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Prion diseases: Researchers find new potential treatment for neurodegenerative ailment

Prion diseases: Researchers find new potential treatment for neurodegenerative ailment

Prion disease is a rapidly fatal and currently untreatable neurodegenerative disease. While prion disease is quite rare, it typically causes rapid neurodegeneration. About 300 cases of prion diseases

Aug 11, 2020, 02:11 AM IST
Bone drug Bisphosphonates may be beneficial for knee Osteoarthritis patients: Study

Bone drug Bisphosphonates may be beneficial for knee Osteoarthritis patients: Study

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide with more than 300 million suffering with the condition, yet there are no effective treatments to

Aug 07, 2020, 16:08 PM IST
COVID-19: No benefit of plasma therapy in reducing mortality risk, says AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

COVID-19: No benefit of plasma therapy in reducing mortality risk, says AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

The therapy involves taking antibodies from the blood of a person who has recovered from COVID-19 and transfusing those into an active coronavirus infected patient to help kickstart the immune system

Aug 06, 2020, 18:38 PM IST
Cigar smokers are smoking more amid COVID-19 pandemic concern: Survey

Cigar smokers are smoking more amid COVID-19 pandemic concern: Survey

The multi-institutional study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examined cigar smokers` perceived risk of COVID-19, quit intentions, and behaviors during the

Aug 06, 2020, 15:33 PM IST
Pregnancy, ovarian function are risk factors for coronary artery disease: Study

Pregnancy, ovarian function are risk factors for coronary artery disease: Study

Coronary artery disease (CAD)  is the most common type of cardiovascular disease.

Aug 05, 2020, 18:02 PM IST
Child sleep problems associated with impaired academic, psychosocial functioning

Child sleep problems associated with impaired academic, psychosocial functioning

The findings, which were published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, suggest health care providers should screen children for sleep problems at every age and intervene early when a

Aug 04, 2020, 16:10 PM IST
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have higher risk of heart disease

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have higher risk of heart disease

"Polycystic ovary syndrome isn`t a life sentence - there are many ways to stay heart healthy. Small changes add up, like eating more fruits and vegetables and doing more exercise," said study author

Aug 03, 2020, 20:19 PM IST
Glioblastoma: New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered

Glioblastoma: New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered

The results, published today in Genome Biology present the first mouse model of its kind, which is available for the research community to advance new treatments for this lethal form of brain cancer.

Jul 31, 2020, 15:22 PM IST
Most women treated for gynecologic cancers not at increased risk of death from COVID-19: Study

Most women treated for gynecologic cancers not at increased risk of death from COVID-19: Study

The researchers found that neither having cancer nor receiving treatment for it, which can come with its own toxicities, worsened COVID-19 disease outcomes. 

Jul 31, 2020, 01:06 AM IST
How renegade protein interrupts brain cell function in Alzheimer's disease revealed

How renegade protein interrupts brain cell function in Alzheimer's disease revealed

Neuroscientists have previously found that tau can become toxic when extra chemical molecules accumulate with its structure in the brain, causing it to form tangles of protein that destroy

Jul 29, 2020, 15:16 PM IST
Higher end of normal blood platelet count could indicate high risk of cancer

Higher end of normal blood platelet count could indicate high risk of cancer

Platelets perform a crucial function in blood, including helping blood to clot, which helps us heal wounds.

Jul 28, 2020, 15:40 PM IST
Hospitalised COVID-19 patients have low risk of stroke: New study

Hospitalised COVID-19 patients have low risk of stroke: New study

These findings provide more clarity about the role COVID-19 plays in causing stroke in a diverse population of the US. The study paper was published in the journal Stroke from Penn Medicine.

Jul 28, 2020, 02:02 AM IST
Increased risks for COVID-19 patients who smoke and vape: Study

Increased risks for COVID-19 patients who smoke and vape: Study

The study led by Cucullo and TTUHSC graduate research assistant Sabrina Rahman Archie, "Cerebrovascular and Neurological Dysfunction under the Threat of COVID-19: Is There a Comorbid Role for Smoking

Jul 25, 2020, 01:57 AM IST
Early menstruation linked to increased menopause symptoms: Study

Early menstruation linked to increased menopause symptoms: Study

School of Public Health researchers analysed data from more than 18,000 middle-aged women across the UK, USA, and Australia, as part of the Life-course Approach to reproductive health and Chronic

Jul 23, 2020, 17:17 PM IST
Acute aortic syndrome: New guideline for hard-to-diagnose condition published for clinicians

Acute aortic syndrome: New guideline for hard-to-diagnose condition published for clinicians

Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) is a life-threatening condition that underlies one in 2,000 visits to the emergency department for severe chest or back pain. 

Jul 21, 2020, 19:09 PM IST
India makes powerful entry into global bid to win the race on COVID-19 vaccine

India makes powerful entry into global bid to win the race on COVID-19 vaccine

With ongoing trials of the COVID-19 vaccine across the world, there are several countries that want to achieve this feat as soon as possible.

Jul 21, 2020, 00:44 AM IST
Ageing-associated inflammation may worsen COVID-19 outcomes in older individuals

Ageing-associated inflammation may worsen COVID-19 outcomes in older individuals

The increased severity and mortality of SARS-CoV-2 infections in older individuals may be related to inflammageing - an age-associated phenomenon of increased general inflammation.

Jul 18, 2020, 02:06 AM IST
COVID-19 may attack central nervous system of coronavirus patients

COVID-19 may attack central nervous system of coronavirus patients

These two psychological symptoms were most closely associated with a loss of smell and taste rather than the more severe indicators of the novel coronavirus such as shortness of breath, cough or

Jul 16, 2020, 17:47 PM IST
Early life stress increases risk of developing depression in adulthood; Study

Early life stress increases risk of developing depression in adulthood; Study

Examining the association between eight different types of ELS and youth-onset depression, the authors found that while some types of ELS were not associated with MDD, other types of stress,

Jul 15, 2020, 18:37 PM IST
Severely damaged human lungs can be recovered by attaching them to pigs, claim researchers

Severely damaged human lungs can be recovered by attaching them to pigs, claim researchers

The investigators demonstrated the possibility of cross-circulation support of whole lungs outside the body.

Jul 15, 2020, 10:31 AM IST