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Too much light at night causes depression


July 24th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Sleeping in a room with too much light can cause depression, experts claim.Even just the glow from leaving the television on while you sleep can be ... Read more...

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Heavy use of mobile, PC affects sleep, mental health


June 12th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 12 (IANS) Youths who heavily use mobile phones and computers run a greater risk of sleep disturbances, stress and affecting their mental health. "Public health advice should, therefore, ... Read more...

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Midlife crisis could be linked with dementia


May 8th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) If you are overcome by a sense of hopelessness, especially during your mid or later life, it could be a sign that your are heading for ... Read more...

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Is depression byproduct of our ability to fight infection?


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Depression which clouds the prospects of millions of people worldwide may actually be 'hard-wired' into our brains to combat disease, a study reveals.The radical new theory ... Read more...

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Statins stave off depression in heart patients


February 26th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Heart patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins are less likely to develop depression than those who did not. Mary Whooley, professor of medicine at the University of ... Read more...

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Blues invite re-hospitalization among cardiac patients


February 15th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 15 (IANS) Heart attack patients given to depression may be re-hospitalised later for cardiac complications and chest pains and for longer stints as indoor patients than their ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels spell depression


January 6th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Low levels of vitamin D, linked earlier with cardio diseases and neurological conditions, are also tied with the blues. This new study helps clarify a debate ... Read more...

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Working moms happier than stay-at-home moms


December 13th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Moms who hold jobs are healthier and happier than those who stay at home during their children's infancy and pre-school years.Researchers analysed the National Institute for ... Read more...

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Beat stress with transcendental meditation


November 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) New research shows that transcendental meditation significantly reduces levels of psychological distress among students. The survey, based on students from 106 secondary schools comprising 87 percent ... Read more...

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Shining bright light into ear banishes winter blues


November 10th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) The days are turning shorter and darker and the nights longer as the winter looms, bringing on the dreaded blues, a major symptom of Seasonal Affective ... Read more...

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Low on optimism, self-esteem? Blame a gene


September 16th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) You might wonder what keeps you from developing optimism, self-esteem and mastery, qualities which come so naturally to some of your peers. It's linked to a ... Read more...

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Stress, depression linked to shorter survival in cancer patients


April 29th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Till date, the biological mechanisms behind stress affecting tumour's ability to grow and spread in cancer patients were not well understood.Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center find ... Read more...

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Severely obese teens ‘no more likely to be depressed’


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Severely obese adolescents are no more likely to be depressed than normal weight peers, according to a three-year study.However, it found that white adolescents might be somewhat ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ‘do not cure all depression symptoms completely’


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Antidepressants do not cure all depression symptoms completely, according to a new study.After analyzing data from the largest study on the treatment of depression, researchers at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants help but may rob you of sleep


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Anti-depressants cut both ways -- they may banish your blues but can also cheat you of sleep and affect your concentration, a study says. These findings ... Read more...

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Anxiety can weaken bones


April 15th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Beware -- anxiety now comes with a new risk: it weakens your bones!Researchers from Deakin in Australia and Norwegian universities analysed data of over 8,000 men ... Read more...

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Antidepressant use linked to thicker arteries


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): In a study of twin veterans, antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke.Depression can heighten the risk ... Read more...

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People in their 70’s are the happiest


March 28th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): Wondering whether your work and family will steadily erode your youthful sense of well-being as you reach middle age? Cheer up, as the happiest time of your life ... Read more...

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Depression may heighten risk of kidney failure


March 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Depression, already implicated in cardiac disease, is also a factor in the increased risk of developing kidney failure.Lead investigator Willem Kop, neuropsychologist at the University of ... Read more...

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Depression may increase kidney failure risk


March 11th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Depression is linked to an increased risk of developing kidney failure in the future, according to a new study.Lead investigator, Dr. Willem Kop (Department of Medical Psychology and ... Read more...

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Parenting stress affects postpartum lifestyle of new moms: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Georgia Health Sciences University researchers say that post-pregnancy excess weight is likely caused by the impact of new parenthood stress on physical activity.In order to emphasize the probable ... Read more...

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Poor sleep quality linked to greater disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients


February 16th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that poor sleep quality is associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater pain severity, increased fatigue, and greater functional disability in patients with Rheumatoid ... Read more...

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Diabetes affects both patient and spouse’s well being


January 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has found that older patients with diabetes who are not dealing well with the disease are likely to have symptoms of depression, and their spouses ... Read more...

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Marriage is good for physical as well as mental health


January 28th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Long-term committed relationships are good for mental as well as physical health and this benefit increases over time, suggests a new study.David and John Gallacher from Cardiff University ... Read more...

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Early periods in girls ‘up risk of depression’


January 6th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 6 (ANI): Girls who begin menstruating before the age of 11.5 are the most depressed by ages 13 and 14, says a new study.The younger a girl is when ... Read more...

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Mums’ depression adversely affects quality of life in kids with epilepsy


January 6th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has found that maternal depression adversely affects quality of life in children with epilepsy.Canadian researchers examined the prevalence of maternal depression and its impact on ... Read more...

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Diabetic women with depression at higher risk of dying from heart disease


January 4th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that older women who suffer from both diabetes and depression are at a higher risk of dying from all causes, including heart disease, ... Read more...

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Depression, not video games, could be to blame for youth violence


December 15th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new research has suggested that violence in video games or on television is not related to serious acts of youth aggression.In fact, how depressed young people ... Read more...

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Depression in mums ups stress hormones in babies


December 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A University of Michigan-led study has found that babies born to depressed mums have higher levels of stress hormones, as well as with other neurological and behavioural differences."The ... Read more...

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Quitting smoking improves your mood


December 6th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Many smokers reach for a cigarette to ease their anxiety during stressful periods. But US researchers have found that quitting smoking makes people happier, and the effect lasts ... Read more...

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Surgeon-physician marriages ‘are a recipe for disaster’


December 1st, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has found that surgeons married to physicians face more challenges in balancing their personal and professional lives than do surgeons whose partners work in a ... Read more...

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Retirement ‘leads to a substantial reduction in tiredness, depression’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that retirement leads to a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms.However, the research has also concluded that retirement does ... Read more...

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Light at night ‘can put you in dark mood’


November 18th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that exposure to even dim light at night is enough to cause physical changes in the brains of hamsters that may be linked ... Read more...

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B-Vitamins ease depression among stroke victims


October 29th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) Victims of stroke who regularly take B-vitamins are better able to combat depression.Researchers demonstrated for the first time that they could reduce the risk of depressive symptoms after ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation shows promise for OCD


October 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using electrodes to stimulate areas deep within the brain are likely to be an alternative therapy for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder ... Read more...

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