Day: April 9, 2020

Premature birth linked to the mother’s vaginal microbiome

April 9, 2020

Pregnant women who deliver early are more likely to have a diverse community of vaginal bacteria, finds a new study published in Frontiers in Microbiology. These findings also highlight specific bacteria associated with premature birth and could help identify the women most at risk of giving birth prematurely. “We show a link between higher vaginal […]

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First study on the health conditions of adults one month into COVID-19 lockdown

April 9, 2020

A new preliminary study provides some of the earliest pieces of evidence that the COVID-19 outbreak affected people mentally as well as physically. The preliminary results reveal adults in locations more affected by COVID-19 had distress, and lower physical and mental health, and life satisfaction. Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Tongji University and University […]

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Positives in first published clinical trial of COVID-19 treatment

April 9, 2020

A Lancaster University statistician who worked on the first published large randomised clinical trial for a potential treatment for the COVID-19 virus said the scientific community was coming together to combat the coronavirus. There are currently no specific treatments for COVID-19. However, it is possible that some existing drugs, usually used for other conditions, may […]

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An Aspirin a Day Does Not Keep Dementia at Bay

April 9, 2020

Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer’s disease, nor does it slow the rate of cognitive decline, according to a large study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Aspirin has anti-inflammatory properties […]

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