New blood test being developed to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s

Investigators design, evaluate blood test for patients to detect tau, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

New blood test being developed to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s  Today, the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in life is through brain scans and tests of cerebrospinal fluid that must be collected via lumbar puncture. Though cumbersome and expensive, such tests provide the most accurate diagnoses for patients. Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are working to develop a blood test that could […]

Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds study

Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information. Study participants improved auditory and verbal outcomes

Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds studyNew research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Symptoms of schizophrenia include psychoses, hallucinations, delusions, and unusual thinking patterns. Emotional numbing, reduced motivation, difficulty forming and maintaining social relationships, and cognitive impairment are also among the symptoms that tend to characterize the condition. Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia […]

Social media detox can help reduce stress in just five days

Recently several celebrities including Bollywood actor-cum-director Farhan Akhtar, Elon Musk, Cher and Jim Carrey among others have deleted their social media profiles in wake of a data breach row involving a social media giant. Now, researchers have proven that giving up on social media can have significant health benefits. Withdrawal from social media can helps reduce levels of cortisol, a key hormone related to stress

Social media detox can help reduce stress in just five daysOf late Facebook has been under a lot of scrutiny – from breaches of privacy policies to stress arising from excess time spent on the social media site. The impact of Facebook on mental and physical health has been studied over the past few years since the social media trend has caught on, much of […]

Maharashtra: Memory clinic 1,028 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, since its launch

It has been a month since the Maharashtra government started the Memory Clinic. This initiative was started on October 02, 2018. And out of 30 districts in Maharashtra, so far 28 districts have registered 1,028 patients are affected with this mental disorder

Maharashtra: Memory clinic 1,028 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, since its launchThe proposal for a memory clinic had been put forth by state health minister Deepak Sawant and has now been implemented across government hospitals in Maharashtra. Under the memory clinic initiative, patients affected with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are treated in the geriatric ward in the district hospitals in the state. But the numbers of […]

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impact

Instagram - the image-saturated app with over 700 million users worldwide -- topped the list in terms of negative impact, most notably among young women, stated the report, published on Friday

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impactAccording to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 young people between the ages of 14 to 24 on how certain social media platforms impact health […]

Mental health: Mumbai docs treat the boy with a rare mental condition

Ritesh suffered from a mental disorder called Early Psychosis, where a patient thinks that someone is there beside him all the time. He used to slouch while walking. The family, at first, thought that he was suffering from back pain, but, when this continued, the family got terrified and sought for medical help

Mental health: Mumbai docs treat the boy with a rare mental conditionMany times, as a kid, one must have been carried by the relatives on their back, but, a 23-year-old Mumbai man carried someone all the time on his back. He talks to him, plays with him, and take him along while going anywhere. For a second, you will feel that we are telling you the […]

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education 

To overcome the shortage of mental health professionals in India, the Indian Psychiatric Society, along with civic-run KEM hospital, has planned to launch a mental health education programme for nursing staff attached with government and civic-run medical colleges and teachers across the schools in Maharashtra

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education The nursing staff, attached to state-run and civic-run medical colleges in Maharashtra, will be imparted with Mental Illness Education training. The Indian Psychiatric Society and civic-run KEM hospital will begin with the training program from December 2 in Mumbai. India has only 7,000 psychiatrists to cater the 125 crore population. One in every 20 people […]

Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear, reveals study

A five-minute scan could be used to spot people at risk of dementia before symptoms appear, researchers claim. Scientists used ultrasound scanners to look at blood vessels in the necks of more than 3,000 people and monitored them over the next 15 years

Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear, reveals studyThey found those with the most intense pulses went on to experience greater cognitive decline over the next decade than the other study participants Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. The actual dementia symptoms could be seen up to 10 years after […]

DNA of people with depression, trauma is biologically older than healthy individuals

DNA from people who suffer from major depression is biologically older than that of healthy people by on average 8 months, suggesting that they are biologically older than their corresponding calendar age

DNA of people with depression, trauma is biologically older than healthy individualsThis effect was greater in people who have had childhood trauma, such as violence, neglect or sexual abuse, who show a biological age around a year older than their actual age. This work is presented at the ECNP conference in Barcelona. There is increasing evidence that serious depression and trauma is associated with shorter life-spans. […]

Binge-watching web series turning into a new addiction, warn experts

The first case of addiction to online web series is recently been reported in India. Experts say that if people are not made aware that even web series can also be as dangerous as alcohol addiction, the country will see many more such cases in future. Here’s why you should think twice before you plan to devour a new season of your favourite web series in one sitting

Binge-watching web series turning into a new addiction, warn expertsThe new phenomenon of ‘binge-watching’ has emerged now. It sucks in the viewer, and he/she is compelled to watch the whole series. This then leads to the formation of an ‘addiction pattern.’ People are shutting out themselves from reality world and are finding these web series as escapism. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently […]
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