Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Well-being

Gut hormone that regulates fat found abnormal in obesity

The researchers from University of Illinois (UI) found that the gut hormone FGF15 in mice and its human counterpart FGF19 turn off fat-producing genes in the liver.

Vegans, vegetarians at higher risk of bone fractures: Study

According to the findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, vegetarians and people who ate fish but not meat had a higher risk of hip fractures, compared to people who ate meat.

Tuberculosis vaccine linked to lower risk of contracting Covid-19

In the new study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the research team tested the blood of more than 6,000 healthcare workers for evidence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.

Masks don’t impair lung function during exercise: Study

For healthy persons, the effects of wearing a mask on given physiological markers were minimal, no matter what type of mask was worn or the degree of exercise.

E-cigarette users may have increased susceptibility to COVID-19

The findings, published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, show that vaping changes the expression of genes and production of proteins in respiratory cells.

Teeth grinding, facial pain increase due to coronavirus stress, anxiety

The study was led by Dr. Alona Emodi-Perlman and Prof. Ilana Eli of TAU's Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine at TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

Mental health strained by disaster, finds study

Suicide rates increased for all types of disasters with the largest overall increase occurring two years after a disaster, according to an article published in The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.

Study reveals less screen time, more sleep critical for preventing depression

According to the study, a significant relationship between physical activity, healthy diet, and optimal sleep (7-9 hours) was associated with less frequency of depressed mood.

Postpartum care fails to provide women with key recommended services, finds study

In one of the most startling findings, despite increased awareness of perinatal depression, only one in 11 patients received a screening for depression.

Low fitness linked to higher depression, anxiety risk: Study

Low fitness levels also predicted a 60 per cent greater chance of anxiety, over a seven-year follow-up, according to the findings published in BMC Medicine.

Study suggests most humans are vulnerable to type 2 diabetes

Past studies from this and other groups have suggested that impaired biosynthesis could be the result of diverse mutations that hinder the foldability of proinsulin.

Vitamin E from palm oil useful in boosting immune response

Palm oil is an economical source of vitamin E, and several studies have shown the beneficial effects on the immune system.

Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with child IQ

Foods that contain higher levels of vitamin D include fatty fish, eggs and fortified sources like cow's milk and breakfast cereals.

Top tips to ensure heart health while at home

Simple lifestyle alterations, if made timely in various age groups can assure that our heart remains fit and healthy - you are never too young or too old - to take care of your heart.

Vitamin B3 protects skin cells from the effects of UV exposure, new research finds

The research was presented at the 29th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) -- EADV Virtual.
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