Diabetes during pregnancy increases heart diseases

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New York – A new study, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, indicates that diabetes during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk. It says women with a history of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) twice as likely by mid-life to develop calcium in heart arteries. Co-author Erica P. Gunderson from Kaiser Permanente in California, US said: “We …

Bleeding gums? Improve vitamin C intake

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New York – A new study, published in Nutrition Reviews journal says if your gums bleed, improve your intake of vitamin C. It says bleeding of gums on gentle probing, or gingival bleeding tendency and also bleeding in the eye, or retinal haemorrhaging, were associated with low vitamin C levels in the bloodstream. Lead author Philippe Hujoel from the University …

Neonatal antibiotic use result in reduced weight, height in boys

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Jerusalem – A study published in the Nature Communications journal, indicates that antibiotic treatment within 14 days of birth may lead to reduced weight and height in boys. Surprisingly this does not happen in girls up to the age of six. Researcher Omry Koren, Professor at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Says: “Antibiotics are vitally important and life-saving medications in newborn …

M-MDSC in blood may increase severe Covid risk

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London – A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, says one type of immune cell, monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells, or M-MDSC, can increase risk of Covid-19. Researcher Anna Smed Sorensen from Karolinska Institutet said: “Our results help increase the understanding of what causes severe Covid-19 and is an important piece of the puzzle in understanding the connection between …

Tough childhood impairs people’s health

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London – Bad upbringing often impairs people’s health in their adult years. Researcher Per Kristiansson from the Uppsala University, said: “When we studied couples where both partners stated they’d had a hard time as children, the connection between negative childhood experience and a relatively unfavourable living situation in adulthood became especially clear.” The study was published in the scientific journal …

New combination therapy reduces head and neck cancer

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New York – Researcher Christina Wicker from the University of Cincinnati has tested a new combination therapy that showed reduced growth of head and neck cancer in the animal-based study. Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and while effective treatments exist, sadly, cancer often returns. Wicker said: “Head and neck cancer, like any cancer, is …

Air pollution linked to heightened risk of irreversible sight loss

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London – A new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, indicates that people living in most polluted areas were at least 8 per cent more likely to report having AMD or eye loss. Lead author, Paul Foster, Professor at University College London in the UK, said: “Our findings suggest that living in an area with polluted air, particularly …

Covid attack on brain had severe disease in mice

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New York – A major study, published by the journal Viruses, assessed virus levels in multiple organs of infected mice and researchers found that infecting the nasal passages of mice with the virus that causes Covid-19 led to a rapid, escalating attack on the brain that triggered severe illness, even after the lungs were successfully clearing themselves of the virus. …

Lack of fatty acid triggers multiple sclerosis: Study

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New York – A study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggests that abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the Central Nervous System can be triggered by lack of a specific fatty acid in tissues, a new study suggests. Senior author David Hafler, Professor at Yale University in the US, said: “We’ve …

Regular drinking may up atrial fibrillation risk

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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 drink a day was linked to a 16 per cent …