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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

21-Sep-2020 Beijing

Chinese researchers develop neural system for brain-machine interface

Chinese researchers have developed a neural signal analysis system with memristor arrays, paving the way for high-efficiency brain-machine interfaces.Brain-machine interfaces are promising tools for rehabilitation medicine and medical electronics.Most conventional...

21-Sep-2020 Hyderabad

Keto diet could reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease

Eating healthy, low calorie food could help fight the fungi in the gut and thus reduce the risk of dementia among senior citizens, doctors said, citing a new study done in the US that revealed that the diet has a direct connection with Alzheimer's disease.The...

18-Sep-2020 London

Stroke scans can reveal Covid-19 infection: Study

Researchers have found that Covid-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.The findings published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, have important implications in the management of patients presenting with suspected stroke...

18-Sep-2020 Tokyo

UV light kills Covid-19 virus without harming people: Study

In a significant breakthrough, researchers have discovered that using Ultraviolet C (UVC) light with a wavelength of 222 nanometres (touted as safer to use around humans) effectively kills the Covid-19 virus.Other studies involving 222 nm UVC, also known...

17-Sep-2020 London

Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain: Study

Smoking most likely has a significant share in all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances in the brain, warn researchers.The study, published in the journal Stroke, reaffirmed a link between smoking and subarachnoid...

15-Sep-2020 Sydney

Turmeric supplement effective in osteoarthritis knee pain: Study

An extract of Curcuma longa (CL) or turmeric has been found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, say researchers.Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people...

11-Sep-2020 New York

Gestational diabetes may accelerate child's biological age

Children born to mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy may age faster biologically and be at an increased risk for obesity and high blood pressure, say researchers.The study, published in the journal Epigenetics, explored how more than 1,000 children born...

11-Sep-2020 New York

Leg fat may reduce high blood pressure risk : Study

Adults with fatter legs -- meaning they have a higher percentage of total body fat tissue in their legs -- were less likely than those with a lower percentage to have high blood pressure, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin."Although we know confidently...

07-Sep-2020 London

People with thyroid problems at greater risk of anxiety

People with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at a higher risk of developing anxiety, says a new study.Anxiety can have a severe impact on people's quality of life and ability to work and socialise, and anti-anxiety medication does not always...

06-Sep-2020 New York

Common drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

A class of drugs used for a broad array of conditions, from allergies and colds to hypertension, may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, particularly in older adults at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), say researchers.According...

05-Sep-2020 London

Arthritis drug may improve early stages of heart disease

Drugs used to treat initial signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can also improve the early stages of heart disease, according to a new study.Having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known to at least double the chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

04-Sep-2020 Sydney

Early bronchitis linked to worse lung health in middle age

Researchers have found that people who had bronchitis at least once before the age of seven are more likely to develop lung problems in later life."However, the lung diseases they suffer from by the age of 53 were usually asthma and pneumonia rather than chronic...

04-Sep-2020 Sydney

Want to live longer? Avoiding red hot meat may help

If you're consuming too much and processed meat, kindly take note. Researchers have found that consuming red and processed meat increased a protein compound that may increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and complications in diabetes.The study, published...

03-Sep-2020 New York

Permanent hair dye may up cancer risk in women: Study

Women who use permanent hair dye products, kindly take note. Researchers have found that permanent hair dye can slightly increase the risk of some types of breast, skin and ovarian cancer.The study from Harvard University in the US, published in the journal...

02-Sep-2020 New York

Handgrip can detect people at high diabetes risk: Study

A study that measured the muscular handgrip strength of 776 men and women without a history of diabetes over a 20-year period has found that a simple test such as the strength of handgrip could be used as a quick, low-cost screening tool to help identify...

31-Aug-2020 London

'BMI more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics'

Body mass index (BMI) is a more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics, said researchers, adding that losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes.Obesity is the main modifiable cause of type 2 diabetes, while genetic make-up may also identify...

29-Aug-2020 London

High BP can be treated without ruining sex life: Research

People who have normal or near-normal blood pressure (pre-hypertension) can ruin their sex life by taking BP medicines as the drugs can hamper penile blood flow and trigger erectile dysfunction, warn researchers.For men with untreated hypertension, older BP...

27-Aug-2020 London

Depressed teens at heart attack risk in midlife: Study

In a warning for parents, researchers say that depression or anxiety in the teenage years is linked to a 20 per cent greater likelihood of having a heart attack in mid-life."Parents need to be vigilant and look for signs of stress, depression or anxiety...

27-Aug-2020 London

Vitamin C can be key to better muscles in later life : Study

People above 50, kindly take note. Researchers have found that older people who eat plenty of Vitamin C -- commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables -- have the best skeletal muscle mass.This is important because people tend to lose skeletal muscle...

24-Aug-2020 London

BP medication may improve Covid-19 survival rates: Study

In a fight against the novel coronavirus, researchers have found that medication for high blood pressure could improve Covid-19 survival rates and reduce the severity of the infection.For the study, published in the journal Current Atherosclerosis Reports,...

22-Aug-2020 New York

Scientists develop injectable HIV drug with fewer side effects

Researchers have developed an injectable new drug that blocks HIV from entering cells which offers long-lasting protection from the infection with fewer side effects.The drug, which was tested in non-human primates, could eventually replace or supplement components...

20-Aug-2020 Sydney

Eat broccoli and cabbage to reduce heart attack risk

Higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, is associated with less extensive blood vessel disease such as heart attack or  stroke in older women, say researchers.Blood vessel disease is a condition that...

20-Aug-2020 New York

Covid-19 may not spread through breast milk: Study

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that Covid-19 was unable to cause infection in the breastfed infant.The study, published in the journal JAMA, examined 64 samples of breast milk collected by the 'Mommy's Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository'...

19-Aug-2020 Sydney

Low humidity, dry air can increase Covid-19 risk: Study

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that low humidity, dry air can increase the risk of Covid-19 virus.The study, published in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, focused on the Greater Sydney area during the early epidemic stage...

09-Aug-2020 Bengaluru

Every citizen must fight the Covid war: Experts

With the government easing more restrictions under Unlock3.0 to further revive the economy since August 1, the war against the Coronavirus pandemic has to be fought by each and every citizen across the country, according to health experts, including epidemiologists."As...

07-Aug-2020 London

BCG vaccine is safe, does not increase Covid risk: Study

The Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine, originally made against tuberculosis, has a general stimulating effect on the immune system and is therefore effective against  Covid-19, say researchers.The study, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine,...

07-Aug-2020 Seoul

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away

Researchers have revealed that taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again - a sudden internal or external spinning sensation,  often triggered by moving your head too quickly."Our study suggests that for people...

04-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Blood test can diagnose baby brain damage just hours after birth

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found that an early blood test could detect which babies deprived of oxygen at birth are at risk of serious neuro disabilities like cerebral palsy and epilepsy.The prototype test looks for certain genes being switched...

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