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Risk factors linked to variations in baby blues

Updated: Aug 04, 2016 13:45 IST

Washington D.C, Aug 4 (ANI) A new study has shown that depression following childbirth can begin at different times and follow multiple distinct trajectories.

The research emphasised the need for clinicians to monitor for signs of postpartum depression and be aware of risk factors that may predispose a new mother to depression.

Researchers identified and characterised six different depression paths based on their analysis of more than 3,000 first-time mothers, beginning in the third trimester of pregnancy and continuing through the first year after birth.

They described risk factors for depression and distinguish between the more common and less frequent course of depression observed, which included a minority of women who became newly and increasingly depressed over the first 12 months postpartum.

These findings provide an important new depth of understanding of this common disorder affecting pregnant women and new mothers, says Susan G. Kornstein, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women's Health.

She added, The study follows closely on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force assessment supporting screening for depression in pregnant and postpartum women.

The study appears in Journal of Women's Health. (ANI)

Hepatitis drug can help cut Ebola death rate

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 09:30 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 (ANI): A class of drugs used to treat hepatitis and some forms of multiple sclerosis has shown promise in treating Ebola.

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Weekend surgery 'not riskier'

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 09:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 (ANI): Day of the week has no impact on the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, a new research has found.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 (ANI): Despite existing prevention methods, transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe.

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Changes in blood may spur Alzheimer's disease

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 07:29 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 (ANI): A recent study has linked changes in the vascular system to Alzheimer's disease.

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Spraying onto broken hearts to heal them

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 06:45 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 (ANI): A team of scientist has come up with a new method that may make the heart surgeries a history.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 (ANI): With both tourism and casual "hookup" sex on the rise among college-age adults, there's an urgent need for gender-sensitive and age-appropriate sexual health campaigns that are tailored to young women's motivations for taking sexual risks while travelling, a new study has suggested.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 (ANI): Now, detecting a mosquito-borne illness will be as easy as clicking a smartphone app - thanks to a team of scientists.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 (ANI): A team of researchers has shed some light on how infections during pregnancy may interfere with the genes linked to prenatal brain development.

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Soon, a faster way to treat depression

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 16:02 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 (ANI): A new and faster way to treat depression has come closer to reality - thanks to a team of scientists.

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All you need to know on Colorectal Cancer!

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 08:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Colorectal cancer is also known as colon cancer, bowel cancer. It refers to a cancerous growth, lump or a tumour in the colon and the rectum. It is the second most common cancer, after adenocarcinoma.

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Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease!

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 07:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Each person normally has two kidneys, which are about the size of a fist and are located on either side of the spine at the level of waist.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 (ANI): In over-weight people, immune cells prevalent in the fatty tissue get reduced in number which may contribute to cause diabetes and hypertension, according to a recent study.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 20 (ANI): A study finds that by combining two independent, scientifically-proven risk measurements, physicians can better predict a patient's irregular and often very fast heart rate risk of stroke or death.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 (ANI): According to a recent study, pulmonary embolism (PE) treatments have low rates of use across the United States.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 (ANI): An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 (ANI): Tennis elbow sufferers, if the idea of going under the knife is terrifying, then you can opt for non-operative approaches as a recent study has suggested that surgery may not offer additional benefit.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 (ANI): A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) and now, a recent study has found how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 (ANI): Ablation procedures may not always fix a patient's abnormal heart rhythm completely and now, a recent study has found as to why it is so.

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The clot-busting drug that outperforms aspirin

Updated: Mar 19, 2017 07:42 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 19 (ANI): Turns out, the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin and more effective clot-buster.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 (ANI): A recent study has found that in patients on statin therapy, the addition of a cholesterol-slashing drug did not impair brain function.

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