Researchers have suggested that choline supplementation in pregnant women lowers cortisol in the baby by changing epigenetic expression of genes involved in cortisol production.
After various studies that have linked computer and video games with isolation and depression in teenagers, the games are now being used to tackle the opposite. In an innovative New Zealand programme, computers are being used to deal with adolescent depression. The game, SPARX, is different from other games and does not encourage teenagers to engage in mindless destruction. It is designed using a psychological approach known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and counsels the children subtly....
Alcohol consumption is the third largest reason for the factor responsible for onset of various diseases and in spite of that, there are only three FDA approved drugs available to treat Alcohol dependence.
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have found an association between childhood physical and sexual abuse and menstrual periods.
Yoga, the physical, mental, and spiritual discipline originating in ancient India has seen growing popularity worldwide in the last couple of decades. Regular practitioners report improved mental and physical health; researchers are now keen to know the effects of Yoga on the life of people who practice it. A latest study conducted by occupational therapists at Indiana University in the US, on a small group, has revealed that performing yoga can help people regain their balance after a stroke. ...
As women go through menopause, they may see a decline in their ability to carry groceries, climb stairs and get other routine tasks done, a new study suggests.
A latest study suggests that women who show symptoms of depression during pregnancy could deliver early. According to the study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago, out of the 14,000 pregnant women who participated in the study, those who were tested positive for signs of depression delivered early. While 14 percent of them delivered before the 37th week of pregnancy, only 10 percent of women with no depression delivered around the same time.
A recent poll conducted among people over the age of 75 who live alone found that more older men than women are living lives in loneliness and isolation. The study on behalf of the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) also found that men are also less likely to seek help when compared to women even if they suffered from depression. According to the study, 36 percent of older men and 31 percent women described themselves as being lonely and said that they ended up not talking to anyone for d...
A new animal research from the Ohio State University Medical Center found that exposure to dim lighting at night such as that generated by a TV screen, computer or night-light may lead to depressive symptoms.
University at Buffalo researchers have found a link between the consumption of caffeinated energy drinks mixed with alcohol and casual, risky sex among college-age adults.
A recent analysis carried out by researchers from Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology finds that stress in women suffering from breast cancer can cause the cancer to spread to the bones.
According to researchers from the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, caregivers of stroke survivors are at risk for developing depression and complications from chronic stress.
Although internet usage and social networking sites have been associated with youngsters for all the wrong reasons, a latest study says that it might not be the case with older people. Social networking sites are known to cause depression, loss of confidence and isolation in youngsters. But according to the latest research, which is based on a survey of almost 8,000 men and women aged over 50, the elderly are less likely to be diagnosed with depression compared with non-users. While it is a comm...
There is an extraordinary trend in mental illness: an increase in the prevalence of reported anxiety disorders of more than 1,200 percent since 1980.
Catching a good 8 hours of sleep at night is important because a disturbed sleep at night ruins the whole of the next day with fatigue.