Simple test measures Parkinson's progress in brain

US researchers have identified what happens to the brain with the progression of Parkinson's disease, thereby opening the door for a simple test to measure the disease advancement.

When depression strikes, all sounds seem similar

As per a new research, individuals with elevated depressive symptoms have difficulty perceiving all categories of speech, rather than displaying a selective bias towards sad speech.

Long-term depression may double stroke risk: Study

Long-term depression may double the risk of stroke for middle-aged adults, according to a new research.

Seniors with lingering depression double their stroke risk despite treatment

A new study has suggested that long-term depression may double the risk of stroke in adults over 50 and stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away.

Gory social media videos can cause trauma

Unedited violent news stories in social media can cause viewers to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says a study.

Babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms on rise in US

The number of infants born in the US with drug withdrawal symptoms has nearly doubled in a four-year period, a new study says.

Indian scientists develop new drug for Parkinson's

Indian researchers have developed a new therapy that has been found to reverse Parkinson's-like symptoms in rats and the researchers believe that the findings could one day lead to a new therapy for human patients.

New method developed to track early signs of Alzheimer's

 Researchers have validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease.

First blood test for osteoarthritis may soon be available

 A simple blood test for the most common form of arthritis that can detect the condition several years before the onset of physical symptoms may soon be available, UK researchers say.

Indonesian in city hospital with swine flu symptoms

An air passenger from Indonesia displayed swine flu-like symptoms on Thursday after arriving here in a flight, a top official of N S C B International airport said.

Bangalore based engineer hospitalised with swine flu symptoms

A Bangalore based engineer has been admitted to the government hospital here with symptoms of swine flu, officials said.

TN taking preventive measures to tackle swine flu: Minister

 Tamil Nadu Government on Friday said 208 persons were found carrying symptoms of H1N1 (swine flu) in the state and 115 of them had been discharged after treatment.

How using Facebook can lead to depression
How using Facebook can lead to depression

Facebook lovers need to be aware, as a new study claims that use of the social media site can lead to symptoms of depression if it triggers feelings of envy among its users.

Swine flu claims five lives in Haryana

At least five people have died due to swine flu in Haryana this month, health officials said here Saturday.

The mystery of gallbladder removal surgery

A combination of factors besides severity of gallbladder symptoms puts a patient at risk of acute gallbladder attacks, thereby necessitating a removal surgery, but researchers found that patients in the highest risk category do not undergo the procedure.

Suicide risk linked to insomnia, alcohol use

Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of suicide and this increase may be partially due to insomnia symptoms, a new study has found.

Now, noninvasive MRI approach that can detect Alzheimer's disease early

Researchers have recently developed a new non-invasive MRI method that can help detect Alzheimer's disease in its early stages.

Women bosses more prone to depression

 Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women but decreases them among men, a study from University of Texas at Austin finds.

Second MERS case reported in Qatar

A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday.

Clinical trial sheds new light on BP management during stroke treatment

Through a new clinical trial, scientists have found the efficiency of standard procedure for managing blood pressure in stroke patients.