Cushing’s syndrome linked to high suicide risk in children: Study

Cushing’s syndrome linked to high suicide risk in children: Study

Cushing’s syndrome is fairly uncommon in children and is often accompanied by certain physical changes, including obesity, muscle weakness and bone loss. A 2015 report by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons said that nearly 10-15 per million people are affected by this disease each year.

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Deteriorating depressive symptoms may increase dementia risk: Study

Deteriorating depressive symptoms may increase dementia risk: Study

Depression is like a fog that engulfs the mind. Those affected by it feel as if they are plunging into an ocean of grief and unending hopelessness. The wounds etched on the mind do not bleed, but are deep enough to take one’s life. The cage of depression confines an estimated 9 percent adult Americans in a year, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said that approximately 3 percent adult Americans are diagnosed with major depressive disorder at any given point of time. Read more

TBI patients with high lipid levels more likely to suffer from depression: Study

TBI patients with high lipid levels more likely to suffer from depression: Study

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a commonly occurring brain dysfunction, especially among children and older adults, caused by a violent blow to the brain or body. The injury resulting from an external blow can cause the brain to function abnormally which can also have an adverse impact on cognitive abilities of a person, affecting his learning and thinking capabilities. Read more