain's oligodendrocyte cells brought on by irregularities in metabolism. They found that hig ... read..

Study finds association between Thyroid problems, risk of dementia
Washington | January 1, 2023 10:30:59 PM IST
According to a study, older persons with hypothyroidism, often known as an underactive thyroid, may be more susceptible to acquiring dementia. For patients whose thyroid condition required thyroid hormone replacement therapy, the likelihood of acquiring d ... read..

Cellular messengers improve cancer therapy: Research
Solna | January 1, 2023 8:33:38 PM IST
Extracellular vesicles, which are tiny membrane bubbles, appear to make tumours more susceptible to the immunotherapy medicine known as a checkpoint inhibitor and to stimulate the immune system in mice. This is supported by a recent study from the Swedish ... read..

Researchers find out whether turmeric can help in breast cancer treatment
Sacramento (California) | January 1, 2023 8:01:11 PM IST
Oral oestrogen blockers are used to treat hormonally-driven breast cancer, which accounts for about 70 per cent of cases. But because the drugs can cause joint discomfort, many women quit taking them, which puts them at a higher risk of relapsing. ... read..

Researchers find possible causes behind concussion in kids
Montreal (Quebec) | January 1, 2023 8:01:06 PM IST
According to a study from McGill University, children may exhibit similar symptoms from various types of brain damage brought on by concussions. Concussion research using a novel approach may help in the creation of new drugs. ... read..

Unionized healthcare workers earned higher pay: Research
Boston | January 1, 2023 7:33:04 PM IST
A new study found that unionised healthcare workers worked fewer hours and made more money while receiving superior non-cash benefits. ... read..

Genes can predict risk of coronary heart disease: Study
New York | January 1, 2023 2:00:45 PM IST
A study identified the most critical genes involved in coronary heart disease and heart attacks. ... read..

Stress speeds up immune ageing: Study
Washington | January 1, 2023 1:31:37 PM IST
According to a new USC study, stress in the form of traumatic events, job strain, everyday stressors, and discrimination accelerates immune system ageing, potentially increasing a person's risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and illness from infection ... read..

Study: Perfectionists are more prone to burnout
London | January 1, 2023 1:31:15 PM IST
A mental health and mood disorders expert has been carefully studying the phenomenon of burnout for a number of years. Based on a substantial study, the first thorough self-help book on burnout has been published. ... read..

Immune system uses two-step verification to defend against HIV: Research
Washington | January 1, 2023 4:02:17 AM IST
Human immunodeficiency virus 1, more commonly known as HIV-1, is known for its uncanny ability to evade the immune system. Scientists at Scripps Research and collaborators have now uncovered how our innate immune system, the body's first line of quick def ... read..

Study: Cholesterol increases risk of Alzheimer's and heart disease
Washington | January 1, 2023 3:31:22 AM IST
Researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that a single mechanism may underlie the damaging effect of cholesterol on the brain and on blood vessels. ... read..

Returning medical students conditionally allowed to appear in FMG Exam: Govt
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:11 AM IST
Medical students, returning home due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, are permitted to appear in Foreign Medical Graduate Examination subject to the condition that they have been granted certificate of course completion by their respective institute, the P ... read..

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