Friday 11 July 2014

Life expectancy up 30 years in Mena region

Massive progress has taken place in the Mena region's healthcare sector with the average age of death in the region increasing by up to 30 years, a report said. In addition to this, overeating now causes more health issues than hung


Experts discuss innovative cure for depression

Over a hundred healthcare professionals from across the Gulf region met recently at a first-of-its-kind event in Dubai to discuss innovative treatment options for depression. The event, hosted by leading French pharmaceutical company Les L


World Mental Health Day creates awareness

The 20th Annual World Mental Health Day was marked yesterday (October 10), under the theme, ‘The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health’ to address the unmet need for awareness and understanding of common mental health disorders, like depression.


Mothers with depression 'risk underweight kids'

Mothers with depressive symptoms are 40 per cent more likely to have underweight or stunted children than mothers in good mental health, according to a study. For the first time, researchers have analysed 17 different studies of almost 14,


Scientists find genetic link to depression

Scientists say they have discovered the first solid evidence that variations in some people's genes may cause depression -- one of the world's most common and costly mental illnesses. And in a rare occurrence in genetic research, a British


Stress hormone linked to behaviour

Long-term exposure to a common stress hormone may leave a lasting mark on the genome and influence how genes that control mood and behavior are expressed, a study said. The study led by Johns Hopkins researchers said that the finding could


Harvard Dubai hosts mental health summit

Harvard Medical School Dubai Centre (HMSDC) Institute for postgraduate education and research, part of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), hosted a conference on mental health with leading experts in the field. The Mental Health Update 2009 conf

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