New anti-obesity drug could block fat absorption

Researchers have developed a new class of compounds that could prevent fat particles from getting absorbed in the body and thus potentially reduce weight gain.

Gut bacteria can trigger depression

 Intestinal bacteria plays a key role in inducing anxiety and depression that can lead to early life stress, scientists from McMaster University in Canada have discovered.

New blood marker linked to postpartum depression risk

 An international team of researchers has found a marker in the blood that can identify women who might be at particular risk for depression after their child's birth.

'St John's Wort' side effects same as antidepressants', warn researchers

Are you taking St John's Wort for depression? Well, it maybe time you stop as a new study claims that it can produce serious side effects.

Around 50 million suffer from common mental disorders: Govt

Around 50 million people suffer from common mental disorders like depression and anxiety, and more than 7,000 people committed suicide last year, government said Friday.

Schizophrenia risk may begin very early in life

 How one critical gene functions during the first week after a baby's birth may have bearing on his/her developing schizophrenia, reveals a new study.

Soon, deliver drugs to brain via remote control

A team of researchers has developed a tiny wireless device that, once implanted in the brain, can be activated by remote control to deliver targeted drugs.

Smartphone use can detect depression

The more time you spend on your phone, the more likely you are suffering from depression, says a study.

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.''

New drug may treat depression in a day

Researchers have identified promising drug compounds that could successfully treat depression in less than 24 hours while minimising side effects.

Depression, chronic stress can cause weight gain

Chronic stress or Hypothyroidism can be a reason for weight gain, says an expert.

Pupil response predicts depression risk in kids

How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict their risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research.

Children inherit parents' anxiety too

Anxious parents are more likely to have anxious children, a study on rhesus monkeys has revealed. It added that the risk of developing anxiety and depression is passed from parents to children.

I am teetotal to ward off depression, says Andrew Flintoff
I am teetotal to ward off depression, says Andrew Flintoff

Former England cricket captain Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, whose image as a heavy, fun-loving drinker was sealed by his animated victory celebrations, has opened up about now being teetotal as part of his battle with depression.

Depression shrinks people's brain

Chronic and repeated episodes of depression can shrink the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and emotion, an international study has revealed.

Right to die: Belgian doctors grant euthanasia to 24-year-old depressed woman

Zee Media Bureau

Brussels: Doctors in Belgium have given the green signal to a medically depressed woman to end her own life. The otherwise healthy woman has qualified for euthanasia under Belgian law, even though she is not terminally ill.

A walk in nature could battle depression

Taking a walk in natural surroundings could lead to a lower risk of depression, a new study has found.

Low testosterone ups depression risk in men

Men with low levels of testosterone are at increased risk of suffering from depression than those of the general population, new research says.

'Indian de-addiction centres lack proper facilities'

 Around 70 percent of de-addiction centres in India do not have the standard treatment and care facilities leading to chances of relapse among the drug addicts, health experts said on Tuesday.

Depressed? Go for red grapes and wine

A new study has found that red grapes and wine can help ease depression.