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  • Reducing sitting time to boost health in office workers
    on August 17, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Researchers at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)—a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University—have developed a program that, when paired with a height-adjustable desk, can reduce the time people spend sitting by over an hour. To date, it is the largest study worldwide looking into programs to overcoming sedentary behavior in the workplace.

  • Increased risk of some neurological and psychiatric disorders remains two years after COVID-19 infection
    on August 17, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry from the University of Oxford and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre investigated neurological and psychiatric diagnoses in over 1.25 million people following diagnosed COVID-19 infection, using data from the US-based TriNetX electronic health record network.

  • No link between COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and higher risk of preterm birth or stillbirth
    on August 17, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Vaccination against COVID-19 during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth, or stillbirth, concludes a large study from Canada published by The BMJ today.

  • Study reveals sex differences in age-related loss of kidney function
    on August 17, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Although more women than men have chronic kidney disease (CKD), more men develop kidney failure. In a study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology of a northern European population that sought to explain this contradiction, kidney function was lower in middle-aged women than in men, but the subsequent rate of kidney function decline during aging was steeper among men. Sex differences related to illnesses and kidney disease risk factors did not explain these differences.

  • New prenatal test can reduce time, cost of detecting chromosomal abnormalities
    on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    A new prenatal test developed by researchers at Columbia University Fertility Center can determine if a fetus or embryo has the right number of chromosomes at a fraction of the time and cost of currently available clinical genetic tests.

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