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Diabetes+Depression Leads to Dementia: Study

People with cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes coupled with depression, says a new study. Known as Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), it occurs in aging people before dementia which makes them forget events where someone’s mind is functioning less well than would be expected for their age. Dementia affects 19 percent of people ...

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Brain Marker Hints at Depression Later in Life: Study

A car accident, the loss of a loved one and financial trouble are just a few of the myriad stressors we may encounter in our lifetimes. Some of us take it in stride, while others go on to develop anxiety or depression. How well will we deal with the inevitable lows of life? A clue to this answer, according to ...

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Switch off smartphone one hour before bed time or else face sleep disorders: Warn researchers

Teenagers should switch off their smartphones at least one hour before bedtime to avoid depression, sleeplessness and other problems, said experts in a new study. Constant use of the mobile phone late into the night increases the risk of sleep-related problems, symptoms of depression and fear of isolation later in life, said researchers who have studied the effect of smartphones ...

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Binge-Watching TV Programs? You might be depressed, lonely, say experts

Binge-watching TV series such as “Game Of Thrones”, “The Big Bang  Theory” or “Two-and-a-half-men” is linked to depression and loneliness, says a recent study. People who suffer from low moods are more likely to spend hours or days viewing multiple episodes of their favourite program online or on DVD. But by doing so they could neglect work, relationships and even ...

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Twitter Can Foretell Rates of Heart Diseases, Finds Study

Social media is acting as a platform for many things at present. Here comes a new use of the same when australian researchers discovered how social media can serve as an indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease. While previous studies have identified many factors that contribute to the risk of heart disease, ...

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Women With Depression to Face Greater Risk During Pregnancy

Women who experienced mood disorders during pregnancy may be at risk for more severe postpartum depression (PPD) than those whose symptoms begin after birth, says a recent study. PPD, which is also known as postnatal depression, is a type of clinical depression which can affect women after childbirth. The researchers found that women with postpartum depression may experience any of ...

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Deepika Padukone Opens up on Depression

Deepika Padukone, who shouted down the country’s premier newspaper The Times of India over their coverage of her “curves” and boldly stood up against the market leader and opinion makers, did not falter when it came to her personal health problem. Giving an exclusive interview to the Times of India’s rival The Hindustan Times, Deepika Padukone openly told the world ...

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Depression Also Leads to Memory Loss, says Study

Perhaps a known fact but it gets scientific fillip for the first time that the ability to remember information declines when people undergo depression. The link between depressed mood and memory deficit was not observed in a laboratory setting earlier, the researchers said and pointed out their study finding which showed that individuals with depressed mood lost 12 percent reduction ...

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Two Apples a Day Help Fight Depression: Study

Anti-inflammatory properties in fruits like apple can help prevent depression among the middle-aged women, showed findings in a study on 6,000 people. The study by Australian scientists showed that fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that help increase the chemicals linked to sending the signals “All is well” sensation to the brain. “Women who ate two or more pieces of fruit per ...

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Burnt Out Leads to Depression; Some Tips to Avoid it

  Overwork, or feeling burnt out is an indication closely linked to depression later in life, said researchers. In a study conducted by Psychology professor Irvin Schonfeld from City College of New York, it has been noticed that there is a strong association between burnout and depression. About 5,500 school teachers were studied in a survey to estimate the prevalence ...

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Early Puberty Tends to Increase Risk of Depression Among Girls, More Than Boys

With the average age of puberty among girls coming down to early teens, a new study suggests kids who enter this stage early than their peers face depression, isolation and loneliness, requiring counselling from the parent or public health assistants. Though depression affects all sexes and age groups, it shows up highly among girls than boys, the researchers said in ...

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Too Much Fruit Diet Can Worsen Depression in Kids: Study

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Going against the norm that fruits are good for health, a new study found that forcing your children to have too much fruit during adolescence can have negative consequences as a diet high in fructose, found naturally in fruits, may exacerbate their depressive behaviours. The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive and anxiety-like behaviour ...

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Why Delhi School Principal Daughter Committed Suicide?

The incident that the daughter of the principal of a prominent school in Delhi committed suicide by hanging herself at her home as she was depressed on not getting good marriage proposals could be an apparent reason but more than that India and especially parents should wake up to the reality of an emerging lonely society bereft of advice or ...

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Why Robin Williams Preferred Suicide to Alcohol Addiction?

As is the case with many Hollywood legendary actors, Robin Williams was hooked on to alcohol and cocaine in his early career, when the whole word was ringing under the influence of Hippy culture. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Williams and his close friend John Belushi were seen at many parties until John died. The death and later ...

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Americans highly prone to depression due to job loss says Study

Job loss is associated with depressive symptoms in both the United States and Europe, but the effects of job loss are much stronger in American workers, a new study has found.  “In the US, the impact of job loss is significantly stronger for those with little or no wealth than for wealthier individuals. Also, the impact of job loss due ...

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