WASHINGTON D.C. [US]: Researchers found that patients with acne had a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, but only in the first five years after being diagnosed with acne. The British Journal of Dermatology analysed data from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) (1986-2012), a large primary care database in the United Kingdom. The investigators found that the risk for major depression was highest within 1 year of acne diagnosis - a 63 per cent higher risk compared with individuals without acne -- and decreased thereafter. The results indicate that it is critical that physicians monitor mood symptoms in patients with acne and initiate prompt treatment for depression or seek consultation from a psychiatrist when needed. "This study highlights an important link between skin disease and mental illness. Given the risk of depression was highest in the period right after the first time a patient presented to a physician for acne concerns, it shows just how … [Read more...] about Acne stressing you out? It can increase risk of depression as well
TORONTO: People diagnosed with acne may be at a significantly increased risk of developing major depression within five years, according to scientists who analysed one of the largest electronic medical record databases in the world. Researchers found that the risk for major depression was highest within one year of acne diagnosis - a 63 per cent higher risk compared with individuals without acne - and decreased thereafter. The results indicate that it is critical that physicians monitor mood symptoms in patients with acne and initiate prompt treatment for depression or seek consultation from a psychiatrist when needed. "This study highlights an important link between skin disease and mental illness," said Isabelle Vallerand, of the University of Calgary in Canada. "Given the risk of depression was highest in the period right after the first time a patient presented to a physician for acne concerns, it shows just how impactful our skin can be towards our overall mental health," said … [Read more...] about Diagnosed with acne? You are vulnerable to depression
Before every holiday comes an argument — sometimes with oneself. Should you spend your days soaking in the natural wonders of a new place? Or should you pick a destination with massive art galleries? What’s a holiday without trying new cuisine? Or a new adventure? As ideas and possibilities whir and crash around your head, you wish there were a place where you could get it all? Intrepid ‘wanderlusters’ know just the thing — Canada, which meets the demands of all kinds of traveller. Here are a few glimpses of the wonders on offer: Toronto: CN Tower It is one of the greatest landmarks of Canada and among the seven wonders of the modern world. It is 1,815 feet tall and offers a 360-degree view of the city. An elevator takes up, and up, and up, and up; until you stop thinking and just look at the mesmerising wonder of the city reaching below you. The interiors are bustling with excitement. Bravehearts, some of them little children, walk across the glass … [Read more...] about Myriad Hues of Maple Country: Know the best of Canadian tourism
Researchers have found that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. "People with spinal cord injury have alarming rates of stroke, and we wanted to understand why? We found that the risk of fatigue is nine times greater in individuals with spinal cord injury compared to those without," said study lead Aaron Phillips, Assistant Professor at University of Calgary in Canada. Working with colleagues in Canada, Serbia and Croatia, the team determined that fatigue and sleep issues were prevalent in people with spinal cord injury and that sleep-related breathing problems were associated with reduced brain health in this population. Using a data-set of more than 60,000 people, the researchers first revealed that individuals with spinal cord injury experience fatigue more than people without spinal cord injury. The researchers also found the incidence of clinically defined sleep apnea was roughly four times greater for … [Read more...] about Why Spinal Cord Injury Linked to Higher Rates of Stroke?
A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday IMAGE: India will take on hosts Malaysia in their fourth match on Wednesday. Photograph: Hockey India/Twitter A listless India went down to Australia 2-4 for their second loss in three matches, pushing them out of the race to reach the final at the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey in Ipoh. Late goals by Ramandeep Singh (52', 53') were only enough to avoid a whitewash against table toppers Australia. Mark Knowles (28'), Aran Zalewski (35'), Daniel Beale (38') and Blake Govers (40') scored for Australia. India, who have rested many senior players for the tournament, had lost their opener to Argentina 2-3 before drawing 1-1 with England. Today was a must-win match for India but getting the better of the Australians proved to be tough as always. With better ball possession in the first quarter, India created three potential chances to score but could not convert. A golden opportunity was lost when a swift assist … [Read more...] about Sports Shorts: India out of final race after loss to Australia