Health

Cannabidiol effective against depression: Study


The findings showed that as compared to the commercial anti-depressants that typically take two to four weeks to have a significant effect, cannabidiol's first results appear in 24 hours after a single dose. Moreover, the beneficial effects were fast acting and sustained, persisting for seven days. It could be because cannabidiol activates mechanisms which...

Cannabidiol effective against depression: Study


The findings showed that as compared to the commercial anti-depressants that typically take two to four weeks to have a significant effect, cannabidiol's first results appear in 24 hours after a single dose. Moreover, the beneficial effects were fast acting and sustained, persisting for seven days. It could be because cannabidiol activates mechanisms which...

WFP starts distributing emergency aid to Ebola victims


Goma (DR Congo), Aug 31: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched the distribution of emergency food aid to patients and others affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled North Kivu province.This 10th Ebola outbreak is unfolding in an area of active armed conflict and...

Two-headed arrow effective at killing ovarian cancer: Study


According to Jogender Tushir-Singh from the University of Virginia's (UVA), a major problem with immune therapies for ovarian cancer is that the immune cells intended to kill the cancer cells could not infiltrate the solid tumour bed effectively. So he engineered an antibody that he likens to a two-headed arrow. One head of this...

Two-headed arrow effective at killing ovarian cancer: Study


New York, Aug 31: Researchers, led by an Indian origin, have developed a two fisted, antibody approach that can effectively destroy ovarian cancer -- the deadliest gynecological disease -- and could also be utilised to kill breast, prostate and other solid tumours.According to Jogender Tushir-Singh from the University of Virginia's (UVA), a...

Cannabis extract may offer treatment for psychosis: Study


London, Aug 30: A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis -- cannabidiol -- can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed.Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people...

Depression in children under-recognised by parents, teachers: Study


New York, Aug 30: Parents and teachers may find it difficult to detect depression in young children, that can affect their social skills and academics, a new study shows.According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 2-3 per cent of children aged between 6-12 might have a major depressive...

How gold-plated nanoparticles aid in early cancer detection


Sydney, Aug 30: Researchers have developed a novel, low-cost finger prick blood test that deploys gold-plated nanoparticles for early detection of cancer.The research team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney used nanoparticles to latch on to the targeted microRNAs (miRNAs), even in ultralow levels, which enabled them to...

Even low exposure to arsenic, lead may up heart disease risk


London, Aug 30: Even low levels of exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, finds a study, led by one of an Indian-origin.Although often naturally occurring, these contaminants have made their way into water supplies and, via irrigation, into...