Health
Researchers find diminished response by 'killer' T cells in elderly COVID-19 patients
Washington, [US], September 22 (ANI): Although people of any age can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, elderly patients face a higher risk of severity and death than younger patients. New research, comparing the immune response among age groups, may help explain why.
Childhood sexual abuse: Mental and physical after-effects closely linked
Toronto [Canada], September 22 (ANI): A new Canadian study reveals that the psychological and physical effects of childhood sexual abuse are closely tied.
Study reveals college students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse
Washington [US], September 21 (ANI): College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study.
Couples can show linked behaviour in terms of risk factors to prevent type 2 diabetes
Washington D.C. [USA], September 21 (ANI): New research shows that when one half of a couple shows high levels of certain behaviours that prevent type 2 diabetes, such as good diet or exercise, that behaviour also tends to be high in the other half of the couple.
Rheumatoid arthritis associated with 23 pc increased risk of diabetes: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], September 21 (ANI): A new study shows that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 23 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and may indicate that both diseases are linked to the body's inflammatory response.
Here's how drinking coffee can improve survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients
Washington [USA], September 20 (ANI): Among the large group of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, consumption of a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of cancer worsening, as per findings of the latest study.
Study finds vitamin D levels in blood can predict future health risks, death
Washington [US], September 20 (ANI): In ageing men, free, circulating vitamin D levels in the blood can help in understanding and predicting the future health risks--suggest the findings of a recent study. The study also suggests the free, precursor form of vitamin D found circulating in the bloodstream is a more accurate predictor of future health and disease risk, than the often measured total vitamin D.
Study reveals mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure
Florida [USA], September 20 (ANI): In a recent study, a team of researchers explored the possibility of whether mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure.
Loneliness has doubled among older adults amid COVID-19 pandemic: Study
Washington [US], September 20 (ANI): The findings of a national poll suggest staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults to reduce their risk of COVID-19. But this can be achieved with a cost, especially for those dealing with health challenges.
Study finds gender harassment, institutional betrayal in high school take toll on mental health
Oregon [USA], September 20 (ANI): High school students who endure gender harassment in schools that don't respond well, enter college and adulthood with potential mental health challenges, according to a University of Oregon study.
'Let's talk about dementia' on World Alzheimer's Day 2020
New Delhi [India], September 20 (ANI): World Alzheimer's Day is observed on September 21 every year to raise the awareness about Alzheimer's and Dementia. This day is celebrated for generating awareness and due to the seriousness of this disease, it is celebrated for the whole month in some countries. The theme for the year 2020 is 'Let's talk about dementia'.
Study finds that Asthma patients get risky levels of steroid tablets
Queensland [Australia], September 19 (ANI): More than one-quarter of asthma patients have been prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of steroid tablets, suggests a recent study.
COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease, say scientists
Washington [US], September 19 (ANI): COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained, suggests a new review published in Frontiers in Public Health.
Stroke scans could reveal COVID-19 infection
Washington D.C. [USA], September 18 (ANI): New research from King's College London has found that COVID-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.
Rapid blood test could detect brain injury in minutes, study shows Potential COVID-19 drug azithromycin may increase risk for cardiac events Children who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots Study connects hormones to lifetime risk for immunological diseases Effective way to increase capacity for mental health Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer's at risk of falls Scientists predict that COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus - but not yet Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets, finds study Improved early psychosis detection system may halve risk in young people Baby heartbeat reveals the stress of having a depressed or anxious mother Study reveals loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children Study reveals healthy diet, exercise during pregnancy could lead to healthier children Electroconvulsive therapy shown to significantly reduce suicide risk in bipolar patients Measuring brainwaves during sleep can indicate if you need to switch antidepressants, finds study Here's how probiotics may help manage childhood obesity Study suggests stress caused by COVID-19 may be hard to beat by exercise Study reveals gene test can predict risk of medications causing liver injury Researchers discover gene that could decrease likelihood of developing alcoholic cirrhosis Depression risk detected by measuring heart rate changes: Study Study suggests optimal detection, treatment of cardiac risk could save millions of lives Lifestyle improvements may lessen cognitive decline in older adults: Study Study links sleep apnea to higher spine fracture risk among women Study finds opioid prescription for knee surgery vary widely from state to state in US Study links calorie restriction, body temperature, healthspan Gene test can predict risk of medications causing liver injury: Study Study finds vitamin D levels in blood can predict future health risks, death Study reveals children with asthma could benefit from prescribing according to genetic differences Intensive therapy not necessarily best in treating loss of language, communication in early recovery after stroke: Study COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung, heart damage but it can improve with time: Study Study finds thyroid inflammation linked to anxiety disorders
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