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Women with COVID-19 more likely to suffer acute stress during childbirth

5 hours 6 min ago
Researchers in the United States and Israel have conducted a study showing that women who have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are twice as likely to experience acute clinical stress while giving birth, compared with women giving birth who do not have the illness.

Lessons from Italian neurosurgeons who fought on the frontline of COVID-19 pandemic's first wave

9 hours 16 min ago
A report by neurosurgeons at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, Italy, highlights the strategies their unit had to take to help combat the viral illness, which has claimed the lives of more than 1.49 million people worldwide. The study was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery in December 2020.

Can melatonin help prevent severe COVID-19?

9 hours 19 min ago
A team of researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada has found that melatonin can be an adjuvant to augment the efficacy of anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. They believe that the drug is a potential “silver bullet” to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Household composition and ethnicity may contribute to higher COVID-19 mortality: a UK case study

9 hours 27 min ago
A new study by researchers in the UK found that older people living with relatives are at an increased risk of severe COVID-19 and death. They also revealed that living in a multi-generational household, where extended family members live, was tied to increased COVID-19 mortality.

Researchers uncover potential glycine-based treatment for NAFLD

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 22:27
A new study further implicates low levels of the amino acid glycine in development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD. It also suggests addressing this might hold the key to a future treatment for the disease.

Researchers identify potential drug target that may improve cognition in people with mental illnesses

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 22:05
More than a dozen drugs are known to treat symptoms such as hallucinations, erratic behaviors, disordered thinking and emotional extremes associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other severe mental illnesses.

Repetitive behaviors and gastrointestinal problems may be connected in children with autism

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 21:35
In children with autism, repetitive behaviors and gastrointestinal problems may be connected, new research has found.

Menopausal women experience palpitation distress

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 19:19
New Rochelle, NY, December 2, 2020—Many menopausal women report having palpitation distress. The likelihood of women reporting palpitation distress was higher with worse insomnia, depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and menopausal quality of life (QOL) issues.

Study shows beneficial effects of blackcurrants on post-meal glucose response

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 19:11
Blackcurrants have a beneficial effect on post-meal glucose response, and the required portion size is much smaller than previously thought, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

School children with no malaria symptoms could be super-spreaders of the disease

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 19:07
School-age children with no malaria symptoms could serve as super-spreaders of the disease, an observation that could open a new chapter on malaria control, a meeting has heard. The new findings from a study that was conducted in Uganda were reported at the virtual annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene last month (18 November).

Experts address the global burden of brain diseases

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 19:07
Think Brain Health - a policy, clinical and research challenge, a virtual meeting featuring expert speakers in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, addressed current and future opportunities to help everyone achieve good brain health.

Researchers create first map of microbiome of dental black plaque in adults

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 19:05
The dark pigmentations that appear around the gums on dental enamel have a bacterial origin and there is currently no definitive therapy to remove it entirely.

Scientists develop new bioinformatics pipeline to identify viruses in environmental samples

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 19:02
Researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a novel bioinformatics pipeline called Lazy pipe for identifying viruses in host-associated or environmental samples.

GoMo Health EarlyCare program nurtures prenatal, postnatal moms to address psychological health

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:19
GoMo Health and the Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas have joined forces to incorporate the Center's research-backed strategies that enhance brain health and build resilience, into GoMo Health's evidence-based patient engagement platform.

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:56
Published in The Lancet Global Health, it examined population-based surveys of eye disease worldwide from 1980 and found public health services across the world are failing to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss.

Stay-at-home orders are hindering US academic productivity of faculty with young children

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:55
The academic productivity of higher education faculty In the United States in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields with very young children suffered as a result of the stay-at-home orders during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Scientists report the first map of molecular responses of human lung cells to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:28
In a multi-group collaborative involving the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL), the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM), and the Center for Network Systems Biology (CNSB), scientists have reported the first map of the molecular responses of human lung cells to infection by SARS-CoV-2.

New wearable sensor can track healing in chronic skin wounds

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:26
Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Texas at Austin have presented a proof-of-concept for a wearable sensor that can track healing in sores, ulcers, and other kinds of chronic skin wounds, even without the need to remove the bandages.

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:22
Sobering new statistics released by the Global Burden of Disease study found no significant reduction in the number of people with treatable sight loss worldwide since 2010 as public health services failed to meet World Health Organization (WHO) targets.

Study: Shipping pallets were responsible for sending people to emergency rooms of US hospitals

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:18
Shipping pallets -- often used as display platforms in retail settings or seen as raw material for household projects -- were responsible for sending more than 30,000 people to the emergency rooms of U.S. hospitals over a recent five-year period, according to a new study.