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Playing video games positively correlated with well-being

February 19, 2021

A first-of-its-kind study from Oxford University using industry data from two popular video games – Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons – has revealed a small but significant correlation between time spent playing and positive well-being. Over 3,000 gamers contributed to the study, supervised by the Oxford researchers,alongside objective telemetry […]

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US researcher gets to the heart of the problem in sudden cardiac death

February 18, 2021

A genetic disease called arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), in which healthy heart muscle is replaced by scar tissue and/or fat over time is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. According to Stephen Chelko, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine,arrhythmias ordinarily are non-fatal if […]

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Men more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women, affirms US study

February 8, 2021

Men, independent of age, are much more likely to contract COVID-19, suffer from severe complications, and die from the disease than women, according to new epidemiological observations. Led by Farhaan Vahidy from the Houston Methodist Research Institute, the study set out to investigate the association between biological sex and COVID-19 in nearly 100,000 subjects in […]

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Tomatoes offer natural alternative to Parkinson’s disease drug

February 3, 2021

UK scientists have demonstrated the use of tomatoes to compensate for the depleted supply of the neurochemical dopamine in Parkinson’s disease patients. Known as Levodopa or L-DOPA, the amino acid precursor has been the gold standard therapy for Parkinson’s disease since its establishment as a drug in 1967 and is an essential medicine declared by […]

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Allowing children a little more freedom during pandemic beneficial to child and parent

February 1, 2021

Autonomy-based parenting “is positively associated both with better child well-being,” said researchers from the German Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF) in Frankfurt am Main. Additionally, although this parenting technique requires care and energy to maintain, it also reduces stress and provides something of a recharging effect for parents. Lacking normal child […]

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Regular afternoon naps could help stave off dementia

January 27, 2021

Scientists studying mental health have found a significant relationship between consistent afternoon napping and cognitive function in the ageing Chinese population. Napping may not entirely prevent neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia, but may promote locational awareness, verbal fluency, and working memory, according to the study. People take afternoon naps more frequently as they get older, […]

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Antimicrobial polymers as alternatives to antibiotics

January 25, 2021

Recently, the new Emmy Noether Group of the German Research Foundation (DFG) started its work at the University of Potsdam in close cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP to develop antimicrobial polymers that can replace antibiotics. “The fight against antibiotic resistance is unfortunately becoming increasingly important. After all, if we as a society […]

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Covid-19 vaccine trials excluded nursing mothers, says org

January 18, 2021

Nursing mothers who are vaccinated against Covid-19 are not advised to stop breastfeeding  but they must discuss the risks  and benefits of the vaccine with their healthcare provider, within the context of their risk of contracting COVID-19 and of developing severe disease, according to the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM).   ABM, a worldwide organization […]

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Cancer drug delivery made more potent with microbubbles

January 12, 2021

University of Leeds research has shown how microbubbles deliver powerful cancer drugs can be guided to the site of a tumor using antibodies. Microbubbles are small manufactured spheres half the size of a red blood cell and scientists believe they can be used to transport drugs to highly specific locations within the body.   Lead researchers from the  School of Medicine, describe how they targeted […]

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Study: arthritis drugs’ promising result in recovery, reduced mortality from Covid-19

January 11, 2021

New findings from the study undertaken by experts from the Imperial College London have shown that arthritis medications tocilizumab and sarilumab, both IL-6 receptor antagonists can potentially improve survival outcomes of critically-ill Covid-19 patient, reduce mortality by 8.5%, as well as hasten recovery for patients. The findings, which have not yet been peer-reviewed, come from the REMAP-CAP trial, which […]

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