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COVID-19 infection may be diagnosed through emergency stroke scans: New research

COVID-19 infection may be diagnosed through emergency stroke scans: New research

The findings have important implications in the management of patients presenting with suspected stroke through early identification of COVID-19.

Sep 19, 2020, 02:17 AM IST
Brain injury can be detected in 15 minutes by rapid blood test: Study

Brain injury can be detected in 15 minutes by rapid blood test: Study

For the rapid test, the vision included using a hand-held device with a cartridge that would measure GFAP in a patient`s blood.

Sep 19, 2020, 02:11 AM IST
Azithromycin, potential COVID-19 drug, may increase risk for cardiac events

Azithromycin, potential COVID-19 drug, may increase risk for cardiac events

Azithromycin`s association with cardiac events also has been debated. In 2012, the FDA issued a warning for azithromycin stating that it had been linked to cardiac events, but subsequent studies have

Sep 17, 2020, 18:33 PM IST
Children taking steroids at increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots

Children taking steroids at increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots

The study, which was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, examined the records of more than 933,000 US children from ages one to 18 with or without autoimmune diseases, such as

Sep 17, 2020, 16:39 PM IST
COVID-19 will become seasonal virus in countries with temperate climates: Scientists

COVID-19 will become seasonal virus in countries with temperate climates: Scientists

These conclusions highlight the absolute importance of public health measures needed just now to control the virus.

Sep 15, 2020, 23:15 PM IST
Older people who have experienced falls should be screened for Alzheimer`s: Study

Older people who have experienced falls should be screened for Alzheimer`s: Study

The findings, available online in the Journal of Alzheimer`s Disease, suggest that older people who have experienced falls should be screened for Alzheimer`s and that new strategies may be needed to

Sep 15, 2020, 23:04 PM IST
Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease, reveals study

Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease, reveals study

The study provides a characterisation of a lipid-rich necrotic core, a dangerous type of coronary plaque made up of dead cells and cell debris that is prone to rupture. Ruptured plaque can lead to a

Sep 15, 2020, 17:54 PM IST
Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets, say researchers

Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets, say researchers

The study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia.  

Sep 14, 2020, 16:45 PM IST
Babies of depressed mothers exhibit stronger signs of stress: Scientists

Babies of depressed mothers exhibit stronger signs of stress: Scientists

These babies show a significantly increased heart rate, which researchers fear may lead to imprinted emotional stresses as the child grows up. The interaction of mother and infant, especially in the

Sep 14, 2020, 16:17 PM IST
Engineers in Kerala develop indigenous device that can help prevent blood clot in deep vein

Engineers in Kerala develop indigenous device that can help prevent blood clot in deep vein

The engineering team included Jithin Krishnan, Biju Benjamin and Koruthu P Varughese from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Trivandrum.

Sep 13, 2020, 20:25 PM IST
Indian scientists prepare web-based COVID predictor to predict sequence of viruses online

Indian scientists prepare web-based COVID predictor to predict sequence of viruses online

They also carried out integrating the knowledge of genetic variability, recognise candidates of synthetic vaccine based on conserved genomic regions that are highly immunogenic.

Sep 13, 2020, 17:39 PM IST
Optimal detection, treatment of cardiac risk could save millions of lives, says Study

Optimal detection, treatment of cardiac risk could save millions of lives, says Study

There are more than 1.8 million people in England on the coronary heart disease register and more than one million on the stroke or mini-stroke (TIA) register. 

Sep 12, 2020, 00:07 AM IST
Body temperature plays critical role in realising diet-induced health benefits: Study

Body temperature plays critical role in realising diet-induced health benefits: Study

A new study from teams led by Scripps Research Professors Bruno Conti, PhD, and Gary Siuzdak, PhD, highlights the critical role that body temperature plays in realising these diet-induced health

Sep 09, 2020, 17:33 PM IST
 Children's asthma symptoms could be better controlled with personalised treatments: Study

Children's asthma symptoms could be better controlled with personalised treatments: Study

The trial, which compares patients treated according to small genetic differences with patients treated according to existing guidelines, is the first of its kind in children and teenagers.

Sep 08, 2020, 17:15 PM IST
COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage: Study

COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage: Study

Researchers in the COVID-19 `hot spot` in the Tyrolean region of Austria recruited consecutive coronavirus patients to their study, who were hospitalised at the University Clinic of Internal Medicine

Sep 07, 2020, 15:22 PM IST
Indian researchers develop diagnostic therapy for lung cancer

Indian researchers develop diagnostic therapy for lung cancer

A patent application has been already filed for the invention.

Sep 06, 2020, 19:47 PM IST
A person's sleep pattern may forecast when will Alzheimer's disease begin

A person's sleep pattern may forecast when will Alzheimer's disease begin

The research was led by UC Berkeley neuroscientists Matthew Walker and Joseph Winer that was published in the journal Current Biology.

Sep 05, 2020, 01:28 AM IST
Researchers develop new model to predict survival in colorectal cancer

Researchers develop new model to predict survival in colorectal cancer

The research team, led by Mohanad Mohammed at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa investigated publicly-available microarray and RNASeq data from 54 matched formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded

Sep 04, 2020, 15:36 PM IST
Poor sleep, high blood pressure and gut microbiome links discovered: Study

Poor sleep, high blood pressure and gut microbiome links discovered: Study

The research aimed to determine whether a 28-day period of disrupted sleep changed the microbiota in rats. The gut microbiota refers to the collection of microorganisms living in the intestines. 

Sep 03, 2020, 17:03 PM IST
Children have potential to transmit COVID-19 virus even if antibodies detected: Study

Children have potential to transmit COVID-19 virus even if antibodies detected: Study

"With most viruses, when you start to detect antibodies, you won`t detect the virus anymore. But with COVID-19, we`re seeing both," said Burak Bahar, MD, lead author of the study and director of

Sep 03, 2020, 15:20 PM IST