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New study chalks out COVID-19 precautions to take while visiting your primary health centres or clinics

The researchers concluded that instead of delaying in-person care and appointments, especially for the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases, a number of safety considerations can be adopted by both patients and healthcare centres to bridge the gap the pandemic has create==d.

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World Iodine Deficiency Day 2020: Hyperthyroidism, goitre and associated disorders remain a concern in India

The survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research in 2012 shows that 350 million people in India do not consume sufficient amounts of iodized salt and therefore continue to be at risk of IDD.

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Timely treatment with tocilizumab likely to improve clinical outcomes in severe COVID-19 patients, finds study

The drug is already approved and is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that leads to joint inflammation and pain

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Scientists find silent mutations that allowed novel coronavirus to spread among humans

Silent mutations are changes in the DNA or nucleotide sequence of an organism that do not cause a visible change in the organism

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COVID-19 treatment: CBD derived from cannabis may help reverse lung damage caused by cytokine storm, find studies

When CBD was administered to mice with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by the cytokine storm during COVID-19 infection, the level of apelin, which helps maintain blood pressure and also reduces inflammation along with ACE-2, also increased thus improving blood and oxygen flow

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Male, elderly patients with severe COVID-19 may have higher levels of antibodies in their plasma, reveals study

Scientists said that a possible explanation for this could be that due to severe disease, the inflammatory response in the body gets accelerated, recruiting more B-cells to fight the infection. This consequently results in more antibody production

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World Osteoporosis Day 2020: Hereditary factors can affect bone development in early years, women at higher risk, suggests study

Osteoporosis is a disease where the loss of bone minerals - and hence the bones - occurs very quickly, leading to brittle bones, fractures and frailty among other health issues

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Sitting long hours may not be bad for your brain as long as daily exercise goals met, says study

A new study published in Psychology and Aging argues what we think about sitting and cognitive function may be wrong

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People with congenital heart disease may not be at high risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19, suggests study

The scientists from the Congenital Heart Disease Centre at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons conducted a review study on 7,000 individuals who were born with congenital heart disease

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Excessive sugar intake may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour, bipolar disorder and ADHD, suggests study

Excessive intake of fructose, specifically high fructose corn syrup, can stimulate craving, risk-taking, impulsivity and aggression and increases the risk of ADHD and bipolar disorder

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COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: Correct sampling technique is important to prevent injuries and complications

Right sampling technique is essential in yielding a good positivity rate and at the same time, one must be careful in not inducing trauma to the surrounding structures

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Traumatic experiences during early childhood can affect the metabolism of generations to come, new study claims

These changes in the metabolites and related pathways and syntheses were also observed in the male offspring of these adult mice and not just for a single generation

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Study shows similarities in host-viral interactions in SARS, MERS and COVID-19 viruses, suggests common drug treatment

Since the three viruses belong to the same family, experts believe they may share some vulnerabilities which could be exploited to treat the diseases caused by these viruses

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Using blue light filtering glasses improves sleep and productivity levels next day, claims study

All your digital devices, from phones and tablets to computers, laptops and televisions, emit blue light.

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World Food Day 2020: Maintaining a kitchen garden helps to build good nutritional, physical, neurological and mental health

Growing your own food, especially via kitchen gardens in urban areas, is one effective way of maintaining your connection with nature and reaching the above-mentioned health goals even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New case study suggests COVID-19 can lead to sudden permanent loss of hearing

Experts suggest that it may be a combination of the infection as well as the inflammation caused due to the virus in the ear that may be responsible for sensorineural hearing loss in COVID-19 patients

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Higher lymphocytes in asymptomatic cases may help resolve infection quicker, reveals study

While asymptomatic patients could reportedly spread the infection as well as symptomatic ones, it is still hard to identify them, let alone understand the clinical characteristics of this infection.

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Study reveals an extra 29 minutes of sleep every night can help improve mindfulness the next day

Mindfulness is the ability of a human to be fully present and aware of where the person is and what they are doing without getting overwhelmed by any of the situations they find themselves in.

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Kegel exercises if done correctly prevent urinary incontinence in women but remain sparsely used

Kegel exercises, a type of pelvic floor strengthening exercise, are recommended to pregnant women to prevent the risks of urinary incontinence.

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SADS-CoV: Swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus could spread from pigs to humans, claims study

The researchers created a synthetic clone of the SADS-CoV virus and infected human sample cells with this derivative recombinant SADS-CoV or rSADS-CoV to see if virus transmission, replication and in vitro gene expression was possible.