Health
Study suggests pregnancy, ovarian function are risk factors for coronary artery disease
Ohio [USA], August 5 (ANI): A new study suggests the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) could be identified earlier by looking at reproductive risk factors.
Though concerned about COVID-19, cigar smokers are smoking more, survey finds
North Carolina [USA], Aug 5 (ANI): An online survey involving nearly 800 cigar smokers found that majority of the people surveyed intended to quit smoking due to concerns about elevated health risks if they contracted COVID-19, more than twice as many reported they increased rather than decreased their tobacco use since the pandemic's onset.
Child sleep problems associated with impaired academic and psychosocial functioning
Pennsylvania [USA], August 4 (ANI): Irrespective of whether children have sleep problems since birth or not, a new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found that sleep disturbances at any age are associated with diminished well-being by the time the children are 10 or 11 years old.
Lockdown study reports surge in health anxieties
Somerset [UK], August 4 (ANI): New research into people's coping strategies faced with COVID-19 highlights the mental health toll for those shielding.
Re-engineering antibodies for COVID-19
Texas [USA], August 3 (ANI): With millions of COVID-19 cases reported across the globe, people are turning to antibody tests to find out whether they have been exposed to the coronavirus that causes the disease.
Young women with polycystic ovary syndrome have higher risk of heart disease
Sophia Antipolis [France], August 3 (ANI): Women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease suggests a new study.
Study reveals aerobic exercise could have final say on fatty livers
Dublin [Ireland], August 2 (ANI): A new study highlights that fitness may be a more important clinical endpoint for improvement in patients with fatty liver diseases during exercise trials, rather than weight loss.
Study suggests laughter acts as stress buffer
Basel [Switzerland], August 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people who laugh frequently in their every day lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events -- although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter.
World Breastfeeding Week: Many health benefits for lactating mother, child
New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI): With many moments of hugs and giggles promised ahead, the little one has come with a wave so strong, making her the best of being a woman-- the mother she is becoming. Motherhood and entering the world of breastfeeding can be the most phenomenal phase in a woman's life.
Existing evidence suggests face masks do not lead to false sense of security
Cambridge [England], August 1 (ANI): A new study based on existing evidence suggests that wearing face masks does not lead to a false sense of security, and is unlikely to increase the risk of infection through wearers foregoing other behaviours such as good hand hygiene.
Patients hospitalised for COVID-19 at low risk of stroke
Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that patients hospitalised with COVID-19 are at low risk of stroke.
Text messaging shows potential as mental health therapy: Researchers

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): A new study has explored a text-messaging intervention as a potential therapy to mental health issues. The study states that a text-messaging intervention, on top of normal care, can be a safe, clinically promising, feasible tool to provide support to people with serious mental illness.

New guidelines say breastfeeding is safe after anaesthesia
Bristol [UK], August 1 (ANI): Breastfeeding is safe after the mother has had anaesthesia, as soon as she is alert and able to feed, suggest new guidelines published by the Association of Anaesthetists.
Frontline healthcare workers more likely to test COVID-19 positive, despite PPE: Study
London [UK], August 1 (ANI): The front-line healthcare workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) have a three-fold increased risk of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test, compared to the general population, as per the new research. Those with inadequate PPE had a further increase in risk.
High COVID-19 risk among health care workers, especially those from minority backgrounds: Study Experts develop new risk tool for cardiac arrest patients: Study Most women treated in New York City for gynecologic cancers not at increased risk of death from COVID-19: Study New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered New study links vaping with heart problems Exposure to environmental chemicals may disrupt sleep during menopause Pediatric experts offer tips for children's mental health in transition back to school Pessimistic outlook on life linked to life expectancy World Hepatitis Day: Gastro forum launches free Hepatitis Helpline Study reveals how renegade protein interrupts brain cell function in Alzheimer's disease Trends show fewer US cancer patients seeking care since start of pandemic: Study Study finds higher end of normal blood platelet count could indicate cancer New keys found for unlocking head, neck cancer treatment Study reveals hospitalised COVID-19 patients have low risk of stroke Existing evidence suggests face coverings do not lead to false sense of security 'Love hormone' oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's Happy outlook can benefit overall physical well-being: Study Study reveals genes, cardiovascular health contribute into dementia risk Study reveals genes, cardiovascular health contribute into dementia risk Effects of air pollution and regular exercise on high blood pressure: Study Researchers find genes related to inflammation, stress may help tailor treatments for depression 2 immunotherapies combined into single, more effective treatment of cancers: Study Study shows plant-based diets high in carbs can improve insulin sensitivity in type 1 diabetes Study explains how neurons reshape inside body fat to boost its calorie-burning capacity Immune system treatment to reduce stress can prevent cancer metastases, study explains Study reveals early menstruation linked to increased menopause symptoms Study suggests increased risks for COVID-19 patients who smoke, vape Fasting diet with hormone therapy may help treat breast cancer, study explains Study shows fusion protein holds promise for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension New model connects respiratory droplet physics with COVID-19 spread
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