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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
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