Category: Health

Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study thumbnail

Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study

Vipul Haria /July 29, 2021

New York: The number of people with dementia will nearly triple to more than 152 million by 2050, researchers estimate, based on anticipated trends in smoking, high body mass index and high blood sugar levels observed among people. The study, led by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine, forecast dementia prevalence attributable…

Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study thumbnail

Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study

Vipul Haria /July 29, 2021

New York: The number of people with dementia will nearly triple to more than 152 million by 2050, researchers estimate, based on anticipated trends in smoking, high body mass index and high blood sugar levels observed among people. The study, led by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine, forecast dementia prevalence attributable…

Inhalable dry antiviral powder may be effective against COVID-19 thumbnail

Inhalable dry antiviral powder may be effective against COVID-19

Vipul Haria /July 29, 2021

Hong Kong: A team of researchers has developed an inhalable dry powder formulation of tamibarotene — a repurposed drug — which has showed broad-spectrum antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV and influenza A H1N1 virus following pulmonary delivery in animal models. Tamibarotene is available as an oral tablet for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia currently…

90 percent Indian women ate less during COVID-19 lockdown: Study thumbnail

90 percent Indian women ate less during COVID-19 lockdown: Study

Vipul Haria /July 29, 2021

New Delhi: Nine out of 10 women in India had less food, impacting their nutrition levels, during the 2020 nationwide lockdown imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Researchers from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, analysed surveys of food expenditures, dietary diversity and other nutrition indicators at the…