Psychological consequences of COVID-19 on healthcare discovered by researchers

Bonn [Germany], July 31 (ANI): A recent study has discussed the psychological consequences of COVID-19 on healthcare and also highlighted the protective factors that can help people cope with the severe strain caused by the pandemic.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 22:46 IST

Study finds dancing improves cholesterol levels, physical fitness in postmenopausal women

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): A new study suggested that dancing could improve cholesterol levels, physical fitness, self-image, and self-esteem in postmenopausal women.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 21:04 IST

Second-hand marijuana smoke exposure linked to respiratory infections in children: Study

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): A new study has found that children whose parents regularly smoke or vape marijuana may experience viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, more frequently than those whose parents do not smoke.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 20:44 IST

Researchers develop dual drug therapy to treat alcohol use disorder

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): Researchers from UCSF have leveraged two new molecules to devise a dual-drug therapy for alcohol use disorder (AUD), without the side effects or complications associated with current treatment regimens. One of those molecules is currently in clinical oncology trials.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 10:32 IST

Research suggests radio-wave therapy is safe for liver cancer patients

North Carolina [US], July 31 (ANI): A new study shows that a targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves is safe to use in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 09:30 IST

Initial results of AstraZeneca, Sputnik V 'mix & match' vaccine joint trials show no serious adverse events

Moscow [Russia], July 30 (ANI): Announcing the initial safety results of the world's first study of a combination of the AstraZeneca and Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), on Friday said that interim analysis of the data demonstrates a high safety profile for the combined use of the vaccines with no serious adverse events or cases of coronavirus after vaccination.

Updated: Jul 30, 2021 21:45 IST

Vitamin D supplements ineffective treatment for painful IBS symptoms: Study

Sheffield [UK], July 30 (ANI): Vitamin D supplements are not an effective treatment for easing painful symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a new study from the University of Sheffield revealed.

Updated: Jul 30, 2021 13:59 IST

New drug combination discovery makes curative surgery possible for liver cancer patients

Maryland [US], July 30 (ANI): During a recent study, researchers found that a combination of the immunotherapy drug nivolumab and the kinase-inhibitor drug cabozantinib can make curative surgery possible in some liver cancer patients who would normally not be considered surgical candidates.

Updated: Jul 30, 2021 11:53 IST

Researchers find new way that makes tuberculosis suppress body's immune response

Maryland [US], July 30 (ANI): During a new study, researchers from the University of Maryland recently found a gene that helps tuberculosis turn off an important immune signalling system in infected human cells.

Updated: Jul 30, 2021 11:50 IST

Metabolic syndrome linked to increased risk of second stroke, death: Study

Washington [US], July 29 (ANI): People with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for having a second stroke and even dying than people who do not have metabolic syndrome, according to a meta-analysis.

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 18:59 IST

Study discusses psychological consequences of COVID-19 on healthcare

Bonn [Germany], July 29 (ANI): A new study has highlighted the protective factors that can help people cope with the severe strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 10:23 IST

HIV vaccine efforts are undermined by off-target antibodies

California [US], July 29 (ANI): Some proof-of-concept HIV vaccines in early human trials generate antibodies that actively hinder protection by degrading the vaccine's payload, suggests a new study from Scripps Research.

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 08:46 IST

Healthy lifestyle may help mitigate high genetic risk of cancer, researchers find

Washington [US], July 28 (ANI): Healthy lifestyle factors such as abstinence from smoking and drinking, low body mass index, and exercise correlated with decreased cancer incidence, even in individuals with a high genetic risk.

Updated: Jul 28, 2021 16:48 IST

Blood clots in people with severe COVID-19 may be related to abnormal antibody response, study finds

London [UK], July 28 (ANI): Inflammation and blood clotting seen in very severe cases of Covid-19 may be caused by the antibodies sent to fight the disease activating unnecessary platelet activity in the lungs.

Updated: Jul 28, 2021 16:29 IST

Study identifies biomarker for breast cancer response to immunotherapy

Washington [US], July 27 (ANI): A biomarker that has proven to be a predictor for response to immunotherapies in melanoma patients also has clinical relevance for breast cancer patients, according to a new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Updated: Jul 27, 2021 22:50 IST

Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of heart attack, death in patients with CVD

Washington [US], July 27 (ANI): According to a new study, drinking up to 105 grams of alcohol per week - equivalent to 13 UK units of alcohol, less than six pints of medium-strength beer or just over a bottle of wine - may be associated with a decreased risk of heart attack, stroke, angina or death among those with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Updated: Jul 27, 2021 18:30 IST

Machine learning for cardiovascular disease improves when social, environmental factors included: Study

Washington [US], July 27 (ANI): Machine learning can accurately predict cardiovascular disease and guide treatment but models that incorporate social determinants of health better capture risk and outcomes for diverse groups, a new study suggested.

Updated: Jul 27, 2021 18:12 IST

World Hepatitis Day 2021: Raising awareness to encourage prevention, diagnosis, treatment

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): World Hepatitis Day (WHD), which is celebrated annually on July 28, brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness about the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2021 the theme is 'Hepatitis Can't Wait'.

Updated: Jul 27, 2021 16:42 IST

Study suggests excess coffee consumption could increase risk of dementia

Adelaide [Australia], July 26 (ANI): It's a favourite first-order for the day, but while a quick coffee may perk us up, new research from the University of South Australia showed that too much could be dragging us down, especially when it comes to brain health.

Updated: Jul 26, 2021 14:00 IST

Study finds COVID-19 patients with malnutrition at higher risk of death

Washington [US], July 26 (ANI): According to a new study, adults and children with COVID-19 who have a history of malnutrition may have an increased likelihood of death and the need for mechanical ventilation.

Updated: Jul 26, 2021 12:59 IST