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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Young onset of esophageal cancer is rare but on the rise: Study says poor five-year survival rate likely among patients
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Young onset of esophageal cancer is rare but on the rise: Study says poor five-year survival rate likely among patients

You may not be as aware of the threat of esophageal cancer as you may be of breast, lung or even prostate cancer, but the prevalence of this cancer type is gradually increasing. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, esophageal cancer is the seventh most commonly occurring cancer among men and the 13th among women worldwide

Improved heart health in midlife could reduce dementia risk, apathy may be an early warning sign
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Improved heart health in midlife could reduce dementia risk, apathy may be an early warning sign

What’s bad for your heart can be equally bad for your brain and can eventually lead to dementia in later life

Endothelial cells could be targeted to restore lung function in COVID-19 patients, suggests study
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Endothelial cells could be targeted to restore lung function in COVID-19 patients, suggests study

The study authors also said that drugs targeting endothelial activation should be used to control inflammation and coagulopathy associated with COVID-19

Sucrose drinks instead of glucose ones may negatively affect hunger-regulating hormones in young adults
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Sucrose drinks instead of glucose ones may negatively affect hunger-regulating hormones in young adults

Due to the flak high-fructose corn syrup receives, many soft drinks, sports drinks, fruit juices, candies and cereals now contain sucrose instead and therefore its consumption has increased in recent years

Post COVID-19 care: Risk of readmission and death highest in first ten days after hospital discharge, says study
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Post COVID-19 care: Risk of readmission and death highest in first ten days after hospital discharge, says study

Observing that there was limited data on the initial outcomes after hospitalisation, researchers set out to measure the rate of readmission, reasons for readmission and rate of death after hospital discharge among the patients with COVID-19

Obesity, sedentary lifestyle, patellofemoral pain syndrome and other causes of knee pain in young adults
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Obesity, sedentary lifestyle, patellofemoral pain syndrome and other causes of knee pain in young adults

If someone in their twenties starts experiencing knee pain, taking them to see a specialist and getting a proper diagnosis of the underlying cause is very important.

No conclusive association between COVID-19 infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome, finds study
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No conclusive association between COVID-19 infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome, finds study

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder and an autoimmune disease in which the immune system starts attacking the peripheral nervous system.