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Less physical activity and more screen time impact children's mental health during the pandemic

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:50
Few equations are as simple as the findings of a survey measuring the habits of 1,000 children during COVID-19: More physical activity and less screen time led to better mental health.

Wearable technology helps researchers to better understand the underlying health conditions

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:44
Wearable technology such as the Apple Watch is allowing researchers to recruit a more diverse group of participants to health and wellness studies, helping them better understand the underlying health conditions they could only dream about glimpsing at before, according to a new three-year landmark observational University of Michigan study.

HCV treatment decreases protein activity levels involved in liver cirrhosis, research shows

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:21
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina report in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis that the activity levels of the proteins involved in liver scarring, or cirrhosis, begin to decrease immediately after treatment for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), suggesting the possibility of early healing.

Study highlights the importance of routine suicide risk screenings in children with ASD

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:15
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts when screened for suicidal ideation during routine medical assessments, according to new research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Researchers receive $8.9 million grant to study the gut-brain connection in Parkinson’s disease

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:09
Dr. Michael Kaplitt, a professor of neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and a longtime leader in developing cutting-edge surgical therapies for movement disorders, leads a team that has been awarded a three-year, $8.9 million grant from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative.

Hyperimmune antibody produced in horses may be an efficient approach to combat covid-19

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:04
A study conducted by a consortium of Brazilian researchers has demonstrated that a hyperimmune serum consisting of purified antibody fragments produced in horses may be an efficient approach to combat covid-19.

Polyphenol-rich diet improves the intestinal permeability in older adults

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 07:00
The increase of intestinal permeability is associated with factors such as ageing, food allergies and intolerances and unhealthy diets.

DOD funds first human trial of a device to enhance the natural brain cleansing system

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 06:49
The U.S. Department of Defense is funding the first human trial of a device to speed up and enhance the natural system of brain cleansing that occurs when we sleep.

UTSA research could be key to decreasing maternal mortality rates in the U.S.

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 06:44
Researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP) have conducted a study that could be key to decreasing maternal mortality rates in the U.S.

Lung cancer-associated fibroblasts could guide the design of personalized treatments

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 06:29
Three subtypes of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) could guide the design of personalized treatment for lung cancer patients, according to a new study in Cancer Cell led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Study finds significant surge in liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis during the pandemic

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 06:16
Registrations for the national organ transplant waiting list related to alcoholic hepatitis as well as the number of deceased donor liver transplants for the inflammatory liver condition rose significantly during the pandemic, Michigan Medicine researchers found.

AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine does not affect fertility and birth rate outcomes, study says

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 06:16
Researchers from the University of Oxford have recently analyzed pregnancies that have occurred during four ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 clinical trials.

SARS-CoV-2 detection with natural spring water gargle instead of nasopharyngeal swabs

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 06:03
A team of researchers validated the use of spring water gargle as an alternative to ONPS for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.

Mental health determinants during COVID pandemic pregnancies in the U.K.

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 05:59
A new study reports the determinants of the mental state of pregnant women during the pandemic within the U.K. maternity services.

Brain fog in long COVID

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 05:52
A new study explores one troubling manifestation of long COVID, which is the cognitive impairment that follows clinical resolution of COVID-19.

Model suggests longer protection from SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody response

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 05:47
A new study discusses the durability of the immune response following natural infection or vaccination.

Effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine in immunocompromised individuals

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 05:28
Israeli researchers evaluate the antibody response in ICPs to assess antibody-mediated immunity following vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Clinically significant cataract associated with greater mortality risk from vascular causes

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 05:20
Clinically significant cataract is associated with an increased risk of death from vascular causes, such as stroke and heart attack, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Intussusceptive angiogenesis contributes to tumor growth in metastatic malignant melanoma

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 05:16
For the first time, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have shown that metastases in patients with malignant melanoma gain access to the circulatory system not only through the outgrowth of new blood vessel branches, but also an alternative process in which one blood vessel divide into two parallel vessels bylongitudinal splitting.

Study analyzes the potential consequences of canceling daylight saving time

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 04:52
A study by José María Martín-Olalla of the University of Seville has analysed retrospectively and from a physiological perspective the potential consequences of cancelling daylight saving time, the biannual change of clocks.