Researchers find drug for Alzheimer's disease without inflammatory side effects

Daejeon [South Korea], August 4 (ANI): Aduhelm, a monoclonal antibody that targets amyloid beta (A), was recently found by the US Food and Drug Administration as the first treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, its impact on cognitive improvement is still debatable.

Updated: Aug 04, 2022 21:56 IST

Research discovers premature menopause linked to higher risk of heart disease

Brussels [Belgium], August 4 (ANI): According to research, menopause before the age of 40 is linked to increased risks of heart failure and atrial fibrillation (ESC). The study includes more than 1.4 million women, and the risk of atrial fibrillation and new-onset heart failure increases with younger menopausal ages.

Updated: Aug 04, 2022 17:23 IST

Study reveals older age and smoking most crucial risk factors for acquiring any cancer

Georgia [US], August 4 (ANI): The two most significant risk factors linked to a relative and absolute five-year chance of acquiring any cancer are older age and smoking, according to a recent major study conducted by scientists at the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Updated: Aug 04, 2022 14:30 IST

Children, teenagers getting spinal surgery don't need so many opioids: Study

Washington [US], August 3 (ANI): According to a study, children and teenagers with scoliosis who undergo spinal fusion can still be given an acceptable amount of pain medication while using fewer opioids.

Updated: Aug 03, 2022 23:27 IST

Study: Vitamin K has a novel function in the prevention of cell death

Washington [US], August 3 (ANI): Researchers report on a novel function of vitamin K, which is generally known for its importance in blood clotting. The researchers discovered that the fully reduced form of vitamin K acts as an antioxidant efficiently inhibiting ferroptotic cell death.

Updated: Aug 03, 2022 23:13 IST

Study finds inflammatory bowel disease increases risk for pregnant women

Columbia [US], August 3 (ANI): Compared to pregnant women without IBD, pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease and their unborn children suffer more risks and problems. These are the conclusions of a recent study which examined the outcomes of more than 8 million pregnancies.

Updated: Aug 03, 2022 23:12 IST

Study finds how highly resistant strains of fungi emerge

Washington [US], August 3 (ANI): Antibiotic resistance is a matter of common knowledge. And the same phenomenon also occurs with drugs against pathogenic fungi. What causes it is still not very well understood.

Updated: Aug 03, 2022 22:38 IST

Study reveals ditching toothbrush can help get whiter teeth and less cavities

Washington [US], August 3 (ANI): People notice your smile when they first meet you. People desire healthy, bright white teeth to feel more secure when flashing wide-mouthed, eye-crinkling smiles. However, whitening procedures can damage enamel, causing cavities and discolouration, and toothpaste only remove superficial stains. Researchers have discovered a new hydrogel therapy that whitens teeth without harming them and disintegrates cavity-forming biofilms.

Updated: Aug 03, 2022 18:54 IST

Race discrimination linked to increased risk of premature and underweight babies: Study

Washington [US], August 3 (ANI): According to a pooled data analysis of the available evidence having an underweight and premature baby is associated with having experienced racial discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, skin colour, or nationality.

Updated: Aug 03, 2022 14:39 IST

New framework for investigating stability during walking: Research

Washington [US], August 2 (ANI): By using mechanical energetics to measure stability, researchers gain deeper insights into how and why we fall.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 23:12 IST

Do you know iron buildup in brain linked to higher risk for movement disorders? Study reveals

San Diego (California) [US] August 2 (ANI): The body absorbs too much iron due to a condition known as hereditary hemochromatosis, which is brought on by a gene mutation. This causes tissue damage and diseases like liver disease, heart disease, and diabetes. However, scant and conflicting research had shown that the blood-brain barrier, a system of blood arteries and tissue made up of tightly spaced cells that guards against invasive pathogens and toxins, was responsible for sparing the brain from iron accumulation.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 22:26 IST

Study: Ultrasound exposure improves depressive behaviour in rat model of depression

Washington [US], August 2 (ANI): Whole-body exposure to high-frequency ultrasound increases brain activity in humans. However, little is known about its impact and associated mechanisms on emotional states like depression.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 19:28 IST

Study reveals fewer people tried to quit smoking during COVID-19 pandemic

Georgia [US], August 2 (ANI): According to a recent study conducted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), fewer adults tried to quit smoking in the United States after the onset of COVID-19 and the trend continued for over a year.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 16:06 IST

Study finds if acupuncture can help ward off diabetes

Washington [US], August 2 (ANI): A new study from Edith Cowan University has found acupuncture therapy may be a useful tool in avoiding type 2 diabetes.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 15:27 IST

Visual perception of people with autism can be improved through a new method: Study

Washington [US], August 2 (ANI): A new study proposes a new learning method for people with autism that may accelerate the learning process and even significantly improve capabilities in terms of visual perception.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 00:15 IST

Diets high in calcium, potassium may prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones; Study

Rochester [Monroe], August 2 (ANI): Aside from being extremely painful, kidney stones are also linked to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and chronic kidney disease. The likelihood of developing another kidney stone within five years increases by 30 per cent if you've already had one.

Updated: Aug 02, 2022 00:02 IST

Research: Short-term high protein diets may hinder endurance athletes

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): New research has found that microbial instability in the gut could hinder the performance of elite endurance athletes, and that short-term, high-protein diets are associated with this type of imbalance.

Updated: Aug 01, 2022 23:01 IST

Engineers develop stamp-sized device to provide ultrasound imaging of internal organs

Cambridge (Massachusetts) [US], August 1 (ANI): Using live images of a patient's internal organs, ultrasound imaging gives doctors a safe, non-invasive insight into how the body functions. Trained technicians use ultrasound probes and wands to guide sound waves into the body in order to take these pictures. The heart, lungs, and other deep organs of a patient can be seen in high-definition images created by these waves reflecting back out.

Updated: Aug 01, 2022 22:09 IST

Study suggests stable gut helps elite athletes perform better

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): Microbial instability in the gut could hinder the performance of elite endurance athletes, and that short-term, high-protein diets are associated with this type of imbalance, suggests the findings of a recent study.

Updated: Aug 01, 2022 15:39 IST

Do you know particular brain reactions to traumatic stress are associated with PTSD risk?

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): According to the largest prospective study, people who were exposed to potentially dangerous scenarios and who had lower hippocampal activity had more severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in the days and weeks that followed the event.

Updated: Jul 31, 2022 23:57 IST