Some Covid survivors develop neuro problems

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London – A new study published in science journal The Lancet Psychiatry shows one in three people who survived Covid-19 have been diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders. Researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK looked at 14 neurological and mental health disorders in 2,36,379 Covid-19 patients mostly from the US. The findings showed 34 per cent were …

Scientists spot genes that fight Covid infection

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New York – Some US scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes Covid-19. According to Sumit K. Chanda, professor and director of the Immunity and Pathogenesis Programme at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the scientists have gained new insights into how the virus exploits the …

What can ‘Hunger hormone’ do to women?

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New York – A new study shows women who had higher levels of hunger hormone are more likely to pick up the immediate money reward than the delayed reward. Researchers, including Franziska Plessow from Massachusetts General Hospital in the US, say this research presents novel evidence in humans that ghrelin affects monetary decision making. Plessow said: “Our results indicate that …

Benefits of fish oil

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New York – In a new study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, researchers have found that taking fish oil only provides health benefits if you have the right genetic makeup. They focused on fish oil and the Omega-3 fatty acids it contains, and its effect on triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood and a biomarker for cardiovascular …

Certain cancers up 76% in 3 decades

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New York – A study published in the journal CANCER shows gallbladder and biliary tract cancer incidence worldwide increased by 76 per cent, mortality increased by 65 per cent, and disability-adjusted life years increased by 52 per cent from 1990 to 2017. Globally there were 210,878 new cases, 173,974 deaths, and 3,483,046 disability-adjusted life years – the number of years …

Alzheimer’s progresses more in women

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London – In a new study, published in the journal Brain, researchers have found that Alzheimer’s progresses faster in women than in men as the protein linked to the disease — tau — accumulates at a higher rate in women. Over 30 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, the most common form of dementia. Researcher Ruben Smith from the …

For better overall health, argue less

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New York – A new study, published in The Journals of Gerontology, shows for longer, healthier life it is essential to end arguments to reduce emotional response associated with the disagreement. Those who resolved their arguments reported roughly half the reactivity of those whose encounters were not resolved. Researcher Robert Stawski from the Oregon State University, said: “Everyone experiences stress …

How cold induces tooth pain?

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New York – Researchers have found odontoblasts, cells that form a tooth’s dentin, have a newly discovered function – sensing cold that triggers pain in teeth. Researchers including Jochen Lennerz from Massachusetts General Hospital, have found a way to block it. He said: “We found that odontoblasts, which support the shape of the tooth, are also responsible for sensing cold.” …

What is linked to broken heart syndrome?

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New York – A study, published in the European Heart Journal, has found the greater the activity in nerve cells in the amygdala region of the brain, the sooner the condition known as Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) can develop. Researcher Ahmed Tawakol from the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US, said: “The study suggests that the increased stress-associated neurobiological activity in …

Caffeine intake can have bad effects during pregnancy

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New York – A new study – published in the JAMA Network Open – revealed, pregnant women taking more caffeine – even half a cup of coffee a day had slightly smaller babies than those who did not consume those beverages. It said corresponding reductions in size and lean body mass for infants whose mothers consumed below the 200 milligrams …