Lifetime monitoring after infant cardiac surgery may reduce adult hypertension risk: Study

Washington [US], April 19 (ANI): A new study found that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease (CHD) within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts to healthy function, it also may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension -- high blood pressure -- within a few months or years after surgery.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 10:41 IST

Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock: Study

Washington [US], April 19 (ANI): Working hours that deviate from an individual's natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to a new research.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 10:04 IST

To avoid heart attack, stroke; heart patients advised to move more

Sophia Antipolis [France], April 18 (ANI): A large study reveals that increasing activity levels in people with elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, is associated with a reduced likelihood of heart events and mortality.

Updated: Apr 18, 2021 07:52 IST

Cannabis use at young age might lead to heart disease

Guelph [Canada], April 17 (ANI): According to a new study by the University of Guelph, smoking cannabis at a younger age may increase the risk of developing heart disease later in life.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 23:21 IST

Mindfulness can make you selfish, finds study

New York [US], April 17 (ANI): A new paper by University at Buffalo researchers demonstrates that mindfulness can make a person selfish.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 22:24 IST

Unhealthy lifestyle only explains small part of health inequity in UK, US adults

London [UK], April 17 (ANI): A recent study on UK and US adults states that unhealthy lifestyles alone only explain a small proportion of the socioeconomic inequity in health.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 22:46 IST

Not only underweight but overweight women also at higher risk of miscarriages: Study

London [UK], April 17 (ANI): A new study led by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton has shown that underweight and overweight women are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing recurrent miscarriages compared to those of average weight.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 22:46 IST

Study shows past COVID-19 infection does not fully protect people against re-infection

Washington [US], April 17 (ANI): Results of a new study led by researchers of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine suggest vaccination against COVID-19 remains crucial even in young adults who were previously infected.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 14:47 IST

Researchers find clues to sex differences in autism

Washington [US], April 17 (ANI): While it is unclear why autism occurs much more frequently in boys than in girls. In a new Yale-led study, researchers find that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls than boys and that girls with autism have a larger number of genetic mutations than boys, suggesting that they require a larger "genetic hit" to develop the disorder.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 11:40 IST

Study finds strong link between red meat consumption, heart disease

Washington [US], April 17 (ANI): An observational study in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 08:28 IST

Researchers find brain regions responsible for intoxicating effects of alcohol

Baltimore (Maryland) [US], April 17 (ANI): The slurred speech, poor coordination, and sedative effects of drinking too much alcohol may actually be caused by the breakdown of alcohol products produced in the brain, not in the liver as scientists currently think.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 08:23 IST

Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria: Study

Washington [US], April 16 (ANI): Maintenance of good oral health is more important than the use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published in the association's flagship journal, Circulation.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 10:41 IST

Heavy energy drink consumption linked to heart failure in a young man

London [UK], April 16 (ANI): Heavy energy drink consumption may be linked to heart failure, doctors have warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports after treating a 21-year-old, who had regularly drunk 4 such cans every day for around 2 years.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 08:10 IST

Study explores temporal link between medicinal cannabis for epilepsy, early puberty

London [UK], April 16 (ANI): The use of medical cannabis for severe childhood epilepsy may be linked to early puberty, doctors have warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports after treating a two-year-old child with the condition.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 07:51 IST

Study reveals genetic link between depression and anxiety

Queensland [Australia], April 16 (ANI): New Australian research, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, has identified 509 genes that influence both depression and anxiety - confirming a genetic relationship between the mental health conditions.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 05:09 IST

Study counts on hidden side effect of COVID for veterans: Feelings of personal growth

Connecticut [US], April 15 (ANI): In a survey on US military veterans, a full 43.3 per cent of more than three times the number of those reporting COVID-related PTSD symptoms and five times the number of those who had contemplated suicide -- said that they have experienced positive psychological benefits during the pandemic.

Updated: Apr 15, 2021 08:29 IST

Study reveals cellular 'hotspots' in brain may signify earliest signs of cancer

London [UK], April 15 (ANI): A team of researchers have found small clusters of cells in the brain that identify locations where tumours could become malignant.

Updated: Apr 15, 2021 07:55 IST

Study identifies long-term weight retention, associated health risks in obese adults

London [UK], April 15 (ANI): UK adults who are overweight or obese retain their weight over time, which is associated with an increased risk of health complications and death, according to a study.

Updated: Apr 15, 2021 07:43 IST

Study links structural brain changes to behavioral problems in children who snore

Washington [US], April 14 (ANI): A large study of children has uncovered evidence that behavioural problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain's frontal lobe. The findings support the early evaluation of children with habitual snoring.

Updated: Apr 14, 2021 08:28 IST

Study suggests simple genetic modification aims to stop mosquitoes spreading malaria

Washington [US], April 14 (ANI): Altering a mosquito's gut genes to make them spread antimalarial genes to the next generation of their species shows promise as an approach to curb malaria, suggests a preliminary study published today in eLife.

Updated: Apr 14, 2021 08:09 IST