Free online tool calculates risk of Covid-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces

Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus spreads further than two metres in seconds, and is far more likely to spread through prolonged talking than through coughing.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 07:58 IST

Study links one alcoholic drink in a day to increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Washington [US], January 19 (ANI): A study of nearly 108,000 people has found that people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm.

Updated: Jan 19, 2021 11:36 IST

Research suggest simple, cheap test can help save lives from colorectal cancer

London [UK], January 19 (ANI): New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives.

Updated: Jan 19, 2021 09:00 IST

Fried food intake linked to heightened serious heart disease, stroke risk

Washington [US], January 19 (ANI): While fried food is considered detrimental to health, a new study sheds light on its effects. The findings of a pooled analysis of the available research suggest that fried-food intake is linked to a heightened risk of major heart disease and stroke.

Updated: Jan 19, 2021 08:15 IST

Teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school

Washington [US], January 18 (ANI): Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges including depression and anxiety, compared to teachers or counsellors in the school. The majority also agree that peer support leaders at school would encourage more teens to talk with someone about their mental health problems.

Updated: Jan 18, 2021 11:58 IST

Study: Where COVID-19 hit hardest, sudden deaths outside the hospital increased

Philadelphia [US], January 18 (ANI): A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City's highly diverse neighbourhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to the extent of virus infection in a neighbourhood.

Updated: Jan 18, 2021 11:22 IST

Study finds changing diets, not less physical activity, may best explain childhood obesity crisis

Washington [US], January 18 (ANI): Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of a traditional diet -- but not in total calories burned daily -- is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children's body fat, according to a new study.

Updated: Jan 18, 2021 07:43 IST

Study finds metabolism's possible role in depression

Washington [US], January 17 (ANI): Certain metabolites may be predictive indicators for persons at risk for recurrent major depressive disorder, suggests a recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dutch scientists.

Updated: Jan 17, 2021 14:49 IST

Menopause may be blamed for increased forgetfulness, lack of attention: Study

Cleveland [Ohio], January 17 (ANI): A woman's menopause stage can affect cognitive performance, and declines in memory may persist in the post-menopause period, a new study suggests.

Updated: Jan 17, 2021 14:25 IST

Study suggests ovarian cancer cells adapt to their surroundings to aid tumour growth

Washington [US], January 17 (ANI): Researchers have shared a detailed description of how ovarian cancer cells adapt to survive and proliferate in the peritoneal cavity, in a recent study published in Frontiers in Oncology.

Updated: Jan 17, 2021 14:25 IST

Study suggests children's weight likely not affected by proximity to fast food restaurant

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): The availability of fast-food restaurants on the route between children's houses and their schools does not affect children's weight, suggest the findings of a novel study.

Updated: Jan 16, 2021 19:08 IST

Here's how a walk in park may help mitigate work-related stress

Tsukuba [Japan], January 16 (ANI): While working people always are on a lookout to get rid of the stress related to office, a new study has found that people who regularly take walks in forests or greenspaces may have higher stress-coping abilities.

Updated: Jan 16, 2021 18:20 IST

Fragmented sleep patterns can predict vulnerability to chronic stress: Study

Abu Dhabi [United Arab Emirates], January 16 (ANI): An animal model to demonstrate how abnormal sleep architecture can be a predictor of stress vulnerability has been introduced by NYU Abu Dhabi's Laboratory of Neural Systems and Behavior for the first time used

Updated: Jan 16, 2021 15:04 IST

Special interests can be assets for youth with autism

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): A new survey from the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders has found certain strategies for children with disabilities that can help reduce anxiety and improve mental health.

Updated: Jan 16, 2021 13:56 IST

Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease: Study

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict -- within a day of a hospital admission -- which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.

Updated: Jan 16, 2021 12:08 IST

Researchers find better diet, glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies

Tokyo [Japan], January 16 (ANI): Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans.

Updated: Jan 16, 2021 12:03 IST

Study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, alcohol intake

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): A University of Saskatchewan study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, and high alcohol consumption among university students.

Updated: Jan 16, 2021 11:52 IST

Acute itching in eczema patients linked to environmental allergens

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that allergens in the environment often are to blame for episodes of acute itch in eczema patients.

Updated: Jan 15, 2021 11:25 IST

Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19, diabetes

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Use of the diabetes drug metformin -- before a diagnosis of COVID-19 -- is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a racially diverse study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Updated: Jan 15, 2021 11:16 IST

Racial, ethnic disparities in COVID-19 impact on life expectancy

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): A study quantifies the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on life expectancy in the United States on the basis of racial and ethnic disparities.

Updated: Jan 15, 2021 08:33 IST