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The study, titled “Opioid Use as a Potential Risk Factor for Pancreatic Cancer in the United States,” is the first in the country to show evidence that opioid use may be an unidentified risk factor contributing to the increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer.(Yahoo)

Opioid use might increase risk of developing pancreatic cancer

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:47 PM IST
The study, titled “Opioid Use as a Potential Risk Factor for Pancreatic Cancer in the United States,” is the first in the country to show evidence that opioid use may be an unidentified risk factor contributing to the increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer.
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A new study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London uses a novel approach to investigate the effects of cardiovascular risk factors on the risk of Covid-19 infection.(Unsplash)
A new study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London uses a novel approach to investigate the effects of cardiovascular risk factors on the risk of Covid-19 infection.(Unsplash)

Obese people found to be at increased risk of Covid-19

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | London [UK]
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 01:22 PM IST
Several observational studies have reported the link between cardiovascular risk factors (such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol) and Covid-19 severity.
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The research was published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.(Unsplash)
The research was published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.(Unsplash)

Here’s how maintaining healthy sleep pattern may help lower risk of heart failure

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Dallas [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42 per cent lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns, according to a new research.
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More than 600 healthy older adults consumed 30 to 60 grams of walnuts per day as part of their typical diet or followed their standard diet for two years.(Unsplash)
More than 600 healthy older adults consumed 30 to 60 grams of walnuts per day as part of their typical diet or followed their standard diet for two years.(Unsplash)

Study reveals walnuts helpful in cardiovascular disease

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Studies from a randomised controlled trial reveals the capability of walnuts from preventing major risk factors for heart disease, claims,’ people who regularly consume walnuts may have a lower risk of heart disease’.
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Victims of school bullying are more prone to develop violent behaviour in future(Twitter/PsychCentral)
Victims of school bullying are more prone to develop violent behaviour in future(Twitter/PsychCentral)

Study: Victims of school bullying are more prone to making impulsive decisions, physical violence on family members

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 07:45 PM IST
A recent study has revealed that students who experience bullying in school, mostly have a risk factor for developing violent behaviour at home against their family as well as at school.
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The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined the characteristics of breast cancer among Indian and Pakistani-American and non-Hispanic white women.(Pixabay)
The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined the characteristics of breast cancer among Indian and Pakistani-American and non-Hispanic white women.(Pixabay)

Indian, Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at younger age: Study

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Houston
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms, at a younger age.
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The favoured modifications for holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas are limiting group size and attempting to take things outdoors.(Unsplash)
The favoured modifications for holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas are limiting group size and attempting to take things outdoors.(Unsplash)

How to have a Covid-safe holiday season

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:01 PM IST
The bad news about the upcoming holiday season is that traditional meals and parties — involving indoor settings, poor ventilation, and prolonged, close contact — are the biggest risk factors for spreading Covid-19.
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In July, U.S. health officials found that nearly 40% of people who have died with Covid-19 had diabetes.(Unsplash)
In July, U.S. health officials found that nearly 40% of people who have died with Covid-19 had diabetes.(Unsplash)

Doctors probe whether Covid-19 is causing diabetes

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 07:59 PM IST
It’s already been well-documented that people with diabetes face much higher risks of severe illness or death if they contract Covid-19.
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The study, noted that life expectancy in India has risen from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019, ranging from 77.3 years in Kerala to 66.9 years in Uttar Pradesh.(Unsplash)
The study, noted that life expectancy in India has risen from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019, ranging from 77.3 years in Kerala to 66.9 years in Uttar Pradesh.(Unsplash)

India gained decade of life expectancy since 1990: Lancet study

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:11 PM IST
India has gained more than a decade of life expectancy since 1990, but there are wide inequalities between states, according to a new study.
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Supporters of German first division Bundesliga 1 FC Union Berlin cheer for their team on the stands during a friendly test football match between 1 FC Union Berlin and second division club Hannover 96 in Berlin on October 8, 2020. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO(AFP)
Supporters of German first division Bundesliga 1 FC Union Berlin cheer for their team on the stands during a friendly test football match between 1 FC Union Berlin and second division club Hannover 96 in Berlin on October 8, 2020. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO(AFP)

Virus threatens to push Bundesliga fans back out of stadiums

By Associated Press | Munich
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Six of the nine home teams this round have stadiums in areas with infection rates above the level set down in the politicians’ agreement which governs German sports this season.
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A doctor's assistant takes a smear for a PCR corona test in a medical practice in Berlin, Germany.(AP)
A doctor's assistant takes a smear for a PCR corona test in a medical practice in Berlin, Germany.(AP)

GBD report shows world affected by ‘syndemic’ of chronic diseases, Covid-19

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | London
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 09:17 AM IST
The emergence and overlap of the coronavirus pandemic with a continued global rise in chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes - with added environmental risks such as air pollution - have exacerbated the coronavirus death toll.
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Penn State College of Medicine researchers say their findings may help public health officials improve patient care and develop interventions that can target these high-risk populations.(Unsplash)
Penn State College of Medicine researchers say their findings may help public health officials improve patient care and develop interventions that can target these high-risk populations.(Unsplash)

Certain pre-existing conditions may increase mortality risk for Covid-19 patients: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Pennsylvania [US]
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:19 PM IST
A new study conducted on Covid-19 patients has confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can increase a patient’s risk of dying from the virus.
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An analysis of clinical profiles of 3,222 young adults (aged 18-34 years; mean age of 28.3 years) hospitalised for Covid-19 between April 1 and June 30 in 419 hospitals in the US revealed that 21% of them needed intensive care, 10% required mechanical ventilation, and 2.7% died.(Pixabay)
An analysis of clinical profiles of 3,222 young adults (aged 18-34 years; mean age of 28.3 years) hospitalised for Covid-19 between April 1 and June 30 in 419 hospitals in the US revealed that 21% of them needed intensive care, 10% required mechanical ventilation, and 2.7% died.(Pixabay)

Obesity, diabetes raise Covid-19 death risk

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension were the most common risk factors in young adults, with those having more than one of these conditions facing risks comparable to older adults having no pre-existing illnesses, reported a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, which is the journal of the American Medical Association.
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People queue to give swab samples for coronavirus tests, New Delhi, July 11, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
People queue to give swab samples for coronavirus tests, New Delhi, July 11, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Adopt a new paradigm to deal with Covid-19 spread

By JVR Prasada Rao
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 08:39 PM IST
The epidemic is out in the open. Embark on national surveillance, enhance testing, protect the vulnerable
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Public health experts attribute mortalities among patients without co-morbid conditions to “delayed reporting” of the infection, caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Public health experts attribute mortalities among patients without co-morbid conditions to “delayed reporting” of the infection, caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

11% of Pune’s Covid fatalities showed no associated risk factors

By Stefy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The common pre-existing ailments that can be fatal for a Covid-19 positive patient include blood pressure, kidney and liver disease, diabetes and respiratory illness
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Representational Image.(Unsplash)
Representational Image.(Unsplash)

Covid-19 updates: C-section may be linked to worse outcomes for coronavirus patients

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 04:21 PM IST
“The outdoor weather ... determines the duration of drying of respiratory droplets deposited on surfaces. The drying time is linked to the survival of the coronavirus inside the droplets.”
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Early exposure to anaesthetics may make adolescents more prone to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a recent research.(Unsplash)
Early exposure to anaesthetics may make adolescents more prone to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a recent research.(Unsplash)

Early exposure to anaesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder among adolescents. Here’s why

By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Washington DC
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Early exposure to anaesthetics may make adolescents more prone to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a recent research.
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A new study has claimed that young adults aged between 16 and 24 may have a six-fold increased risk of epilepsy-related death, a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.(UNSPLASH)
A new study has claimed that young adults aged between 16 and 24 may have a six-fold increased risk of epilepsy-related death, a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.(UNSPLASH)

Here’s why young adults are more likely to die from epilepsy

By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | London
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 02:14 PM IST
A new study has claimed that young adults aged between 16 and 24 may have a six-fold increased risk of epilepsy-related death, a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.
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A recent study shows that people are more likely to opt for non-alcoholic drinks if more of them are available than alcoholic drinks.(UNSPLASH)
A recent study shows that people are more likely to opt for non-alcoholic drinks if more of them are available than alcoholic drinks.(UNSPLASH)

Wider availability of non-alcoholic drinks may reduce liquor consumption. Here’s how

By Asian News International - Published by Alfea Jamal | Washington DC [USA]
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 03:59 PM IST
A recent study shows that people are more likely to opt for non-alcoholic drinks if more of them are available than alcoholic drinks.
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A man wears a protective face mask at a lookout point as a general view of the city of Barcelona is seen in the background, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Barcelona, Spain May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File photo(REUTERS)
A man wears a protective face mask at a lookout point as a general view of the city of Barcelona is seen in the background, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Barcelona, Spain May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File photo(REUTERS)

Coronavirus pandemic: App to track Covid-19 symptoms, inform users about hot spots

By Press Trust of India - Published by Alfea Jamal | Boston
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Scientists have developed an app that provides insights on COVID-19 hot spots, and the symptoms users must look out for, an advance that may aid public health officials in their efforts to contain the pandemic.
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Owing to increased screen time amid the COVID-19 self-isolation requirements there is a certain ‘loss of pleasure’ in sleep of teenagers that causes negative mood.(UNSPLASH)
Owing to increased screen time amid the COVID-19 self-isolation requirements there is a certain ‘loss of pleasure’ in sleep of teenagers that causes negative mood.(UNSPLASH)

Amid Covid-19 lockdown, ‘loss of pleasure’ in teen sleep

By Asian News International - Published by Alfea Jamal | Washington D.C. [USA]
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 10:07 PM IST
Owing to increased screen time amid the COVID-19 self-isolation requirements there is a certain ‘loss of pleasure’ in sleep of teenagers that causes negative mood.
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According to a new study, older people with depression, who also experience persistent and worsening sleep disturbances, are at much higher risk of remaining depressed.(UNSPLASH)
According to a new study, older people with depression, who also experience persistent and worsening sleep disturbances, are at much higher risk of remaining depressed.(UNSPLASH)

Older people with persistent insomnia symptoms more likely to remain depressed

By Asian News International | Washington DC
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 09:09 PM IST
According to a new study, older people with depression, who also experience persistent and worsening sleep disturbances, are at much higher risk of remaining depressed.
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New Delhi, India- May 01, 2020: A medical professional takes a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection, during lockdown, at Filmistan Cinema Model Basti, in New Delhi, India on Friday, May 01, 2020. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India- May 01, 2020: A medical professional takes a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection, during lockdown, at Filmistan Cinema Model Basti, in New Delhi, India on Friday, May 01, 2020. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Bias, stress, fake news: Scientists outline ways to change behaviour and adapt to life during Covid-19 pandemic

By Press Trust of India | New York
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 09:09 PM IST
The review research, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, focuses on phenomena linked to COVID-19, connecting existing studies to potential courses of action in several areas, including group threat, fake news, social norms, stress, and coping.
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As many as 78% of those dead were suffering from some form of chronic health condition, and 51.2% were above 60 years of age.(ANI)
As many as 78% of those dead were suffering from some form of chronic health condition, and 51.2% were above 60 years of age.(ANI)

65% of Covid deaths in India are men, shows govt’s data

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Of the 1,074 Covid-19 deaths reported from across the country till April 30 afternoon, 65% are men, which is in line with the evidence so far that Covid-19 kills more men than women.
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Medical staff wear protective suits while checking the homeless with a thermal scanner after authorities prepared the sports halls for homeless people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana(REUTERS)
Medical staff wear protective suits while checking the homeless with a thermal scanner after authorities prepared the sports halls for homeless people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana(REUTERS)

Coronavirus pandemic: Men are more than twice as likely to die from Covid-19

By Indo Asian News Service | Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Men and women are equally likely to contract the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19), but men are more than twice as likely to die from the disease as compared to women, warn researchers.
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People who experience loss of smell as one of the COVID-19 symptoms are likely to have a mild to moderate clinical course of the disease, according to a study which may help health care providers determine which patients require hospitalisation.(UNSPLASH)
People who experience loss of smell as one of the COVID-19 symptoms are likely to have a mild to moderate clinical course of the disease, according to a study which may help health care providers determine which patients require hospitalisation.(UNSPLASH)

Coronavirus: Loss of smell may indicate mild to moderate Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 06:50 PM IST
People who experience loss of smell as one of the COVID-19 symptoms are likely to have a mild to moderate clinical course of the disease, according to a study which may help health care providers determine which patients require hospitalisation.
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Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a cardiovascular disease that occurs when cholesterol or other fatty substances in the blood build up in the blood vessels away from the heart, usually the legs, impeding blood flow.(Unsplash)
Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a cardiovascular disease that occurs when cholesterol or other fatty substances in the blood build up in the blood vessels away from the heart, usually the legs, impeding blood flow.(Unsplash)

Here’s how work-related stress may up risk for peripheral artery disease

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 06:46 PM IST
People who reported work-related stress were more likely to be hospitalised for peripheral artery disease compared to those who did not report work-related stress, according to a study.
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There is a marked difference in the way parents interact with children when depressed and this impacts a child’s development.(Unsplash)
There is a marked difference in the way parents interact with children when depressed and this impacts a child’s development.(Unsplash)

Parental depression can affect your kids internally, externally. Here’s how

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 08:54 AM IST
There is a marked difference in the way parents interact with children when depressed and this impacts a child’s development. In some societies where discussing mental health is a taboo, which makes it harder for children.
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Genetics passed from parents may be linked with psychiatric problems in children, adolescents and may also be leading to depression in adults, suggests a recent study.(UNSPLASH)
Genetics passed from parents may be linked with psychiatric problems in children, adolescents and may also be leading to depression in adults, suggests a recent study.(UNSPLASH)

Genetics linked to psychiatric problems in children, depression in adults

By Asian News International | Washington D.C. [USA]
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Genetics passed from parents may be linked with psychiatric problems in children, adolescents and may also be leading to depression in adults, suggests a recent study.
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Working from home? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that adults who work long hours are more likely to have hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid.(UNSPLASH)
Working from home? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that adults who work long hours are more likely to have hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid.(UNSPLASH)

Here’s how long working hours can cause underactive thyroid

By Indo Asian News Service | Seoul
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Working from home? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that adults who work long hours are more likely to have hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid.
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