Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals study

Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals studyWorking long hours may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeats that can lead to serious cardiovascular complications, a new study in The European Heart Journal found. Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. The researchers began with 85,494 men and women from Britain, […]

Diet used to reduce stroke risk can also help combat depression

US researchers have found that a diet already shown to reduce the risk of stroke, blood pressure and cholesterol levels also appears to lower the risk of depression. In addition to eating plenty of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan involves low-fat dairy products and steering clear of foods high in saturated fats and sugar

Diet used to reduce stroke risk can also help combat depressionTurns out, the specific diet which is shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce the risk of depression. People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study conducted by American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people whose diets adhered more […]

Mental health: ‘Dangal girl’ Zaira Wasim coping with depression, pens down struggle

Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who is popularly known as Dangal girl has penned down an emotional social media post, describing her on her ongoing fight with the depression. Depress is a mental illness, and in India out of 20 people 1 suffer from this mental disorder

Mental health: ‘Dangal girl’ Zaira Wasim coping with depression, pens down struggle“I am writing this to (finally) admit and confess that I, for a very long time have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression,” reads a post written by Zaira Wasim. Depression is a mental illness. But, most of the people who are going through this condition, do not accept this due to the fear […]

Depression in mother’s can affect kid’s IQ and development

A mother’s depression can lower the children's IQ and negatively affect their cognitive development up to the age of 16, a study has found

Depression in mother’s can affect kid’s IQ and developmentResearchers studied 875 middle or lower-class mothers in Chile and their healthy children over a 16-year period, evaluating participants roughly every four years. At any point during the study, about half of the mothers had symptoms of depression, and one-third were severely depressed, according to Patricia East of the University of California San Diego School […]

Groundbreaking study identifies 44 genetic risk factors for depression

A 200-strong team of researchers from across the globe have identified 44 genetic variants that can increase the risk of developing major depression and found that all humans carry at least some of them

Groundbreaking study identifies 44 genetic risk factors for depressionThe new findings could help explain why not everyone treated with antidepressants sees their condition improve, the scientists said, and could also point the way toward new medicines. In the largest study of its kind, scientists also found that the genetic basis for depression is shared with other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and that […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Here’s how to stop your brain from shrinking and improve your thought process

Researchers say shrinking the brain may be worth it because it decreases the dopamine activity that controls reward and pleasure centres of the brain by decreasing hallucinations and psychosis

Here’s how to stop your brain from shrinking and improve your thought processShrinking brains sound frightening and painful, but it could actually be caused by a mindless activity, drug, or habit that you’re unknowingly doing every single day. Brain shrinkage has been linked to a declining memory, difficulty thinking, or putting together metaphorical puzzle pieces together. By changing a few aspects in your life and adding a […]

Is your kid hooked on smartphones? Here are 5 tips for parents

Electronic gadgets such as tablets, iPhones, iPads, mobiles phones have become addiction among children. Children as young as two years old are expertly using these devices which are having an adverse impact on their mental and physical health.  Here are five tips from those who have studied kids and technology

Is your kid hooked on smartphones? Here are 5 tips for parentsThere is growing concern among parents, educators and mental health experts that excessive smartphone use may be contributing to the recent surge in adolescent depression and suicide. But what qualifies as “excessive”? At this point, no one’s sure. Specific, evidence-based guidelines take time to determine—years, and sometimes decades. And the pace at which kids have […]

Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issues

In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought treatment for mental health issues

Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issuesThe study was conducted in collaboration with Department of Community Medicine, Sion Hospital. The study titled, ‘Study of the Morbidity Patterns in the MCGM healthcare facilities of City of Mumbai,’ the survey aimed to examine the disease patterns in the city of Mumbai, to study the drug requirements in view of current morbidity patterns and […]

Irregular heartbeat risk interlinked with depressions, study suggests  

A study has shown that depression may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can cause clot formation and stroke. It revealed that among those who took antidepressants and had the highest scores on a clinical screening test for depression were found to be at more than 30 per cent increased risk for atrial fibrillation, compared with participants with low scores for depression and who did not take antidepressants

Irregular heartbeat risk interlinked with depressions, study suggests  This data was recently presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2018 scientific sessions on Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) occurs when the upper chambers of the heart spasm, which therefore prevents them from moving blood into the heart’s lower chambers. When blood collects […]
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