articles by Myupchar

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World Arthritis Day 2021: Juvenile, rheumatoid and infectious types can occur at any age

Arthritis is not a single disease but a collection of more than 100 different conditions that affect the joints, tissues around joints and other connective tissues.

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World Arthritis Day 2021: Here's an in-depth look at the condition

According to one estimate, 15% of Indians who have a musculoskeletal condition have some form of arthritis.

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Scrub typhus: Why a disease that has been around since World War II still has us stumped

While scrub typhus is relatively easy to treat with antibiotics like doxycycline, the difficulty lies in diagnosing it early enough.

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Greater air pollution in winter, COVID-19 are potential risk factors for preterm births

Studies have not suggested an increased risk of congenital anomalies, early pregnancy loss, or miscarriage in pregnant women due to COVID-19, however, the novel coronavirus infection has been associated with an increased risk of premature birth

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Women more likely to die within a year of experiencing their first stroke compared to men, finds study

Strokes and heart attacks are leading causes of death worldwide but their symptoms and risk factors often differ widely among men and women

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Inflammation, pain, weaker immune system among toxic health effects of unresolved emotions

There is a link between unresolved emotions that are negative and unhealthy and mental health issues

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Secondary bacterial, fungal infections in hospitalised COVID-19 patients increase risk of worse outcomes, finds study

According to researchers, antimicrobial measures in hospitals and healthcare centres with COVID-19 wards need to be amped up as half of these secondary infections originated at the hospital, more than 48 hours from the time of hospital admission

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Experimental cancer drug with GLP-1 agonist can help control weight, manage glucose levels in diabetes patients

GLP-1 analogues, also called incretin mimics, are a rather new class of injectable drugs that are given to patients with type 2 diabetes who can’t control their blood glucose levels with oral medications.

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Allergens, carbon monoxide and other triggers of winter headaches; how to prevent them

The idea that changes in weather can trigger headaches, especially in people who are naturally more prone to migraines or cluster headaches, is well documented globally

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Androgen receptor inhibitors used to treat prostate cancer may also be effective against COVID-19, suggests study

Androgen receptors are specific proteins present on the surface of certain cells that bind to the male hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone

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Wearable activity trackers may help distinguish between COVID-19, flu symptoms early on

Health agencies and governments across the world have also devised methods to record these self-reported symptoms via smartphones to detect emerging hotspots for the infection and allocating adequate medical resources accordingly.

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Different blood pressure readings from left and right arm may indicate increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death

In fact, blood pressure should be measured in both arms during a proper cardiovascular disease risk assessment.

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Drug used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure may help defy aging by activating mitochondrial stress response

Mitochondria is a cellular organelle (structure inside body cells) that performs various important functions in the body

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COVID-19 patients with neurological problems at time of hospitalisation at higher risk of death

A new study published in the journal Neurology says that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is protean in its manifestations. The word protean means versatile or capable of doing many things. Since the beginning of the pandemic, everything that we have come to learn about COVID-19 affirms this description of the disease

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Lung fibrosis in patients recovering from COVID-19 poses higher risk, needs prolonged oxygen supplement

Immune hyper reaction, referred to as cytokine storm, due to uncontrolled release of an excessive amount of cytokines, has been reported as a major contributor to multi-organ dysfunction in SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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COVID-19-triggered mucormycosis cases rise in India: Symptoms, treatment and risk factors of deadly black fungal infection

According to CDC, mucormycosis is not contagious, and usually occurs when someone inhales the fungal spores directly. The best way to prevent mucormycosis, therefore, relies on preventing contact with fungal spores.

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Use of oral contraceptive pills linked to reduction in endometrial and ovarian cancer risks, study finds

Despite its widespread use and benefits, oral contraceptive pills are often associated with a number of myths and risk factors for other diseases, especially cancers

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New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterised by developmental delays and disability, difficulty in social interactions and repetitive speech and behaviours

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Obesity-related risks for colorectal cancer not the same for men and women, says new study

Having a higher body mass index increases the risk of colorectal cancer among men more than in women and higher waist-to-hip ration heightens the risk of colorectal cancer among women rather than in men

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Experts say myocarditis is major cardiovascular effect seen in COVID-19 patients

Experts have previously suggested that SARS-CoV-2 (the COVID-19 causing virus) damages the heart muscle cells when it enters these cells through ACE2 receptors