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High-strain exercise linked to early pregnancy loss: Study

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New York – In women with history of miscarriage, higher levels of physical activity have been associated with a greater risk of subclinical, or very early pregnancy loss, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, found that there was roughly a two-fold higher risk of very early pregnancy loss for women who were highly active compared …

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Excess of Aldosterone hormone common cause of high BP

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New York – In a game-changing study, researchers have discovered that excess aldosterone production is a common and unrecognised cause of high blood pressure.Primary aldosteronism is a condition where the adrenal glands produce too much of the hormone aldosterone, which causes high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. The findings from a cross-sectional study published in the journal Annals of Internal …

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Air pollution may up multiple sclerosis risk in urbanites

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London – Air pollution could be a risk factor for the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), say researchers, adding that MS risk was 29 per cent higher among people residing in urbanised areas. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. Whilst MS can be diagnosed at any age, …

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COVID-19 virus ‘does not spread easily’ on surfaces, says US CDC

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New York – While the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily between people, the risk of getting infected in other ways such by touching surfaces and objects may be relatively lower, suggests new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. This, however, does not mean that people should stop washing their hands frequently. “It may be possible that …

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Why women are less likely to die from heart disease than men

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Toronto – In a growing list of studies on whether women are less prone to heart disease than men, fresh research of more than 160,000 people in 21 countries that was published in The Lancet has revealed that women are less likely than men to have cardiovascular disease (CVD) and die from it. According to the study, there have been …

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Heart attack prevention efforts lag for people with stroke

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New York – Researchers have found that patients with peripheral artery disease or stroke were less likely to receive recommended treatments to prevent heart attack than those with coronary artery disease. All three are types of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Depending on the location of the blockage, atherosclerosis increases the risk for three serious conditions: coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral …

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Moderna vaccine shows early promise in human trial, stock soars

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New York – In a ray of hope against Covid-19, an mRNA vaccine under human clinical trial by Massachusetts-bases biotechnology giant Moderna has shown promising results by generating an immune-system response in the body to fight coronavirus. mRNA-1273 is an mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 which was selected by Moderna in collaboration with investigators from the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at …

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‘Heart attack prevention efforts lag for people with stroke’

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New York – Researchers have found that patients with peripheral artery disease or stroke were less likely to receive recommended treatments to prevent heart attack than those with coronary artery disease. All three are types of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Depending on the location of the blockage, atherosclerosis increases the risk for three serious conditions: coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral …

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Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate protects monkeys in trial

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London – An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University has shown promise in preventing COVID-19, according to a small trial in six monkeys. The vaccine candidate, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is currently being tested in humans too. Over 1,000 volunteers have participated in the clinical trials. The results of the trial in six rhesus macaque monkeys were posted on Thursday …

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Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate protects monkeys in trial

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London – An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University has shown promise in preventing COVID-19, according to a small trial in six monkeys. The vaccine candidate, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is currently being tested in humans too. Over 1,000 volunteers have participated in the clinical trials. The results of the trial in six rhesus macaque monkeys were posted on Thursday …