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Regular drinking may up atrial fibrillation risk

Berlin – A study published in the European Heart Journal says people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm. It says compared to drinking no alcohol at all, just one alcoholic …

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Too much work increases depression

Moscow – A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, indicates people with higher work addiction risk compared to people with low work addiction risk have twice the risk of developing depression. Sleep quality was lower to workers with high risk of work addiction …

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Detecting severe disease risk of Covid patients

New York – In a study published in the JCI Insight journal, researchers have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test could predict, within a day of a hospital admission, which patients with Covid-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death. It indicates that the blood …

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Scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery may help treat Parkinson’s disease

New York – Researchers from the University of Virginia in the US have found that a scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery has the potential to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease symptoms that are much more severe on one side of the body. The team says more testing is required but …

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Those who meditate cope well with depression

New York – A new study conducted by a team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the US has revealed those who meditate are making use of some of the same tools that psychologists have identified as effective in increasing well-being and protecting against anxiety and depression.Florin Dolcos, a …

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Self-controlled children can have healthier middle-age

New York – A study published in journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says your child is self-controlled, there are chances that they may be a healthier middle-aged adult, a new study suggests. It said people who had higher levels of self-control as children were aging more slowly …

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US Safety Commission: Vape batteries can kill

Washington – The US Consumer Product Safety Commission in a recent statement has warned consumers should not buy or use a particular type of lithium-ion battery cells, used in vapes, e-cigarettes, flashlights and toys, due to possible fire and even death risk. The CPSC said it is working with e-commerce …

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Covid-19 vaccines can offer long-term immunity

New York– A new research is saying that patients who recover from Covid-19 have antibodies to fight the virus till eight months unlike previous data that protective immunity will remain for three to five months, and then starts waning off. The researchers of the new study, including Alessandro Sette, a …

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Indian researchers find role of microRNA in tongue cancer

Chennai – Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) researchers have identified a specific microRNA (miRNAs) called ‘miR-155 that is over-expressed in tongue cancer. According to the researchers, miRNAs affect cancer growth by inhibiting or enhancing the functions of certain proteins. Study lead researcher Devarajan Karunagaran, Head, Department of Biotechnology, IIT …

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Is clinical criteria for autism diagnosis right for all?

London – A study by researchers at Cardiff University has said people with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism such as social and communication difficulties or repetitive behaviours, even if they do not meet all diagnostic criteria. The suggests that clinical services need to adapt …

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