Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Antidepressants

Chemical imbalance-depression link is gone. But that doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t work

Chemical imbalance theory wasn't the premise of medicine for depression, it was the opposite. The quest for better treatment must continue.

Street trees can reduce people’s need for antidepressants, says study

An experiment in Germany suggests that simply living within 100 metres of a tree can be enough to reduce the need for antidepressant drugs.

Antidepressant Escitalopram ‘linked to suicidal thoughts’, must carry strongest warning — govt

Citing FDA warning, India's drug regulator starts examining warnings, prescribing information and package inserts given by Indian drugmakers manufacturing Escitalopram.

Experimental heart cell therapy may help critically ill Covid patients recover: Researchers

Testing anti-depressants as possible cure to risk to healthcare workers, ThePrint brings you the latest research on Covid-19.

Large Lancet study finds anti-depressants do work. Indian docs say problem is attitudes

A study of unprecedented scale was recently published in the journal Lancet regarding the effectiveness of antidepressants. It turns out, they actually work

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system. SC giving primacy to CJI to appoint judges is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.