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Surge in sex-change operations in Delhi

NEW DELHI: There is a waiting list of five at central Delhi’s Lok Nayak Hospital. The number may not seem large for a surgical procedure but doctors say, compared with the past, it is nothing short of a surge. The procedure in question is a sex-change operation and its growing demand in the city suggests…

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July 17, 2017


World Health Day: WHO urges world to speak out on depression

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on individuals and communities to speak out about depression and to fight the stigma surrounding it. The slogan for World Health Day being marked on Friday is “Depression: let’s talk”. Talking about depression helps break down stigma and encourages more people to seek help. Currently, more than 300…

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April 6, 2017


Teen depression — a reality of society

By Maha Shakil In the present world, depression in under-age people in our society has become a reality and this is one of the most alarming facts, which is getting common among youngsters. It’s not unusual for young people to experience the blues or feel down in the dumps occasionally; adolescence is always an unsettling…

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February 24, 2017


Does depression boost the risk of cancer death

PARIS: People who are frequently depressed or anxious may run a higher risk of dying from certain types of cancer, researchers said on Thursday.

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January 27, 2017


Does depression boost the risk of cancer death?

PARIS: People who are frequently depressed or anxious may run a higher risk of dying from certain types of cancer, researchers said on Thursday. Medical records of more than 160,000 adults in England and Wales showed that those describing themselves as psychologically distressed were more likely to succumb to cancer, especially of the colon, prostate…

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January 26, 2017


Mother’s depression may affect kid’s brain development

ISLAMABAD: Depressive symptoms in women during and after pregnancy are linked to reduced thickness of the cortex the outer layer of the brain responsible for complex thought and behaviour in preschool-age kids, said a new study. According to researchers,”our findings underscore the importance of monitoring and supporting mental health in mothers not just in the…

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November 23, 2016


Depression can make surviving breast cancer difficult: research

COPENHAGEN: Women with a history of depression may have lower survival odds with breast cancer than patients without past mental health problems, research in Denmark suggests. In the study of more than 45,000 women with early-stage breast malignancies, 13 percent of patients previously treated with antidepressants died within five years of their cancer diagnosis, compared…

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November 16, 2016


Internet addiction may up risk of depression, anxiety

ISLAMABAD: Excessive use of Internet may significantly increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, especially among college-going students, a study has found. The findings showed that individuals with Internet addiction had more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work/school and in social settings. They had…

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September 19, 2016


Belgium gets world’s biggest pickled brain collection

BRUSSELS: A new collection in the psychiatric hospital of Duffel in the north of Belgium makes for a ghoulish sight: around 3,000 preserved brains that were originally saved by a British doctor. The collection of frontal lobes, hippocampi and other key parts of the brain floating in formaldehyde or fixed in paraffin will be used…

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September 15, 2016


Facebook launches tools to help people sharing suicidal feelings online

Facebook recently updated an important tool designed to help users support friends expressing suicidal thoughts and behavior. The product, now available to every Facebook user, dispels the pervasive and dangerous myth that people who experience suicidal feelings are beyond help while also showing bystanders exactly how they can make a difference. Though Facebook is the…

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June 27, 2016


China, India face huge mental health burden

PARIS: China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday. There are more people in the world’s two most populous nations coping with mental, neurological and substance use problems than in all high-income countries…

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May 18, 2016


Worsening depression may be dementia cue: study

PARIS: People over 54 who suffer from steadily-worsening depression may run a higher risk of developing dementia, according to new research published Saturday that suggested it may be an early symptom. Other types of depression, such as one-off or recurring episodes, did not appear to pose a similar threat. “Only the group whose symptoms of…

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April 30, 2016


Investing in mental health care boosts economies: WHO

WASHINGTON DC: Investing in care for mental health can have a fourfold return on productivity and better results at work, a study led by World Health Organization (WHO) argued. The study, called ‘Scaling-up Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: A Global Return on Investment Analysis‘, was published in The Lancet Psychiatry on April 13, 2016, said a WHO…

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April 15, 2016


Light therapy reduces depression in cancer survivors

ISLAMABAD: Light therapy — exposure to artificial light– can decrease depressive symptoms and normalise circadian rhythms among cancer survivors, according to new study. “Depressive symptoms are common among cancer survivors’ even years after treatment has ended,” said Heiddis Valdimarsdottir from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US. “This interferes with overall quality of life…

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March 12, 2016


Setting aggressive targets for hypertension saves lives: report

WASHINGTON: Treatment for high blood pressure that goes above and beyond what was previously recommended can significantly reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and even death, preliminary results from a US study showed Friday. The research, which applies to adults age 50 and older, showed that risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke was reduced…

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September 12, 2015


Smartphones can detect depression

ISLAMABAD: Smartphone may tell if the person is depressed by tracking the number of minutes they spend using the device and their daily geographical locations, according to a new study. Researchers from the Northwestern University found that the more time you spend using your phone, the more likely you are to be depressed, BBC health…

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July 16, 2015


Around 34pc Pakistanis suffer from depression

KARACHI: Depression is the most common mental disorder in Pakistan as around 34 per cent population of the country are suffering from this disease. Nearly 450 million people suffer from mental and behavioral disorders worldwide. Prof. Dr.Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, Head of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, expressed these views while…

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February 18, 2015


Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression

NEW YORK: A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression. Based on dozens of studies covering hundreds of thousands of participants, Chinese researchers found that sedentary behavior was linked to a 25 percent higher likelihood of being depressed compared…

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September 18, 2014


Robin Williams

Oscar winner, versatile star Robert Williams committed suicide by hanging himself from the roof in his house in California. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn was his last movie. According to sources the 63 year old legend actor was battling depression.

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August 13, 2014


Inflammation may help explain depression, diabetes link

NEW YORK: People with both depression and diabetes have higher markers of inflammation in their blood than those with diabetes alone, a new study suggests. Researchers have known that people with diabetes have a higher rate of depression than those without the blood sugar disorder. And people with both conditions tend to do worse over…

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June 6, 2014


Depression top cause of illness in world's teens

GENEVA: Depression is the top global cause of illness and disability for adolescents, with suicide the third-biggest cause of death, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The finding is in a new report by the UN agency, which has pulled together a wealth of published evidence with direct consultations with 10 to 19-year-olds around…

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May 14, 2014

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