mental health problems

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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Kids’ temper tantrums could signal mental illness


August 31st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Temper tantrums in infants could signal early mental health problems, shows a research.Northwestern University researchers have developed an easy-to-administer questionnaire specifically designed to distinguish the typical ... Read more...

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Economic downturn making British women opt for abortions


August 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Many British women are avoiding giving birth and resorting to abortions as they have turned quite concerned over the prevailing financial condition.A survey of General Practitioners ... Read more...

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Poor mental health linked to reduced lifespan


August 1st, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) People with poor mental health may have a shorter lifespan, according to a large-scale population based study.Researchers from University College London (UCL) and University of ... Read more...

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Mentally challenged Chinese kills US businessman


July 13th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) A visiting US businessman has been killed by a suspected schizophrenic Chinese in Beijing city, leading to concerns being raised over handling of such suspects with ... Read more...

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Women cat lovers may end up killing themselves


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Women cat owners are likely to develop mental health problems and commit suicide since they could be infected with a common parasite which can be caught ... Read more...

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Canada unveils national mental health strategy


May 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 9 (IANS) Canada's first national mental health strategy was unveiled in Ottawa, demanding an increase of 3.4 billion Canadian dollars in spending on mental health in the country ... Read more...

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Healthy ageing a global challenge: WHO


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health ... Read more...

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Teenagers facing danger in British mental asylums


March 25th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Various teenagers in Britain are being locked up alongside potentially dangerous adults in mental hospitals following a crisis in health services for the young, the Daily ... Read more...

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Shed stigma over mental illness: Experts


March 10th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Over sixty percent people do not seek medical help for mental illness only due to the stigma associated with the term, experts said here Saturday."Mental ... Read more...

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New smartphone could help you cope with blues


February 8th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) A new smart phone senses your depression and nudges you to go out with friends, a study reveals.It's the future of therapy at a new Northwestern ... Read more...

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Punishment makes children more aggressive


February 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 7 (IANS) Corporal punishment makes children more aggressive and can harm them in the long term, says a study."Virtually without exception, these studies found that physical punishment was ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

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Adults ‘not losing any sleep’ over computers


December 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) The pervasive belief that computers and mobile phones are eating into our sleep has been challenged by researchers.Nicholas Glozier, associate professor of psychological medicine, University of ... Read more...

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Drinking at home is silent killer for Britons


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Middle-class people in Britain are drinking so much behind closed doors that they are risking a future of ill -health blighted by cancer, liver disease and ... Read more...

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China mulls law for 100 mn mentally ill


October 25th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) China is drafting a law that seeks to protect the rights of its 100 million mentally-disordered people and prevents the forced hospitalisation of healthy people.There are ... Read more...

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Poor diet can bring on mental health problems


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Poor diet may be linked to mental health problems during adolescence, researchers found.In a study of 3,000 adolescents, Deakin University researchers revealed that diet quality could ... Read more...

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Juggling work, kids - women more prone to depression


September 5th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Depression among women has doubled since the 1970s, thanks to pressures of juggling work and children.Women are more than two-and-a-half times more likely than men to ... Read more...

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Reservists back from war may have mental problems


August 20th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) British Army reserves returning from war-torn Afghanistan or Iraq are more likely to have mental health problems in comparison to full-time troops, as they have to ... Read more...

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Rejection spawns ill health, anti-social feelings


August 14th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Acceptance is fundamental to the well-being and worth of an individual. But its evil twin -- rejection -- spawns ill health and anti-social feelings, which can ... Read more...

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Multi-screen generation risking health, says study


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Watching children juggling with various hi-tech gadgets at a time may delight many parents but it could be actually raising the risk of obesity and ... Read more...

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Mummified woman found in car in Florida


July 25th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A reclusive woman who rarely spoke to her neighbours was found sitting mummified in her car in the US state of Florida 16 months after she ... Read more...

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Working women recover from domestic violence


July 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Work seems to be the way out for victims of domestic violence, according to a latest research.The study was conducted by the Univeristy of Missouri School ... Read more...

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Drunk female offenders find solace in alcohol


May 26th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Female drunk-driving offenders probably turn alcoholic because of failed relationships. Female drivers who drink are more likely to be older, better-educated and divorced, widowed or separated.University ... Read more...

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Alcoholic in family ‘inspires’ kin to follow suit


May 24th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) It has always been said, but now there is research to back it. People who have a close relative with alcohol problems run an increased risk ... Read more...

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Depression ‘leaves people tougher, resilient and more creative’


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Depression has become something of a modern-day epidemic, with some experts arguing that it can be a positive life-changing experience that leaves people tougher, more resilient and more ... Read more...

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India faces manpower crunch in post-disaster situations


April 7th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India is least prepared to deal with psycho-social and mental health problems that arise in the aftermath of a natural disaster because of manpower shortage, ... Read more...

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Mexican soccer players’ fines go to charity


March 30th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 30 (IANS/EFE) The fines imposed on Mexican national soccer team players for having a private party in September 2010 were donated to charity, an official said.The players ... Read more...

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Even mild stress can lead to long-term disability


March 24th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that even relatively mild stress can lead to long-term disability and an inability to work.It is well known that mental health problems are ... Read more...

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Mental impact of Japan disaster will be felt ‘for some time to come’


March 18th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): A psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London has said that the Japan disaster had a devastating immediate effect on tens of thousands of people but the ... Read more...

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Negative classroom environment harmful for kids’ mental health


March 9th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study has found that children in classrooms with inadequate material resources and children whose teachers feel they are not respected by colleagues exhibit more mental health ... Read more...

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Study: Tiny tots may have mental health problems also


March 8th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has concluded that when it comes to mental illness there is no age limit. The study revealed that tiny toddlers are not exempt ... Read more...

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Hair loss medications can affect men’s sexual health


March 8th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that 5a-reductase inhibitors, commonly used to treat urinary problems in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and found in popular medications to treat ... Read more...

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Depression dogs women after miscarriage


March 4th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Depression and anxiety can dog many women after a miscarriage for years, even after they successfully give birth to a healthy child."The birth of a healthy ... Read more...

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Depression after miscarriage can continue after healthy birth


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 3 (ANI): A new study has found that women who experience depression and anxiety after a miscarriage can continue to experience these symptoms even if they subsequently go on to ... Read more...

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