Why depression raises risk of early death in women

Toronto, October 23 (IANS): Due to the pressure caused by changing societal roles and multiple responsibilities, depression has significantly increased the risk of early death in women, a study has found.   The findings showed that the risk of death associated with depression appeared strongest in the years following a depressive episode.   “During the […]

Why depression raises risk of early death in women

Why depression raises risk of early death in women

Toronto, October 23 (IANS) Due to the pressure caused by changing societal roles and multiple responsibilities, depression has significantly increased the risk of early death in women, a study has found.   The findings showed that the risk of death associated with depression appeared strongest in the years following a depressive episode.   “During the […]

Inadequate physical activity may boost genetic risk of obesity

London, October 22 (IANS): Researchers have found that low levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns may intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity.   “We wanted to find out if obesity-related genes and activity level have an interactive effect on obesity risk – if there is a ‘double whammy’ effect of […]

Have mushroom-rich breakfast to maintain healthy weight

Have mushroom-rich breakfast to maintain healthy weight

New York, October 20 (IANS) Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests.   The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals.   “As with previous published […]

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

Bengaluru, October 20 (IANS) The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table.   ‘Cafestol’, a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study carried out by a team of scientists in Denmark. […]

Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

Commuters make their way amidst smog on a flyover in New Delhi, November 1, 2016/REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   LONDON, October 20 (Reuters) – Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.   Almost all pollution-related deaths – around […]

Living near woods may cut stress, make brain healthy

Living near woods may cut stress, make brain healthy

London, October 19 (IANS) People who build their homes in the lap of mother nature may have a healthier brain and may be at lower risk of developing stress-related depression and anxiety disorders than those living near the urban green or wasteland, a research says.   The findings showed that city dwellers are at a […]

South Indian, Northeast fermented foods can address mineral deficiency

Kolkata, October 18 (IANS) South Indian foods based on fermentation and as well recipes from northeast India are excellent for absorption of minerals like zinc and iron and can address mineral deficiency, experts say.   In a recent study published in Current Science, experts from ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) have pointed out that […]

Hypertension may up heart valve disorder risk

Hypertension may up heart valve disorder risk

London, October 18 (IANS) People with high blood pressure may be at an increased risk of developing common heart valve disorder, researchers said.   The findings showed that higher blood pressure in early life was associated with a significantly greater future risk of mitral regurgitation — a condition which makes the heart less efficient at […]

Stress just as unhealthy as junk food

Stress just as unhealthy as junk food

New York, October 17 (IANS) If you are reeling under work pressure, find ways to relax. Researchers have found that stress may be just as harmful to your body as a really bad diet.   “We sometimes think of stress as a purely psychological phenomenon, but it causes distinct physical changes,” said Laura Bridgewater, Professor […]

Magic mushrooms may ‘reset’ depressed brains: Study

Magic mushrooms may ‘reset’ depressed brains: Study

London, October 14 (IANS) A psychoactive compound occuring naturally in “magic mushrooms” may help reduce symptoms of depression as well as “reset” brain activity in affected patients, a study has shown.   The findings demonstrated that Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, effectively reset the activity of key brain circuits known to play a […]

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

Moscow, October 14 (IANS) The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says.   In 2015, these diseases comprised of 16.8 per cent of global deaths, according to the report by the Global Burden […]

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