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Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!

... be managed but also a better understanding of the vulnerability of the individual to specific stressors is also required and needs monitoring. So next time you are watching your favourite game “Keep your Cool!” ...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

...ssion, depression, and/or anxiety and may create a vulnerability in the child that could contribute to poorer adjustment and a greater likelihood of early initiation of tobacco use." Spokeswoman Amanda Sandford said: "I would have thought if children live in an environment where the parents are smoking, that woul...

Depressed women show signs of earlier onset of Perimenopause

...the last menstrual periods, is a time of increased vulnerability to depression, especially for women with a history of mood// disorders. Earlier studies have shown that women who experienced menopause before 47 years of age (considered early) were two to three times more likely to have had depression that was trea...

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

...chief SARS scientist. Researchers discovered the vulnerability of cats and ferrets to SARS while searching for animals to test potential vaccines.Their study, also notes a separate report that cats were found infected with the virus in a Hong Kong apartment complex where residents contracted SARS last year. Ca...

Acid Suppressive Drugs Found To Increase The Risk for Pneumonia

...cid-suppressive drugs for the stomach can increase vulnerability to infections, as stomach acidity is a major defense mechanism for ingested pathogens. Researchers studied pneumonia rates of more than 364,000 patients who did and did not use acid-suppressing medication. The present use of all acid-suppressive drug...

Chicken-Pox vaccine not fool proof

...uld be in trouble later age as it increases their vulnerability to the disease, say experts. ‘‘The findings do raise some pertinent questions. It is a matter of concern.’’ says Dr Anupal Sibal, senior child specialist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. The study, carried out over several years by researchers at Ya...

Gene responsible for depression

...nt emotional reactions. This may lead to increased vulnerability to bad moods that finally result in stress and depressions. While the discovery of the gene by itself is quite recent, the current research is important as it brings to surface exactly how this gene causes depression in people...

Drug addiction can be genetical, says study

...on to drug intake. The gene regulates the inherent vulnerability to drug addiction by rewarding the experience related to drugs which are commonly used for abuse, like cocaine etc. the gene increases the reward response to cocaine through its effect on dopamine pathways. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter connected ...

Is low birth weight related to psychological distress in adulthood?

...rs, before birth, might be important in increasing vulnerability to depression in adult life". No increase in risk was found in those of low birth weight who were born early, before 38 weeks. Similarly, pre-term delivery was not associated with an increased risk of psychological distress in adulthood. As found...

Popularity Among Peers Increases Susceptibility To Smoking Habit Among School Children

...ways remained a problem for parents because of the vulnerability to habit formation, the curiosity to experiment and susceptibility to get easily influenced by peers // . A new study throws light on the fact that teenagers who enjoy popularity are more likely to smoke than less popular classmates. The study has ...

New Hereditary Bone Joint Disorder Identified

... shoulders. The exposing of the cartilage leads to vulnerability of various complications at an early age leading to fragility of the bone, which is highly increased. "Further studies elucidating the mechanisms leading to the delamination of cartilage from the bone in the family may provide insights into cartila...

Hazards of Electromagnetic Fields for children

...le human carcinogen." Concerns about the potential vulnerability of children to radio frequency (RF) fields have been raised, as their developing nervous systems are more susceptible. In addition, their brain tissue is more conductive, RF penetration is greater relative to head size, and they will have a longer li...

Gluten-Free Diet May Alleviate Psychiatric Symptoms In Adolescents

...ired availability of tryptophan may play a role in vulnerability to depressive and behavioural disorders also among...fects on psychological and even on neurobiological vulnerability to depression, the possibility of psychiatric complications of coeliac disease needs to be taken int...

Fear Factor Found To Be Crucial In Shaping An Individual’s Personalit

... over sensitivity and emotional instability – with vulnerability to anxiety disorders, the current experiment focused on those traits. Most individuals initially respond with physical and emotional distress to situations that bring back memories of traumatic events. However, such responses usually get attenuated...

Pneumonia Claims 30 Lives In Pakistan

...rred in highlands and far flung areas. 'Given the vulnerability of the survivors in the freezing cold, such cases are bound to increase, but we are prepared to cope with the situation,' Health Secretary Syed Anwar Mahmood told IANS. He said that many of the patients who are in a serious condition are being airli...

Adolescent Marijuana Smokers Face Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

...at use of marijuana could infact aggravate genetic vulnerability to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a form of mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence in males. On the contrary, females tend to develop schizophrenia later, in their mid-20s and beyond possibly due to environmental damage.Very less...

Family history of alcoholism influences reaction to advice

...ance. "Results of this study suggest that genetic vulnerability reflected in a family history of alcoholism may also be at the root of the inability to stop caffeine use," said co-lead author Roland R. Griffiths, Ph.D., a professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University ...

Perimenopausal Hormone Therapy Fights Heart Disease

...t prevention. Perimenopause is a time of increased vulnerability to chronic disease. Our monkey studies showed that a deficiency of oestrogen before menopause places these females on a high-risk trajectory," said Prof Kaplan. "Primary prevention of heart disease should start pre-menopausally." He was addressing th...

Health bonds to immunize the poor

...terconnected global community, there is increasing vulnerability to the spread of disease, making immunization even more critical. In addition to providing protection to children from vaccine-preventable diseases, immunization programs also serve as a platform to strengthen health systems and to deliver other li...

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.

... to identify the level of awareness related to the vulnerability of the aging population. The second task is to explore the depth of association between vulnerable individuals and service providers. The third and the most challenging task is however to identify any inadequacy in the above two systems, take appropr...

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