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A new collaborative study reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus.(ANI)

New insights into link between sunlight exposure and kidney damage

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:40 AM IST
A new collaborative study reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
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It has been suggested that in adults and children, being "fat but fit" might be associated with similar cardiovascular health to being "thin but unfit".(HT Archive)
It has been suggested that in adults and children, being "fat but fit" might be associated with similar cardiovascular health to being "thin but unfit".(HT Archive)

Exercise does not undo ill effects of being fat on heart health: Report

ANI, Sophia Antipolis, France
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Physical activity does not undo the negative effects of excess body weight on heart health, suggest the findings of a large study.
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A study exploring the impact of repeated sleep loss during a simulated working week has found that consuming caffeinated coffee during the day helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function, compared to decaffeinated coffee.(Unsplash)
A study exploring the impact of repeated sleep loss during a simulated working week has found that consuming caffeinated coffee during the day helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function, compared to decaffeinated coffee.(Unsplash)

How coffee can temporarily counteract effect of sleep loss on cognitive function

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:54 AM IST
A new study exploring the impact of repeated sleep loss during a simulated working week has found that consuming caffeinated coffee during the day helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function, compared to decaffeinated coffee.
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Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes(AP)
Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes(AP)

Antibody drug might be able to prevent Covid-19 illness

AP, Indianapolis
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:14 AM IST
  • US drugmaker Eli Lilly recently did a study that showed her antibody drug might be capable of preventing Covid-19 illness in residents of nursing home and other long-term care locations.
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Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial.(Unsplash)
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial.(Unsplash)

Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe Covid-19, says study

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial which was stopped early due to increased number of deaths among those receiving the drug.
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New tool helps calculate Covid transmission risk in poorly-ventilated places

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:27 PM IST
The research also shows that the virus spreads further than two meters in seconds in poorly-ventilated spaces.
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Katrina Kaif does Pilates in new fitness video(Instagram/katrinakaif)
Katrina Kaif does Pilates in new fitness video(Instagram/katrinakaif)

Katrina Kaif is the latest Pilates fan, shares new video from rigorous session

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:15 PM IST
  • Katrina Kaif recently shared a video from her extreme Pilates session. Looking radiant in a bright red co-ord set, the actor inspired us to stop procrastinating and hit the gym.
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A new study lead by researchers from Northwestern University highlights the importance of getting a deep sleep for good brain health.(ANI)
A new study lead by researchers from Northwestern University highlights the importance of getting a deep sleep for good brain health.(ANI)

Study: Deep sleep prevents neurodegenerative disease, crucial for brain health

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:39 PM IST
A new study lead by researchers from Northwestern University highlights the importance of getting a deep sleep for good brain health.
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Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.(AP)
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.(AP)

Some Covid-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.
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Without herd immunity as a shared goal, some might skip the vaccine, influenced by scare stories about side effects and rare allergic reactions, especially if they are young and face only a small chance of dying from the virus.(Pixabay)
Without herd immunity as a shared goal, some might skip the vaccine, influenced by scare stories about side effects and rare allergic reactions, especially if they are young and face only a small chance of dying from the virus.(Pixabay)

Herd immunity could be closer than we think

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:55 AM IST
The evidence is compelling that a strong, rapid vaccination campaign could render SARS-CoV-2 less of a threat than seasonal flu through building herd immunity.
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A study clarifies which gene may raise breast cancer risk(AP)
A study clarifies which gene may raise breast cancer risk(AP)

New studies clarify which genes may raise breast cancer risk

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:34 AM IST
Two large studies give a much sharper picture of which inherited mutations raise the risk of breast cancer for women without a family history of the disease, and how common these flawed genes are in the general population.
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Larger trials are needed to assess whether Roche's arthritis drug tocilizumab can cut death rates among the sickest Covid-19 patients, scientists said on Wednesday, after a small study found it was no better than standard care in severe cases.(Yahoo)
Larger trials are needed to assess whether Roche's arthritis drug tocilizumab can cut death rates among the sickest Covid-19 patients, scientists said on Wednesday, after a small study found it was no better than standard care in severe cases.(Yahoo)

Conflicting Covid-19 results for Roche arthritis drug show more trials needed

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:05 AM IST
Larger trials are needed to assess whether Roche's arthritis drug tocilizumab can cut death rates among the sickest Covid-19 patients, scientists said on Wednesday, after a small study found it was no better than standard care in severe cases.
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A study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) provides evidence that stimulant medications are generally inadequate for back and osteoarthritis pain, in spite of being broadly utilized for these conditions.(Unsplash)
A study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) provides evidence that stimulant medications are generally inadequate for back and osteoarthritis pain, in spite of being broadly utilized for these conditions.(Unsplash)

Antidepressants ineffectual for back pain and osteoarthritis

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:46 AM IST
A study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) provides evidence that stimulant medications are generally inadequate for back and osteoarthritis pain, in spite of being broadly utilized for these conditions.
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Scientists find breakthrough in understanding 'tummy bug' bacteria (representative image)(Unsplash)
Scientists find breakthrough in understanding 'tummy bug' bacteria (representative image)(Unsplash)

Scientists find how bacteria causes gastroenteritis after eating raw sea food

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:56 AM IST
Scientists recently found the marine bacteria that is responsible behind an upset stomach after eating raw or undercooked shellfish such as oysters and mussels.
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Want to get your stamina back post Covid? Check out Varun Dhawan’s fitness video(Instagram/varundvn)
Want to get your stamina back post Covid? Check out Varun Dhawan’s fitness video(Instagram/varundvn)

Want to get your stamina back post Covid? Check out Varun Dhawan’s fitness video

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:28 PM IST
  • From right side lateral travelling ape to full scorpion, here’s how Coolie No.1 star Varun Dhawan recovered and got his stamina back after suffering from Covid-19 | Watch
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A study published in journal Human Gene Therapy shows that gene editing therapies, including CRISPR-Cas frameworks, offer the possibility to address transformations causing inherited retinal degenerations, a leading cause of blindness.(ANI)
A study published in journal Human Gene Therapy shows that gene editing therapies, including CRISPR-Cas frameworks, offer the possibility to address transformations causing inherited retinal degenerations, a leading cause of blindness.(ANI)

Study highlights genome altering can help to treat human retinal degeneration

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:35 PM IST
A study published in journal Human Gene Therapy shows that gene editing therapies, including CRISPR-Cas frameworks, offer the possibility to address transformations causing inherited retinal degenerations, a leading cause of blindness.
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Loss of smell may be best predictor of Covid-19, research confirms

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:48 PM IST
The research found that only around half of patients with a loss of smell got their sense of smell back after forty days.
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During the pandemic, burnout among health care professionals is a pervasive public health concern as the health care professionals are required to work even longer hours in high-stress situations.(ANI)
During the pandemic, burnout among health care professionals is a pervasive public health concern as the health care professionals are required to work even longer hours in high-stress situations.(ANI)

Burnout among health care professions a public health concern during pandemic

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:19 PM IST
During the pandemic, burnout among health care professionals is a pervasive public health concern as the health care professionals are required to work even longer hours in high-stress situations.
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Representational image(WebMD)

Fatty acid may combat multiple sclerosis. Here's how

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:36 PM IST
A new study by Yale University explains that the abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be set off by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue.
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Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health.(Unsplash)
Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health.(Unsplash)

Study: Childhood neglect leaves generational imprint

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:21 AM IST
Early life experiences can have an effect on brain development and neurobiological health. A research shows that those effects can be passed down to generations, reporting that the children of mothers who had faced childhood neglect displayed altered brain circuitry involved in fear and anxiety.
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How Covid-19 has permanently changed the fitness industry(Pexels)
How Covid-19 has permanently changed the fitness industry(Pexels)

The permanent effects of Covid-19 on fitness industry

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:51 AM IST
Because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, virtual fitness classes and mental health options were in demand during 2020. Doesn't look like that trend will end anytime soon, gym owners predict.
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The study involved all healthcare providers in the South West of England taking a new approach.(Unsplash)
The study involved all healthcare providers in the South West of England taking a new approach.(Unsplash)

Research suggest simple, cheap test can help save lives from colorectal cancer

ANI, London [uk]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:59 PM IST
New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives.
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According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes in India is expected to rise to 69.9 million from 40.9 million by 2025.(Pixabay)
According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes in India is expected to rise to 69.9 million from 40.9 million by 2025.(Pixabay)

How can you treat diabetes the Ayurvedic way

ANI, Gurugram (haryana) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:58 PM IST
One of India's leading Ayurvedic medicines developers, Butterfly Ayurveda, recommends people to take care of their sugar levels with Ayurveda, particularly during this pandemic since they are at huge risk of Covid-19.
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Despite the coronavirus restricting gym capacity while shuttering some entirely, the traditional January spike in memberships has matched—and in some ways exceeded—those of years past.(Unsplash)
Despite the coronavirus restricting gym capacity while shuttering some entirely, the traditional January spike in memberships has matched—and in some ways exceeded—those of years past.(Unsplash)

How Covid-19 has permanently changed the fitness industry

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Covid-19 has accelerated adoption of a hybrid model of online/in-person workouts that more brick-and-mortar gyms are likely to retain when the pandemic recedes.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Fried food intake linked to heightened serious heart disease, stroke risk

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:25 PM IST
While fried food is considered detrimental to health, a new study sheds light on its effects. The findings of a pooled analysis of the available research suggest that fried-food intake is linked to a heightened risk of major heart disease and stroke.
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It is well known that people who drink a lot of alcohol regularly are at increased risk of developing heart failure, and heart failure can increase the incidence of atrial fibrillation.(Unsplash)
It is well known that people who drink a lot of alcohol regularly are at increased risk of developing heart failure, and heart failure can increase the incidence of atrial fibrillation.(Unsplash)

One alcoholic drink in a day linked to risk of atrial fibrillation: Study

ANI, Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
A study of nearly 108,000 people has found that people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm.
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Study: Androgen therapy can be alternative treatment strategy for breast cancer(Twitter/MoriKessler)
Study: Androgen therapy can be alternative treatment strategy for breast cancer(Twitter/MoriKessler)

Study: Androgen therapy can be alternative treatment strategy for breast cancer

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:07 AM IST
  • A new discovery finds positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment. Study says androgen therapy has immediate implications for women resistant to current forms of endocrine therapy
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Prior to Covid-19 there was a strong global health discourse that argued against lockdowns and similar mass quarantines.(Bloomberg)
Prior to Covid-19 there was a strong global health discourse that argued against lockdowns and similar mass quarantines.(Bloomberg)

From the Bubonic plague to 2021, why lockdowns look set to stay

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:54 PM IST
A year after the lockdown imposed in the Chinese city of Wuhan shocked the world, the tactic is turning out to be an enduring tool for quelling the coronavirus almost everywhere.
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The survey also found that those with blood group 'O' may be less susceptible to the infection, while people with 'B' and 'AB' blood groups were at a higher risk.(Unsplash)
The survey also found that those with blood group 'O' may be less susceptible to the infection, while people with 'B' and 'AB' blood groups were at a higher risk.(Unsplash)

Seropositivity for Covid-19 found to be lesser in smokers, vegetarians

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity indicating that they may be at a lesser risk of getting infected by coronavirus.
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Malaika Arora does Sarvangasana(Instagram/malaikaaroraofficial)
Malaika Arora does Sarvangasana(Instagram/malaikaaroraofficial)

Malaika Arora's asana for the week is Sarvangasana, it has countless benefits

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:24 PM IST
  • This week, Malaika Arora showed her followers how to do the Sarvangasana aka the shoulder stand. The fitness enthusiast shares an asana every week to urge her followers to exercise.
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