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Higher body weight linked with severe COVID-19 risk: Lancet study

People who were underweight (BMI less than 18.5) also experienced worse outcomes from COVID-19.

Safe to vaccinate during, before or after menstruation

There is no scientific data available to prove the fact that it can change your menstruation cycle.

Sleep quality of older adults can be improved by music

"Music intervention is an effective strategy and is easy to administer by a caregiver or healthcare worker," the authors wrote.

Fear of pandemic gets instilled in children, feels Lakshmi

The mother of a six-year-old daughter says that parents must have a healthy dialogue with children about the current situation

Heavy energy drink consumption linked to heart failure in a young man

Overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system by caffeine may be a factor; energy drinks are also known to raise blood pressure and can trigger heart rhythm abnormalities.

Physical inactivity linked to more severe COVID-19 infection, death: Study

Inactive patients were also more likely to require intensive care, and die compared to those who had consistently met physical activity guidelines.

Study reveals glaucoma may be more than eye pressure issue

Fluid pressure can build up in patients with glaucoma, wearing down cells in the eye and the nerves connecting them to the brain, researchers said.

New potential breast cancer drug identified

The potential drug offers hope for patients whose breast cancer has become resistant to traditional therapies.

Dementia risk doubles if people have both vision, hearing loss: Study

The study highlighted that losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia.

Insomnia tied to suicidal thoughts, anxiety in schizophrenics

Schizophrenia is clearly associated with an increased risk of suicide, with a 5-10 per cent lifetime risk of death by suicide.

Frequently eating meals prepared away from home linked to increased death risk

Although some restaurants provide high-quality foods, the dietary quality for meals away from home, especially from fast-food chains, is usually lower compared with meals cooked at home.

Study finds COVID-19 can cause atypical thyroid inflammation

The study was presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting.

Obesity raises type 2 diabetes risk in women with PCOS, says study

"Helping women sleep better during menopause may therefore reduce the chances a woman will gain weight, which in turn will lower her risk of diabetes and other related diseases."

Guava roots can help fight diabetes: Research

Diabetes Mellitus has emerged as an epidemic that has affected millions of people worldwide, including India in the last few decades.

Eating almonds daily may help reduce facial wrinkles, pigmentation in some women

The new study involved 49 healthy postmenopausal women with Fitzpatrick skin type 1 or 2, which is characterised by increased tendency to burn with sun exposure.

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