Quitting smoking is more difficult for women than men

Washington [US], August 25 (ANI): The findings of a new study done on more than 35,000 smokers found that even though women smoke fewer cigarettes than men but they are less likely to quit.

Updated: Aug 25, 2021 22:39 IST

Transcranial stimulation enhances beneficial effect of aerobic exercise on gait in Parkinson's patients: Study

Brasilia [Brazil], August 25 (ANI): Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can increase the benefits of aerobic exercise and improve the gait of patients with Parkinson's disease immediately after a session. Step time variability decreases, reaction time shortens, and executive control of gait is enhanced.

Updated: Aug 25, 2021 08:01 IST

Study aims to understand muscle fatigue in older adults

Washington [US], August 25 (ANI): Older adults on a walk or hike, or just going about their daily routines, seem to experience greater fatigue than their younger counterparts. Such fatigue may ultimately affect their ability to participate in activities that are meaningful to them and help keep them healthy.

Updated: Aug 25, 2021 07:49 IST

Alcohol use in young adults is associated with early aging of blood vessels: Study

Washington [US], August 24 (ANI): Drinking alcohol during adolescence to young adulthood is associated with accelerated arterial stiffening, a precursor to cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by the European Society of Cardiology.

Updated: Aug 24, 2021 08:27 IST

Preclinical study defines spleen-heart connection in cardiac repair

Washington [US], August 24 (ANI): A preclinical study led by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF Health) has analyzed the interactions of the lipid mediator sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in the spleen and heart during the transition from acute to chronic heart failure.

Updated: Aug 24, 2021 08:27 IST

Exercise maintains normal heart rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation, study finds

Washington [US], August 24 (ANI): A six-month exercise programme helps maintain normal heart rhythm and reduces the severity of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to new research led by the European Society of Cardiology.

Updated: Aug 24, 2021 08:20 IST

Study shows gut bacteria, flavonoid-rich foods help improve blood pressure levels

Washington [US], August 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that flavonoid-rich foods appear to have a positive effect on blood pressure levels, an association that is partially explained by characteristics of the gut microbiome.

Updated: Aug 23, 2021 23:55 IST

Distress signal from fat cells prompts heart to shore up defences against consequences of obesity

Washington [US], August 23 (ANI): A stress signal received by the heart from fat could help protect against cardiac damage induced by obesity, a new study led by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests.

Updated: Aug 23, 2021 08:04 IST

Sugars from human milk could help treat, prevent infections in newborns: Study

Washington [US], August 23 (ANI): Bacteria known as group B Streptococcus (GBS) are a common cause of blood infections, meningitis, and stillbirth in newborns. Although GBS infections can often be treated or prevented with antibiotics, the bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant.

Updated: Aug 23, 2021 08:04 IST

Study supports widespread use of better masks to combat COVID-19 indoors

Ottawa [Canada], August 22 (ANI): A new study highlights the need for widespread use of better face masks and the importance of good ventilation to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 indoors.

Updated: Aug 22, 2021 19:11 IST

Being overweight might cause depression: Study

Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): Being overweight causes depression and lowers wellbeing, a largescale new study has proved. It further indicated that both social and physical factors might play a role in the effect.

Updated: Aug 22, 2021 18:54 IST

Study suggests ways to support kids' mental health during pandemic

Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested several simple, practical steps that families can take -- including reducing passive screen time and news consumption, having a structured daily schedule and getting enough sleep -- that can promote resilience against mental health problems in youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated: Aug 22, 2021 18:49 IST

Research explores importance of reading medical appointment notes for older patients

Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): A recent clinic study led by an international team of researchers has found that older patients with chronic conditions benefit from reading medical appointment notes.

Updated: Aug 22, 2021 17:34 IST

Regular physical exercise modulates iron metabolism in Alzheimer's disease patients: Study

Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): A recent study helped to better understand why regular exercise is beneficial in Alzheimer's disease. The study may provide new insight for disease prevention or effective treatment approaches.

Updated: Aug 22, 2021 17:24 IST

Study finds blood-pressure drugs could improve colorectal cancer

Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that common blood-pressure drugs may improve survival for patients with colorectal cancer.

Updated: Aug 22, 2021 13:49 IST

Study shows isometric resistance training can safely reduce high blood pressure

Sydney [Australia], August 22 (ANI): A new study led by UNSW Medicine and Health researchers has revealed isometric resistance training (IRT) as an emerging mode of exercise demonstrating effectiveness in reducing office blood pressure.

Updated: Aug 22, 2021 12:58 IST

Study re-evaluates dieting research to redefine weight loss culture

Washington [US], August 21 (ANI): Decades of dieting research have recently been re-evaluated during a study to redefine the way researchers and the public define and understand the culture of weight loss and dieting.

Updated: Aug 21, 2021 22:55 IST

Study shows how meditation improves brain functioning

Washington [US], August 21 (ANI): Just a few weeks of meditation can improve human brain functioning, according to a recent study led by scientists at Binghamton University and the State University of New York.

Updated: Aug 21, 2021 14:59 IST

Antibody protects against broad range of COVID-19 virus variants, study finds

Washington [US], August 21 (ANI): The virus that causes COVID-19 today is not the same as the one that made people fall sick way back in December 2019. Many of the variants circulating now are partially resistant to some of the antibody-based therapeutics that were developed based on the original virus. As the pandemic continues, more variants inevitably will arise, and the problem of resistance will only grow.

Updated: Aug 21, 2021 09:43 IST

Cardiovascular disorder genetic testing in children presents unique challenges: Study

Washington [US], August 21 (ANI): Cardiovascular genetic testing in children presents unique challenges, requiring pre-and post-test counselling with an individualized approach for families, ideally with the involvement of a specialized interdisciplinary team, according to a new study by the American Heart Association researchers.

Updated: Aug 21, 2021 08:13 IST

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