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Parasite in cats may lead people to suicides


August 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Exposure to a parasite hosted by cats could make people more likely to attempt suicide, says a new study.Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause toxoplasmosis, is easily ... Read more...

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Schizophrenic brain tries to heal itself


August 6th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Brains of people who suffer from schizophrenia may attempt to repair damage caused by the disease, suggesting an adult brain's capacity to change and grow.Professor Cyndi ... 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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Jail Norway killer, don’t put him in mental care: Defence


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Norwegian extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in two attacks in the capital Oslo last year, should be sent to prison and not face ... Read more...

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Prosecutors want Norway killer be ruled insane


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 22 (IANS) Prosecutors in Norway have called for self-confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to be considered insane.Breivik killed 77 people and injured 242 last July. He bombed ... Read more...

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Blood hormone Epo boosts motivation


June 12th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 12 (IANS) Blood hormone Epo has a performance-boosting effect on the brain shortly after being injected as it improves oxygen transport in blood. As Epo also increases ... Read more...

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Gene duplication gave humans powerful brain


May 4th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The genetic changes that account for the bulk of differences between humans and primates boils down to a single factor - gene duplication, which gave us ... Read more...

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Norway killer terms insanity report as lie


April 25th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has told a court in Oslo that a psychiatric report that found him insane following the 77 killings he carried ... Read more...

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Trauma victims can develop schizophrenia


April 20th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Children who have undergone severe trauma are thrice as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life, says a new study.Previous research focused on the biological factors ... Read more...

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NRI children row: Not filing for divorce, says father


March 21st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) The father of the two Indian children in custody of the Norwegian Child Welfare Services Wednesday denied reports that he was filing for divorce from his ... Read more...

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Jamia alumni bags National Film Awards


March 9th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Iram Ghufran, an alumni of the Jamia Millia Islamia university, has won the National Award for best direction and best editing in the non-feature section ... Read more...

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Antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) An antibiotic prescribed to teenagers for acne is to be tested as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia, The Independent ... Read more...

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Wikipedia top rated for mental health information


February 16th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Wikipedia is the most highly rated website for providing information on mental-health related topics, a study reveals.Researchers from the University of Melbourne assessed a range of ... Read more...

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Mind governs skin’s reactivity to allergies


January 19th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) A harmonious mind-body connect, the key to good health, also seems to determine how your skin reacts to allergies.A team of neuroscientists have found that if ... Read more...

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Brain parasite affects reward producing chemical


November 6th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which infects more than 60 million people in the US alone, directly affects the output of dopamine, a key chemical that controls ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genetic link to suicidal behaviour


October 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Blame a specific gene if you are having morbidily suicidal thoughts about life in general.Neuroscientists have unearthed evidence that links a specific gene to suicidal behaviour, ... Read more...

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Brain cell growth during adolescence key to sociability


October 7th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The growth of brain cells during adolescence is the key to sociability, which produces an opposite effect when impaired or blocked, new research says.Mice shunned the ... Read more...

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Gujarat carrying vendetta against officials: Congress


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Congress Monday accused the Gujarat government of a "consistent pattern of vendetta" against state officials who exposed the misdeeds of the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Six hacked to death in China


September 14th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) Six people, including two pre-schoolers, were killed Wednesday morning in a Chinese city by a man armed with an axe. The attack took place on a street ... Read more...

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Birth month influences your career choice: Study


September 5th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) A baby's birth month seems to influence his choice of profession later in life, a study suggests. Researchers commissioned by the Office for National Statistics based ... 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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Mentally ill prone to poor teeth


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) People suffering from severe mental illnesses are thrice as likely to lose their teeth because of poor oral health as compared to that of the general ... Read more...

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Fathering at 50? Your kids may be autists


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children fathered by men aged 50 years or above face a higher risk of autism or schizophrenia due to a repetition or deletion of their genes, ... Read more...

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Scientists find genes that make you skinny


September 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Truly blessed are those who always stay skinny no matter what or how many times they eat -- thanks to their genes. A new study says ... Read more...

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Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better


August 1st, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp.In a recent study using a technique called ... Read more...

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I have stabbed my baby: British woman tells cops


July 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A 23-year-old British woman stabbed her 11-month-old daughter to death, and called the police to say: "I've got a baby and stabbed her."Jade Ruck, a resident ... Read more...

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Decision making area inactive in schizophrenic brains


July 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain mechanism that derails decision-making in people suffering from schizophrenia -- a mental disorder characterised by a breakdown of thought processes and ... Read more...

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Lower enzyme levels linked with schizophrenia


July 21st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Lower levels of an enzyme called p35, which is vital for activating a protein called Cdk5 for brain development, may be linked with schizophrenia.Professor Giese, Institute ... Read more...

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Psychotic mother kills her baby


July 19th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) A mother in Britain killed her two-year-old baby just hours after psychiatric nurses decided it was safe to leave the child with her, a court heard.Health ... Read more...

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Unusual genes behind schizophrenia identified


July 11th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon unusual genetic configurations that explain why more schizophrenic patients tend to have them than normal people. 'De novo' mutations are genetic errors ... Read more...

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Court halts Jared Lee Loughner’s forced medication


July 6th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An appeal court has blocked the US government from forcefully giving anti-psychotic medication to the sole suspect in the Tucson shooting that nearly resulted in the death ... Read more...

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Parents can transmit stress to children


June 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Believe it or not -- our parents could have transmitted to us some of the stress we experience."There has been a big discussion about whether the ... Read more...

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Babies born in spring ‘more likely to develop anorexia nervosa’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers have said that babies born in spring are slightly more likely to develop anorexia nervosa, while those born in the autumn have a lower risk.The researchers analysed ... Read more...

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Brainwaves could help predict schizophrenia, depression


April 27th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Something as shortlived as a brainwave comes with its own unique fingerprint that remains unaltered over the years - a finding that could help predict schizophrenia ... Read more...

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More effective schizophrenia cure promised


April 18th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, can be tackled through the amino acid L-lysine, a study suggests. Preliminary research ... Read more...

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