Tag: Health

Patients With COVID-19 Infection May Develop Thyroid Disease

London: Researchers have found that patients with Covid-19 may develop an inflammatory thyroid disease called subacute thyroiditis. Subacute thyroiditis is an inflammatory thyroid disease characterised by neck pain and is usually preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection. According to a new case study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, it may […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Obesity Not Related To How Close You Live To Fast Food Outlets

London: There is no correlation between obesity and how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms as previous studies have indicated that these factors may be important in adult obesity, say researchers. According to the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, the areas where we live are known to be important for […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Oral Disease
Vaping puts healthy people on brink of oral disease

New York: A team of US researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist revealed that just a few months of vaping may put healthy people on the brink of oral disease. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that the collection of oral bacteria in daily e-cigarette users’ mouths is teeming with potent infection-causing […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Poor Sleep Quality May Increase Risk For Heart Disease

New York: Sleeping poorly on a regular basis may lead to the fatty arterial plaque buildup known as atherosclerosis that can result in fatal heart disease. “We’ve discovered that fragmented sleep is associated with a unique pathway — chronic circulating inflammation throughout the bloodstream — which, in turn, is linked to higher amounts of plaques […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
BP medications help frailest elderly people live longer

London: Researchers have found that taking blood pressure medication as prescribed helped even the frailest elderly people (65 and older) live longer, and the healthiest older people had the biggest survival boost. “We focused on whether blood pressure medication is protective in frail patients with many other medical conditions who are usually excluded from randomized […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Kidneys Deteriorate With Age, Regardless Of Health

London: Our kidney function deteriorates with age, even if people do not have any other diseases, say researchers. Loss of kidney function is something that happens to all humans and is, thus, a way to determine ageing in general. For the findings, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), the research […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Even 40ml Liquor Daily May Put You At Death Risk

Toronto: Moderate drinkers, beware. Even consuming 350ml of beer, 140ml of wine or 40ml of liquor daily within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalisation and death, researchers have warned. Moderate drinkers “are not insulated from harm,” said researchers led by Adam Sherk from Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
wearable patch
Wearable Patch May Provide New Treatment Option For Skin Cancer

New York: Purdue University innovators in the US have created a novel wearable patch with fully miniaturized nanoneedles that can enhance drug delivery for people with melanoma which is a form of skin cancer. The bioresorbable silicon nanoneedles are built on a thin, flexible and water-soluble medical film. The water-soluble film serves as a temporary […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Breakthrough Discovery Can Transform Prostate Cancer Treatment

Sydney: Scientists have discovered a novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate that can dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer. Pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation of the drug – currently marketed as Zytiga – improves the drug’s effectiveness by 40 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Blood Tests Can Predict Risk Of Severe Liver Disease

London: Researchers have found that repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in human blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease. According to a study published in the Journal of Hepatology, the risk of liver cirrhosis increases if the levels of this biomarker rise between two testing occasions. Fat accumulation […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Eating Foods With Green Tea Extract May Reduce Norovirus Risk

New York: Adding green tea extract to prepared foods may lower chances of catching the highly contagious norovirus, say researchers. Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea and people of all ages can get infected and sick with norovirus. It’s transmitted from person to person and through consumption of contaminated water […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Eat Chocolate Once A Week To Keep Your Heart Healthy

New York: It seems like chocolate is good for the heart as researchers have said that consuming chocolate at least once a week is linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, suggests that chocolate helps keep the heart’s blood vessels healthy. In the past, […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
The future of Odisha politics
Op-Ed: The Future Of Odisha Politics

Dwelling in the past cocoons every generation in a comfort zone. Perennially under the spell of self-praise and in the illusion of own generation’s self-adulation, every age group of politicians assumes that their successors would be less worthy. They rue “things have changed”. Of course, they are supposed to change and ought to change. Whether […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021