Spend some time near gas cooker in kitchen to lower BP

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London, June 27 (IANS) Those who work in the kitchen can find solace in the fact that standing next to a gas cooker can keep their blood pressure in check. According to a unique research, exposure to gas cooker can lower blood pressure and partially offset the adverse cardiovascular effects of air pollution. The team from King’s College London in …

Wearable skin patch monitors health using your sweat

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New York – No need to sweat it out anymore in these social distancing times as scientists have developed a wearable skin patch that will monitor your health using simply your sweat and nothing else. The device will be on a patch applied to the skin near sweat glands. It consists of a small vial containing multiple chambers that has …

Managing pulse pressure can prevent dementia

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Sydney – In a promising find to prevent dementia, scientists now report that reducing elevated pulse pressure in blood can herald new therapeutic target for preventing or slowing cognitive impairment. Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure and commonly increases with age due to the stiffening of arteries and blood vessels. The normal range of pulse …

1 in 3 corona survivors may suffer ‘irreversible’ lung damage: Report

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London – If you are a corona survivor, read this carefully. A leaked guidance from the UK National Health Service (NHS) has warned that up to 30 per cent of Covid-19 survivors may suffer long-term lung damage which is “irreversible” along with “psychological impairments.” The NHS guidance, reported first by The Telegraph on Tuesday, has been sent to primary care …

Lonely people less likely to quit smoking: Study

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London – Being lonely may make it harder to quit smoking as the researchers now say there is evidence for a causal link between the prolonged experience of loneliness and smoking. By applying a novel research method – Mendelian randomisation – which uses genetic and surveys data from hundreds of thousands of people, the team found that loneliness appears to …

90% Americans fear pharma will use Covid-19 pandemic to raise drug costs

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New York – Nearly 9 in 10 US adults are concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the Covid-19 pandemic to raise drug prices, researchers have found. Similarly, 84 per cent are very or somewhat concerned that the general cost of care will rise, and 79 per cent are very or somewhat concerned their health insurance premiums will go up …

90% Americans fear pharma will use Covid-19 pandemic to raise drug costs

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New York – Nearly 9 in 10 US adults are concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the Covid-19 pandemic to raise drug prices, researchers have found. Similarly, 84 per cent are very or somewhat concerned that the general cost of care will rise, and 79 per cent are very or somewhat concerned their health insurance premiums will go up …

50% of global population exposed to rising air pollution: Study

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London – Despite global efforts to improve air quality, half of the world”s population is exposed to increasing air pollution, and according to the WHO, more than four million deaths annually can be attributed to outdoor air pollution. Vast swathes of the world”s population are experiencing increased air pollution, says the study conducted in association with the World Health Organisation …

Neutralizing antibodies against Covid-19 virus identified

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New York – Researchers have identified several human antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, according to three papers published in the journal Science. Several of these antibodies showed protective, neutralizing capabilities, offering promising therapeutic leads, and eight antibodies from one analysis were discovered to cross-react with a related bat-specific coronavirus. The findings have implications for the identification …

Amazon deforestation hits highest level in 5 years, affecting health

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Brasilia – The Brazilian government said that the Amazon rainforest witnessed deforestation of a record 829 sq km in May, the highest monthly level since 2015. Recently, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said that deforestation in the Amazon increased by 91 sq km compared to the same period last year, reports Xinhua news agency. Between January and April, …