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Depression tied to shorter lifespan: study

OTTAWA: People who suffer from depression may not live as long as individuals who don’t experience this mental health disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers examined six decades of mental health and mortality data on 3,410 adults during three time periods: 1952 to 1967, 1968 to 1990 and 1991 to 2011. Depression was associated with an increased risk of premature death in every decade of the study for men, and starting in the 1990s for women. The connection between depression and a shorter lifespan appeared…

Too little sleep tied to weight gain in kids

COPENHAGEN: Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests. The researchers focused on 368 normal weight children between 2 and 6 years old who were at risk for becoming overweight because they were born at a high birth weight, had heavy parents or came from a low-income family. At the start of the study, parents recorded sleep diaries for their children over 7 days, noting how much total rest kids got and whether the…

Heartburn drugs tied to greater mortality

WASHINGTON: Widely used heartburn drugs are associated with increased risk of death, and the longer a person uses the drugs, the greater the risk, new research suggests. Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, have been tied to a wide range of side effects including fractures, dementia, heart disease, pneumonia and kidney disease, the study’s senior author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis told Reuters Health in a telephone interview. “We took it a bit further and asked is this class…

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression: study

NEW YORK: Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say. “The study suggests that brain injury is in some way related to longer-term anxiety symptoms, while previously it was thought that brain injury only leads to short-term effects,” said lead author Michelle Albicini in an email. The anxiety may have many causes, including actual brain damage or the experience of living in an anxious family…

Woman tied to electricity pole over ‘hurling stone on bus’

HYDERABAD: A profoundly inhuman incident was reported on Monday in Tando Mohammed Khan district of Hyderabad. A woman was hand-tied with an electricity pole over allegation of hurling stone on a bus to stop it. Few people tied her hands with the electricity pole in excruciating hot weather in Nara Jail area for around an hour saying that she threw stone on a bus to stop it. The woman, Shakeela, said she was a devotee of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar and she was coming from Noorani and wanted to go to her home in Tando Mohammed…

Video of Kashmiri youth tied to Indian army jeep sparks outrage

SRINAGAR: A video of a Kashmiri youth tied tied to an Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone pelting is going viral and drawing criticism on the personnel social media The video was shared of thousands of people on the internet, prompting Indian Defence Ministry to issue a statement. "In reference to the video showing a young man tied to an army jeep, the contents of the video are being verified and investigated," a defence spokesman said here. This young man was TIED to the front of an army jeep to make sure…

Extracurricular activities in youth tied to social engagement later in life

NEW YORK: People tend to become less involved with community work and social groups as they age, but those who were most active in their high school years are the most likely to stay engaged as they age, researchers say. Youth may be an important time for people to develop a sense of themselves as contributing to society, and this identity may last throughout life, the study team writes in The Journals of Gerontology: Social Science. There are many benefits to being involved in a community, including more social…

Neighborhood violence tied to biological stress for kids

WASHINGTON: Neighborhood factors, like liquor store density, domestic violence and violent crime rates, may be tied to biological factors like stress hormone responses for children, according to a new study in New Orleans. Violence is by no means the only source of stress for kids, but it is an important one, said lead author Katherine P. Theall of Global Community Health and Behavioral Services at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans. “I think we often may overlook the impact…

Rehab after heart attack tied to longer, not healthier life

NEW YORK: Heart attack survivors who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs may survive longer, but feel no healthier, than they would without this follow-up care, a U.S. study suggests. Previous research has linked medically supervised rehab programs focused on things like stress reduction, exercise and heart healthy living to lower mortality rates. The current study offered more evidence of this: rehab participants were 41 percent less likely to die of all causes during up to seven years of follow-up. But in the…