Study investigates link between healthy lifestyle and death from osteoarthritis

In a study using data from the UK Biobank, 104,142 osteoarthritis patients were evaluated to determine the association between individual and combined healthy lifestyle features and the risk of all-cause and cause-specific death.

Updated: Jun 04, 2023 20:54 IST

Adding ribociclib to hormone therapy improves outcomes for patients with early breast cancer: Study

A study found that patients with early hormone-receptor (HR) positive/HER2 negative breast cancer had a significant advantage in invasive disease-free survival when ribociclib, a targeted therapy medicine, was added to hormone treatment.

Updated: Jun 04, 2023 19:03 IST

Study identifies potential targets for treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases in teens

The brain undergoes continual change throughout development and adolescence. Early adulthood is a common time for the onset of neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. The dopamine system, which is necessary for thinking clearly and making decisions, starts to malfunction at this stage of development.

Updated: Jun 04, 2023 17:52 IST

Study sheds light on molecular mechanism that prevents cancer

Researchers have identified a key process in cell death that prevents cancer from spreading through a distinct molecular mechanism of the disease's early stages. The study was published in 'Science Advances'.

Updated: Jun 04, 2023 15:29 IST

Study finds details on molecular mechanism that prevents cancer

Apoptosis is essential for human life, and its disruption can cause cancerous cells to grow and not respond to cancer treatment. In healthy cells, it is regulated by two proteins with opposing roles known as Bax and Bcl-2. The study was published in 'Science Advances'.

Updated: Jun 03, 2023 15:19 IST

Study predicts the effects of genetic mutations on RNA formation

A research team from Munich has created an algorithm that predicts the effects of genetic mutations on RNA formation six times more precisely than previous models. As a result, the genetic causes of rare hereditary diseases and cancer can now be pinpointed with greater accuracy.

Updated: Jun 03, 2023 00:27 IST

Study says memory killer cells can improve melanoma patients' chances of survival

Specialised long-lasting killer cells are present in our skin and serve as a defence against invaders. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now determined how these cells are created and demonstrated that higher concentrations of memory killer cells in tumour tissue are associated with a higher survival probability for melanoma patients. Immunity, a publication, has published the work.

Updated: Jun 03, 2023 00:20 IST

Study finds how immune system detection could benefit spinal cord injuries

The capacity of the immune system to respond to spinal cord injuries declines with ageing, according to new research, which also reveals potential ways to enhance that response and speed up patient recovery.

Updated: Jun 03, 2023 00:19 IST

Researchers provide fresh information on the molecular mechanisms that stop the progression of cancer

For the first time, scientists have described a special molecular mechanism of the early phases of programmed cell death, often known as apoptosis, a process that is essential in the prevention of cancer.

Updated: Jun 02, 2023 23:50 IST

Eye drops slow nearsightedness progression in children: Research

According to findings of recent clinical research, the first medication therapy to reduce the onset of nearsightedness in children may be on the horizon.

Updated: Jun 02, 2023 11:16 IST

Grief may increase risk of heart problems: Study

Losing loved ones may have a significant impact on both psychological and physical health. The University of Arizona researched the influence of grief on heart function and discovered that intense grieving might induce a significant increase in blood pressure. According to the data, grieving may be a risk factor for cardiac events.

Updated: Jun 02, 2023 11:14 IST

Deep brain stimulation while sleeping improves memory: Study

While it is well known that sleep is important for memory consolidation, scientists are still attempting to figure out how this process occurs in the brain overnight.

Updated: Jun 02, 2023 11:14 IST

Managing asymptomatic high blood pressure linked to cardiac, kidney injury

In hospitalised patients, blood pressure is routinely monitored. Severe hypertension can cause a heart attack, stroke, or damage to blood arteries and organs such as the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. Most hospitalised people, on the other hand, have transiently raised blood pressure without evidence of organ damage, which is known as silent hypertension and is occasionally treated with blood pressure drugs. However, there is little data to guide such therapy decisions.

Updated: Jun 02, 2023 11:13 IST

Study examines connection between healthy living and osteoarthritis mortality

This study examined the relationship between individual and combination healthy lifestyle characteristics and the risk of all-cause and cause-specific death among 104,142 osteoarthritis patients using data from the UK Biobank.

Updated: Jun 01, 2023 23:37 IST

Liver dialysis device proved safe, effective for treating severe liver failure: Research

When compared to patients receiving standard of care, the DIALIVE device, developed by researchers at UCL's Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, was found to be safe and associated with significant improvement in the severity of symptoms

Updated: Jun 01, 2023 18:01 IST

Study finds gut microbiome changes associated with precancerous colon polyps

Researchers at Mass General Brigham have connected specific types of gut bacteria to the growth of precancerous colon polyps in a recent study.

Updated: May 31, 2023 23:50 IST

Study shows healthy kidneys despite high blood pressure

Scientists found that unless you happen to have a PDE3A gene mutation, high blood pressure eventually damages the kidneys. According to research published in 'Kidney International' by a team led by Enno Klussmann of the Max Delbruck Centre and the DZHK, a mutation that causes severe hypertension also shields the kidneys from harm.

Updated: May 31, 2023 23:20 IST

Study finds 1 in 3 adults with Type 2 diabetes have undetected cardiovascular disease

One-third of Type 2 diabetic adults may have undiagnosed cardiovascular disease. In persons with Type 2 diabetes compared to those without Type 2 diabetes, elevated levels of two protein biomarkers that signify heart damage were linked to undiagnosed or symptomless cardiovascular disease.

Updated: May 31, 2023 18:38 IST

New health indicators to determine well-being: Study

During the Covid-19 outbreak, shortly after 'lockdown' and 'quarantine,' the term 'well-being' entered public parlance. We rapidly noticed that our well-being suffered as a result of our inability to go for walks, socialise, and work. Health became more than just the status of our bodies; it also depended on our ability to participate in activities that were important to us.

Updated: May 31, 2023 15:51 IST

Study finds how obesity increases mental disorders risk throughout life

Obesity increases the likelihood of having mental illnesses considerably. This applies to all age groups, with women having a higher risk of most diseases than males, according to a recent study conducted by the Complexity Science Hub and the Medical University of Vienna.

Updated: May 30, 2023 20:29 IST