Study suggests COVID-19 infects majority of bad dreams

Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): In a paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, scientists used artificial intelligence to help analyze the dream content of close to a thousand people and found that the novel coronavirus had infected more…

Gut microbiome may influence how cancer patients respond to oral therapies, study suggests

Ontario [Canada], September 30 (ANI): A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University illustrates how the gut microbiome interacts with oral medication in prostate cancer patients, suggesting bacteria in the gut play a role in…

Study supports airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors

Washington [US], September 30 (ANI): Findings of a recent study from the University of Georgia support growing evidence for airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces.Researchers were able to link a community outbreak of COVID-19 in China to…

Antacid monotherapy more effective in relieving epigastric pain than in combination with lidocain

Washington [US], September 29 (ANI): Antacid monotherapy is more effective in relieving epigastric pain than in combination with lidocaine, suggests a new study.The study will be published in the September 2020 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM...

Researchers get a better grip on left and right handedness

Washington [US], September 29 (ANI): In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have identified 48 genetic variants that influence if a person is left-handed, right-handed, or ambidextrous.The research led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research ...

World Heart Day: Health experts advice yoga, exercise and balanced diet to boost heart health

Mumbai/ Delhi [India], September 28 (ANI): At a time when maintaining good heart health is extremely essential, several health experts suggest that exercising along with a balanced diet can work wonders and reduce the risk of heart diseases.…

World Heart Day: Yoga to keep your heart healthy

New Delhi [India], September 28 (ANI): According to World Health Organisation reports, 31 per cent of the total deaths worldwide are due to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). It is extremely essential to take care of one's heart to lead…

Cannabis use for menopause symptom management

Ohio [US], September 28 (ANI): 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.Study results will be presented during the 2020…

How hormone therapy slows progression of atherosclerosis

Ohio [USA], September 28 (ANI): As one of the most common treatments for effectively managing menopause symptoms, hormone therapy (HT) is also known to provide multiple health benefits, including slowing the progression of atherosclerosis.A study based...

Heart disease in young people may be linked to diabetes exposure in the womb

Washington [US], September 28 (ANI): Heart disease in young adults and teenagers may be related to exposure to diabetes in the womb, according to new research published in CMAJ.A study of young adults and teenagers in Manitoba, Canada,…

A cheaper, faster COVID-19 test

Stockholm [Sweden], September 27 (ANI): A method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for COVID-19 infection has been developed by a team of researchers. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of…

Researchers find why elderly patients face higher risk of severity in COVID-19 infections

Washington, [US], September 26 (ANI): New research, comparing the immune response among age groups, may help explain why elderly patients face a higher risk of severity and death than younger patients in cases of COVID-19.Older patients with the…

Study points to link between Rheumatoid arthritis and risk of diabetes

Washington D.C. [USA], September 26 (ANI): Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 23 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and may indicate that both diseases are linked to the body's inflammatory response, suggests a new…

Mental and physical after-effects closely linked in case of childhood abuse

Toronto [Canada], September 26 (ANI): The psychological and physical effects of childhood sexual abuse are closely tied, reveals a new Canadian study.The finding could help healthcare professionals develop more effective interventions and ultimately im...

Recurrent heart attacks on the decline, yet risk remains high: Study

London [UK], September 26 (ANI): According to new research, after surviving a heart attack, the proportion of patients who experience a repeat attack within a year fall between 2008 and 2017, with a greater decline in women than…

Physical, cognitive function improved meaningfully in 30 years, finds study

Helsinki [Finland], September 26 (ANI): Nowadays, the functional ability of older people is better when compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago, suggest the findings of a new study.The new study conducted at…

Shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with worse outcome in patients with COVID-19: Study

Washington [US], September 26 (ANI): A shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with a more serious disease and death in patients with COVID-19, suggest the findings of new research.The new research was presented at this…

Shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with worse outcome in patients with COVID-19: Study

Washington [US], September 26 (ANI): A shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with a more serious disease and death in patients with COVID-19, suggest the findings of new research.The new research was presented at this…

Last-resort life support option helped majority of critically ill COVID-19 patients survive: Study

Washington [US], September 26 (ANI): It saved lives in past epidemics of lung-damaging viruses. Now, the life-support option known as ECMO appears to be doing the same for many of the critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to a…

Highly detailed map of the human heart could guide personalized heart treatments

Washington [US], September 25 (ANI): Scientists have created a detailed cellular and molecular map of the healthy human heart to understand how this vital organ functions and to shed light on what goes awry in cardiovascular disease.The work,…

Novel neuroimaging study on dissociative symptoms reveals wounds of childhood trauma

Washington [US], September 25 (ANI): Trauma can cause dissociative symptoms in people -- such as experiencing amnesia, an out-of-body experience, feeling emotionally numb -- which may help people cope.Experiencing these symptoms intensely or for a long...

Your neighborhood may raise your risk of chronic kidney disease

Cincinnati (Ohio) [US], September 24 (ANI): A neighbourhood's overall socioeconomic status, including income and education level, may influence its residents' risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study.The study was recently published in SSM ...

Your neighborhood may raise your risk of chronic kidney disease

Cincinnati (Ohio) [US], September 24 (ANI): A neighbourhood's overall socioeconomic status, including income and education level, may influence its residents' risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study.The study was recently published in SSM ...

Study focuses on neurological consequences of COVID-19

Melbourne [Australia], September 24 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists and clinicians are examining the potential link between COVID-19 and increased risk of Parkinson's disease, and measures to get ahead of the curve.The study has been published in the…

Lung transplant patients not given antifungal preventive drugs have higher risk of death: Study

Minnesota [US], September 23 (ANI): Antifungal preventive medications reduce mortality risk by half in the first year following lung transplantation, according to Mayo Clinic research involving 667 patients who received lung transplants from 2005 to 20...

Genetic analysis links obesity to higher rheumatoid arthritis risk

Stockholm [Sweden], September 23 (ANI): An analysis of genetic data collected from more than 850,000 individuals of European ancestry has found a link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis.In the Arthritis & Rheumatology analysis, ...

Analysis reveals heart-related side effects of hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine

London [UK], September 23 (ANI): As the antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have drawn attention as potential therapies for COVID-19 and are being widely used off-label, it's now more important than ever to have a thorough assessment ...

Researchers find diminished response by ‘killer’ T cells in elderly COVID-19 patients

Washington, [US], September 22 (ANI): Although people of any age can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, elderly patients face a higher risk of severity and death than younger patients. New research, comparing the immune…

Childhood sexual abuse: Mental and physical after-effects closely linked

Toronto [Canada], September 22 (ANI): A new Canadian study reveals that the psychological and physical effects of childhood sexual abuse are closely tied.The finding could help healthcare professionals develop more effective interventions and ultimatel...

Study reveals suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts

Toronto [Canada], September 22 (ANI): The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were canceled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered…

Study reveals college students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse

Washington [US], September 21 (ANI): College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study.The study, published in...

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

Washington D.C. [USA], September 21 (ANI): New research shows that when one half of a couple shows high levels of certain behaviours that prevent type 2 diabetes, such as good diet or exercise, that behaviour also tends to…

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

Washington D.C. [USA], September 21 (ANI): A new study shows that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 23 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and may indicate that both diseases are linked to the body's…

Here’s how drinking coffee can improve survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

Washington [USA], September 20 (ANI): Among the large group of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, consumption of a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of cancer worsening, as per…

Study finds vitamin D levels in blood can predict future health risks, death

Washington [US], September 20 (ANI): In ageing men, free, circulating vitamin D levels in the blood can help in understanding and predicting the future health risks--suggest the findings of a recent study. The study also suggests the free,…

Study reveals mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure

Florida [USA], September 20 (ANI): In a recent study, a team of researchers explored the possibility of whether mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure.According to the American Stroke Association (ASA) and the American Heart Associatio...

Loneliness has doubled among older adults amid COVID-19 pandemic: Study

Washington [US], September 20 (ANI): The findings of a national poll suggest staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults to reduce their risk of COVID-19. But this can be achieved with a cost,…

Study finds gender harassment, institutional betrayal in high school take toll on mental health

Oregon [USA], September 20 (ANI): High school students who endure gender harassment in schools that don't respond well, enter college and adulthood with potential mental health challenges, according to a University of Oregon study.The study, published ...

‘Let’s talk about dementia’ on World Alzheimer’s Day 2020

New Delhi [India], September 20 (ANI): World Alzheimer's Day is observed on September 21 every year to raise the awareness about Alzheimer's and Dementia. This day is celebrated for generating awareness and due to the seriousness of this…

Study finds that Asthma patients get risky levels of steroid tablets

Queensland [Australia], September 19 (ANI): More than one-quarter of asthma patients have been prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of steroid tablets, suggests a recent study. With the findings, researchers warned that the prescription of dangerou...

COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease, say scientists

Washington [US], September 19 (ANI): COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained, suggests a new review published in Frontiers in Public...

Stroke scans could reveal COVID-19 infection

Washington D.C. [USA], September 18 (ANI): New research from King's College London has found that COVID-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.The findings have important implications in the management of patients p...

Rapid blood test could detect brain injury in minutes, study shows

Washington [US], September 18 (ANI): A blood protein test could detect the severity of head trauma in under 15 minutes, according to research published recently in the Journal of Neurotrauma.By showing that glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) can…

Potential COVID-19 drug azithromycin may increase risk for cardiac events

Washington [US], September 17 (ANI): Azithromycin -- a commonly-prescribed antibiotic -- is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19.Azithromycin's association with cardiac events also has been debated. In 2012, the FDA issued a warning...

Potential COVID-19 drug azithromycin may increase risk for cardiac events

Washington [US], September 17 (ANI): Azithromycin -- a commonly-prescribed antibiotic -- is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19.Azithromycin's association with cardiac events also has been debated. In 2012, the FDA issued a warning...

Children who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots

Washington [US], September 17 (ANI): Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and blood clots, according to Rutgers researchers.The study, which was published in the…

Children who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots

Washington [US], September 17 (ANI): Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and blood clots, according to Rutgers researchers.The study, which was published in the…

Study connects hormones to lifetime risk for immunological diseases

Washington [US], September 16 (ANI): Differences in biological sex can dictate lifelong disease patterns, says a new study by Michigan State University researchers that links connections between specific hormones present before and after birth with imm...

Study connects hormones to lifetime risk for immunological diseases

Washington [US], September 16 (ANI): Differences in biological sex can dictate lifelong disease patterns, says a new study by Michigan State University researchers that links connections between specific hormones present before and after birth with imm...

Effective way to increase capacity for mental health

Washington [US], September 16 (ANI): As anxiety and depression rise during the pandemic, primary care clinics, especially in rural areas, are facing increased patient needs.A way to address this is to bolster healthcare providers' ability to diagnose a...