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Bullied children may suffer depression, diabetes in adulthood

Bullied children may suffer depression, diabetes in adulthood

A study has revealed that children bullied during childhood are at the risk of developing depression, heart disease and diabetes in adulthood.

The study appeared in journal of Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

"Bullying, as a form of chronic social stress, may have significant health consequences if not addressed early," said Susannah J. Tye from Mayo Clinic.

"We encourage child health professionals to assess both the mental and physical health effects of bullying," Dr. Tye added.

Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, a new research has shown.

The study, led by Dr Ben Nicholas from University of Southampton, assessed lung samples from asthmatics and healthy volunteers. The samples were exposed to influenza and their reactions were analysed.

This study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

'Short' men bald prematurely: Study

'Short' men bald prematurely: Study

In first of its kind, a study reveals that men with short height and light skin colour can face increased risk of becoming bald prematurely.

During a study, the University of Bonn researchers investigated the genetic material of more than 20,000 men and the data revealed that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and illnesses.

The study, appeared in journal Nature Communications, stated that immune and fat cells in the scalp are obviously also involved in hair loss along with the cells of the hair follicle.

Good news! Diabetes drug may help treating Alzheimer's disease

Good news! Diabetes drug may help treating Alzheimer's disease

Treating patients of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with a diabetes drug may improve their learning and memory function, reveals a study.

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.

Researchers from Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts found that treatment with the diabetes drug - amylin (or pramlintide) - safely improve learning and memory function in AD patients and is reducing the typical behavior of the disease in their brains.

This drug may stimulate immune system to fight blood cancer: Study

This drug may stimulate immune system to fight blood cancer: Study

A team of US researchers have found an experimental drug that may stimulate the immune system - leading to tumor shrinkage - in patients affected by blood cancer.

The research appeared in journal Nature Medicine.

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that affects plasma cells - white blood cells that normally produce antibodies to fight infection.

Newer and effective medications now ensure cure for Hepatitis C virus

Newer and effective medications now ensure cure for Hepatitis C virus

A study reveals a dramatic transformation in the care of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), as more effective and tolerable medications have become available.

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation

In an analysis of all HCV antiviral treatment regimens - a prescribed course of medical treatment - to 1,07,079 people initiated from 1999 through 2015 in the US Veterans Affairs national healthcare system.

People on diet tend to overeat in social settings

People on diet tend to overeat in social settings

A recent research suggests people trying to lose weight are tempted to overeat when eating in a social setting.

The research has been presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions.

The 12-month study of 150 people (90 percent women) used smartphones and a custom-developed application to capture data as dieters moved through everyday life. The participants were trying to limit calories to a specific number per day.

Good News! Caffeine can protect against dementia

Good News! Caffeine can protect against dementia

A recent study lists caffeine amongst the 24 compounds that has the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.

The study appears in the journal Scientific Reports.

The protective effect of the enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered last year through research conducted at IU Bloomington.

"This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels of this enzyme in the brain, creating a chemical 'blockade' against the debilitating effects of neurodegenerative disorders," said Hui-Chen Lu, who led the study.

Treatment with vaginal progesterone lowers newborn complications

Treatment with vaginal progesterone lowers newborn complications

Dear mommies to-be, a study finds that treatment with vaginal progesterone in women with a short cervix and a twin pregnancy may reduce the frequency of preterm birth and related serious outcomes.

The results indicated, women who received vaginal progesterone were 31 percent less likely to deliver before 33 weeks of pregnancy.

The findings come from an Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology meta-analysis of six studies encompassing 303 women pregnant with twins, all of whom had a cervical length of 25 mm or less in the mid-trimester.

For older adults, shorter hospital stay can increase 'readmission' chances

For older adults, shorter hospital stay can increase 'readmission' chances

A study has discovered that shorter stay in the hospital of people of about 65-years-old and older, is linked to quicker readmission to hospital within seven to 30 days from post-acute care facilities.

The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggested that older adults who are readmitted to hospitals within one week tend to have a heavier burden of chronic disease than who are not readmitted as quickly.

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