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Homosexual, bisexual older adults at higher risk for substance use: Study

Homosexual, bisexual older adults at higher risk for substance use: Study

New York [USA], June 2 (ANI): Middle-aged and older adults, who identify as homosexual or bisexual, have higher rates of using certain substances in the past year than those who identify as heterosexual, suggests a new study.The study was led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the...

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COVID-19 outbreak lasts days longer for each day's delay in social distancing

COVID-19 outbreak lasts days longer for each day's delay in social distancing

Texas [USA], June 2 (ANI): A new analysis of COVID-19 outbreaks in 58 cities has found that places that took longer to begin implementing social distancing measures spent more time with the virus rapidly spreading than others that acted more quickly.In a new paper from epidemiological researchers at...

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Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection help prevent COVID-19

Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection help prevent COVID-19

Washington D.C. [USA], June 2 (ANI): Physical distancing of two metres or more to prevent person-to-person transmission of COVID-19, suggests the research conducted by an international team led by McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.Face masks and eye protection decrease the ris...

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Study reveals thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy being overdiagnosed, overtreated

Study reveals thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy being overdiagnosed, overtreated

Calgary [Canada], June 1 (ANI): The current practice of testing most pregnant women for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) may be leading to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, according to new research conducted in Canada.The research was published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).The...

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Adherence to oral diabetes drugs may improve survival in diabetics with colorectal cancer

Adherence to oral diabetes drugs may improve survival in diabetics with colorectal cancer

California [USA], June 1 (ANI): Among patients with both colorectal cancer and diabetes in Korea, those who had high adherence to their oral diabetes medication had a significantly reduced risk of overall mortality compared with those with lower adherence, suggests a study.The study was published in...

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Impact of children's loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come

Impact of children's loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come

Washington D.C. [USA], June 1 (ANI): Children and adolescents are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety long after current lockdown and social isolation ends, as per a new rapid review into the long-term mental health effects of lockdown.The research, which draws on over 60 pre-e...

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Early exposure to anaesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder among adolescents: Study

Early exposure to anaesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder among adolescents: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], May 31 (ANI): Early exposure to anasthetics may make adolescents more prone to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a recent research.The study led by researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York was published in the journal Alcoholism: C...

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Nitrous oxide is useful, safe option for women in labour, newborns: Study

Nitrous oxide is useful, safe option for women in labour, newborns: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], May 31 (ANI): The use of nitrous oxide (N2O) as a pain relief option for individuals in labour is safe for newborn children and the individual, according to a recent study.The research led by the University of Colorado College of Nursing and the School of Medicine Department o...

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Study assesses cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

Study assesses cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

Washington D.C. [USA], May 31 (ANI): Children with birth defects are at increased risk of cancer, according to a recent scientific study.However, it has not been assessed whether the type of cancer, the age at which they are diagnosed or the extent of cancer spread at the time of diagnosis, is diffe...

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Health literacy is important for heart failure patients: Study

Health literacy is important for heart failure patients: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], May 31 (ANI): Assessing and intervening upon an individual's understanding of their own health could improve heart failure outcomes, according to research published in JACC: Heart Failure.Heart failure is a chronic condition that requires patients to engage complex self-manage...

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