Anxiety in middle age could lead to dementia later on in life

A recent study suggests that living with moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may lead to dementia in later years. Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years

Anxiety in middle age could lead to dementia later on in lifePeople with moderate to severe anxiety in middle age may be more likely to develop dementia as they get older, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from four previously published studies that tracked a total of almost 30,000 people for at least a decade. In each of the smaller studies, there was a clear […]

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxiety

Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts. These negative thoughts can more easily expose people to different types of psychological disorders, such as depression or anxiety

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxietyPeople who sleep less than the recommended eight hours a night are more likely to suffer depression or anxiety, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at Binghamton University of New York State and published in the recent edition of journal ScienceDirect, compared the timing and duration of sleep in individuals with moderate […]

Loneliness tied to heart damage, premature death finds new study

Loneliness can also be bad for the heart in not just a figurative psychological sense, but physically as well. A study presented Saturday at the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing conference finds that people who feel lonely are at a higher risk of premature death from heart disease

Loneliness tied to heart damage, premature death finds new studyLoneliness may double a person’s risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research has found. According to a study presented in Dublin on Saturday, feeling lonely is a strong predictor of premature death. The team of Danish researchers found that loneliness was linked to a doubled mortality risk in women and nearly double in men. […]

New study reveals, nearly 80 per cent of schizophrenia risk down to genes

Psychosocial, environmental, and genetic factors are known to contribute to the risk of developing the disease, but to what extent? New research - carried out by scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark - suggests that almost 80 per cent of the likelihood of having schizophrenia may be genetic

New study reveals, nearly 80 per cent of schizophrenia risk down to genesThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) define schizophrenia as a “chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder” that affects 1.1 per cent of all adults in the United States. Although the average age of onset for the disease has not been determined, symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear between the ages of 16 and 30. Psychosocial, environmental, […]

Disrupted sleep could be an early indicator of mood disorders

People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests

Disrupted sleep could be an early indicator of mood disordersPast research has found that people with a circadian rhythm, or biological clock, that’s out of step with their daily routines – like split shift or night shift workers – can have an increased risk of emotional, behavioural and psychological problems. The current study examined 24-hour activity levels for 91,015 participants who agreed to wear […]

Soon: Sewri TB Hospital to start a library for patients

To help lift the spirits of tuberculosis patients, who have been neglected by their families, the TB hospital at Sewri is set to open a library for these patients. To support this library, you can also donate books to the hospital

Soon: Sewri TB Hospital to start a library for patientsDr Lalitkumar Anande, Chief Medical Officer at the Sewri’s Tuberculosis Hospital said, “Many a times, TB patients who are sent for treatment over here are abandoned by their relatives, such patients slip into depression. To help engage and divert their minds, books can prove to be a useful tool.” The hospital has also approached NGO […]

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Women who have an abortion may be no more likely to develop depression than women who don’t, a Danish study suggests

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states studyResearchers examined data on 396,397 women born in Denmark between 1980 and 1994, including 30,834 who had an abortion and 85,592 who had a baby. Overall, 15 per cent of the women had at least one antidepressant prescription. Women who had an abortion were 54 per cent more likely to take antidepressants in the year […]

Tennis star shares her struggles with motherhood and postnatal depression

Serena Williams has spoken about her struggle with postnatal depression following the difficult birth of her daughter. The tennis star was forced to undergo an emergency caesarean and had surgery for blood clots in her lungs during the birth of Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr in September last year

Tennis star shares her struggles with motherhood and postnatal depressionSerena Williams has powered through her first grand slam appearance since motherhood, but the tennis star has revealed details of the off-court challenges she faced immediately after giving birth. Williams, who is married to the Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, had an emergency caesarean section and experienced life-threatening complications after childbirth, which resulted in surgery to […]

Bump on the head can double the risk of getting dementia, reveals study

People who have a mild traumatic brain injury, even without loss of consciousness, may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who don’t have these injuries, a study of U.S. veterans suggests

Bump on the head can double the risk of getting dementia, reveals studyWhile severe and even moderate brain injuries have long been linked to an increased risk of dementia, research to date on the link between milder brain injuries and cognitive decline has been mixed, particularly for cases when patients didn’t lose consciousness. For the current study, researchers examined data on almost 358,000 veterans, about 90 per […]

Heavy alcohol consumption tied to higher dementia risk

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This is according to an observational study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France

Heavy alcohol consumption tied to higher dementia riskHeavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data from 2008-2013 on more than 31 million French hospital patients, including more than 1 million who were diagnosed with dementia. About 5% of the dementia patients had so-called early […]
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