Radical diagnostic could save people at risk of dying from blood loss

Melbourne (Australia) [India], October 29 (ANI): Engineers have developed a fast, portable and cheap diagnostic that can help deliver urgent treatment to people at risk of dying from rapid blood loss.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:56 IST

Some COVID-19 'long haulers' experience lasting skin problems

Boston [US], October 29 (ANI): Some patients with COVID-19 have persistent skin-related symptoms long after their initial infection has cleared, according to a new analysis.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 12:03 IST

Shot of alcohol can help an irregular heartbeat

Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): A research from JAMA confirms the success of treatment for persistent atrial fibrillation (AFib) that combines the standard treatment, catheter ablation, with a separate infusion of ethanol, or alcohol, to the vein of Marshall.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 11:22 IST

Study measures effectiveness of different face mask materials when coughing

Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): A team of researchers have tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags to determine what type of mask material is most effective at trapping the ultrafine particles which may contain viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 11:11 IST

Cognitive disorders linked to severe COVID-19 risk, suggests study

Washington [US], October 28 (ANI): Dementia and other cognitive disorders are likely to be risk factors for developing severe COVID-19, according to research from the University of Georgia. The findings highlight the need for special care for populations with these pre-existing conditions during the pandemic.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020 23:19 IST

Study reveals artificially sweetened drinks may not be healthier than sugary drinks

Washington [US], October 28 (ANI): Sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, which suggests artificially sweetened beverages may not be the healthy alternative they are often claimed to be, according to a research letter.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020 08:40 IST

New study shows food rich in omega-3 EPA, ALA can reduce risk of death after heart attack

California [US], October 28 (ANI): A new study found that regular consumption of foods rich in omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), found in marine foods like fatty fish, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), found in plant foods like walnuts, was associated with improved outcomes in individuals who suffered a heart attack, including decreased risk of death.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020 08:15 IST

High vitamin A, E, and D intake linked to fewer respiratory complaints in adults

Washington [US], October 28 (ANI): High vitamin A, E, and D intake may be linked to fewer respiratory complaints in adults, suggests an analysis of nationally representative long term survey data.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020 07:58 IST

New strategy for treating common retinal diseases shows promise

Washington [US], October 28 (ANI): Scientists at Scripps Research have uncovered a potential new strategy for treating eye diseases that affect millions of people around the world, often resulting in blindness.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020 07:56 IST

Researchers find aggressive 'hot spots' inside breast cancer tumours

Quebec [Canada], October 28 (ANI): Researchers have found tiny and previously undetectable 'hot spots' of extremely high stiffness inside breast cancer tumours.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020 00:11 IST

Females clear asymptomatic malaria infection faster than males, suggest study

California [US], October 28 (ANI): A recent study revealed that females are able to clear asymptomatic malaria infections at a faster rate than their male counterparts.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020 00:02 IST

Study finds postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birth

Washington [US], October 27 (ANI): A National Institutes of Health study of 5,000 women has found that approximately 1 in 4 experienced high levels of depressive symptoms at some point in the three years after giving birth. The rest of the women experienced low levels of depression throughout the three-year span.

Updated: Oct 27, 2020 11:13 IST

Study focuses on new insights into a potential target for autoimmune disease

Washington [US], October 27 (ANI): Immune response is a balancing act: Too much can lead to inflammatory or autoimmune disease; too little could lead to a serious infection. Regulatory T cells, or Tregs, are important players in striking this balance, acting as "brakes" on the immune response so it doesn't go overboard.

Updated: Oct 27, 2020 07:56 IST

New map of the immune landscape in pancreatic cancer could guide immunotherapy

Washington [US], October 27 (ANI): A new study combined single-cell RNA sequencing with two other investigative techniques to create what is believed to be the most robust and detailed portrait to date of the network of interactions that suppress the body's immune response in and around pancreatic tumours.

Updated: Oct 27, 2020 07:48 IST

Study estimates exposure to air pollution increases COVID-19 deaths by 15 pc worldwide

Washington [US], October 27 (ANI): Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19 and, for the first time, a study has estimated the proportion of deaths from the coronavirus that could be attributed to the exacerbating effects of air pollution for every country in the world.

Updated: Oct 27, 2020 07:29 IST

Scientists estimate risk of airborne COVID-19 with mask usage, social distancing

Washington [US], October 26 (ANI): Amid the rising cases of coronavirus across the world, scientists are estimating the risk of airborne COVID-19 after an individual abides with health norms including uses of the mask and maintaining social distance.

Updated: Oct 26, 2020 22:59 IST

Ontario should vaccinate newborns for hepatitis B, study suggests

Ontario [Canada], October 26 (ANI): Not all pregnant women are universally screened for hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Ontario, even though this screening is recommended, and the majority of those who test positive do not receive follow-up testing or interventions, leading to infections of newborns, found new research.

Updated: Oct 26, 2020 11:11 IST

Study reveals liver cancer diagnoses and deaths impacted by geography, household income

Washington [US], October 26 (ANI): An analysis of information from a large US cancer database indicates that patients with liver cancer from rural regions and lower-income households often have more advanced cancer at the time of diagnosis and face a higher risk of death compared with other patients.

Updated: Oct 26, 2020 11:02 IST

People with type 2 diabetes need not avoid eating potatoes based on glycemic index, finds study

Washington [US], October 26 (ANI): New study findings show that people with type 2 diabetes can better maintain overnight glycemic control when high Glycemic Index (GI) potatoes are included in an evening meal versus low GI basmati rice.

Updated: Oct 26, 2020 10:47 IST

Study reveals effects of social determinants of health on kidney transplant candidates

Washington [US], October 26 (ANI): Certain social determinants of health predict patient-reported outcomes in potential kidney transplant recipients, according to a study.

Updated: Oct 26, 2020 07:43 IST

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