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25-Jul-2021 New Delhi

Experts sound alarm over hypertension amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a serious medical condition that is one of the leading causes of death in the world. After more than a year of the coronavirus pandemic, there is enough evidence that people with high blood pressure are more likely to get severely...

22-Jul-2021 New York

Malnutrition may increase risk of Covid severity: Study

Adults and children with Covid-19 who have a history of malnutrition may have an increased likelihood of death and the need for mechanical ventilation, according to a study.Malnutrition hampers the proper functioning of the immune system and is known to increase...

21-Jul-2021 London

Heart-related test may indicate death risk in Covid patients

Testing people for heart-related issues may help to identify patients hospitalised with Covid-19 who face an especially high risk of dying, suggests a study.Although SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, primarily affects the respiratory tract, it also leads...

19-Jul-2021 London

'Fingerprints' of long Covid in blood may lead to diagnostic test

Markers in our blood -- fingerprints of infection -- could help identify individuals who have been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, several months after infection, even if the individual had only mild symptoms or showed no symptoms at...

19-Jul-2021 London

Covid antibodies persist at least 9 months after infection: Study

Antibody levels remain high nine months after infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, researchers have found.Researchers from the University of Padua (Italy) and the Imperial College London tested more than...

16-Jul-2021 New York

Cholesterol lowering statins can cut death risk in Covid patients

Patients taking statin medications -- commonly used to reduce blood cholesterol levels -- are at a 41 per cent lower risk of in-hospital death from Covid-19, researchers have found.Statins block liver enzymes responsible for making cholesterol. The US Centers...

15-Jul-2021 New Delhi

Overcome your dental anxiety and fears

If you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, you are not alone. Perhaps you are scared that the visit might hurt or unsure about what the dentist could find.The more you procrastinate, the higher your risk of developing dental problems....

14-Jul-2021 London

Blood test to track evolution of Covid infection developed

A team of researchers has developed a blood test that could be a simple and effective method for monitoring the infection caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus leading to Covid-19.The test, developed by researchers at the UMH-CSIC Neurosciences Institute in...

14-Jul-2021 New York

Cells damaged by chronic lung disease can result in severe Covid

The airway cells of patients with chronic lung diseases are "primed" for infection by the Covid-19 virus, resulting in more severe symptoms, poorer outcomes and a greater likelihood of death, according to a study.The study, published in Nature Communications,...

12-Jul-2021 New Delhi

What to keep in mind for good heart health post angioplasty

Poor lifestyle and dietary choices are two of the primary causes of coronary heart disease. While Covid-19 has impacted healthcare delivery across all specialties, cardiologists and heart surgeons have been cautioning regarding the virus' impact on a person's...

12-Jul-2021 New York

Flu jab protects against Covid-related blood clot, strokes: Study

The annual flu shot may reduce the risk of stroke, sepsis and blood clots in patients with Covid-19, according to a large international research. The findings showed it could be a valuable weapon in the fight to halt the pandemic.Researchers from the University...

11-Jul-2021 Hyderabad

UP doctor airlifted to Hyderabad for lung transplant

A female resident doctor of the Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow was Sunday airlifted to the KIMS Hospital Secunderabad here for lung transplant.Dr Sharda Suman, a postgraduate resident at RMLIMS's Gynaecology Department, had contracted...

10-Jul-2021 New York

Study shows why second vax dose of Covid is important

A new study of antibodies produced in saliva after Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shows both importance of second vaccine dose and updating vaccines to combat new variants of concern.The study showed that the number of antibodies produced and protection...

08-Jul-2021 New Delhi

Linking 'Giloy' to liver damage misleading : AYUSH Ministry

The Ministry of AYUSH has rejected a study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, a peer reviewed journal of the Indian National Association for the Study of the Liver.This study mentions that use of the herb Tinospora Cordifolia...

07-Jul-2021 Mumbai

Eat almonds twice daily to cut diabetes, cholesterol risk

Eating almonds twice a day can help improve glucose metabolism as well as keep cholesterol levels in check, suggests a study.The study showed that almond consumption can improve blood sugar levels at the pre-diabetes stage, which may help prevent or delay the...

04-Jul-2021 New York

Why sickle cell disease patients are at severe risk of Covid

History of severe pain episodes and coexisting organ conditions increase the risk of severe Covid-19 illness, including hospitalisation, in individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD) -- common inherited red blood cell disorder, finds a study.SCD can cause...

02-Jul-2021 Tokyo

Japanese scientists repurpose anti-malarial drug to fight Covid

A team of scientists has identified an anti-malarial drug, mefloquine, that is effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19.The team from Tokyo University of Science and others mathematically modelled the effectiveness of mefloquine to predict...

01-Jul-2021 Hyderabad

Anti-diabetic drug can be re-purposed as Covid treatment: Study

Amid the rush to develop cures for the coronavirus, a study by a University of Hyderabad (UoH) incubated startup, has discovered that an anti-diabetic drug has potential use as a ready to use, cost-effective solution for safely treating Covid patients.In-vitro...

01-Jul-2021 New York

Vaping may increase your risk of Covid infection: Study

While cigarette smoke is known to increase the risk of lung disease and Covid-19 infection, a new study on mice showed similar effects with exposure to e-cigarette vapour, particularly when nicotine is present in the vapour.The study, by researchers, including...

01-Jul-2021 London

Covid infection in your pet dogs, cats may be common than thought

Are you Covid-positive? Stay away from your feline and pooch friends to avoid the risk of passing on the infection to them, suggests a study, which found that infection in pets is more common than thought.The researchers from the Utrecht University in the...

30-Jun-2021 London

Covid-19 infection significantly changes our blood cells: Study

Covid-19 infection has the potential to significantly change the size and stiffness of red and white blood cells, a team of German scientists has found.In some cases, the effect may continue for months, a possible reason why some affected people continue to complain...

30-Jun-2021 New York

Pfizer, Moderna Covid shots delay response in blood cancer patients

Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing severe infections or death, but patients with multiple myeloma -- a type of blood cancer --- are immunocompromised and often on immunosuppressive therapy.The mRNA-based Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines evoked...

29-Jun-2021 Toronto

Can white blood cells help kill Covid-19 virus?

Immunologists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism of a type of white blood cells which acts like a spider web, trapping and killing pathogens such as influenza or SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.The researchers, from McMaster University in...

29-Jun-2021 London

Mixing Covid doses may help boost immune response: Study

Taking the first dose of Pfizer Covid vaccine and then AstraZeneca for the second can provide good protection against the pandemic virus, a study has found.The Com-Cov trial, led by researchers from the University of Oxford, looked at the efficacy of either...

29-Jun-2021 Chicago

Covid-19 vaccines likely induce strong, persistent immunity: Study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found evidence that the immune response to Covid-19 vaccines, namely Pfizer and Moderna, is both strong and potentially long-lasting.The researchers extracted cells from 14 people who received...

28-Jun-2021 London

Prior Covid infection won't affect IVF success: Study

The ovarian reserve of women previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, is not adversely affected, and their chance of success from fertility treatment remains as it was before the infection, finds a study.Ovarian reserve describes...

28-Jun-2021 New York

Trauma patients with Covid at 6 times high death risk: Study

Covid-19 positive patients with traumatic injuries, such as from car crashes, falls or other accidents, or those who were victims of violent injuries such as gunshots and stabbings, are six times more at risk of death and complication than such patients without...

28-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Why Vitamin C is your skincare's holy grail

Whether you are a skincare fanatic or have just started your journey towards creating your own beauty regime, you would have come across a multiplicity of ingredients on skincare product labels that often leave you wondering what's a good fit for you. The most...

27-Jun-2021 London

Covid survivors may take a year to get back taste, smell: Study

Have you lost your sense of taste and smell after suffering from Covid-19 infection? It could take up to a year to get back, finds a study.Since the pandemic was declared in early 2020, Covid-19-related anosmia, complete loss of smell, quickly emerged as...

25-Jun-2021 Sydney

Covid-19 virus was 'highly adapted' to infect human cells: Study

Australian scientists have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic, is most ideally adapted to infect human cells -- rather than bat or pangolin cells, again raising questions of its origin.A team of researchers from Flinders University...

21-Jun-2021 Toronto

Inflammatory syndrome post-Covid rare but possible in adults

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome is rare but possible in adults who recover from Covid-19, say researchers. The condition has, so far, been detected only in children.The researchers from University of Calgary in Canada's Alberta stressed the need for clinicians...

20-Jun-2021 Seoul

This gut bacteria may help fight Covid-19

Certain commensal bacteria that reside in the human intestine produce compounds that can inhibit SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, researchers have found.Previous clinical findings have shown that some patients with moderate to severe Covid-19 have gastro-intestinal...

20-Jun-2021 New York

Alpha, Beta Covid infections less likely to be asymptomatic: Study

While Alpha and Beta Covid variants are associated with higher transmission, patients with these variants show no evidence of higher viral loads in their upper respiratory tracts compared to the control group, a study led by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine...

20-Jun-2021 Hong Kong

Pfizer Covid vax provides higher antibody levels than Sinovac: Study

People who got Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine showed "substantially higher" levels of antibodies compared to those who received China's Sinovac shots, according to a new study.The study, led by University of Hong Kong (HKU), aims to estimate the incidence of natural...

20-Jun-2021 New Delhi

Superfoods to keep hypertension at bay

Hypertension is one of India's most common lifestyle diseases and often termed as a "silent killer" disease. The condition exhibits no symptoms even if blood pressure reaches a dangerously high level, making a person prone to having a cardiac arrest or stroke.With...

19-Jun-2021 New York

Study shows grey matter loss post-Covid infection

An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with Covid-19 suggest a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, say researchers. The researchers affiliated with the University of Oxford posted findings ahead of peer review to medRxiv,...

15-Jun-2021 London

Scientists discover Covid's link to life threatening blood clots

A team of scientists has identified how and why some Covid-19 patients can develop life-threatening blood clots. The study, led by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), found the balance between a molecule that causes clotting...

15-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

2-DG effective against all Covid variants, says study

The 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) developed by the Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) for the coronavirus treatment, effectively inhibits the SARS-CoV-2 multiplication and works against all variants of Covid-19, says a research study. In conclusion,...

15-Jun-2021 London

Covid-19 can cause severe inflammation in brain

Researchers have found that coronavirus disease can cause severe inflammation in the central nervous system. The study, led by a team of researchers from the University of Freiburg in Germany, showed that a severe inflammatory response can develop in the central...

15-Jun-2021 Chennai

Glenmark launches dry powder inhaler Tiogiva in UK

Pharma major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd on Tuesday said it has launched a bioequivalent version of Tiotropium Bromide dry powder inhaler (DPI) under the brand name - Tiogiva, in UK for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According...

14-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

Single dose sufficient for those already infected by Covid: Study

A single dose of vaccine is sufficient for those already infected by Covid-19, revealed a study by Hyderabad's AIG Hospitals.The hospital announced on Monday that it conducted a study on 260 healthcare workers who got vaccinated between January 16 and...

14-Jun-2021 Mandi

How excess sugar consumption causes fatty liver

A team of researchers from IIT Mandi has identified the underlying biochemical relationship between the consumption of excessive sugar and the development of afatty liver', medically known as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).NAFLD is a condition...

10-Jun-2021 London

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab linked to low platelet count: Study

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may be associated with a condition characterised by low platelet counts, in rare cases, according to a study by an international team of researchers. A low number of platelets -- blood cells that help prevent blood loss when...

08-Jun-2021 Sydney

Decoded: How Covid-19 aerosols travel through our lungs

When we inhale isolated coronavirus particles, more than 65 per cent reach the deepest region of our lungs where damage to cells can lead to low blood oxygen levels, new research has discovered.The study, led by the University of Technology Sydney researchers,...

08-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

Brain tumour patients must not delay taking Covid vax

Brain tumour patients undergoing chemotherapy should not delay taking Covid-19 vaccines as they are more vulnerable to the infection, say doctors.Brain tumour patients, especially malignant brain tumour patients, can be grouped in the high-risk category, as...

06-Jun-2021 Rome

Mexican Covid mutation increases at alarming rate: Researchers

Italian researchers have identified a new coronavirus mutation, whose scientific name is T478K, that has been spreading mostly in Mexico over the past few weeks and has also been found in Europe. The team, from the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology of...

06-Jun-2021 Chennai

Can a vaccine insurance pool inoculate makers and sufferers?

Can a vaccine insurance pool provide compensation to people who suffer from adverse effects of the Covid-19 jabs with manufacturers demanding immunity from liability claims? Experts are divided on this aspect. Even though product liability insurance policies...

05-Jun-2021 New York

Vitamin D may not protect against Covid: Study

While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting Covid-19, a new study finds there is no genetic evidence that it works as a protective measure against the coronavirus. According to the researchers, including...

05-Jun-2021 London

Green tea might help tackle Covid: Indian-origin researcher

As India continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, a team of researchers is investigating how green tea could give rise to a drug capable of tackling Covid-19. The initial findings suggested that one of the compounds in green tea could combat...

04-Jun-2021 Sao Paulo

Alzheimer's 3X raises Covid severity, death risk: Study

People with dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease are at threefold risk of dying as a result of infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid-19, according to a study by Brazilian researchers.The risk is six times greater if they are over 80, found the...

01-Jun-2021 New York

Vaccination, Covid boost natural immunity against SARS-CoV-2: Study

People with Covid-19 infection are likely to have strong immunity against coronavirus for at least a year after they were initially infected, according to a study.The study, led by scientists at the Rockefeller University, also showed that vaccination boosts...

31-May-2021 New Delhi

'No bigger motivation for quitting tobacco than current health crisis'

With mortality rates of Covid-19 being higher among patients with co-morbidities which are directly related to tobacco, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) has launched an awareness drive to convince people to quit smoking during these...

31-May-2021 London

Covid stress increased suicidal thoughts: Study

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only hit physical health and the economy but has also impacted mental health with the possibility of increased rates of suicide, according to a study.Led by a team of researchers at Swansea University, Cardiff University, and...

30-May-2021 Washington

Prolonged air pollution exposure doubles risk of smell loss: Study

Long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) 2.5 -- a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air -- doubles the risk of losing smell, a hallmark of Covid-19, according to a study.The loss of smell, a condition known as anosmia, can severely...

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