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Miscarriage may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 2 : A new study says that women, following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, might undergo post-traumatic stress disorder.

The team behind the research from Imperial College, London stated that the findings suggest women should be routinely screened for the condition, and receive specific psychological support following pregnancy loss.

In the study the team surveyed 113 women who had recently experienced a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

The majority of the women in the study had suffered a miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy, while around 20 percent had suffered an ectopic pregnancy, where the baby starts to grow outside of the womb.

Check out for a new aspect of 'mind wandering'

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 2 : Giving a new aspect to what psychology traditionally call "mind-wandering," a review of brain imaging studies led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of British Columbia has offered a new way of looking at spontaneous versus controlled thinking, challenging the adage that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.

It suggests that increased awareness of how our thoughts move when our brains are at rest could lead to better diagnoses and targeted treatments for such mental illnesses as depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Alcohol dependency in young adults may have long-lasting effects

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 2 : A study says that young adults with symptoms of alcohol dependence may see health effects late in life, even decades after conquering their problem drinking.

Researchers found that, of 664 U.S. male veterans, those who had symptoms of alcohol dependence for at least five years in young adulthood generally had poorer physical and mental health by the time they were in their 60s.

And that was true even if they'd gotten control over their drinking problems by the age of 30.

The findings are surprising, said lead researcher Randy Haber.

When does sexual function decline over menopause transition?

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 2 : Debate on the contribution of menopause to sexual activity and functioning has always been there.

In regard to the same, a new study using data from the Study of Women's Health (SWAN), provides a more detailed timetable of sexual decline over the menopause transition.

Sexual function data was gathered from nearly 1,400 women who were in either the natural menopause or hysterectomy groups of the SWAN study.

No decline in sexual function was documented until 20 months before the final menstrual period.

From this time until one year after the final period, sexual function scores decreased by 0.35 annually and continued to decline more than one year afterward but at a slower rate.

Wellbeing interlinked with managing emotions: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 2 : We generally reframe a situation to get a hold over our emotions.

But a new study suggests that using this reappraisal strategy in situations we actually have control over may be associated with lower wellbeing.

"Our results caution against a 'one strategy fits all' approach, which may be tempting to recommend based on many previous findings regarding reappraisal as a strategy for regulating emotion," said researcher Peter Koval. "Simply using any given emotion regulation strategy more (or less) in all situations may not lead to the best outcomes--instead, contextually appropriate emotion regulation may be healthier."

Vaping causes lesser lungs damage than traditional cigs, feel most under-35 Americans

New Delhi [India], Nov 2 : Surveys have already stated that electronic cigarettes may not be that safe after all as emissions from e-cigarette can actually damage lung cells.

But still most Americans under age 35 think that using e-cigarettes does not cause as much damage to lungs as compared to traditional cigarettes, says a study.

The results of a new national consumer survey, which included more than 2,000 people under the age of 35, showed that 44 percent of survey respondents reported believing that e-cigarettes are less harmful to the lungs than traditional cigarettes.

Among men specifically, that number jumped to 54 percent who think e-cigarettes are safer.

6-months clinical trial data finds Indian thin strut fully dissolvable stent to be safe

New Delhi [India], Nov 2 : Findings of the six month clinical trial on the first thin strut fully dissolvable stent in the world, developed in India, were unveiled at the prestigious main arena, Late Breaking Clinical Trials/First Report Investigations at the Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016, Washington DC on October 31.

The TCT is the biggest and best regarded meeting of interventional cardiologists in the world. This was a proud moment for India, as the data was presented by the eminent interventional cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, who was the principal investigator of the study.

Perfect 15-minute workout for a sculpted arms and abs

New Delhi [India], Oct. 29 : A toned body seldom goes out of fashion or good health!

Given the present day times, when our lives have become much too hectic, it is a task in itself to take time out to focus on fitness, proper diet and nutrition. With an intention to help everyone get the maximum benefits and make time for fitness amongst their busy routines, I am sharing a special workout for arms and abs, which can be done under 15 minutes.

In addition to toning arms, shoulders and abs, the workout primarily trains the core strength of the body! Hence, follow this regimen, not only to tone up your abs and arms, but to gain a stronger, healthier and fitter body!

Following are few tips by Kiran Krishnakumar, Delhi based fitness trainer.

Firstly, warm up with plank to dolphin.

World Stroke Day: Prevent brain stroke

New Delhi [India], Oct. 29 : A 'brain stroke' or a ' brain attack' is an event and condition that many of us know little about, but each one of us has the capacity to prevent and detect.

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia says that when the brain is deprived of blood and the oxygen it carries, or when bleeding inundates surrounding tissue and causes the brain to swell, its effective operation becomes compromised. Both incidents can cause lasting vision problems, seizures, fatigue, loss of speech, memory loss, and paralysis among other adverse effects. If severe enough, they can also cause death.

K.P. Yohannan-led Believers Church organises free medical camps

New Delhi [India], Oct.24 : As Dengue and Chikungunya continue to affect people across northern India, Believers Church has started a campaign to educate economically weaker sections of the society about the disease and ways to prevent it.

The drive was kicked off with a free Medical camp for the local community at Bharat Vihar, Gurugram.

Believers Church Medical Camp for Dengue and Chikungunya awareness Gurugram

The camp aims to reach over 2,00,000 people of which 500 people have been reached out to in this phase of the camp. The camp is aimed at generating awareness amongst women and children below 15 years of age. The medical camp was led by Dr. Puja Mathurand Dr. Vicky who elaborated on the ways to prevent falling prey to these diseases.

Brain changes witnessed in children after single season of playing youth football

Washington D.C [USA], Oct.24 : Measurable brain changes have been witnessed in children after a single season of playing youth football, even without a concussion diagnosis, says a new study.

According to USA Football, there are approximately three million young athletes participating in organized tackle football across the country. Numerous reports have emerged in recent years about the possible risks of brain injury while playing youth sports and the effects it may have on developing brains.

However, most of the research has looked at changes in the brain as a result of concussion.

Ray of hope to improve HIV drug therapies

Washington D.C [USA], Oct.24 : A new research, through the use of nanotechnology, now aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients.

The research, led by the University of Liverpool, examined the use of nanotechnology to improve the delivery of drugs to HIV patients.

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to the prevention and treatment of disease in the human body.

This evolving discipline has the potential to dramatically change medical science and is already having an impact in a number of clinically used therapies and diagnostics worldwide.

New programs to help patients better prepare for surgery, recuperate faster afterward

Washington D.C [USA], Oct.24 : Two new Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs are now helping patients better prepare for surgery and recuperate faster afterward.

ERAS programs, an important component of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH), employ a variety of methods to ease the effects of surgery and fast track patient recovery.

Treating postoperative pain is a major aspect of ERAS and more effective pain management through combination therapy has changed the way patients are having surgery and being discharged.

ERAS programs are one aspect of the PSH, a patient-centered, physician-led, team-based model of coordinated care that spans the entire surgical experience, from the decision to have surgery to discharge and beyond, in a standardized way.

Physical activity doesn't improve post hip replacement surgery: Study

Washington D.C [USA], Oct.24 : A new study has brought the purpose of a hip replacement into question.

The research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that, surprisingly, patients' physical activity does not increase following hip replacement surgery.

Total hip replacement is one of the most common elective operations, with more than 620,000 procedures performed in the UK from 2003-2013. The most prevalent cause for needing surgery is osteoarthritis (93 percent).

This study is the first systematic review specifically to examine the differences in physical activity pre compared to post-surgery hip replacement.

Those having fake IDs are more likely to have behavior issues: Study

Washington D.C. [US], Oct.23 : The researchers recently found the concept of "fake ID effect". This is when a fake piece of identification may have a negative impact in later life.

They pointed in earlier researches that underage college students, who obtain and use false identification, are at risk for negative outcomes.

This study investigated the strength of the fake ID effect to determine whether having a fake ID is a signal of being at risk or if it actually increases the likelihood that a student will suffer alcohol-related problems.

In a sample of more than 5,000 college students, the individuals with a fake ID were systematically matched with individuals without a fake ID.

Scientific study develops new strategies to prevent Alzheimer's

Washington D.C [US], Oct.23 : According to a recent study, scientists suggest that taking a certain kind of pill may prevent the accumulation of toxic molecules in brain which would help prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease.

The study took a three-pronged approach to help subdue early events that occur in the brain long before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are evident.

The scientists were able to prevent those early events and the subsequent development of brain pathology in experimental animal models in the lab.

Unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection is triggered by inflammation

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 22 : A study finds fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development.

In the course of an infection or upon vaccination, specialized cells of our immune system, so-called B cells, produce antibodies that bind viruses and inactivate them. In the context of chronic viral infections such as HIV or hepatitis C virus, however, antibody production by B cells is quantitatively inadequate and starts too late.

Here's how Alzheimer's disease can be possibly prevented

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 22 : A new study has found out that consuming pills that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease.

According to scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the study took a three-pronged approach to help subdue early events that occur in the brain long before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are evident.

The scientists were able to prevent those early events and the subsequent development of brain pathology in experimental animal models in the lab.

Youths attending mental health services have unmet sexual health needs: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 22 : A new research shows that youths attending mental health services have unmet sexual health needs, as shown by low rates of contraception and high rates of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The study, by Dr Brian O'Donoghue, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, and colleagues says that adolescence is a period of increased risk for both mental health disorders and high-risk sexual behaviour.

However, there is a lack of research on the interaction between these two issues.

Pregnant women avail free facilities under National Rural Health Mission

Bhadarwah (Jammu and Kashmir), [India] Oct. 22 : Pregnant women in and around Bhadarwah town of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district are availing the benefits of medical facilities under Central Government's National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

People residing in far flung areas are getting benefitted by the free treatment given to patients from children, pregnant women to the elderly.

Along with free treatment, the conceiving ladies get free medicines, meals, ambulances and other facilities.

The NRHM is a sub-mission under the National Health Mission that was approved in May 2013. Under the scheme, states enjoy the flexibility to plan and implement action plans concerning key health of the masses. (ANI)

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