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Air pollution drives food delivery leading to plastic waste

Singapore – Outside bad air quality make office workers to order food than going out for lunch, which increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a new study. Air quality in the urban developing world is routinely poor and in the past decade, the food delivery industry has been …

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Big babies can have higher heart rhythm disorder risk in adulthood

Beijing – Elevated birth weight has been linked with developing a common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation later in life. Chinese researchers from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China said that the risk of atrial fibrillation in adulthood may be higher for large newborns (over 4 kilos or 8 pounds 13 ounces) …

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Seriously ill Covid-19 patients’ antibodies affect immune system

London – It has been found by researchers that people seriously ill with the Covid-19 disease have antibodies that are blocking so-called interferons, which are an important part of the body’s immune mechanism. While most people dying from Covid-19 are elderly, up to five to 10 per cent of younger …

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Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing

London – Watching high-quality programmes on nature on TV can uplift one’s mood, reduce negative emotions, and help alleviate the kind of boredom associated with being isolated indoors, say researchers. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, shows that experiencing nature in virtual reality could have even larger benefits, boosting …

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Swine coronavirus has potential to infect humans: Study

New York – A strain of coronavirus that has devastated the pork industry has the potential to infect humans as well, say researchers, adding that the virus could impact the global economy and human health. The coronavirus strain known as Swine Acute Diarrhoea Syndrome Coronavirus (SADS-CoV), emerged from bats and has …

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Dozens of mammals could be susceptible to Covid virus

London – About 26 animals that come in regular contact with people may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, says a study. The researchers found that most birds, fish, and reptiles do not appear to be at risk of infection, but the majority of the mammals they …

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Covid-19 taking heavy mental health toll on people

Sydney – New research has added to the growing body of evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a heavy mental health toll even on people who are not directly impacted by the disease. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, found that people in countries with low rates …

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Novel testing platform designed for breast cancer cells

New York – Researchers have developed a novel testing platform to evaluate how breast cancer cells respond to the recurrent stretching that occurs in the lungs during breathing. The technology is designed to better understand the effects that the local tissue has on metastatic breast cancer to study how metastases grow …

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General anesthesia may not raise dementia risk: Study

Toronto – Researchers have found that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may not contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. According to the study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, cognitive changes are commonly observed in older adults following surgical procedures. There are concerns …

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Previous coronaviruses infection may lessen severity of Covid-19

New York – Being previously infected with a coronaviruses that cause the ‘common cold’ may decrease the severity of (SARS-CoV-2) infections, the virus behind Covid-19, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, however, also demonstrated that the immunity built up from previous non-SARS-CoV-2 …

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