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Daughters vs Dads: The Strange Relationship Surprises Researchers

Scientists found a surprising relationships between fathers and their daughters compared to fathers and their sons. Dads are more responsive to daughters thean their toddler sons. Another striking behavioral trait found is their different language style. A report by the American Psychological Association based on a study of 52 fathers of young children, with 30 being fathers of girls and ...

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Cataracts linked to Increasing Incidence of Depression in Older Adults: Chinese Researchers

Going beyond diabetes, scientists found that older adults with cataracts too are more likely to have symptoms of depression, ruling out the belief that they are independent of each other.  They attributed the link to vision loss that might cause older adults to become isolated and withdrawn, or even refusing to seek treatment for cataracts. According to new research by ...

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New Hope for Depression, Virtual reality Shows the Way

In a new hope to depression and the likes of celebrities such as Deepika Padukone and host of many such people around the world, the researchers at Univeristy College of London and ICREA in University of Barcelone have shown the way with the help of Virtual Reality therapy. The VR therapy was used on 15 depression patients aged 23-61 and ...

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Depression: Target Early Symptoms, Says New Research

Medicine to ameliorate depression is a long-wait process and not applicable to 100% of patients, so Inserm researchers identified early cellular changes in the brain for the emergence of depressive symptoms, and vouch for early targeting of them with drugs. The aim of Manuel Mameli, Inserm researcher and Dr. Salvatore Lecca in his team, at Inserm Unit 839 the “Institut ...

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Freeancee Workers Prone to Both Happier, Depressive Moments: Study

Freelance workers are prone to happier as well as depressive moments during their fluctuating work hours, said a study conducted on a small sample of 45 freelancers over 6 months in the United Kingdom. Every week the participants were asked to fill an identical survey and the results showed that they are calmer and more enthusiastic when their hours are ...

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World Mental Health Day: Deepika Padukone Leads the Way

As the world observes the Mental Health Day today, it is time to remember how mental illness affects anybody and everybody in society but overcoming it is the key to success for many celebrities. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of ...

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Fish Can Lower Risk of Depression by 20% in Men, 16% in Women

Fish can lower the risk of depression, say Chinese researchers, citing a sample study that involved 150 out of 278 participants. Fish, known for its Omega 3 fatty acids, can stimulate dopamine and serotonin levels in the human brain and these chemicals are major players in triggering depression. Several anti-depressant drugs such as SSRIs are manufactured to work directly to ...

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Drug to Counter Nuclear Radiation 24 Hours After Exposure

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With Fukushima nuclear accident still fresh in our minds, a new injection will reduce the radiation effects of such nuclear accidents even if they are given one day after the mishap. While it cannot reverse the effects, it can only reduce the adverse impact, said researchers. Exposure to radiation triggers a number of potentially high lethal effects. In which, the ...

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Conceiving Via IVF Puts Mothers at Higher Risk of Digestive Diseases

Owing to the advent of modern technology in all fields of life, everything seems very easy and convenient. This has even helped having babies very easily for those who unfortunately has reproductive complications. Nonetheless, now a new study by Turkish scientists has shown that women who get impregnated via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are at elevated risk of suffering from prolonged ...

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Function of gene in the first week of birth can reveal schizophrenia

Ever wondered how a particular gene can determine if you’ll grow up to be schizophrenic or not? A new study by scientists from Cardiff University has shown that it is indeed the case. The function of a gene called “Rosetta Stone” or commonly known as schizophrenic gene can reveal the functions of all the other genes associated with the disease. ...

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Anxiety is in Genes, Passed on from Anxious Parents: Study

Anxious parents are more likely to have anxious offspring, says a new study based on its finding from monkeys that would throw light into the possibility of developing anxiety and depression on hereditary basis. The study from the Department of Psychiatry and the Health Emotions Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows how an over-active brain circuit involving three ...

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Gene Behind Mental Illness in Women Identified, Potential for Early Treatment Likely

Mental illness in women is characterized by a specific gene that interacts with the X chromosome, found researchers paving the way for future potential research to treat psychiatric patients, whose number is on the rise owing to new isolated lifestyle. The gene identified as XIST inactivates one of the two X chromosome copies cells meant for storing genetic material, leading ...

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Fame or No Fame, Depression is Main Killer in Film Field

Fame comes in the disguise of depression and prompts people to go for suicides or extreme fatal steps in life and whether it was Hollywood or Bollywood, history is replete with numerous examples and lessons to learn from. Any film field in the world, death stalks fame or failure alike. Deepika Padukone steered the film fraternity to disclose recently that ...

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Depression, diabetes tied to high dementia risk

Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at a higher risk of dementia compared with people who have neither of the conditions, said a new study. While Type-2 diabetes is associated with a 20 percent greater risk of dementia and depression alone was associated with an 83 percent greater risk, having both depression and Type-2 diabetes was ...

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Anti-Depressants Over Prescribed? Most Don’t Need Them, Says Study

In a surprising study, it was found that more than two-thirds of people taking anti-depressant drugs may not actually suffer from depression and they don’t need them, says a new study. The US-based study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that 69% of people taking anti-depressants did not meet the criteria for prescribing major depressive disorder, also known ...

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Roseroot herb may be good to treat depression with minimal side effects: Study

Roseroot may provide a herbal treatment option with minimal side effects for depression-related disorders, a new research has found. Depression has become a closely watched health ailment now, thanks to Bollywood actress deepika Padukone who dared to reveal about it and helped spreading awareness about it in India. The findings published in the journal Phytomedicine suggest that those who cannot ...

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