New study to enhance chronic pain treatments
Fukuoka [Japan], November 26 (ANI): Researchers at Kyushu University's Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences have discovered a unique population of spinal cord astrocytes with a role in producing pain hypersensitivity to strengthen the effect of chronic pain treatments.
Genetic variations linked to COVID-19 disease severity: Study
Boston (Massachusetts) [US], November 26 (ANI): With Coronavirus being the most experimented field from past few months', a new study led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) sheds light on the genetic risk factors that make individuals more or less susceptible to severe COVID-19.
Study suggests for people with diabetes, medicaid expansion helps, but can't do it all
Boston [US], November 25 (ANI): Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has insured millions of low-income people in the United States, improving outcomes for patients with many different diseases. But expansion alone has not been enough to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes, according to a new study.
Research shows bariatric surgery may reduce severity of COVID-19 in patients with obesity
Washington [US], November 25 (ANI): A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission.
Study sheds light on danger of Z-drugs for dementia patients
Washington [US], November 24 (ANI): Strong sleeping pills known as 'Z-drugs' are linked with an increased risk of falls, fractures, and stroke among people with dementia - according to research from the University of East Anglia.
US study suggests home health care improves COVID-19 outcomes
Philadelphia [US], November 24 (ANI): The findings of a new study by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) suggest that 94 per cent of the COVID-19 patients discharged to home health care, which included skilled nursing and physical therapy, achieved statistically significant improvements in symptom burden and functional outcomes and 87 per cent had no adverse events.
Diabetic eye disease associated with five-fold risk of severe COVID-19
London [UK], November 24 (ANI): People with diabetes and eye disease have a five-fold increased risk of requiring intubation when hospitalised with COVID-19, suggest the findings of a new study.
People following meatless diet may be at higher risk of bone fractures
London [UK], November 23 (ANI): While following a vegetarian diet can be healthy, it has to be ensured that enough important nutrients like calcium, B12 vitamin, zinc, iron are included in the diet as it can increase the risk of bone fractures for people following a meatless diet.
Social needs linked to low health-related quality of life among African-American cancer survivors, finds study

Detroit [Michigan], November 23 (ANI): In a recent study based on African American cancer survivors in Detroit, researchers found that factors related to social needs --including food and economic security, housing and neighbourhood conditions and access to transportation--were associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL).

Canadian study reveals high risk of death among those with alcohol-related visits to emergency department

Ottawa [Canada], November 23 (ANI): The risk of death is high for people who visit the emergency department (ED) for alcohol use, and the risk increases with frequency, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Rapid testing can wipe out COVID-19 within weeks: Study
Colorado [US], November 23 (ANI): A new study published by the University of Colorado Boulder and Harvard University researchers claims that frequent and rapid testing could eliminate Covid-19 spread within weeks.
Here's how regular dose of nature may improve mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
Tokyo [Japan], November 22 (ANI): While staying close to nature can lead to many health benefits, a recent study has highlighted another advantage of the same. As per a new study, nature around one's home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Age should be no barrier to the lifestyle management of obesity', study finds
Washington [US], November 22 (ANI): Obesity is also linked to increased mortality and poor well being which makes it important for people with bad eating habits to pay more attention to their lifestyle.
Low-income family kids much more prone to risk of mental disorders: Research
Helsinki [Finland], November 22 (ANI): In recent research, the University of Helsinki, Aarhus University and the University of Manchester have studied to fathom out the link between the risk of children developing mental disorders and socio-economic position of parents.
Here's how an acebuchin-oil-enriched diet may help to reduce hypertension Obese people at higher risk of contracting coronavirus, suggests study Screening younger women for hereditary cancers may be cost effective: Study Administering antibiotics to children younger than 2 years can lead to childhood health issues Three reasons why coronavirus can cause silent hypoxia Social distancing most effective tool to combat COVID-19: Study Retinas: New potential clues in diagnosing, treating Alzheimer's E-cigarette users may have increased susceptibility to COVID-19 A change of heart -- new drug for HCM reduces heart mass Teeth grinding, facial pain increase due to coronavirus stress, anxiety Go (over) easy on the eggs: 'Egg-cess' consumption linked to diabetes Novel monoclonal antibody therapy cuts LDL cholesterol by half in high-risk patient population Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells Study reveals e-cigarettes can be 'gateway' to cigarettes for teens with no prior intention to smoke New therapies to reduce lung fibrosis developed Study focuses on identification of SARS-CoV-2 virus features causing COVID-19 using primate model Study reveals walnuts helpful in cardiovascular disease Work stress, burnout are mutually reinforcing: Study Enhance the joy of Diwali by taking precautions for health Ahead of World Diabetes Day, experts call for urgent action to address global diabetes epidemic 'Rewiring' metabolism in insulin-producing cells may aid Type 2 diabetes treatment Take Care of Dogs during Diwali Festivities-Veterinary Experts Mental health strained by disaster, finds study New study points to a better way to ward off asthma triggers Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer: Study Study reveals less screen time, more sleep critical for preventing depression New study proposes strategies to control Covid pandemic while sustaining economy Targeted therapies developed to reduce lung fibrosis New analysis finds lung cancer screening reduces rates of lung cancer-specific death Postpartum care fails to provide women with key recommended services, finds study
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