US scientists discover link between brain activity, mood disorders

2 months ago
US scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have found a new pattern of brain activity that may help develop new therapies in the future to treat mood disorders like depression. Most human brain research on mood disorders has ... ...

Brain marker behind aggression in some toddlers identified

4 months ago
Read more about Brain marker behind aggression in some toddlers identified on Business Standard. If your toddler gets implusive often while playing with other kids, do not give him or her a rough look as scientists now report a brain marker that is associated with aggression in some children. ... ...

Maternal depression may affect child's immune and psychological health

5 months ago
Turns out, depression in mothers may have longterm effects on their children's stress and physical wellbeing. In a new study, researchers followed 125 children from birth to 10 years. At 10 years, mother's and children's cortisol (CT) and secretory  ... ...

What generates pessimistic mood?

5 months ago
Read more about What generates pessimistic mood? on Business Standard. Scientists have identified a brain region that could generate pessimistic moods in disorders such as anxiety or depression that leads people to focus more on the possible downside than the potential benefit in a stressful situation. ... ...

Substance abuse likely to reduce lifespan in teens

5 months ago
Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, a recent study has found. The study also suggests that while drug and alcohol use among adolescents draws more attention,  ... ...

India vs England: Not just onpitch performance, Kohli's team must ace battle of wills to lift the trophy

6 months ago
The fate of the IndiaEngland Test series for the coveted Pataudi trophy will depend a lot on how India’s batting shapes up and how England’s bowlers use the alien conditions created by this summer’s unprecedented heat. It will also depend on which team faces up to psychological pressures better. ... ...

Scientists develop "deep learning" robots to empower autistic children

7 months ago
Read more about Scientists develop "deep learning" robots to empower autistic children on Business Standard. MIT scientists have developed a new type of "deep learning" network that can aid robots gauge the quality of their interactions with children having autism spectrum conditions by using data unique to each child.Autism spectrum disorder is a ... ...

Psychological stress could cause blindness

7 months ago
Read more about Psychological stress could cause blindness on Business Standard. Did you know! Psychological stress can also cause vision loss, finds a study."There is clear evidence of a psychosomatic component to vision loss, as stress is an important cause ? not just a consequence ? of progressive vision loss resulting from ... ...

Video gaming addictive like crack: WHO

7 months ago
Read more about Video gaming addictive like crack: WHO on Business Standard. Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organisation said today in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD11)."After consulting with experts across the world, ... ...

Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks to mentally ill children

8 months ago
Read more about Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks to mentally ill children on Business Standard. Attempting suicide is no more a crime in India and there will be no more electric shocks for mentally ill children, as per the new Mental Healthcare Act 2017 notified by the Health Ministry on May 29, a year after it was passed. ... ...

Get moving to get happier, study finds

10 months ago
Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions. A new review suggests the physical activity frequency and volume are essential factors in the relationship between physical activity and happiness. ... ...

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