Fatty Food May Up Mental Problems in Children

Fatty Food May Up Mental Problems in Children

Love to binge on fatty foods such as oily samosas and cheese-laden pizzas? Beware, as a new study warns that such children may be at risk of developing cognitive and psychiatric problems such as schizophrenia or Alzheimer’s disease in their adulthood. According to the study, diets rich in fat deplete the levels of a key protein known as reelin which help synapses in the brain to work properly. This hampers behavioural flexibility and memory. Low levels of reelin have been associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in…

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Turning Back the Clock 1 Hour Takes a Serious Toll on Your Mental Health

Turning Back the Clock 1 Hour Takes a Serious Toll on Your Mental Health

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. Rather than turning back our clocks this weekend to extend our pre-election suffering by yet another hour, we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with it again. The social and public health benefits would be enormous. The fall transition to standard time is linked to an increase in crime that costs the country billions of dollars annually. Transitions into and out of daylight saving…

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Facebook Posts May Offer Insight Into Mental Illness

Facebook Posts May Offer Insight Into Mental Illness

Your Facebook status updates, ‘likes’ and even photos could help researchers better understand mental health disorders, a new study says. Social networks may even be used in future to treat mental illness, particularly among young people, the researchers said. “Facebook is hugely popular and could provide us with a wealth of data to improve our knowledge of mental health disorders such as depression and schizophrenia,” said the study’s lead-author Becky Inkster from University of Cambridge. Over a billion people worldwide use Facebook daily – one in seven of the global…

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Five in Six Infants Undernourished, Risk Irreversible Mental and Physical Damage: U.N.

Five in Six Infants Undernourished, Risk Irreversible Mental and Physical Damage: U.N.

Five in six children under two years old in developing countries are not getting enough of the right kinds of food, putting them at risk of irreversible mental and physical damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday. Half of children aged between six and 23 months are not being fed frequently enough, UNICEF said. And a widespread lack of solid foods and variety of ingredients are depriving the same age group of essential nutrients when their growing brains, bones and bodies need them the most, the agency said….

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World Mental Health Day 2016: Do You Have Any of These 8 Symptoms of Depression?

World Mental Health Day 2016: Do You Have Any of These 8 Symptoms of Depression?

We’ve all been tense, stressed or anxious at some point in our lives. There may have been times when some of us have felt incapable of moving ahead in life or felt a bit empty from within. Feeling sad is a normal reaction to personal loss or our day-to-day struggles. But if the low mood lingers day after day, it could signal something larger. According to the American Psychiatry Association, “Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you…

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Performance Boosting Hormone May Help Patients With Mental Disorders

Performance Boosting Hormone May Help Patients With Mental Disorders

Individuals suffering from bipolar disorder or depression treated with a hormone best known to boost performance in sportspersons may also improve their cognitive functioning, a study has found. The hormone erythropoietin (EPO), mostly produced by the kidney, is essential for the production of red blood cells. EPO gives the blood a greater capacity to carry oxygen, and is thus used as a performance-enhancing drug by the sportspersons, the study said. The findings showed that EPO had beneficial effects on patients’ verbal memory, attention span as well as planning ability. The…

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Nearly 60 Million Indians Suffer From Mental Disorders

Nearly 60 Million Indians Suffer From Mental Disorders

At least 60 million Indians — a number more than the population of South Africa — suffer from mental disorders, even as the country lags the world in medical professionals and spending on mental-health issues. Nearly 10-20 million (1-2 per cent of the population) Indians suffered from severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and nearly 50 million (5 per cent of the population) suffered from common mental disorders like depression and anxiety at the end of 2005, Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda informed the Lok…

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Childhood Head Injury May Up Mental Illness, Mortality Risk

Childhood Head Injury May Up Mental Illness, Mortality Risk

Brain injuries, including concussions in childhood, can increase the risk of mental illness, poor school attainment as well as premature death, finds a study. The findings showed that people who had experienced a single mild, moderate or severe brain injury during childhood were at twice the risk of being admitted to hospital as a mental health inpatient (an increase in absolute risk from 5 per cent to 10 per cent). They were 50 per cent more likely to use a mental health service (increase from 14 per cent to 20…

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6 expert guidelines day-to-day mental stress at work

6 expert guidelines day-to-day mental stress at work

absolutely everyone goes thru high and low levels at paintings in some unspecified time in the future of time or the other. but from time dayeveryday, paintings pressure escalates everyday this type of level that it has a tendency every day intervene with one’s fashionable well-being. This regularly influences the efficiency and productivity at paintings. Interpersonal family members are also in all likelihood day-to-day get every dayeveryday this. a few not unusual troubles confronted at paintings encompass: loss of process satisfaction, Monoevery daynous nature of labor: task isn’t exciting or…

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Excessive Use of Antibiotics May Cause Mental Confusion

Excessive Use of Antibiotics May Cause Mental Confusion

  A group of researchers from the United States have found that antibiotics that fights bacterial infection may be linked to a serious disruption in brain function, called delirium, and other brain-related problems. According to Mayo Clinic, “Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of your environment.” It may also be accompanied by hallucinations and agitation. “People who have delirium are more likely to have other complications, go into a nursing home instead of going home after being in the hospital,”…

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