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Even vaccinated people can develop Long Covid, study finds

Washington, May 26 (PTI): Even vaccinated people with mild breakthrough infections can experience Long Covid — debilitating, lingering symptoms that affect the heart, brain, lungs and other parts of the body, according to a study of over 13 mil...

26 May 2022

Some Antivirals May be Effective Against Monkeypox Virus — Lancet

London, May 25 (IANS): A team of researchers have found that some antiviral medications might have the potential to shorten symptoms and reduce the amount of time a patient is contagious with Monkeypox virus. In the paper published in The Lancet Infe...

25 May 2022

Eating Cranberries May Help Improve Memory, Ward off Dementia

London, May 19 (IANS): Adding cranberries to your diet, particularly in the middle age, could help improve memory and brain function, and lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, according to new research that highlights the neuroprotective potential of ...

19 May 2022

Trained sniffer dogs may accurately detect Covid infected airport passengers, study says

London, May 17 (PTI): Trained sniffer dogs can accurately detect airport passengers infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, according to a study published in the journal BMJ Global Health. This method of detection is likely to be va...

17 May 2022

Intermittent Fasting May Slow Ageing, Fight Cancer and Diabetes — Study

New York, May 16 (IANS): While people tend to follow new diets to get fit and reduce their weight, research has shown that in addition to weight loss, people who indulge in intermittent fasting may also have benefits like slow ageing, and be capable ...

16 May 2022

Explained: How Covid-19 Damages Lungs, Other Organs

London, May 16 (IANS): Some cells infected with Covid-19 can “explode”, leading to serious damage of the lungs and other internal organs, found a team of UK researchers including one of Indian-origin. SARS-CoV-2 is known to cause acute re...

16 May 2022

Smartphone Use Can Hamper Mental Well-Being in Young Adults

San Francisco, May 14 (IANS): If you are a young adult and spend a lot of time on your smartphone that it may cause a rapid decline in your mental health, says new research. According to a report by Sapien Labs, the growth of smartphone use and an in...

14 May 2022

Study Sheds New Light on How Genes Contribute To Diabetes

A world-wide study, which included Indian scientists, of diverse populations has shed new light on how genes contribute to Type 2 diabetes. The study, named DIAMANTE (DIAbetes Meta-ANalysis of Trans-Ethnic association studies), co-led by Prof Andrew ...

13 May 2022

50% Hospitalised Covid Patients Continue to Suffer After 2 Years — Lancet

Beijing, May 12 (IANS): Two years after infection with Covid-19, half of patients who were admitted to hospital still have at least one symptom, according to the study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The study followed 1,192 participant...

12 May 2022

Study Reveals Why 7 Hours of Sleep is Optimal in Middle Age

Seven hours is the ideal amount of sleep for people in their middle age and upwards as a new study has found that both insufficient or excessive sleep is associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health, including dementia. The study, p...

29 Apr 2022

ADHD, School Absence Are Risk Factors For Self-harm — Study

Autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and school absence are associated with increased risk for self-harm in adolescents, finds a new study. The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, found that the risk for self-harm presen...

29 Apr 2022

Longer interval between Covid vaccine doses generates nine times higher antibodies, study says

London, April 22 (PTI): A longer interval between the first two doses of the Covid vaccine may boost antibody levels up to nine-fold, according to a study conducted in the UK. The finding by researchers at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) also s...

22 Apr 2022

Not Just Lungs, Smoking Affects Every Cell of Human Body — AIIMS Professor

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS): Not just lungs but also every cells of human body and the hard organs like bones and teeth get adversely affected by smoking, said Professor Uma Kumar, Head of Rheumatology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)...

09 Apr 2022

Kids Back to School? Rebuild Their Immunity

By Dr. Ganesh Kadhe The pandemic kept most kids restricted to virtual classrooms for close to two years. Lack of physical activity, increased screen time and unhealthy dietary habits have had an immense impact on the physical, mental and social devel...

30 Mar 2022

Drinking Coffee Could Benefit Heart, Help You Live Longer — Study

New York, March 26 (IANS): Contrary to worries among some doctors and the public, drinking coffee may protect your heart instead of causing or worsening heart problems, find a new study. According to three research abstracts, drinking two to three cu...

26 Mar 2022

Tablet Containing CBD Shows Promise In Reducing Post-operative Pain

New York, March 26 (IANS): An orally absorbed tablet containing cannabidiol (CBD) effectively reduces pain after shoulder surgery with no safety concerns, a new study finds. The study found that the tablet ORAVEXXTM safely managed pain after minimall...

26 Mar 2022

About 85cr. Across Globe Suffer From Kidney Disease — Experts

Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS): About 85 crore people across the globe have some kidney disease. Based on rough estimates, about 10 crore people have chronic kidney disease (irreversible kidney failure) in India, says the local Postgraduate Institute of ...

09 Mar 2022

Australian Scientists Warn Against Spraying Face Masks With Sanitiser

Spraying face masks with sanitiser reduces their effectiveness, Australian scientists have found. In a world-first study published on Thursday, a team from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) revealed that exposin...

25 Feb 2022

Consider This If You Have a Family History of Oral Cancer

By Shubhendra Singh Thakur In one’s daily life, it is not uncommon to spot images warning one of oral cancer — on cigarette packets, precautionary adverts ahead of movies, and even on television. This major global public health problem in...

23 Feb 2022

How severe Covid-19 infection affects gut health

London, Feb. 19 (IANS): Although Covid-19 has primarily been a respiratory disease, it has significantly affected people’s other organs including the gut. Researchers from the King’s College London observed that the system that would nor...

19 Feb 2022

Vitamin D deficiency can reduce vax efficacy, increase Covid severity, experts say

New Delhi, Feb. 13 (IANS): India has started showing declining Covid trends over the past few weeks as the nation is reporting below one lakh Covid infection for the past few days. On Sunday, India reported below 50,000 Covid cases after 40 days. How...

13 Feb 2022

Covid-19 May Soon Be Detectable Via An Eye Test

An Israeli company is conducting a study on a device that measures tear film — a thin fluid layer covering the ocular surface, which may help detect Covid-19 disease through a simple eye test. The tear film is a thin fluid layer covering the oc...

04 Feb 2022

Obesity Ups Kidney Disease Risk — Study

London, Feb. 1 (IANS): Obesity is likely to cause an increased risk of kidney disease, according to a study. Chronic kidney disease affects more than 10 per cent of adults worldwide and is predicted to become a global threat to public health. The fin...

01 Feb 2022

Best medicine for combating diarrhoea is prevention of dehydration

Our Reporter Dimapur, Jan. 5 (EMN): The most important medicine for combating diarrhoea is prevention of dehydration and the replacement of lost fluids through oral rehydration solution (ORS), specifically the World Health Organisation (WHO)-recommen...

05 Jan 2022

Mental Disorders Swell, Women and Youth Most Affected — Lancet

New Delhi, Oct. 9 (IANS): The pandemic has led to a significant rise in major depressive and anxiety disorders globally, affecting women and younger people more in 2020, a first global estimate of Covid-19 impact on mental health has revealed. The st...

09 Oct 2021