How good gut bacteria help reduce the risk for heart disease

Ohio [USA], July 9 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that one of the good bacteria found in the human gut has a benefit that has remained unrecognized until now -- the potential to reduce the risk for heart disease.The…

Drug treatment could improve immunotherapy’s effectiveness in cancer patients

California [USA], July 9 (ANI): While immunotherapy, a treatment that uses the human body's immune system to recognize, attack and kill tumour cells, has given hope to people across the globe, it fails in a significant proportion of…

Study links increase in delirium, rare brain inflammation and stroke to COVID-19

London [UK], July 8 (ANI): Neurological complications of COVID-19 can include delirium (abrupt change in the brain that causes mental confusion and emotional disruption), brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, a new study has revealed.The study l...

Study finds new link between calcium, cardiolipin in heart defects

Washington D.C. [USA], July 8 (ANI): The heart needs the energy to pump blood. So, energy production defects in heart muscles result in a variety of cardiac diseases. In the light of the following information, scientists have now…

Study suggests common inherited genetic variant is frequent cause of deafness in adults

Washington D.C. [USA], July 7 (ANI): A common inherited genetic variant is a frequent cause of deafness in adults, meaning that many thousands of people are potentially at risk, reveals recent research.The research was published online in the…

New study looks at opioid use, driving outcomes among older adults

Colorado [USA], July 7 (ANI): A new study looks at the relationship between opioid (medicines used for pain relief, including anaesthesia) use and driving among older adults.The study's results led by faculty at the Colorado School of Public…

Review suggests probiotics alone or combined with prebiotics may ease depression

London [UK], July 7 (ANI): Probiotics either taken alone or combined with prebiotics, may help to ease depression, suggests a review published in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention and Health.But as per the researchers, whether they might help…

Study suggests fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition, exercise counselling

Philadelphia [USA], July 6 (ANI): Overweight, obese men who are fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition or exercise counselling as compared to the men without children, suggests a new study published by Elsevier in the…

Study suggests fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition, exercise counselling

Philadelphia [USA], July 6 (ANI): Overweight, obese men who are fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition or exercise counselling as compared to the men without children, suggests a new study published by Elsevier in the…

Researchers find asthma does not seem to increase the severity of COVID-19

New Jersey [USA], July 6 (ANI): Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting COVID-19 or influence its severity, according to a team of Rutgers researchers.The recent research was published in the Journal of…

Study finds asthma, allergies more common in teens who stay up late

Alberta [Canada], July 6 (ANI): Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer from asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a…

Morning exercise can resolve sleep problems after heart bypass surgery: Study

Sophia Antipolis [France], July 5 (ANI): Taking morning walks can be a solution if you are facing trouble sleeping after heart bypass surgery, according to recent research.The research was presented on ACNAP Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform…

Young children with high blood pressure more vulnerable to eye issues

Washington D.C. [USA], July 5 (ANI): According to a new study, young children with narrow retinal artery diameters were more likely to develop higher blood pressure, which made them more vulnerable to develop retinal microvascular impairment during ear...

Exercise may help prevent vision loss, finds study

Washington DC [USA], July 5 (ANI): While doing exercise is associated with a plethora of mental and physical health benefits, new research has now found that exercise can slow down or prevent the development of macular degeneration and…

Researchers develop eyedrops that prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion

New York [US], July 4 (ANI): Retinal vein occlusion which is a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide can be prevented with a new eye drops solution developed by a team of researchers.A study, in…

Popular chemotherapy drug likely to be less effective in overweight, obese women

Brussels [Belgium], July 4 (ANI): Treatment with docetaxel, a common chemotherapy drug, might have lesser benefits for breast cancer patients who are overweight or obese, according to new research.An international team of researchers based this conclus...

Cyberbullying victims’ experiences differ by ability to handle their emotions

Tokyo [Japan], July 4 (ANI): In the age of digital competency, it is easier for youngsters to fall prey to cyberbullying, as per a study observing the behaviour of bullying victims.Researchers of the study found that different victims…

UK children’s hospital study reports surge in domestic child abuse during pandemic

London [UK], July 3 (ANI): There has been a surge in domestic child abuse during the coronavirus pandemic, suggests the experience of one specialist UK children's hospital.The study was published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.In…

Researchers find simple, inexpensive treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD

Chicago [USA], July 3 (ANI): A team of researchers has now provided an early glimpse of how veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may benefit from one simple and inexpensive treatment involving nitrous oxide, commonly known as…

Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy may develop heart diseases later

Washington D.C. [USA], July 2 (ANI): According to an international team of researchers, women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life.Between 1-6 per cent of…

Researchers reveal simpler way to generate sensory hearing cells

Washington D.C. [USA], July 2 (ANI): A team of researchers is revealing the secrets of a simpler way to generate the sensory cells of the inner ear. Their approach uses direct reprogramming to produce sensory cells known as…

Andhra CM launches fleet of 1,088 ambulances

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 1 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday launched a new fleet of 1,088 of '108' and '104' ambulances to provide emergency medicare in urban and rural areas of…

Researchers discover new strategy to treat brain cancer patients

Washington D.C. [USA], July 1 (ANI): A team of investigators has uncovered a potentially promising strategy to target brain tumours -- isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) genes, which are the most common brain tumours diagnosed in younger adults aged 18…

Study suggests menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Ohio [USA], July 1 (ANI): Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. A new study based the Canadian Longitudinal Study's data on Aging identified menopause as a risk factor for…

Doctor’s Day: ‘Violence against us breaks our heart’, medics on violent incidents against them during pandemic

New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): Frontline health workers, who have been subjected to criticism and violence in several parts of the country during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic attribute it to the growing commercialisation of the practice among…

Doctor’s Day: ‘Violence against us breaks our heart’, medics on violent incidents against them during pandemic

New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): Frontline health workers, who have been subjected to criticism and violence in several parts of the country during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic attribute it to the growing commercialisation of the practice among…

Study confirms high prevalence of depression during menopause transition

Cleveland [Ohio], July 1 (ANI): A new study has now confirmed the high prevalence of depression, affecting almost 70 per cent of women transitioning into menopause. The study also explained the greatest risk factors for it in postmenopausal…

Study confirms high prevalence of depression during menopause transition

Cleveland [Ohio], July 1 (ANI): A new study has now confirmed the high prevalence of depression, affecting almost 70 per cent of women transitioning into menopause. The study also explained the greatest risk factors for it in postmenopausal…

Plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, study explains

Washington D.C. [USA], June 30 (ANI): Neurons that regularly remodel are more prone to the dysfunctions linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study."Identifying the molecular characteristics of neurons that are especially vulnerable to neur...

New eye drops may prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion: Study

New York [US], June 30 (ANI): A team of researchers has now developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.A study, in mice, suggests…

Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

Sophia Antipolis [France], June 29 (ANI): Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health, finds a new study. The study was published in the European Journal…

MRI scan used for heart disease could also pick out aggressive cancers

London [UK], June 29 (ANI): A type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children's cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments are working, a new study…

Study reveals improved treatment for children with sickle cell anemia

London [UK], June 28 (ANI): Dose escalation of hydroxyurea treatment for children in Uganda with sickle cell anaemia is more effective and has similar side effects than a lower fixed dose of the same drug, suggest the findings…

Exposure to air pollution, smoking may lead to childhood obesity: Study

Barcelona [Spain], June 28 (ANI): Exposure to smoking (both maternal smoking during pregnancy and second-hand smoking during childhood), air pollution, as well as certain characteristics of the built environment may be associated with a higher developm...

Are you good at maths? You are more likely to intend to quit smoking

Ohio [USA], June 27 (ANI): The will to quit smoking is high among people who are better at maths, according to a recent study.Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more…

Five-minute urine test reveals quality of your diet plan: Study

London [UK], June 27 (ANI): According to a recent study, scientists have completed large-scale tests on a new type of five-minute urine test which can measure the health of a person's diet, and produces an individual's unique urine…

Continuing social distancing, taking precautions could help in avoiding second COVID-19 wave: Study

Barcelona [Spain], June 27 (ANI): Continuing with social distancing norms and following other precautionary measures, even after a significant drop in the coronavirus cases, can help in preventing a second wave of the virus spread, suggest a modelling…

Researchers discover improved treatment for children with sickle cell anemia

London [UK], June 26 (ANI): A team of international researchers has found that dose escalation of hydroxyurea treatment for children in Uganda with sickle cell anemia is more effective and has similar side effects than a lower fixed…

New study looks at post-COVID-19 emerging disease in children

Illinois [USA], June 26 (ANI): In recent weeks, a multisystem hyperinflammatory condition has emerged in children in association with prior exposure or infection to SARS-CoV-2.A new case series published in the journal Radiology examines the spectrum o...

Study shows better option for treatment of inoperable anal cancer

Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people with inoperable anal cancer treated with carboplatin-paclitaxel had fewer complications and lived longer than those who received another chemotherapy that has been more often a...

Study shows better option for treatment of inoperable anal cancer

Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people with inoperable anal cancer treated with carboplatin-paclitaxel had fewer complications and lived longer than those who received another chemotherapy that has been more often a...

Indirect adverse effects of COVID-19 on children and youth’s mental, physical health

Toronto [Canada], June 25 (ANI): Despite reports that children and young people may be less likely to get infected with COVID-19 than older adults, there may be substantial indirect adverse effects of the disease on their physical and…

Indirect adverse effects of COVID-19 on children and youth’s mental, physical health

Toronto [Canada], June 25 (ANI): Despite reports that children and young people may be less likely to get infected with COVID-19 than older adults, there may be substantial indirect adverse effects of the disease on their physical and…

Biomedical researchers get closer to why eczema happens

New York [USA], June 24 (ANI): A new study from researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York may help to peel back the layers of unhealthy skin -- at least metaphorically speaking -- and get closer…

Study links increased exercise with lower sleep apnea risk

Washington D.C. [USA], June 24 (ANI): A new study has found that increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder.The study is the largest to date focused on…

Study finds Hepatitis C-positive livers safe for transplantation, patients cured afterward

Ohio [USA], June 23 (ANI): Patients who received a transplanted liver infected with hepatitis C and were later treated for the infection performed as well in recovery as transplant patients who received an organ free of infection, says…

Reducing the damage of a heart attack

Washington D.C. [USA], June 23 (ANI): In a heart attack, a series of biochemical processes leave the heart damaged, much like a car after an accident.There is loss of tissue that needs to be rebuilt, proteins that get…

Breakthrough discovery can transform prostate cancer treatment

Adelaide [Australia], June 22 (ANI): A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate - currently marketed as Zytiga - can dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer.Pre-clinical trials by the ...

Vitamin D may help prevent common side effect of anti-cancer immunotherapy

Washington D.C. [USA], June 22 (ANI): New research indicates that the intake of vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer therapy.The findings have been published in the journal-CANC...

Seeking help sooner is better for mums and kids, suggests maternal health study

Washington D.C. [USA], June 21 (ANI): There is a higher risk of behavioural problems and poor development with the babies of mothers who suffer from long-term depression, suggest the findings of a study that analysed depression levels in…