‘Winter blues’ study finds key to depression resilience

Recently a new study used a model for seasonal affective disorder to find out why and how some people don’t develop depression despite being genetically predisposed to it. The findings also shed light on potential new treatments for seasonal depression.

According  National Institute of Mental Health estimate that over 16 million people in the United States, or 6.7 percent of the population, will have had more than one episode of major depression during the past year. From the research 5 percent live, has been suffering with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or seasonal depression.The symptoms of SAD are so similar to those of depression that it can sometimes be hard to distinguish between the two. SAD, also known as winter blues, typically affects women. The shocking fact is that, 4 out of 5 people most suffering can been seen in women, and the reasons for this predisposition are likely to be genetic. However, while some people are genetically prone to the condition, they resist the environmental factors that might trigger it.So, new research set out to examine the neurobiology of SAD in an attempt to understand what it actually is that makes some people more resilient to developing depression.The new study was led by Dr. Brenda McMahon, of Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the findings were published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology.[...] Read more

Budget for interest- Free education loan to be Hiked to 2,200 crores – Javadekar

According to  Union government the increase in annual allocation for interest-free loans to students and digitalis over 15 lakh classrooms as part of its resolve to ensure quality education in the country, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday. According to annual budget  has set interest-free loans to 10 lakh students will be  increasing to Rs 2,200 crore in upcoming  three years, said Union Minister for Human Resource Development Javadekar, addressing the 2nd Higher Education Human Resource Conclave. Under ‘Operation digital broad he told that conclave, organised with an aim “to promote an environment of innovations, employ ability and entrepreneurship across the country” The Center had already try to provide atop of  Rs 6,000 crore to the  following respective states – Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman, Rajasthana and Bihar under Technical Education Quality Improvement Program who had provided  quality education, he said. The Center aims at launching Operation Digital Board’ in all schools in five years, basically its  an  official statement, adding the venture would “ensure quality, equity, accessibility and accountability in education by pro-active action and plan”.The best idea was  interacting with  different college students from various districts of the state via video conferencing, Javadekar said “the digital technology has changed our lives.”  According to Javadekar its a achievement. According to their report  81 new colleges were set up in the state and 75 others were provided funds to add to their infrastructure.A cluster university is an initiative of the centrally-sponsored RUSA to create new universities by upgrading existing colleges and converting them into a cluster.[...] Read more