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Isometric resistance training shown to safely reduce high blood pressure

September 2, 2021

Isometric resistance training (IRT) is a type of strength training exercise that involves applying tension to muscles without movement of the surrounding joints, examples of which include wall sits or planks. IRT is different from traditional exercises where joints are put under strain and muscles lengthen/shorten – it can increase blood pressure during exercise, and […]

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Scientists develop blood test to measure body’s circadian rhythm

August 2, 2021

The human body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm influences all matters related to health and well-being, including the optimal time to exercise or take medication; but measuring a person’s individual circadian rhythm has so far been, unfortunately, tedious. However, scientists at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder, US, have found a way to determine an […]

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Slow vaccine campaign in Mexico vs. driven vaccine development in Malaysia

July 6, 2021

Following the ambitious re-opening of schools and other public areas , COVID -19 cases have sky-rocketed in some parts of Mexico City – health ministry data showed a 64% spike in infections in just three weeks, such that daily cases during the month of June exceeded the numbers recorded at the height of the pandemic […]

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Electronic nose accurately sniffs out cancer in blood samples

June 7, 2021

An electronic nose (e-nose) has been co-developed by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, US, that was able sniff out signs of cancer – including ovarian and pancreatic cancer – from blood plasma samples. In studies, the e-nose detected different, hard-to-diagnose cancers with over 90% accuracy. […]

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Smart Toilet uses AI to monitor gut health

May 31, 2021

A new “Smart Toilet” technology developed by Duke University could potentially inform about a patient’s gut health by analysing their stool and looking out for irregularities like blood – profiling the contents of faeces could improve understanding of bacteria living inside our gut and highlight signs of conditions like inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel […]

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Blood protein levels may predict exercise requirements

May 28, 2021

Profiles of certain proteins in the blood can affect the way the human body responds to physical activity, said scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts. The results could help guide personalised exercise regimes and identify new therapeutic targets for diseases related to metabolism. The study involved 650 sedentary adults, who […]

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COVID-19 has caused eating disorder surge in teens and adults

May 25, 2021

Anxiety and isolation are very significant components of eating disorders, said dietitian Jillian Lampert from the Emily Program, a University of Minnesota-affiliated eating disorders treatment programme. Many other healthcare experts echoed the sentiment after recent research showed “massive increases” involving teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US-based […]

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Children develop different blood molecules to fight coronavirus infection

May 18, 2021

Most children are asymptomatic after confirmed infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, but about one in 1,000 children experience multi-system inflammatory response (MIS-C) for four to six weeks with symptoms including fever, abdominal pain with vomiting and/or diarrhea, rash, and even cardiovascular and neurological problems. If diagnosed early, the condition is readily treatable with […]

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Targeting social wariness in childhood may prevent anxiety disorders in young adults

February 16, 2021

Behavioural inhibition is a childhood temperament characterised by high levels of cautious, fearful, and avoidant responses to unfamiliar people, objects, and situations. Studies have established that children who display this behaviour are at increased risk of developing anxiety disorders later in life. A recent study by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) […]

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NUS researchers brew probiotic coffee and tea drinks

February 10, 2021

Are you interested to try probiotic coffee or tea? Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created new probiotic coffee and tea drinks that not only have great taste but can be stored chilled or at room temperature for more than 14 weeks without compromising on their probiotic viability. The rise in veganism, […]

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