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Postpartum depression less likely in winter, spring births: Study

Postpartum depression less likely in winter, spring births: Study

New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression, suggests a study.



Why depression raises risk of early death in women

Why depression raises risk of early death in women

Toronto, Oct 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.

Ketamine may treat migraine unresponsive to other therapies

Ketamine may treat migraine unresponsive to other therapies

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that Ketamine -- a medication commonly used for pain relief and increasingly used for depression -- may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments.

Inadequate physical activity may boost genetic risk of obesity

Inadequate physical activity may boost genetic risk of obesity

London, Oct 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.

Delayed word processing may predict Alzheimer's risk

Delayed word processing may predict Alzheimer's risk

London, Oct 21 (IANS) Do you often find yourself struggling to read words? If yes, you may be at greater risk of Alzheimer's as researchers have found that people with mild memory problems who show a delayed brain response to processing the written word may be at an increased risk of Alzheimer's.

Bowel disease to become more common in developing countries

Bowel disease to become more common in developing countries

Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) With increased industrialisation, countries in the developing world will have to grapple with rising cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), scientists have warned.

New vaccine raises hope of ending pneumonia

New vaccine raises hope of ending pneumonia

New York, Oct 21 (IANS) An experimental vaccine that targets dozens of strains of the bacterium that causes pneumonia has the potential to significantly bring down the number of deaths due to the disease, a new study says.

Focused government policies can make India self-reliant in edible oils

Focused government policies can make India self-reliant in edible oils

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With the right kind of policy initiatives by the government, the country can not only become self-reliant in terms of production but even export some of its indigenous edible oils like mustard oil.

76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

London, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have found 76 previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found while searching large volumes of bacterial DNA.

MRI brain scans may help identify MS risk early in children

MRI brain scans may help identify MS risk early in children

New York, Oct 15 (IANS) MRI brain scans may help identify children at high-risk of developing Mmultiple Sclerosis (MS) before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, reveals a study.

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