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Early COVID symptoms differ among age groups: Study

London: The symptoms for early COVID-19 infection may differ among age groups and between men and women, new research published in The Lancet Digital Health, suggests. These differences are most notable between younger age groups (16-59 years) compared to older age groups (60-80 years and over) and men have different symptoms compared to women in the early stages of COVID-19 ...

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Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study

New York: The number of people with dementia will nearly triple to more than 152 million by 2050, researchers estimate, based on anticipated trends in smoking, high body mass index and high blood sugar levels observed among people. The study, led by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine, forecast dementia prevalence attributable to smoking, high body mass ...

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Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study

New York: The number of people with dementia will nearly triple to more than 152 million by 2050, researchers estimate, based on anticipated trends in smoking, high body mass index and high blood sugar levels observed among people. The study, led by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine, forecast dementia prevalence attributable to smoking, high body mass ...

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Inhalable dry antiviral powder may be effective against COVID-19

Hong Kong: A team of researchers has developed an inhalable dry powder formulation of tamibarotene — a repurposed drug — which has showed broad-spectrum antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV and influenza A H1N1 virus following pulmonary delivery in animal models. Tamibarotene is available as an oral tablet for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia currently marketed in Japan. But when ...

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Breastfeeding results in a healthier mother-child duo

New Delhi: According to the World Health Organisation, breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. However, nearly two out of three infants are not exclusively breastfed for the recommended 6 months — a rate that has not improved in 2 decades. Shelly Singh, Senior Consultant at Rosewalk Hospital, shares why breastfeeding is crucial ...

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‘She wants to be a doctor so she can fix me’

A parkour athlete, who has been diagnosed with a rare, progressive form of multiple sclerosis, has described losing his mobility as “mortifying”. Luke Callinan, 35, who helped to establish Nottingham’s parkour community, was diagnosed 18 months ago and is now bed-bound. His friends and family are trying to raise £100,000 for stem cell treatment, which they say he is not ...

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Child deaths increase in Indonesia as COVID surges

Jakarta: COVID-19 has led to the death of hundreds of children in Indonesia, many of them younger than age 5, asserting the fact that children are no longer ‘hidden victims’, the media reported. Indonesia has a child mortality rate due to COVID greater than that of any other country, The New York Times reported. More than 150 children died from ...

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‘Good cholesterol’ may protect liver: Study

New York: Researchers have identified a type of ‘good cholesterol’ that protects the liver by blocking inflammatory signals produced by common gut bacteria. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is mostly known for mopping up cholesterol in the body and delivering it to the liver for disposal. But researchers from the Washington University in St Louis, the US, found that a type of ...

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‘She just wouldn’t eat’

NHS data given exclusively to BBC News shows a 50% increase in eating disorder admissions in 2020-21 among under-19s compared to the year before. It means there are long waits for help. The BBCs Jayne McCubbin met a family who went through lockdown trying to cope as their daughter developed anorexia. Source link

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