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Healthy sleep key to ward off depression later

Healthy sleep key to ward off depression laterWashington, Feb 1 - Don't sleep deprive yourself as it may be a precursor for major depression as you reach adulthood - occurring before other symptoms of major depression and additional mood disorders hit you hard.

A genetic study of adult twins and a community-based study of adolescents has reported novel links between sleep duration and depression.

Depression may fuel heart disease risk later in life

Depression may fuel heart disease risk later in lifeWashington, Jan 31 - An early prevention and treatment of childhood depression can reduce adult cardiovascular disease, shows a study.

Depressed children are likely to be obese, smoke and be inactive that can lead to heart disease as early as their teen years.

It's official! Alcohol use does lead to domestic violence

Washington, Jan 28 : A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has suggested that alcohol use is more likely to lead to violence between partners than marijuana.

Research among college students found that men under the influence of alcohol are more likely to perpetrate physical, psychological or sexual aggression against their partners than men under the influence of marijuana.

Even light exercises have health benefits

Even light exercises have health benefitsWashington, Jan 25 : Even light exercises like sitting on a balance ball, playing a musical instrument and gardening have a lot of heath benefits, a study suggests.

People who do such exercises have favourable insulin and triglyceride (blood fat) levels than those who spend the day sitting on the couch, the study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine, said.

33 new genes behind onset of cancer uncovered

33 new genes behind onset of cancer uncoveredWashington, Jan. 25 : A research team has found many new cancer genes - expanding the list of known genes tied to these cancers by 25 percent.

Do you want to cut heart failure risk? Exercise more and sit less

ExerciseWashington, Jan. 22 : Researchers have found that sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly.

Deborah Rohm Young, Ph. D., lead researcher and a senior scientist at Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, California, has advised to be more active and sit less.

Happier people maintain better physical function as they age

Happier peopleWashington, Jan 21 - A new study has revealed that people who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less.

A study of 3199 men and women aged 60 years or over living in England looked at the link between positive well-being and physical well-being, following participants over 8 years.

Tips for taking care of skin during winters revealed

Tips for taking care of skin during winters revealedWashington, Jan 20 : Winter time can be hard on the skin, making it dry, flaky and itchy, but with proper care you can effectively banish your skin woes.

Dermatologist Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, provides tips that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine to help keep your skin and hair in prime condition.

Mechanism behind Alzheimer's-related memory loss identified

alzheimersWashington, Jan. 20 - Researchers have claimed to have identified a protein in the brain that plays a critical role in the memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients.

The protein - Neuroligin-1 (NLGN1) - is known to be involved in memory formation; this is the first time it's been linked to amyloid-associated memory loss.

Spirituality and religion may protect brain from depression

Spirituality and religion may protect brain from depressionWashington, Jan 18 : A new study has found that spiritual or religious practice may guard against depression, particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease, by thickening the brain cortex.

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