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Health: Brain zapping may alleviate depression symptoms

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have identified a brain region that can be electrically stimulated to improve mood in people suffering from depression. According to a study published in the journal Current Biology, timulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who suffered from depression. Those effects were not seen in patients without mood symptoms, suggesting that

Yoga may help combat depression: study

Yoga may help combat depression: study

Yoga may help combat depression: study. Participating in yoga and deep breathing classes twice a week along with home practice may effectively reduce the symptoms of depression, a new study claims. The findings provide support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression, researchers said. “This study

Link discovered between inflammation and depression in type 1 diabetes

Inflammatory protein is associated with depression in diabetes, according to a study. The research, conducted by at Lund University in Sweden, suggests that galectin-3 levels may be useful for diagnosis of depression or may be a new target for treating depression associated with type-1 diabetes, which could lead to better patient care. It is well established that

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Does abortion lead to depression?

Having an abortion does not lead to depression in women, a study recently concluded.To better understand the relationship between having an abortion and women’s mental health, Dr. Julia R. Steinberg from the University of Maryland School of Public Health, and colleagues analysed data on Danish women born between 1980-1994. The information included abortions, childbirths and

What triggers depression among adults?

What triggers depression among adults? A new research has pinpointed some genes that can trigger depression. As per the research conducted by the University of Edinburgh, nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered. The findings could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the

Childhood violence impacts mental health of youths

Exposure to childhood violence is linked to psychiatric disorders, according to a research. The results of the study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Federal University of Sao Paulo showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression

Eat grapes to ward off depression

Eat grapes to ward off depression

Eat grapes to ward off depression: Including grapes in your diet may have psitive impact on your mental health as researchers have found that certain grape-derived compounds might be developed as therapeutic agents for the treatment of depression.The results, published online in the journal Nature Communications, indicate that these natural compounds may reduce depression by

Consuming walnuts may improve mood in young men: Study

Consuming walnuts may improve mood in young men: Study

Consuming walnuts may improve mood in young men: A recent study observed that walnuts may be the key to improve mood in young men. The research concluded that non-depressed healthy young males had a 27 percent reduction in overall mood disturbances after eating two ounces of walnuts every day for eight weeks. The research conducted by Peter

Depression may reduce survival rates in cancer patients

Depression may reduce survival rates in cancer patients

Depression may reduce survival rates in cancer patients: New York, (Jan 22) Even mild depression among patients with head and neck cancer are associated with poorer overall survival, a new study has said.The findings of the study indicated that patients should be screened and treated for depressive symptoms at the time of diagnosis.”We observed that patients

Certain medications can give oldies dry mouth

Certain medications can give oldies dry mouth. Having a dry mouth can be a common side effect of prescribed medications for older people, according to a recent study. When you have dry mouth, it means you don’t have enough saliva, or spit, to keep your mouth wet. It can lead to problems chewing, eating, swallowing,

Why depression raises risk of early death in women

Toronto, Oct 23 : Women Depression : Why depression raises risk of early death in women. Due to the pressure caused by changing societal roles and multiple responsibilities, depression has significantly increased the risk of early death in women, a study has found. The findings showed that the risk of death associated with depression appeared

Meditation may help prevent heart disease

Meditation may help prevent heart disease

Meditation may help prevent heart disease. Stress, anxiety, depression and poor sleep may be linked to heart disease risk. Finally, the review noted that although there is some evidence that meditation may decrease a person’s risk of a heart attack, more research is needed before any conclusions can be made. Although the practice of meditation

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Digestive Problems Can Cause Anxiety and Depression

Digestive Problems Can Cause Anxiety and Depression. It turns out that stomach problems can cause a lot more than just physical discomfort. Research has suggested that gastrointestinal troubles may be linked with anxiety and depression as well.Anxiety causes a lot of different symptoms. Anxiety causes headaches, it causes muscle pain – it even causes cold

New Google test to help diagnose depression

Looking up “depression” on Google will now allow users in the US to check whether they are clinically depressed, thanks to a new self-assessment feature added to the popular search engine. The feature, launched for users in the US, will provide an option to take a clinically validated screening questionnaire called PHQ-9 when a person

People in US can take Google test to check depression

People in US can take Google test to check depression

People in US can take Google test to check depression. People in the US will soon have an option to take a screening test on Google to know if they are depressed or not. Now, when users in the US will search for “depression” on Google, they will see a box atop the results on

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Know Here about ‘Electric shock therapy’ for depression

Know Here about ‘Electric shock therapy’ for depression. Older people receiving electric shock therapy, also known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), to combat the blues of age will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, according to a recent study.“What we can say is that ECT is a powerful antidepressant with a

High Sugar Intake Can Give You Depression

High Sugar Intake Can Give You Depression

Today people are all fond of sweetness and their sugar intake is excessive. This news is for specific men who intake sugar in excessive quantity. According to recent research, men may have depression due to high sugar intake.Researchers say that the men who consume excessive sugar increase the risk of depression in them. Anika Kunupal,

Depression doubles risk of early death in heart patients

Depression doubles risk of early death in heart patients

Beware! Heart disease patients are twice as likely to suffer an early death if they suffer depression, warns a study. Researchers tracked more than 24,000 patients for 10 years and found that post-coronary artery disease depression was the single biggest predictor of death.Lead author Dr Heidi May said that no matter how long or how

Love yourself to stay away from depression.

Depression has become the most serious problem of this time. The condition is so horrific that 1 in 10 people over the age of 12 are taking medication for depression. Though on many occasions, this medicine is not needed, because a slight change in lifestyle can lead to a win over depression. Going for a

MET issues alert,Bay of Bengal depression intensifying into cyclone

MET issues alert,Bay of Bengal depression intensifying into cyclone

MET issues alert,Bay of Bengal depression intensifying into cyclone. The Indian Meteorological Department has warned that the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is gaining strength and is likely to turn into a tropical cyclone. Bay of Bengal : Under the influence of the deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal, which is likely