mental health issues

Mentally ill can now become MPs in Britain


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) British lawmakers have unanimously voted to end "discrimination" against people suffering from mental illness, who will now be able to serve as members of parliament, in ... Read more...

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Spears battling attention deficit disorder?


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears is apparently suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADAH), a kind of developmental disorder.The 30-year-old, who is currently judging auditions of ... Read more...

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Problem teens bashing up parents


February 24th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Domestic violence has got a little bit nastier with a growing number of problem teens abusing and bashing up their parents, a study reveals.Flinders University law ... Read more...

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Can parent’s education affect offspring’s mental health?


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) It is quite possible that depression in adulthood could spring from a parent's level of education, a Canadian study suggests. Amelie Quesnel-Vallee from McGill University and ... Read more...

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Online campaign tells Aussie men to ’soften the f— up’


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 13 (ANI): An online campaign that hopes to raise awareness of mental health issues, has told Australian men to "soften the f--- up".Digital branding professional Ehon Chan coined the slogan ... Read more...

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Obama was taunted for his ‘big ears’ as a child


March 11th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 11 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has confessed that he was taunted as a kid over his "big ears" and his unusual name.Participating in a White House summit on ... Read more...

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Infants, toddlers too suffer mental illness


February 27th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new research has shown that infants and toddlers can suffer serious mental health disorders, yet they are unlikely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting developmental ... Read more...

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Watson confirms doing ‘Perks Of Being A Wallflower’


February 11th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson has confirmed she will feature in the movie "The Perks of Being a Wallflower".The 20-year-old actress, who earlier said she might give up her film ... Read more...

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Brit TV dramas portray characters with mental health issues as ‘dangerous’


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A study of peak-time British programme has indicated that television dramas too often portray characters with mental health problems as "dangerous".Almost half (45 pc) of fictional characters with ... Read more...

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Oz women with ‘designer vaginas’ getting psychiatric help


November 14th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 14 (ANI): It was recently revealed that demands for 'designer vaginas' - cosmetic surgery to enhance the look of women's genitals - have tripled in Australia.Now the latest news is ... Read more...

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Teen stress doubles depression risk in adult life


November 7th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Stressed teenagers could face double the risk of developing depression in early adulthood, say experts. The pressures of modern life may be more hazardous to our mental health ... Read more...

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Father’s incarceration raises chances kids will use drugs


September 29th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that father's incarceration is linked with substantially elevated risks for illegal drug use in adolescence and early adulthood.Researchers from Bowling Green State University ... Read more...

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Watching too much TV ‘a risk for mental health’


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): People who are addicted to television are jeopardizing their mental health, says a new study.It revealed that Scots who spend more than four hours a day are 80 ... Read more...

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Victimized kids exposed to disasters ‘face mental health issues’


August 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new research has found that children who had experienced maltreatment, domestic abuse or peer violence on top of exposure to disaster had more anxiety, depression, and aggression ... Read more...

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Sad mothers give birth to smaller babies: Study


August 26th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A new research has revealed that clinical depression and anxiety during pregnancy results in smaller babies who are more likely to die in infancy.The study, which focused ... Read more...

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1 in 5 US preschoolers display mental health issues when starting kindergarten


July 9th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A study has found that 1 in 5 preschoolers in the US display mental health issues when transition from preschool to formal schooling takes place.Dr. Alice S. Carter ... Read more...

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Jail inmates Down Under prone to drug, alcohol addiction


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 03 (ANI): Drug and alcohol addiction is common among prisoners in jails, a new study has found.Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report claims prisoners in the country have poorer ... Read more...

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Al Gore and Tipper Gore to separate after 4 decades of marriage


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper Gore are separating after being married for 4 decades. And the both of them have thought about ... Read more...

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Brit teacher who hit boy with dumbbell gets sacked


May 25th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): The British teacher, who hit an unruly pupil with a dumbbell while screaming, "Die! Die! Die!", has escaped being sent to prison, but he was relieved from his ... Read more...

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Financial squeeze linked to mental health problems


May 17th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Many workers have sought medical advice for stress and anxiety following the recession, says a UK survey.The survey of 2,050 workers found that the post recession period has ... Read more...

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People exposed to World Trade Center dust, fumes may still have headaches


February 11th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A study has found that people who were exposed to dust, fumes during the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 still frequently report having ... Read more...

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China’s execution of British drug smuggler builds international pressure


December 30th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- China on Tuesday executed a British man convicted of smuggling drugs into the country, putting stress on British-Chinese relations, officials said.Earlier on Tuesday, China's Supreme People's Court cleared ... Read more...

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UK and China clash as Beijing executes mentally ill Briton (Lead)


December 29th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Dec 29 (IANS) Relations between China and Britain - at a low over climate change - worsened Tuesday amid an angry exchange of words over China's execution ... Read more...

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Fury as China executes ‘mentally ill’ Briton


December 29th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Britain reacted with fury Tuesday as China refused to heed pleas for pardon and executed a convicted Briton who is thought to be mentally ill. Pakistan-born Akmal Shaikh, ... Read more...

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Britain condemns China’s execution of convicted drug smuggler


December 29th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- China on Tuesday executed a British man convicted of smuggling drugs into China despite international pressure, UK and Chinese officials said.Earlier on Tuesday, China's Supreme People's Court cleared ... Read more...

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China executes British drug smuggler despite pressure


December 29th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- China on Tuesday executed a British man convicted of smuggling drugs into China despite international pressure, Prime Minister Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.Earlier on Tuesday, China's ... Read more...

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Berlusconi suffers injuries in vicious attack, hospitalised (Third Lead)


December 14th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Dec 14 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was savagely attacked Sunday at the end of a political rally in the centre of the city. He suffered two damaged teeth, a ... Read more...

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98-year-old woman accused of murdering 100-year-old roommate


December 13th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A 98-year-old American woman has been accused of killing her roommate, aged 100, in a nursing home.Dementia sufferer Laura Lundquist is believed to have killed Elizabeth Barrow in ... Read more...

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Head injury could amplify depression in survivors of torture


November 7th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Head injuries could aggravate depression and other emotional symptoms in survivors of torture and other traumatic experiences, according to a study from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma ... Read more...

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Stress busting workshop organised in Srinagar


October 11th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct 11 (ANI): World-renowned Medicine Sans Frontier (MSF), also known as 'doctors without borders', has come forward to help reduce stress among residents of Srinagar through a workshop.The workshop has ... Read more...

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Gascoigne slept with hookers, claims ex-wife


October 10th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Football legend Paul Gascoigne a.k.a Gazza has slept with prostitutes, according to his former wife.In her autobiography, Sheryl Gascoigne recalls on one such occasion last February: "Paul called ... Read more...

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Too many chocolates, chips, mental problems linked to acne in teens


September 16th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): High intake of chocolate and chips along with mental health issues is linked to the development of zits, pimples, bumps and blemishes in young people, says a Norwegian ... Read more...

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Lesbians, gays, bisexuals more susceptible to mental health issues, substance abuse


August 14th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are almost twice as likely to seek help for mental health issues or substance abuse treatment as their heterosexuals counterparts, according to a ... Read more...

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Depressed students twice as likely to drop out of college


July 7th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that college students with depression are twice as likely as their classmates to drop out.Daniel Eisenberg, assistant professor in the University of Michigan ... Read more...

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Goldie Hawn honoured for education efforts


May 12th, 2009 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Oscar-award winning actress Goldie Hawn has been honoured with an award for helping raise awareness about mental health issues in US schools. The "Cactus Flower" star picked up the ... Read more...

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