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
Strokes and heart attacks are leading causes of death worldwide but their symptoms and risk factors often differ widely among men and women
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
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
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
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
Mitochondria is a cellular organelle (structure inside body cells) that performs various important functions in the body
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
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
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
Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterised by developmental delays and disability, difficulty in social interactions and repetitive speech and behaviours
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 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
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
What’s bad for your heart can be equally bad for your brain and can eventually lead to dementia in later life
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
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
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
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.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder and an autoimmune disease in which the immune system starts attacking the peripheral nervous system.