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05-May-2021 New York

High-intensity exercise generates more aerosols, aids in Covid spread

High-intensity exercise produces more respiratory aerosols that can be harmful and aid in the transmission of Covid-19, and using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) device can effectively filter out the aerosols, finds a study.Aerosols are a common component...

05-May-2021 New York

Decoded: How antibodies neutralise Covid infection

US researchers have found how antibodies produced in people who effectively fight off SARS-CoV-2 work to neutralise the part of the virus responsible for causing Covid infection.The team from the University of Texas at Austin analysed blood plasma samples...

04-May-2021 Chennai

Novel paper-based sensor to detect antimicrobial pollutants

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) have developed a paper-based sensor that can detect antimicrobial pollutants, which induce antimicrobial resistance in water bodies.This sensor works on a asee and tell' mechanism that makes it logistically...

27-Apr-2021 Sydney

New nanobody-based treatments may help fight Covid

Australian researchers have identified neutralising nanobodies that block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells in preclinical models, an advance that paves the way for investigations into nanobody-based treatments for Covid-19.Nanobodies --A tiny immune proteins...

27-Apr-2021 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Prone position helped octogenarian beat Covid

As Covid patients across the state gasp for oxygen, an 82-year-old woman from Gorakhpur has managed to bring up her oxygen levels by lying in a prone position.She has recovered from Covid without an oxygen cylinder and is setting an example for others.Vidya...

27-Apr-2021 New York

How diabetes, cancer & pesticide exposure raises Covid risk

People with metabolic diseases like Type-2 diabetes and cancer as well as those exposed to organophosphate pesticides can be at an increased risk of Covid-19 infection, finds a new study performed in human lung airway cells.The study, led by Saurabh Chatterjee...

27-Apr-2021 New York

Patients hospitalised with Covid at risk of heart failure

Patients hospitalised with Covid-19 may be at risk of developing heart failure even if they do not have a previous history of heart disease or cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new study.While these instances are rare, doctors should be aware of this...

27-Apr-2021 London

Covid smell loss: Avoid steroids, try smell training

If you are worried about smell loss due to Covid-19, ditch steroids and try sniffing at least four different odours twice a day, suggest an international group of smell experts.The team, including Prof Carl Philpott from the University of East Anglia in...

26-Apr-2021 New Delhi

A fatty liver can be dangerous to your heart

"Fatty Liver" commonly finds mention in an ultrasound examination report and is often passed off as an incidental finding, it may not be innocuous after all, suggest recent studies in reputed medical journals. Japanese and European scientists were the first...

24-Apr-2021 Sao Paulo

High Vitamin D dose fails to help Covid patients recover

Scientists now report that a high dose of vitamin D administered on admission to hospital has failed to improve the condition of patients with moderate or severe Covid-19.A clinical trial was conducted in Brazil with 240 patients who were given 200,000 IU of vitamin...

23-Apr-2021 New York

Covid survivors at high risk of death, serious illness : Study

Covid-19 survivors -- including those not sick enough to be hospitalised -- have an increased risk of death in the six months following diagnosis with the virus, a large study claimed.The study, led by researchers at Washington University's School of Medicine...

22-Apr-2021 New York

Radiant cooling may replace ACs, cut Covid risk : Study

A novel system of chilled panels that can replace air conditioning can also help reduce the risk of indoor disease transmission, suggests a new research.A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) computed air conditioning requirements...

21-Apr-2021 Jerusalem (Israel)

Junk foods may damage your bones

Does your kid love to eat ultra-processed junk foods like packaged chips, soups, hot dogs and fries? Besides the increasing risk of obesity, eating junk foods can also affect your bones, warn researchers.A team of researchers from the Hebrew University of...

21-Apr-2021 London

Multivits, omega-3, probiotics may cut Covid infection in women

Women who take multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may be at less risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19 infection, according to a large population study.Women taking probiotics showed a 14 per cent...

20-Apr-2021 New York

Covid vax 'safe' in people with high-risk allergies: Study

Severe allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccines remain exceedingly rare, thus people with high-risk allergy histories can safely take the jabs, according to a study of 65,000 people.Individuals with severe allergies to foods, oral drugs, latex, bee stings or...

19-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

DRDO develops SpO2 based oxygen delivery system

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) supplemental Oxygen Delivery System for soldiers posted at extreme high altitudes. It would also be be a boon to the country in the current extreme crisis...

19-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Self-prescription could be dangerous to liver, warn doctors

The Covid-19 surge across the country has not just led to a scramble for hospital beds but has also resulted in people opting for self-prescribed treatment models which could prove dangerous. Liver, one of the most vital organs of the human body could get...

13-Apr-2021 New York

Covid pandemic linked to 6 unhealthy eating behaviours

A new research into the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviours.The study found six key themes of eating behaviour changes -- mindless eating and snacking; increased food consumption; generalized...

13-Apr-2021 London

New insect species from Kosovo named after coronavirus

A team of scientists have named a small caddisfly -- native to a national park in Kosovo -- after the Coronavirus pandemic.The Potamophylax coronavirus was collected near a stream in the Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park in Kosovo by the team led by Professor...

12-Apr-2021 New York

Novel personalised cancer vaccine safe : Study

A new personalised cancer vaccine, developed by the US researchers, is safe and beneficial for patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, results of phase I clinical trials have shown."While immunotherapy has revolutionised the treatment...

31-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Peanut butter for weight loss

Peanut butter has multiple health benefits -- it has an enviable combination of protein and fibres. The driving factor in this growth is that consumers today are consciously aware of their nutritional intake.Our lives are packed with multiple routine activities,...

26-Mar-2021 New York

Novel technique to detect biomarker for cancer

Researchers are working to develop a new screening technique that's more than 300 times as effective at detecting a biomarker for diseases like cancer than current methods.The technique, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, uses nanoparticles...

23-Mar-2021 Bengaluru

IISc researchers develop new, faster way to detect TB

Researchers in Microbiology and Cell Biology of countrys premier research institute, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) have found a new, faster and more efficient way to detect whether a person has active Tuberculosis (TB) by using their immune response to certain...

20-Mar-2021 London

Study links angiography with reduced stroke treatment time

A team of researchers have found that immediate angiography, rather than the standard computed tomography (CT scan), reduces stroke treatment time and is linked to improved recovery.The study showed that at 90 days post-stroke, angiography patients are...

19-Mar-2021 Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)

Guava roots can help fight diabetes : Research

Guava comes packed with many health benefits and now its roots are said to be beneficial in fighting diabetes.A research scholar of the Department of Chemistry of Naini-based Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS) has...

13-Mar-2021 New York

Study reveals cancer cells may evade chemotherapy

Cancer cells can dodge chemotherapy by entering a state that bears similarity to certain kinds of senescence, a type of "active hibernation" that enables them to weather the stress induced by aggressive treatments aimed at destroying them, a new study suggests.The...

07-Mar-2021 London

Is vegan diet linked to poorer bone health?

People consuming vegan diet may have poorer bone health, suggested a new study.In a new study, the bone health of vegans as well as people following a mixed-food diet was determined with an ultrasound measurement of the heel bone.The findings showed that people...

06-Mar-2021 New York

Vision impairment linked to mortality

People with more severe vision impairment are at a higher risk of all-cause mortality as compared to those with normal vision or mild vision impairment, says a new study.The findings indicated that the risk of mortality was 29 per cent higher for participants...

27-Feb-2021 New York

Are good bacteria getting viral infections?

Researchers have developed a test to determine if bacteria are sick, similar to the one used to test humans for Covid-19.According to the researchers, including Sarah Preheim from Johns Hopkins in the US, the pandemic has made clear the threat that some viruses...

27-Feb-2021 New York

'Brain stimulation & exercise can restore movement in ataxia'

Researchers have shown that a combination of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and exercise has potential benefits for treating ataxia.Ataxia is a rare genetic neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive irreversible problems with movement.Working with a mouse...

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 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...

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

This antiviral drug blocks Covid virus within 24 hrs: Study

Researchers have discovered that the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Covid-19) with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses the virus transmission within 24 hours.According to the study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology,...

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,...

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...

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