Expanded newborn screening could save premature infants’ lives, finds study

California [US], October 7 (ANI): Expanding routine newborn screening to include a metabolic vulnerability profile could lead to earlier detection of life-threatening complications in babies born preterm, according to a study.The study led by researche...

‘Brain fog’ following COVID-19 recovery may indicate PTSD, says Study

Washington [US], October 7 (ANI): A new report suggests that people who recover from COVID-19 infection may experience "brain fog" and other neurological symptoms due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an effect observed in past human coronaviru...

Study unveils novel testing platform designed for breast cancer cells

Indiana [US], October 6 (ANI): Researchers have developed a novel testing platform to evaluate how breast cancer cells respond to the recurrent stretching that occurs in the lungs during breathing. The technology is designed to better understand the…

Premature relaxation of social-distancing measures undermines gains against COVID-19: US study

Washington [US], October 6 (ANI): A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has revealed that "premature" relaxation of the statewide physical-distancing measures that have been designed to control the COVID-19 pandemic have frequently resulted i...

Research shows benefits, risks of treating appendicitis with antibiotics instead of surgery

Houston [US], October 6 (ANI): Results of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial shed light on when antibiotics instead of surgery might be the better choice for treating appendicitis in some patients, according to a new study.The study was carried…

Pancreatic surgery: Lower mortality with larger case volumes

Munich [Germany], October 6 (ANI): According to the findings of a new study, for complex pancreatic surgery a positive correlation can be inferred between the volume of services and the quality of treatment results: In hospitals with larger…

AI predicts patients at highest risk for severe pain, increased opioid use post-surgery

Washington [US], October 5 (ANI): Artificial intelligence (AI) used in machine learning models can predict which patients are at highest risk for severe pain after surgery, and help determine who would most benefit from personalised pain management pla...

Yoga, meditation reduce chronic pain: Study

Chicago [US], October 4 (ANI): Patients with chronic pain and depression have benefited from a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course, suggest the findings of a recent study.The study found that leading to significant improvement in participa...

Heating in vaping device may cause lung injury, finds study

California [US], October 4 (ANI): The heating in the vaping device may cause you significant lung injury, suggest the findings of a new experimental study. The results of the study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC)…

Heating in vaping device may cause lung injury, finds study

California [US], October 4 (ANI): The heating in the vaping device may cause you significant lung injury, suggest the findings of a new experimental study. The results of the study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC)…

Personalised cancer therapy improves outcomes in advanced disease: Study

California [US], October 3 (ANI): Patients receiving care for advanced cancer at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health were more likely to survive or experience a longer period without their disease progressing if they received personalised…

Mode of detection of high-risk breast cancers is linked to patient prognosis, finds study

Washington [US], October 3 (ANI): Breast cancers that are detected in the interval between national screening programme mammograms have a worse prognosis than those detected at the time of screening, even if they have the same biology, according…

Face masks unlikely to cause over-exposure to CO2, even in patients with lung disease

Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): New research findings contradict statements linking wearing face masks to carbon dioxide poisoning by trapping CO2.During the COVID-19 pandemic, the wearing of face masks has become a highly political issue with some i...

Enhancing blood sugar control boosts brain health for people with type 2 diabetes

Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): Controlling blood sugar levels improved the ability to clearly think, learn and remember among people with type 2 diabetes who were overweight, a new study shows.But losing weight, especially for people who were…

Scientists discover bacterium linked to deadly childhood disorder

Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have discovered bacteria linked to post-infectious hydrocephalus (PIH), the most common cause of pediatri...

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,…