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Depression may spread through social networks By Press Trust of India | Last Updated: 27th May, 2019, 15:36

The emotional experiences of this clustered social network of up to 150 people -- the traditional size of a village in the past - means ‘friends of friends of friends’ can have a negative or positive effect on us

Depression may spread through social networks

Researchers find hormonal link between diet and obesity Researchers find hormonal link between diet and obesity

Obesity is a growing public health crisis, bringing with it many serious risk factors, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes


Malaria back with a vengeance in crisis-hit Venezuela Malaria back with a vengeance in crisis-hit Venezuela

This is a country that lacks 85 percent of the medicines it needs, according to the pharmaceuticals industry


Exercise may boost quality, sleep duration in teens Exercise may boost quality, sleep duration in teens

Exercising for more than usual may lead to improved quality and duration of sleep at night, according to a study on teenagers


Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

Patients who have had a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain can safely take aspirin to cut their risk of future strokes and heart problems


Diabetics at higher risk of liver disease: Study

Diabetics at higher risk of liver disease: Study

The study involving 18 million people from across Europe also suggests that people living with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of this “silent disease”


Saima describes challenges in MH programmes implementation Saima describes challenges in MH programmes implementation

Saima Wazed briefs the 72nd World Health Assembly at Geneva, Switzerland, on the current situation in Bangladesh, a country of 160 million


Fast-acting nasal spray can help treat depression Fast-acting nasal spray can help treat depression

The study was conducted on nearly 200 adults with moderate to severe depression and a history of not responding to at least two antidepressants


HIV outbreak hits hundreds of children in Pakistan HIV outbreak hits hundreds of children in Pakistan

Within weeks, more children came forward suffering from a similar illness


Coffee improves bowel movement Coffee improves bowel movement

Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers


Children who walk to school less prone to obesity Children who walk to school less prone to obesity

Instead of using Body-Mass Index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, the researchers measured body fat and muscle mass


Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

The researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois and Google hope the technology could boost the effectiveness of cancer screening


Vitamin D deficiency: top symptoms Vitamin D deficiency: top symptoms

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is one of the most important nutrients that your body needs. Deficiency of Vitamin D may show only subtle symptoms


Heart attacks more severe in morning than night, warn researchers Heart attacks more severe in morning than night

Heart attacks that mostly happen in the morning tend to be more severe than cardiac arrests at night,…


Teen pregnancy can result malnourished children Teen pregnancy can result malnourished children

Researchers have found that children born to teenage mothers were underweight as compared to children born to older women


Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults' Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults'

Experts urged doctors not to ignore symptoms in young people


Doctors’ attendance in govt hospitals rises to 75pc: Zahid Maleque 'Doctors’ attendance rises to 75pc'

'The attendance of doctors in the government hospitals has increased to 75 percent from 40 percent. We hope it would be 100 percent soon'


Anger can be damaging to health in old age Anger can be damaging to health in old age

Loss of loved ones and increased loneliness in old age can cause wreak havoc in the lives as well as health of the elderly people


One in seven babies born with low birthweight: study One in seven babies born with low birthweight: study

Worldwide, just under 15 percent of 2015 newborns in the 148 countries canvassed had low birthweight, varying between 2.4 percent in Sweden and nearly 28 percent in Bangladesh


HIV outbreak sparks panic in southern Pakistan HIV outbreak sparks panic in southern Pakistan

Pakistan currently has the second fastest growing HIV rates across Asia, according to the UN


Genetic therapy helps heal damage caused by heart attack Genetic therapy helps heal damage caused by heart attack

The condition affects over 23 million population in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)


Low humidity raises flu risks during winter months Low humidity raises flu risks during winter months

 Low humidity is a key reason behind people falling sick and even dying from flu during the winter months, says a study


Scientists identify genes responsible for mental illnesses Genes responsible for mental illnesses

A recent study has identified 70 previously unknown genes that contribute to people developing serious mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder


Heart deaths up for first time in 50 years Heart deaths up for first time in 50 years

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) says increasing rates of diabetes and obesity are partly responsible


Fertility in danger! Men try having family before it’s too late Fertility in danger! Men try having family before it’s too late

Studies reveal that men too have ticking 'biological clock' just like women


New potential breast cancer drug identified New potential breast cancer drug identified

First-in-class drugs are those that work by a unique mechanism - in this case a molecule that targets a protein on the oestrogen receptor of tumour cells


US states file lawsuit accusing drugs firms of inflating costs Drugs firms 'conspired to fix prices' in US

The lawsuit alleges that as many as 20 companies have been involved in fixing prices for over 100 drugs, including treatments for diabetes and cancer


Hospitals treating hundreds with heat-related syndromes Hospitals treating hundreds with heat-related syndromes

Doctors said despite their preparedness to treat extra number of people with diarrhoeal diseases, dehydration or fever due to hot weather in March and April


Expert for maximum caution while drinking water to check Hepatitis-E Expert for maximum caution while drinking water to check Hepatitis-E

According to a research carried out by a team, led by Hepatology Society President Professor Mobin Khan, outbreak of jaundice is a common phenomenon


California to ban pesticide it says hurts babies' brains California to ban pesticide it says hurts babies' brains

This pesticide is a neurotoxin, and it was first put on the market in 1965," Blumenfeld said. "So it's been on the shelf a long time, and it's past its sell-by date


Sugars in mother's milk help shape baby's microbiome and ward off infection Mother's milk help shape baby's microbiome

While living in a mother’s womb, cushioned by amniotic fluid and protected from the outside world, babies have only minimal exposure to microorganisms


US pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities US pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth


Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

The surgery involves implanting a device that acts as a kind of pacemaker for the brain, electrically stimulating targeted areas. While Western attempts to push forward with human trials of DBS for addiction have foundered, China is emerging as a hub for this research


China, India boost global booze binge: study China, India boost global booze binge: study

By 2030, the two countries will have traded places: Chinese adults are projected to drink more than 10 litres on average, while American consumption of alcohol will drop slightly to 9.5 litres


Survey finds new weapon against drug resistant malaria Survey finds new weapon against drug resistant malaria

A new study has recently found that combining of malaria genetic data with human mobility data from mobile networks can help to map and predict the spread of drug-resistant malaria


Social media effect 'tiny' in teenagers, large study finds Social media effect 'tiny' in teenagers, large study finds

The effects of social media use on teenage life satisfaction are limited and probably "tiny", a study of 12,000 UK adolescents suggests


German parents face fine for refusing measles vaccination German parents face fine for refusing measles vaccination

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against measles in Germany could be punished with fines 


Fitness level impacts cancer risk and outcomes Fitness level impacts cancer risk and outcomes

Studies are needed to expand on these results and to determine if improving fitness can influence risk and mortality rates of cance


Experts for expanding nursing, midwifery education Experts for expanding nursing, midwifery education

The profession of the midwifery is very critical as midwives help avert sexually-transmitted infections


Anti-vaxxers 'have blood on their hands,' says UK health secretary Anti-vaxxers 'have blood on their hands,' says UK health secretary

a study by UNICEF, the United Nations' children's agency, found that measles deaths were up globally by 22% in 2017, and complacency and fear of vaccines were among the factors leading to less vaccinations

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