Washing, drying reusable masks does not affect their ability to filter viral particles

Washington [US], September 11 (ANI): The findings of recent research from the University of Colorado Boulder suggests that even though reusable cloth masks might seem bad for wearing but washing and drying them doesn't reduce their ability to filter out viral particles.

Updated: Sep 11, 2021 23:30 IST

Young adults at highest risk of developing obesity: Study

London [UK], September 11 (ANI): A new study led by researchers at UCL, the University of Cambridge, and Berlin Institute of Health at Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin suggests that adults between ages 18 to 24 are at the highest risk of developing obesity in the next decade of their life compared to adults in any other age group, and obesity prevention policies should target this group.

Updated: Sep 11, 2021 22:14 IST

Study finds why asthma worsens at night

Washington [US], September 11 (ANI): For hundreds of years, people have observed that asthma severity often worsens in the nighttime. One longstanding question has been to what degree the body's internal circadian clock -- as opposed to behaviours, such as sleep and physical activities -- contributes to the worsening of asthma severity.

Updated: Sep 11, 2021 19:05 IST

Consuming a high-fat diet disturbs body clock: Study

London [UK], September 11 (ANI): According to a new study, when rats are fed a high-fat diet, this disturbs the body clock in their brain that normally controls satiety, leading to over-eating and obesity.

Updated: Sep 11, 2021 18:47 IST

Study finds regular exercise may lower risk of developing anxiety

Stockholm [Sweden], September 11 (ANI): A new study has found that those who engage in regular exercise may lower their risk of developing anxiety by almost 60 per cent.

Updated: Sep 11, 2021 18:32 IST

Peanuts potent in lowering cardiovascular disease risk: Study

Washington [US], September 11 (ANI): People who consume peanuts (on average 4-5 peanuts/day) have a lower risk of having a cardiovascular disease compared to those who did not eat peanuts, according to a recent study.

Updated: Sep 11, 2021 16:44 IST

Limiting screen time after concussion shortens duration of symptoms

Washington [US], September 11 (ANI): A clinical trial of 125 young adults has shown that those who limited screen time for 48 hours immediately after suffering a concussion had a significantly shorter duration of symptoms than those who were permitted screen time.

Updated: Sep 11, 2021 13:04 IST

Study reveals that immune cells cooperate to kill bacteria

Washington [US], September 11 (ANI): Like a spider trapping its prey, our immune system cells cooperate to capture and "eat" bacteria, according to a recent study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Updated: Sep 11, 2021 10:32 IST

Research suggests mental health distress continued to increase during COVID-19 pandemic

Washington [US], September 10 (ANI): The findings of a new report suggest that half a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, several men and women in the USA continued to experience psychological distress, depression, and anxiety.

Updated: Sep 10, 2021 17:23 IST

Increased serotonin prevents cocaine addiction, researchers find

Washington [US], September 10 (ANI): Elevated levels of serotonin can prevent the development of compulsive cocaine-seeking and addiction in mice, according to a recent report by a team of international researchers.

Updated: Sep 10, 2021 08:49 IST

Impaired T cell function precedes loss of natural HIV control: Study

Washington [US], September 10 (ANI): A recent study of a small subset of HIV-positive people whose bodies naturally control the virus then lose that ability offers clues to retraining the immune systems for all with HIV.

Updated: Sep 10, 2021 08:31 IST

Study finds peanuts may lower cardiovascular disease risk among people

Washington [US], September 9 (ANI): According to a new study, Asian men and women living in Japan who ate peanuts (on average 4-5 peanuts/day) had a lower risk of having an ischemic stroke or a cardiovascular disease event compared to those who did not eat peanuts.

Updated: Sep 09, 2021 19:36 IST

Diet may affect risk and severity of COVID-19: Study

Washington [US], September 9 (ANI): In a recent study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in Gut, people whose diets were based on healthy plant-based foods had lower risks on both counts. The beneficial effects of diet on COVID-19 risk seemed especially relevant in individuals living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation.

Updated: Sep 09, 2021 08:47 IST

Study suggests walking strategies for people with Parkinson's disease

Washington [US], September 9 (ANI): Various strategies can help people with Parkinson's who have difficulty walking, but a new study finds that many people have never heard of or tried these strategies.

Updated: Sep 09, 2021 08:40 IST

Boom in social stress may contribute to population decline: Study

Washington [US], September 8 (ANI): A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist has developed an "overlooked hypothesis" to help explain the projected global population decline beginning in 2064: social stress.

Updated: Sep 08, 2021 09:34 IST

Study identifies potential target for treating systemic inflammation in obesity

Washington [US], September 8 (ANI): A study led by researchers at the University of Chicago and Indiana University has determined that a protein called elF5A is necessary for driving inflammation in macrophage cells in obesity. Blocking DHPS, the enzyme that modifies and activates elF5A, led to reduced inflammation and improved glucose control in mice.

Updated: Sep 08, 2021 08:48 IST

Lung function seems to be unaffected post COVID-19 infection in young adults

Sheffield [UK], September 7 (ANI): According to the finding of new research, COVID-19 infection does not appear to affect the lung function of young adults.

Updated: Sep 07, 2021 17:50 IST

Study explores why asthma worsens at night

Washington [US], September 7 (ANI): For hundreds of years, people have observed that asthma severity often worsens in the nighttime. One longstanding question has been to what degree the body's internal circadian clock -- as opposed to behaviors, such as sleep and physical activities -- contributes to the worsening of asthma severity.

Updated: Sep 07, 2021 09:10 IST

Metabolic changes in plasma, immune cells associated with COVID-19 severity: Study

Washington [US], September 7 (ANI): COVID-19 patients have different immune responses that lead to disease outcomes ranging from asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection to death. After examining the blood samples from nearly 200 COVID-19 patients, researchers have uncovered underlying metabolic changes that regulate how immune cells react to the disease.

Updated: Sep 07, 2021 08:30 IST

Study suggests young adults at highest risk of weight gain

London [UK], September 6 (ANI): According to a new study young adults between the age of 18 to 24 are at the highest risk of becoming overweight or developing obesity in the next decade of their life compared to adults in any other age group, and obesity prevention policies should target this group.

Updated: Sep 06, 2021 09:47 IST

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