Mental Health

Signs & Symptoms of an Alcoholic

Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence) involves all the symptoms of alcohol abuse, but also involves additional factor such as Physical Dependence – Tolerance and Withdrawal. If the individual relies on alcohol to function or feels physically compelled to drink, then he is an alcoholic.  Alcohol abuse generally refers to people who do not display the characteristics of alcoholism, but still have a problem with it. They are not…

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Different types of depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health and few other associations there are several types of depression. Major Depressive Disorder or Major Depression – This is characterized by combination of symptoms that interfere with an individual’s ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy once-pleasurable activities. Major depression is disabling and prevents a person from functioning normally. Some people may…

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Have you ever wondered how a disease starts?

Nagpur News: Have you ever wondered how a disease starts? Why does the disease keep repeating itself in many cases like Acne, Eczema, etc? I have heard people saying disease is a mistake or something that went wrong in the body. According to Merck’s Manual, the definitive medical dictionary, over 95% diseases have an ‘unknown cause’. According to META-Health (formerly…

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Shock study: Chemotherapy can backfire, make cancer worse by triggering tumor growth.

Scientists found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B, which boosts cancer cell survival. ‘The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected,” said Peter Nelson, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secrete more of a protein called WNT16B, which boosts cancer cell survival. Long considered the most effective cancer-fighting…

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