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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: Types of invisible disabilities and their impact
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: Types of invisible disabilities and their impact

This year’s theme was designed to bring attention to disabilities that are not immediately apparent to others and yet have a deep and potentially devastating impact on the lives of the patients, their loved ones and caregivers

Alcohol-free hand sanitisers with benzalkonium chloride efficient at preventing SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission: Study
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Alcohol-free hand sanitisers with benzalkonium chloride efficient at preventing SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission: Study

BYU researchers set out to evaluate the efficacy of four commercially available quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) including benzalkonium chloride against the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Taking glucosamine-chondroitin supplements may reduce cardiovascular and other mortality risks, suggests study
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Taking glucosamine-chondroitin supplements may reduce cardiovascular and other mortality risks, suggests study

Glucosamine and chondroitin are natural compounds found in healthy cartilage, which is the connective tissue that cushions the joints of the body

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness can effectively treat long-term symptoms of concussions, study finds
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Yoga, meditation and mindfulness can effectively treat long-term symptoms of concussions, study finds

Mild traumatic brain injuries can lead to serious and long-term neurological effects including impaired cognitive function related to memory, reasoning, communication

Instability, arthritis among five reasons other than posture that cause shoulder pain in young adults
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Instability, arthritis among five reasons other than posture that cause shoulder pain in young adults

The shoulder is made up of several joints, tendons and muscles that facilitate a wide range of motion and a problem in any of these key parts can cause both temporary and chronic shoulder pain

Viral load found to be higher in asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, lower in those who are older: Study
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Viral load found to be higher in asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, lower in those who are older: Study

It took quite a while since the COVID-19 pandemic began for medical professionals to understand the transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and how patients with or without symptoms help spread the disease further

Global temperature shifts may play critical role in COVID-19 spread and vulnerability, reveals new study
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Global temperature shifts may play critical role in COVID-19 spread and vulnerability, reveals new study

The researchers found that countries with a mean temperature above 27 degrees Celsius showed unusually low death rates in March and April

Immunonutrition, cannabis extracts could prevent COVID-19 and aid recovery, says study
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Immunonutrition, cannabis extracts could prevent COVID-19 and aid recovery, says study

Researchers behind the study on immunonutrition said that a strong immune system is one that has a steady supply of nutrients to the T cells, B cells, the complement system and phagocytes

Psychological flexibility, mindful behaviour linked to stronger connections in families and romantic relationships
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Psychological flexibility, mindful behaviour linked to stronger connections in families and romantic relationships

The study found that psychological flexibility in interactions and behaviours has better outcomes in both family units and couples, while psychological inflexibility leads to the dissolution of the family unit or couple commitments

Study finds 'encouraging' recovery of lung capacity, tissue in most severe COVID-19 cases
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Study finds 'encouraging' recovery of lung capacity, tissue in most severe COVID-19 cases

Researchers believe that the patterns of recovery observed among COVID-19 patients is similar to the recovery trajectory of patients suffering from acute pneumonia or ARDS

Flavanols in cocoa improve brain vascular function, cognition in young, healthy adults, says new study
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Flavanols in cocoa improve brain vascular function, cognition in young, healthy adults, says new study

Flavanols are polyphenols belonging to a class of phytonutrients called flavonoids. This phytonutrient has antioxidant potential and so is considered highly beneficial.

Lipocalin-2, a hormone that suppresses hunger in humans, could be used to treat obesity: Study
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Lipocalin-2, a hormone that suppresses hunger in humans, could be used to treat obesity: Study

Obesity not only impairs movement but also increases the risks of many chronic and potentially disabling diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and kidney disease

New immunotherapy for influenza virus infections may also help fight HIV and COVID-19, study suggests
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New immunotherapy for influenza virus infections may also help fight HIV and COVID-19, study suggests

Some studies also indicate that flu shots or vaccines can offer some protection against COVID-19

Sundown syndrome: Dementia symptoms can worsen at night; here's what you can do to manage them
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Sundown syndrome: Dementia symptoms can worsen at night; here's what you can do to manage them

Studies suggest that anywhere between two to over 60 percent dementia patients, whether in nursing homes or their own houses, have sundown syndrome

Bathing during winters: Right water temperature, correct frequency, other essential facts and tips you must know
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Bathing during winters: Right water temperature, correct frequency, other essential facts and tips you must know

This study also suggests that both showering and immersion bathing can improve mental and physical health status

Skilled home healthcare for discharged COVID-19 patients may lead to better outcomes, faster recovery
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Skilled home healthcare for discharged COVID-19 patients may lead to better outcomes, faster recovery

the findings of this study suggest that many adverse reactions and persistence of debilitating symptoms can be reduced substantially by providing home healthcare to discharged patients

COVID-19 patients with high blood sugar at higher risk of death even if they don’t have diabetes, study suggests
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COVID-19 patients with high blood sugar at higher risk of death even if they don’t have diabetes, study suggests

Researchers have found that the cumulative probability of mortality was significantly higher in patients with hyperglycemia - whether they had diabetes or not - as compared to those with normal blood sugar levels

Risk of fractures may be higher if you follow vegan, vegetarian or pescetarian diet, says study
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Risk of fractures may be higher if you follow vegan, vegetarian or pescetarian diet, says study

Vegans and vegetarians need to focus on maintaining a healthy BMI and including proper calcium and protein supplements in their diets to prevent fracture risks

Social bubbles, physical distancing, masks: Which method is most effective in controlling COVID-19 spread at events
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Social bubbles, physical distancing, masks: Which method is most effective in controlling COVID-19 spread at events

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has conducted precisely this type of evaluation of various social settings which can lead to COVID-19 outbreaks to understand which preventive methods are best suited for which type of situation

Adding oil of acebuche, type of Spanish wild olive tree, to your diet can reduce arterial hypertension, suggests study
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Adding oil of acebuche, type of Spanish wild olive tree, to your diet can reduce arterial hypertension, suggests study

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic disease that leads to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues