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Loneliness may run in families

Loneliness may run in families

New York; Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and a new study of more than 10,000 people has found that the risk for feeling lonely is at least partially due to genetics.

What to say and what not to say to a depressed person!

Ritu Singh

''Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though.''

Animal rights activists want chimp released from Argentine zoo

An animal rights advocacy group has asked the courts in Argentina to order a zoo in the western city of Mendoza to release a female chimpanzee named Cecilia, asserting that the animal is suffering from isolation and "deplorable" conditions.

Social robot to give the elderly company

Social robot to give the elderly company

The elderly could soon have a non-human companion to beat loneliness and isolation as researchers have developed prototype of a social robot with emotion and the ability to remember and recall.

Now, cognition battery to test astronauts' spaceflight stressors

 Researchers have recently developed a cognitive test battery, dubbed as Cognition, to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and sleep loss) on cognitive performance of astronauts.

Man tests positive for Ebola in Delhi, kept under isolation

In the first case of Ebola in the country, an Indian national returning from Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus and has been quarantined at a special facility at Delhi airport.

Thai military launches bid to woo investors

Thailand`s military junta has said it will create a conducive climate to restore investors` confidence rattled due to political instability in the country, saying the country cannot live in "isolation".

Obese teens deal with stigma, prejudice and isolation

A new research has found that very overweight teenagers have to cope with stigma, discrimination and isolation some time or the other in their lives because of their larger body size.

`Inclusive` cutlery to help Parkinson`s patients

People suffering from Parkinson`s disease often feel embarrassed about eating at social luncheons or dinners as their hands tremble. The result is terrible isolation.

`India not looking at isolating China in Asia Pacific region`

New Delhi`s top diplomat based in Washington has said the Indian Government is not looking at isolating China with the Asia Pacific region.

Elderly in Delhi-NCR feel isolated: Study

Isolation, both of the social and emotional kind, is one of the main aftermath of fast changing socio-economic and demographic scenario experienced by older people in Delhi.

Norway rampage culprit held in isolation

The self-described perpetrator of Norway`s deadly bombing and shooting rampage was ordered held in solitary confinement.

Two more test positive for Congo virus, kept under isolation

Two persons, including the
husband of the 30-year-old woman who died of Crimean-Congo
Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) recently at a private hospital here,
have tested positive for the fatal virus causing the disease.

Australian towns face isolation as flood crisis worsens

The water level is expected to rise by 9 metres in the days to come affecting many Australian towns.

North Korea`s isolation is of its own making: US

Stating that the US is trying to help the people of North Korea in whatever way it can, the Obama Administration today said North Korea`s isolation is of its own making.

Iran has to opt between isolation and reintegration: US

Stepping up pressure on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, the US on Wednesday said that Tehran will have to make a choice whether it wants isolation or reintegration with the international community.