26 Feb 2015
New York: Now you can more easily help save the lives of friends who might appear distressed, through a new updated Facebook feature.
20 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Deadly disease 'swine flu' is back in the country claiming over 700 lives across India so far. Besides that more than 11,000 people were tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
13 Feb 2015
New York: Even short-term exposure to air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter may increase the risk for suicide, especially among men between 36 to 64 years of age, says a new study.
19 Feb 2015
New York: Every minute of physical activity contributes to reducing risk of heart attack and coronary death in older adults with limited mobility, says a study.
11 Feb 2015
London: Every year, unemployment drives around one in five suicides, says a study that included data from 63 countries between 2000 and 2011.
16 Feb 2015
Washington: Facebook has rolled out a new feature which allows individuals to decide who controls their account after they die.Through their security settings, users can assign a "legacy contact," or steward, to manage their Facebook account.
31 Dec 2014
New York: A child is five times more likely to attempt suicide if he/she has a parent who has attempted suicide in the past, research has found.The researchers found a direct effect of a parent's suicide attempt on a child, even after they took into account a history of previous suicide attempt by the offspring and a familial transmission of mood disorder.
21 Jan 2015
London: Men who live alone have a considerably greater long-term risk of dying prematurely than other patients, finds a study that followed 1,090 stroke cases in western Sweden.
17 Dec 2014
Montreal: People injecting drugs like cocaine are at a double-fold risk of developing suicidal behaviour, say researchers. By studying the substance's use among over 1,200 people who inject drugs, researchers from the University of Montreal, Canada, and its Hospital Research Centre (CHUM) found a definite link between substance abuse and suicide.
15 Jan 2015
London: A brisk 20-minute walk each day is enough to reduce an individual's risk of early death, say British researchers. After analysing over 334,000 European men and women, they also found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity.