A new study has found that social networking sites including Facebook can affect your mental health and lead to psychotic episodes and delusions! With the Internet becoming ubiquitous, there’s a staggering increase in the
Unable to pay for his treatment, and receiving no help from the government, the family of a mentally-challenged 33-year-old man in Rajasthan's Churu district has kept him chained to a bed for more than 12 years now. The victim,
Eight years ago Sanjay Satam, a youth from Thane had been arrested for bludgeoning his mother to death. Yesterday, the Bombay High Court acquitted him after it came to light that he was suffering from obsessive compulsive
Faced with a tough stand from the Punjab State government, the Union Home Ministry is likely to set-up a medical board to assess Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar’s mental health status.
Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM
On Friday, the SC rejected Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar’s plea to commute his death penalty to life sentence on the grounds that he has undergone great agony for 11 years while waiting for the President’s decision for the mercy
Scientists have detected genes related to Alzheimer's disease that could provide a new tool for therapy, says a recent study. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a new set of
Scientists have shown that inheritance of an extra chromosome in Down's syndrome that leads to decreased protein production is responsible for impaired cognitive functions, says a study. Researchers have discovered that the
Higher levels of toxic metals were found in the blood and urine of children with autism as compared to other children, according to an American study. The study, led by James Adams, professor of materials science and engineering,
In a recent move that aligns with UPA president Sonia Gandhi’s views that the mentally challenged and the disabled have not provided adequate healthcare services and support, the government are considering a new legislation
Green tea and red wine contain certain chemicals which could hinder the progress of Alzheimer's disease that afflict a growing number of aged people, says new research. In early-stage laboratory experiments, the researchers from
Scientists believe that a person’s Facebook profile could reveal signs of mental illness that might not emerge during regular sessions with a psychiatrist. Social media activity when used as a tool in psychological diagnosis
There’s a general belief that sex addiction is a modern phenomenon, perhaps a by-product of the over-sexed times we live in. Is sex addiction different from other forms of addiction? How does one know if he/she is a sex addict?
Older adults with hearing loss tend to develop problems of thinking and remembering, a new study says. In the Johns Hopkins study, volunteers with hearing loss, undergoing repeated cognition tests over six years, had cognitive
A new research suggests that a person’s salivary gland might help diagnose Parkinson’s disease! The disease affects people over 50 years of age and the most common symptoms are slowness, restricted motion, muscle stiffness