Posting babies' photos on Facebook put moms at depression risk

Educated and working mothers, please take serious note! If you frequently post photos of your new-born babies on Facebook and fail to get enough positive posts, depression is out their to catch you.

If a mother is posting on Facebook to get affirmation that she's doing a good job and doesn't get all the 'likes' and positive comments she expects, that could be a problem and she may end up feeling worse, the authors noted.

The study looked at a specific group of moms -- highly educated, mostly married Midwestern women who had full-time jobs.

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Cancer-causing chemicals found in bread samples, says CSE; Health Ministry orders probe

New Delhi: Bread samples of virtually all top brands in Delhi contained cancer-causing chemicals, a study released on Monday said, prompting the Union Health Ministry to order a probe.

Nearly 84 percent of 38 commonly available brands of pre- packaged breads including pav and buns, tested positive for potassium bromate and potassium iodate, banned in many countries as they are listed as "hazardous" for public health, the report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said.

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One-third of heart failure patients don't rejoin work

Washington D. C, May 23 : According to a recent study, a third of patients hospitalised with heart failure for the first time have not returned to work one year later.

Lead author Dr. Rasmus Roerth from the Copenhagen University Hospital said that employment is crucial for self esteem and quality of life, as well as being of financial importance, in patients with all kinds of chronic illness.

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Triple-therapy cocktail offers new hope for hard-to-treat breast cancer

Triple negative breast cancer can be more aggressive and difficult to treat, but now, a team of researchers may have found a new treatment option for it.

In a new study using mice and lab-grown human cells, the team led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers show how a triple-drug cocktail can shrink triple-negative breast cancers by killing off cancer cells and halting new tumor growth.

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Zika virus mystery cracked

Washington D. C, May 21 : A team of researchers from Tianjin University has solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral development.

The Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other severe birth defects. However, as there are currently no effective vaccines or therapies available to contain ZIKV infection, ZIKV remains a significant challenge to public health.

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Too many potatoes put you at high BP risk

Washington D. C, May 18 : You may want to cut down on your potato consumption as a new study has suggested that they can raise your risk for having high blood pressure.

The study found that higher intakes of boiled, baked or mashed potatoes and French fries is associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) in adult women and men.

The US-based researchers suggest that replacing one serving a day of boiled, baked or mashed potatoes with one serving of a non-starchy vegetable is associated with a lower risk of developing hypertension.

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How dad's age, lifestyle can affect kids

Washington D. C, May 16 : We have all heard that a mother's choices during pregnancy can affect the growing babies, but now a recent study has shown that a father's age and lifestyle may be just as important.

A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father's age, alcohol use and environmental factors, said researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, adding that these defects result from epigenetic alterations that can potentially affect multiple generations.

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Some REM sleep can help you hold on to memories

Washington D. C, May 14 : If you want to hold on to your memories, then hit the sack for some deep sleep as a new study suggests so.

Researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provided evidence that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the phase where dreams appear, is directly involved in memory formation, at least in mice.

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Practice yoga to combat Alzheimer's disease

Washington, D. C., May 11 : If you are suffering from cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, then it's time to start yoga.

Researchers from the University of California have found that inner peace and a flexible body are not the only valuable benefits of yoga and meditation, as these can also do wonders for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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New `personalised` approach to treat diabetes found

Washington D. C., May 11 : Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University have produced insulin-secreting cells from stem cells derived from patients with type 1 diabetes as a potential new approach to treat diabetes.

People with this form of diabetes can't make their own insulin and require regular insulin injections to control their blood sugar.

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