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Coronavirus taking heavy mental health toll on people, finds study

Coronavirus taking heavy mental health toll on people, finds study

To capture a snapshot of the population`s mental health just after the first Covid-19 restrictions went into effect, the research team surveyed nearly 1,300 adults.

Oct 06, 2020, 15:56 PM IST
High-risk breast cancer detection linked to patient prognosis: Study

High-risk breast cancer detection linked to patient prognosis: Study

Analysis of results from over eight years` follow-up of the international MINDACT randomised phase III clinical trial shows that although tumours may have the same genetic make-up, the way they are

Oct 05, 2020, 18:40 PM IST
Heating in vaping device may cause lung injury, says study

Heating in vaping device may cause lung injury, says study

While conducting experiments, researchers observed eC or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) immediately after switching from a vaping device with a stainless steel heating element, to

Oct 04, 2020, 16:46 PM IST
Yoga, meditation help in reducing chronic pain, reveals study

Yoga, meditation help in reducing chronic pain, reveals study

Participants received intensive instruction in mindfulness meditation and mindful hatha yoga during an eight-week period.

Oct 04, 2020, 16:25 PM IST
Personalised cancer therapy improves outcomes in advanced disease, says study

Personalised cancer therapy improves outcomes in advanced disease, says study

The study was published in the online issue of journal Nature Communications. 

Oct 03, 2020, 15:10 PM IST
COVID-19 infects majority of distressed dreams: Study

COVID-19 infects majority of distressed dreams: Study

The researchers crowdsourced sleep and stress data from more than 4,000 people during the sixth week of the COVID-19 lockdown in Finland. About 800 respondents also contributed information about

Oct 02, 2020, 02:28 AM IST
Scientists discover bacterium linked to deadly childhood disorder

Scientists discover bacterium linked to deadly childhood disorder

Results of the study led by Pennsylvania State University with CII scientists and clinical colleagues in Uganda are published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. 

Oct 02, 2020, 02:11 AM IST
Study supports airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces

Study supports airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces

 Researchers were able to link a community outbreak of COVID-19 in China to a source patient who likely spread the virus to fellow bus riders through the bus`s air conditioning system.

Oct 01, 2020, 02:26 AM IST
COVID-19 likely to be more lethal during winters, warn health experts

COVID-19 likely to be more lethal during winters, warn health experts

"Based on our knowledge of other respiratory viruses, it may be possible that the coronavirus infections might rise in the coming winter months," said Dr Richa Sareen, Consultant, Pulmonology at

Sep 30, 2020, 17:31 PM IST
Women using cannabis for bothersome menopause symptom management

Women using cannabis for bothersome menopause symptom management

A new study indicates that a growing number of women are either using cannabis or want to use it for the management of bothersome menopause symptoms. 

Sep 28, 2020, 18:22 PM IST
Heart disease in teenagers, young adults may be linked to diabetes exposure in the womb

Heart disease in teenagers, young adults may be linked to diabetes exposure in the womb

Heart disease in young adults and teenagers may be related to exposure to diabetes in the womb, according to new research.

Sep 28, 2020, 16:59 PM IST
Hormone therapy slows progression of atherosclerosis, provides multiple health benefits

Hormone therapy slows progression of atherosclerosis, provides multiple health benefits

Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory process of blood vessels that is central to most cases of cardiovascular disease. The risk of cardiovascular disease in women rapidly increases after

Sep 28, 2020, 16:29 PM IST
Homemade masks release fibres into air, important to wash them, says research amid COVID-19 outbreak

Homemade masks release fibres into air, important to wash them, says research amid COVID-19 outbreak

The study found that talking gave off about 10 times more particles than simple breathing without wearing a mask.

Sep 27, 2020, 20:02 PM IST
Recurrent heart attacks on the decline, yet risk remains high, says study

Recurrent heart attacks on the decline, yet risk remains high, says study

"Improvements in the emergency treatment of heart attacks and better treatment options for people who survive a heart attack may explain the overall decline," said the lead author.

Sep 26, 2020, 15:15 PM IST
Antifungal preventive medications reduce mortality risk for lung transplant patients: Study

Antifungal preventive medications reduce mortality risk for lung transplant patients: Study

The retrospective study, published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, is the largest ever to evaluate the effectiveness of antifungal preventive drugs in lung transplant recipients who

Sep 24, 2020, 02:05 AM IST
Childhood sexual abuse: Psychological and physical effects are closely linked

Childhood sexual abuse: Psychological and physical effects are closely linked

Authored by Pascale Vezina-Gagnon, a PhD candidate at Universite de Montreal`s Department of Psychology, under the supervision of Professor Isabelle Daigneault, the study is published today in Health

Sep 23, 2020, 02:28 AM IST
Diminished response by 'killer' T cells found in elderly COVID-19 patients

Diminished response by 'killer' T cells found in elderly COVID-19 patients

Older patients with the disease have lower frequencies of the immune cells needed to expel the virus from the body, the researchers found. The study was published this week in mBio, an open-access

Sep 23, 2020, 02:18 AM IST
Couples can show linked behaviour in terms of risk factors to prevent type 2 diabetes

Couples can show linked behaviour in terms of risk factors to prevent type 2 diabetes

In the study, the authors compared the degree of spousal concordance in a set of detailed pathophysiological mechanisms and risk factors for type 2 diabetes to understand where in the causal cascade

Sep 22, 2020, 02:08 AM IST
Rheumatoid arthritis associated with 23% increased risk of diabetes: Study

Rheumatoid arthritis associated with 23% increased risk of diabetes: Study

The research was conducted by Zixing Tian and Dr Adrian Heald, University of Manchester, UK, and colleagues. Inflammation has emerged as a key factor in the onset and progression of T2D, and RA is an

Sep 22, 2020, 01:59 AM IST
COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease in countries with temperate climates: Scientists

COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease in countries with temperate climates: Scientists

Collaborating author Dr Hadi Yassine, of Qatar University in Doha, affirms and states that there could be multiple waves of COVID-19 before herd immunity is achieved. 

Sep 20, 2020, 17:05 PM IST