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24-Feb-2021 Toronto

Fat cells may influence how body reacts to heart failure

Limiting the amount of fat the body releases into the bloodstream from fat cells during heart failure could help improve outcomes for patients, say researchers.The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology, found that mice with heart failure that...

21-Feb-2021 New York

New technology enables predictive design of engineered human cells

Researchers have developed a design-driven process that uses parts from a very different kind of toolkit to build complex genetic circuits for cellular engineering.According to the researchers, one of the most exciting frontiers in medicine is the use of living...

20-Feb-2021 Sydney

Asthmatics no higher risk of dying from Covid: Study

Asthma may not increase the risk of severe illness or death from Covid-19, a new study suggests.The review of studies on 587,000 people showed that people with asthma had a 14 per cent lower risk of getting Covid-19 and were significantly less likely to be...

20-Feb-2021 Toronto

Eating more refined grains increase CVD, death risk : Study

Consuming a high number of refined grains -- such as croissants and white bread -- is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, a new study suggests.The study found that having more than seven servings of refined grains per...

11-Feb-2021 Sao Paulo

Lung ultrasound may help predict Covid patient outcomes

Lung ultrasound, considered a simple method for diagnosing lung disease, can also help predict the clinical progression of severe Covid-19 patients, a new study suggests.The study, published in the journal Annals of Intensive Care, showed that the higher...

27-Jan-2021 London

This immune cell in blood may up severe Covid risk

Researchers have found that patients with severe Covid-19 have significantly elevated levels of a certain type of immune cells in their blood, called myeloid-derived suppressor cells.In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team researched...

27-Jan-2021 London

This immune cell in blood may up severe Covid risk

Researchers have found that patients with severe Covid-19 have significantly elevated levels of a certain type of immune cells in their blood, called myeloid-derived suppressor cells.In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team researched...

21-Jan-2021 London

Brain pressure disorder that causes vision problems on the rise

A brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates, a new study suggests.Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is when the pressure in the fluid surrounding the brain...

14-Jan-2021 New York

Novel way for weight loss in patients with obesity, diabetes

Researchers have found that treatment with Bimagrumab is safe and effective for treating excess adiposity and metabolic disturbances of adult patients with obesity and Type-2 diabetes.Bimagrumab is an antibody that blocks activ in type II receptors and stimulates...

12-Jan-2021 Beijing

Higher coffee intake may reduce prostate cancer risk

Do you crave for coffee everyday? If so, then there's a good news for you. A new study suggests that drinking several cups of coffee every day may be linked to a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, showed...

09-Jan-2021 London

Novel tech may help cancer patients manage symptoms

Computer algorithms may have benefited a lot of cancer patients in managing their symptoms. Now, a new study suggests that a system, developed by a team of researchers, may help cancer patients manage their symptoms as well.The study, published in the 'Journal...

08-Jan-2021 New York

'Commonly used BP medications safe for Covid patients'

Medications to treat high blood pressure (BP) do not affect outcomes among patients hospitalised with Covid-19, researchers have claimed.The study, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal, shows that there is no risk for patients continuing these medications...

06-Jan-2021 New York

Novel drug form may help treat calcium-related disorders

Researchers have found that a novel form of a drug used to treat osteoporosis that comes with the potential for fewer side effects may provide a new option for patients.For the study, published in the journal Biophysical Journal, a team of researchers developed...

31-Dec-2020 Hyderabad

Rare tumour extracted to save woman's life

Doctors at a Hyderabad hospital have saved the life of a woman by extracting a rare tumour from her abdomen just in time.It was a rare condition where the tumour was attached to the diaphragm, liver, and the large bowel, and the right kidney was pushed downwards.According...

31-Dec-2020 London

New research explains severe virus attacks on lungs

A team of Swedish researchers has revealed how different kinds of immune cells, called macrophages, develop in the lungs, and which of them may be behind severe lung diseases, a discovery that may contribute to future treatments for Covid-19, among other...

18-Dec-2020 Washington

New study strongly suggests Covid-19 enters brain

Researchers have now claimed that more and more evidence is coming out that people with Covid-19 are suffering from cognitive effects, such as brain fog and fatigue.The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, found that that the spike protein, often...

11-Dec-2020 New York

High social media usage may up depression risk: Study

Young adults who increased their social media usage are significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, say researchers.Compared to the participants of the study who used social media for less than 120 minutes per day, young adults who used...

07-Dec-2020 Beijing

New model shows promise to treat lung fibrosis in Covid patients

An analysis of lung tissues from patients with different types of pulmonary fibrosis -- including cases triggered by Covid-19 -- has revealed a promising molecular target to improve the chronic and irreversible disease, say researchers.Experiments in mouse...

07-Dec-2020 London

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of heart attack: Study

The Mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables, whole grains, fish and olive oil, not only helps you lose weight but may also help reduce the risk of having another heart attack.The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, compared the effects...

07-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Pap smear tests: At what age and how often?

Being the second most common cancer in women between the age group of 15 and 44 years of age, the awareness towards cervical cancer and its screening is miniscule in our country.Cervical cancer is a completely preventable disease because of its well defined,...

06-Dec-2020 New York

Vaccinate people with diabetes on priority: Researchers

Researchers have urged policymakers to prioritise vaccination for individuals with diabetes as such people, once infected with Covid-19, are three times more likely to have a severe illness or require hospitalisation compared with people without diabetes.While studies...

05-Dec-2020 New York

Researchers develop sensor to detect fatty liver disease

Researchers have developed a diagnostic tool, based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), that could be used to detect fatty liver disease or liver fibrosis."Since it's a non-invasive test, you could screen people even before they have obvious symptoms of the compromised...

30-Nov-2020 New York

Researchers to explore how vitamin D affects Covid-19

After several studies linked high vitamin D supplementation with reduced Covid-19 effects, now researchers from Penn State University in the US, to study whether vitamin D could help people ward off or reduce symptoms caused by coronavirus.The research team,...

27-Nov-2020 S.A.S. Nagar

State Health Machinery meets Mohali Medics

District Administrative Complex Mohali became the epicentre of COVID 19 probable Stage II Management Strategy with the state’s senior most doctors and bureaucrats holding deliberations with the Doctors from private and government institutions. Dr KK Talwar, Advisor...

26-Nov-2020 London

High BP in midlife is linked to increased brain damage: Study

Researchers have revealed that higher than normal blood pressure (BP) is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, suggesting that it is important to control blood pressure long-term.The study, published in the journal European Heart Journal, found that...

24-Nov-2020 London

Drinking cocoa can make you smarter: Study

Researchers have revealed that increased consumption of flavanols - a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables - can increase your mental agility.Flavanols, a sub-group of plant flavonoids, are present in cocoa, grapes, apples, tea, berries...

24-Nov-2020 Jerusalem

Green Mediterranean diet better for heart health: Study

A green Mediterranean diet, containing even more plant matter and very little red meat or poultry, maybe even better for cardiovascular and metabolic health than the traditional version -- at least in men, say researchers.The Mediterranean diet, rich in...

23-Nov-2020 London

Vegans, vegetarians at higher risk of bone fractures: Study

Compared with people who ate meat, vegans with lower calcium and protein intakes (on average) had a 43 per cent higher risk of fractures anywhere in the body, researchers have warned.According to the findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, vegetarians...

19-Nov-2020 New Delhi

COPD in Covid-19 era: Smokers, beware!

With festivals and the wedding season in the offing, we might witness a significant spike in respiratory diseases. People are moving out more frequently now, which has also resulted in a rapid increase in new Covid-19 cases.One of the more progressive lung...

19-Nov-2020 New York

Study reveals how smoking worsens Covid infection airways

Researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in the airways of the lungs.The study, published in the journal Cell Stem...

16-Nov-2020 New York

Diabetes drug can treat and reverse heart failure: Study

Empagliflozin, a recently developed diabetes drug, can effectively treat and reverse heart failure in both diabetics and non-diabetics, say researchers.The clinical trial, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that this medication can...

16-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Coconut oil: The super ingredient for your hair

Why bother with the tiresome and expensive hunt for exotic oils, when theres a super oil, literally growing in our own backyard. Its abundantly available, its benefits are versatile, its superior among its peers' its coconut oil. The old charm of this oil...

09-Nov-2020 New York

Food insecurity linked to higher cardiovascular death risk

Increasing rates of food insecurity are independently associated with an increase in cardiovascular death rates among adults between the ages of 20 and 64, say researchers.According to the study, about 10 per cent of adults in the US are considered food insecure,...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Bisexual people more than twice as likely to smoke : Study

Bisexual young people are more likely to smoke than their straight counterparts, say researchers.Published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, the study followed 7,843 youths and young adults over three years, finding that those who came out as bisexual were twice...

06-Nov-2020 Cairo

Vitamin D lessens severe eczema symptoms in kids: Study

Researchers have revealed that vitamin D supplementation eased the symptoms experienced by children with severe atopic dermatitis or eczema -- a condition wherein patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, cracked and rough.The study, published in the journal Pharmacology...

05-Nov-2020 London

Dietary supplement may help in treatment of fatty liver : Study

In a significant study, researchers have found that dietary supplement known to increase the growth of good bacteria in the gut, might also help in the treatment of fatty liver.In a study, published in the journal Nutrients, the researchers were successful...

01-Nov-2020 London

Vitamin B3 can protect skin cells from UV-induced skin cancer

A form of vitamin B3 can protect skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure which is the main risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancers, reveals new research. Researchers in Italy isolated cells (human primary keratinocytes) from the skin...

31-Oct-2020 New Delhi

The heart connect: Are you sleeping well enough?

The pandemic brought with it a new normal that came with its own consequences. The social distancing, erratic work hours, and the stress of living in times of an outbreak have raised anxieties for many. As we find ourselves busy fighting COVID-19, many other...

27-Oct-2020 New York

High-fat keto diets can prevent, reverse heart failure: Study

Heart problems? A special diet might help as researchers have found that the popular and controversial ketogenic diet could completely prevent, or even reverse heart failure  caused by a metabolic process.For the findings, published in the journal Nature...

23-Oct-2020 Jerusalem

Study finds molecular link between meat diet, cancer risk

An international team of researchers has identified a direct molecular link between meat and dairy diets and the development of antibodies in the blood that increase the chances of developing cancer.This connection may explain the high incidence of cancer...

21-Oct-2020 London

High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure: Study

People who consume a diet having flavanol-rich foods and drinks such as tea, apple and berry juice, could have lower blood pressure, according to a new study.The findings published in the journal 'Scientific Reports' studied the diet of more than 25,000 people...

14-Oct-2020 New York

Swine coronavirus has potential to infect humans: Study

A strain of coronavirus that has devastated the pork industry has the potential to infect humans as well, say researchers, adding that the virus could impact the global economy and human health.The coronavirus strain known as Swine Acute Diarrhoea Syndrome...

12-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Arthritis patients suffering due to fewer rheumatologists in India

India needs more than 20,000 rheumatologists as lakhs of patients are suffering due to non-availability of rheumatology services in most of the hospitals and thousands dying due to delayed diagnosis and lack of proper treatment facilities across the country,...

09-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Facing back pain? You could be suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis

Are you in the age group of 20 to 40? Do you encounter back pain frequently? Is it difficult for you to carry out your real-world-activities with ease owing to that notorious back pain? Do you tend to cancel your office meeting or avoid attending those important...

08-Oct-2020 Panaji

Petrol pump attendants at more risk of headaches, high BP: Study

Forty-nine per cent of the petrol pump attendants in the state capital suffer from musculoskeletal pain, followed by frequent headaches (26.7 per cent), eye irritation and high blood pressure (both 22.7 per cent) and stuffy nose (18.7 per cent), a study conducted...

08-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Those at depression risk listen to sad music more: Study

A study of music consumption through streaming platforms has revealed that individuals at risk of depression found listening more to music tagged with sadness.They were also found listening to music belonging to subgenres such as neo-psychedelic pop/rock,...

06-Oct-2020 New Delhi

How diabetes can affect your eyes

Glucose is an essential energy source for all living cells of the human body, which is programmed in a way wherein the glucose levels in the blood are maintained at an optimal level through various hormones.Blood glucose levels are normally referred to as blood...

03-Oct-2020 London

BP medicine may lower death risk from flu, pneumonia

Researchers have found that drugs to lower the blood pressure of the type 'ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers' reduce the mortality rate of influenza and pneumonia.For the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the research...

02-Oct-2020 Toronto

Covid-19 vaccine rollout unlikely before fall 2021: Study

Experts working in the field of vaccine development tend to believe that an effective vaccine is not likely to be available for the general public before the fall of 2021.In a study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research team conducted...

01-Oct-2020 New York

Cardiac arrest common in sick Covid-19 patients: Study

Cardiac arrest is common in critically ill patients with Covid-19 and is associated with poor survival, particularly among patients aged 80 or older, say researchers.The findings, published in the journal The BMJ, could help guide end-of-life care discussions...

26-Sep-2020 New York

'Vitamin D cuts complications, risk of death in Covid patients'

A new research adds to the growing body of evidence that patients with sufficient levels of Vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from Covid-19.According to the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, hospitalised Covid-19 patients...

24-Sep-2020 Toronto

Common diabetes drug linked to low risk of major heart issues

Drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are associated with a lower risk of major heart problems in patients with type 2 diabetes than dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, say, researchers.According to the study, published in...

22-Sep-2020 Wellington

Smokers increasingly trying e-cigarettes to quit: Study

Researchers have found that people who smoke are increasingly using e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking.The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that between 2016 and 2018 the level of awareness, as well...

22-Sep-2020 New York

Researchers find potential drug for dangerous enterovirus

ome good news in the search for antiviral drugs for hard-to-treat diseases as researchers have identified a potential new drug candidate against enterovirus 71, a common cause of hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and young children.The compound is...

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