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Physical Activity at Office Reduces Stress
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Physical Activity at Office Reduces Stress

WASHINGTON:Turns out, greater physical activity at the office can help reduce psychological stress during after work hours, a new study reveals.Workers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and…

Herpesvirus May Lead to Bipolar, Depression
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Herpesvirus May Lead to Bipolar, Depression

Scientists have discovered the human herpesvirus HHV-6 in the neurons of people who lived with bipolar or severe depression.The human herpesvirus (depicted here) may be responsible for a range of neurological and psychiatric conditions.According to the National Institute of…

Urban Affairs Ministry Released Results of Ease of Living Index
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Urban Affairs Ministry Released Results of Ease of Living Index

NEW DELHIThe Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry released the results of its survey on the Ease of Living in cities across the country. There were 111 cities surveyed by the ministry. Minister of State (Independent charge) Hardeep Singh Puri, while announcing the results, said…

Drug-Laced Mosquito Net May Help Prevent Malaria
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Drug-Laced Mosquito Net May Help Prevent Malaria

LONDON:A novel mosquito net that contains insecticides could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to a Lancet study. A two-year clinical trial in West Africa involving 2,000 children showed that the number of cases of clinical malaria was reduced by 12 per cent with…

Depression in Children, Treating it Can Help Improve Parent’s Mental Health
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Depression in Children, Treating it Can Help Improve Parent’s Mental Health

The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviours as a new study suggests that treating depression in teenagers may benefit their parents’ mental health too. The findings suggest that when a teenager’s depression improved through treatment,…

Indians Would Live Four Years Longer if Country Meets WHO’s Air Quality Standards
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Indians Would Live Four Years Longer if Country Meets WHO’s Air Quality Standards

Indians would live for about four years longer on an average if the country meets World Health Organisation’s (WHO) air quality standards, according to a new study.Noting that ambient air pollution alone may cost India more than $500 billion per year, it said it is causing…

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in World’s First Roundup Cancer Trial
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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in World’s First Roundup Cancer Trial

A California jury found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages.The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the…

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