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Posts tagged "depression" (Page 4)

Research renaissance offers new ways out of depression

LONDON: As Susan sits chatting to a nurse in a London clinic, a light tapping sound by her head signals that parts of her brain are being zapped by thousands of tiny electro-magnetic pulses from a machine plugged into the wall.The 50 year-old doctor is among growing ranks of people with so-called treatment-resistant depression, and…

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September 10, 2013


Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline

NEW YORK: In a study of middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes, declines in thinking and memory that are often linked to later dementia happened faster in those who were depressed compared to those who were not.Over less than four years, U.S. and Canadian researchers saw significant differences between depressed and non-depressed diabetes…

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August 23, 2013


Tropical depression leaves 17 dead in Japan

TOKYO: Tropical depression Talas, downgraded earlier from tropical storm, pounded western Japan with heavy rain at the weekend, leaving 17 people dead and a few dozens missing, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday. But there were no reports of major disruption to factory production, and Tokyo Electric Power Co said its tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear…

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September 4, 2011


Scientists find genetic link to depression

LONDON: Scientists say they have discovered the first solid evidence that variations in some peoples' genes may cause depression, one of the world's most common and costly mental illnesses.And in a rare occurrence in genetic research, a British-led international team's finding of a DNA region linked to depression has been replicated by another team from…

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May 16, 2011


England withdraw Yardy from Cup because of depression

AHMEDABAD: All-rounder Michael Yardy has been withdrawn from England's World Cup squad because of depression, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday. Yardy has returned home and the team has applied for a replacement, the ECB said. “Leaving at this stage of a World Cup campaign was a very difficult decision to…

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March 24, 2011


Tropical depression could form near Yucatan

MEXICO CITY: A tropical depression could form over the southern Gulf of Mexico before slamming into the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Mexico border on Thursday, a region still recovering from Hurricane Alex, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a report on Wednesday. Another serious storm in the Gulf of Mexico could further disrupt efforts…

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July 8, 2010


Depression 'treatable by electromagnetic therapy'

CALIFORNIA: Patients suffering from depression may find relief from treatments using electromagnetic stimulation, offering a possible alternative to mood-altering medications, a new study found. The research, which was released on Monday, tested 190 patients who had previously failed to respond to antidepressant drugs. Patients were given at least three weeks of magnetic stimulation. Scientists found…

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May 4, 2010


Chocolate is sweeter for those with depression: study

SAN DIEGO: People suffering from depression eat more chocolate, and the amount increases with the severity of their illness, a new study released Monday found. “Our study confirms long-held suspicions that eating chocolate is something that people do when they are feeling down,” said Dr. Beatrice Golomb of the University of California at San Diego,…

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April 27, 2010


Depression increases risk of leaky bladder in women

NEW YORK: Older women who suffer from major depression are at greater risk of developing urinary incontinence than women of the same age who are not depressed, new research shows. Since urinary incontinence and depression often occur together in women, Dr. Jennifer Melville from the University of Washington in Seattle and colleagues set out to…

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November 26, 2009

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