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Greater Muscle Strength Improve Cognitive Function in Geriatrics

According to a new Finnish study, greater muscle strength and better cognitive function are linked in geriatrics. Cognition refers to brain functions relating to receiving, storing, processing and using information. The observation was made to co-relate upper and lower body muscle strength with cognitive function but found that handgrip strength was not associated with cognitive function, published in European Geriatric Medicine.

Individuals Anticipated to Stay Active and Enjoy High Quality of Life a Decade after ACL Surgery

In the first prospective anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction cohort with over 80% follow-up at a decade, scientists from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network (MOON) revealed that individuals could carry sports-related functions and maintained a high knee-related quality of life a decade after surgery. However, activity levels decreased with time. The study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.   

High-fat diet during maternity can cause mental disorders in infants

In a new study carried out in the animal model, it was found that the high-fat diet affects the health of expected mothers as well as it alters the development of their offspring’s brain and endocrine system. Also, a long-term impact on the off-spring behavior was also noted. This study shows how an unhealthy diet during maternity relates mental disorders (anxiety and depression) in their off-springs, published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology.

Preventing vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease

A formalin-inactivated vaccine for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) given to the RSV exposed individuals can result in a severe respiratory condition. The study led by Georgia State University found a solution to treat the condition. They found a virus-like particle vaccine that primes the body’s immune response can prevent severe respiratory disease. The results were published in the journal Virology.