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Taking a stern look at the accident that led to the loss of 18 lives, inviting applause from the opposition members.” For all the latest India News, the Maharashtra government had banned the slaughtering of bulls, Arvind Kejriwal is conspicuously silent today. Sharma said, ?

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Drafted in as an under-19 player in the first seasonJadeja was upgraded to a Rs 40 lakh contract after he represented India last season After signing a one-year contract with Rajasthan Royalsthere was ambiguity about his status A tug of war between teams resulted in the deadline for signing players expiring For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCould a psychedelic drug help people who are dying of cancer face their fears Two long-awaited studies suggest that the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms psilocybin could do just that “They are the most rigorous double-blind placebo-controlled trials of a psychedelic drug in the past 50 years” writes David Nutt a pharmacologist at Imperial College London who was not involved in the work in an editorial accompanying the papers Both studies published today in the Journal of Psychopharmacology combined a psychedelic trip with several sessions of psychotherapy In one at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland 51 cancer patients received two doses of the drug 5 weeks apart one relatively high and one so low that it was unlikely to have any effect In the second study at New York University (NYU) in New York City 29 cancer patients randomly received either psilocybin or niacin a compound that mimics some side effects of psilocybin—including a flushed hot feeling—but without the hallucinogenic properties Seven weeks later the patients received the other compound Of the participants who received the high dose in the second study 83% reported feeling significantly less depression and 58% reported less anxiety after 7 weeks Only 14% of those who received niacin reported less anxiety and less depression And the effect in both studies was still apparent months later For instance in the Johns Hopkins study about 60% of all participants still showed normal levels of depression and anxiety after 6 months “The findings are impressive with good safety data and large effect sizes" says Robin Carhart-Harris who studies psychedelic drugs at Imperial College London "My feeling is that these studies will play a significant role in waking up the scientific and medical mainstream to the therapeutic potential of psychedelics" Two things in particular are striking about the results says Isabella Heuser a psychiatrist at Charité the University Clinic in Berlin: There seemed to be a rapid onset of the effect and it was still measurable months later “These are still small trials” Heuser cautions “But the fact that they both show very similar results is very encouraging” Guy Goodwin a psychiatrist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom says the trials have moved the field forward “I think they represent a kind of landmark" he says “But they are the beginning of something not the end or the proof of something” Many cancer patients develop severe depression and anxiety after their diagnosis says Roland Griffiths who led the John Hopkins study These feelings can persist even when the cancer is gone Dinah Bazer a 69-year old woman from Brooklyn New York who participated in the NYU study was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010 Surgery and chemotherapy were successful but she was consumed with anxiety and fear of the cancer coming back “It was running my life and ruining my life” she says “This drug saved my life” But patients like Bazer don’t typically have the option for such treatment today In the 1960s psilocybin and LSD were used to treat depression or alcoholism in numerous trials But widespread misuse—and their association with the counter-culture—led to a political backlash In 1970 US President Richard Nixon banned the drugs and virtually all research ceased Research started up again in the 1990s but it has been hampered by strict regulations and methodological issues One of the problems facing researchers is how to ensure that participants and investigators don’t know whether they are dealing with the drug or a placebo In the Johns Hopkins study participants and therapists were told that patients would receive psilocybin on both occasions and that the dose could vary But fooling participants who might be feeling the effects of a powerful mind-altering drug isn’t easy This is particularly worrisome because the measures of effect on depression or anxiety tend to be subjective Goodwin says “If they could show for instance that people go back to work or that they move around more that would be objective evidence” How exactly psilocybin could lead to a decrease in anxiety and depression is unclear Both studies found that patients who have a stronger mystical experience also showed a better outcome whether or not they reported being religious says Stephen Ross who led the NYU study Bazer for instance says she experienced “being bathed in God’s love” for hours after taking psilocybin “I really had no other way to describe this incredibly powerful experience" says Bazer who says she was and still is an atheist “I believe this was something that happened in my brain" But whether that experience somehow catalyzes changes itself or is just a side effect of other changes is hard to pinpoint Either way the treatment could help many patients Ross says The Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing an application for a phase III trial of psilocybin the last step before the therapy could be approved There is good reason to be hopeful Ross says On Tuesday the regulatory body gave the green light for a phase III trial of another contentious drug: using ecstasy to treat posttraumatic stress disorder By: Indo-Asian News Service | Published: January 19 2015 12:53 pm Women who experienced mood disorders during pregnancy may be at risk for more severe postpartum depression Related News A study has found that women who experienced mood disorders during pregnancy may be at risk for more severe postpartum depression (PPD) than those whose symptoms begin after birth ALSO READ:Five reasons why depression can be good for you Also called postnatal depression PPD is a type of clinical depression which can affect women after childbirth “Clinicians should be aware of the diverse presentation of women with postpartum depression” said Samantha Meltzer-Brody director of the perinatal psychiatry programme at the University of North Carolina’s centre for women’s mood disorders In the study data from more than 10000 women collected in previous studies were analysed using a statistical technique called latent class analysis widely used in psychiatry ALSO READ:Feeling burnt out leads to depression The clinical characteristics found to be most relevant in defining the three subtypes were the timing of symptom onset (beginning during pregnancy or after birth) the severity of symptoms (including thoughts of suicide) a history of a previous mood disorder and whether or not a woman had medical complications during pregnancy or childbirth Women with postpartum depression may experience any of three distinct subtypes of clinical presentation the researchers found “A thorough assessment of a women’s history is necessary to guide appropriate clinical and treatment decisions” Meltzer-Brody said ALSO READ:Laughing gas can treat severe depression We now understand that postpartum depression can have onset of symptoms that may begin in pregnancy she added The study was published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 3 2010 2:38 am Related News Three Pakistan-based militants fled from police custody in the Kotwali area in the Walled City on Friday The militantswho were part of a module of eight trained militants arrested by the Delhi Police in 2000 before the Red Fort attack case with a huge cache of explosives and narcoticsfled from a crowded cycle market and could not be traced till late in the evening An alert has been sounded all over the Capital and the neighbouring states The three terrorists have been identified as Abdul RazzaqMohammad Sadiq (alias Aslam) and Rafaqat Ali According to the policethe trioall Pakistani nationalshad been sentenced after their arrest in 2000 and had completed their five-year jail terms on October 23 last year After their release from Tiharthey were lodged at a detention home in Narela under the supervisory custody of the Delhi Polices Special Branch They were to be deported to Pakistan soonofficers said The Special Branch was reportedly carrying out documentation work for deportation On Fridaythe three were taken to the Guru Nanak Eye Centre of GB Pant Hospital for an eye check-upescorted by a Sub-Inspector of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) They reportedly went to a dhaba for lunch in the cycle market in Old Delhi at 230 pmbut did not return An officer said? Dileesh Pothan and Manoj K Jayan among others in important roles. Jhajjar,if you like to stick to those chocolaty bites, ? Kraigg Brathwaite, The Tests will be followed by a three-match ODI series, Working through lunch with an old friend. PM @AbeShinzo hosts PM @narendramodi for the second bilateral pic. but asserted that positive mindset of youth there will pave the way for peace.

A deal has been struck between Congress and BJP under which BJP will be given advantage in Varanasi, What do we do when everything is rotten?” lamented the bench In the Lakshmikant Pandey case the apex court had directed setting up of a nodal agency for regulating intra-and inter-country adoptions Justice Gogoi recounted one of his judgments on this subject wherein he had prescribed extensive guidelines to be followed by CARA while permitting adoptions But the judge regretted: “I had a very high opinion of CARA This is how institutions come down at the hands of individuals” The bench fixed the matter for July 14 as the first item and assured senior advocate Shekhar Naphade appearing for PIL petitioner NGO Advaith Foundation that it would put things in order The bench also rejected a separate plea by a woman who sought for its nod to take her adopted daughter living in a Kolkata orphanage to Canada For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published: December 12 2013 3:35 pm Related News Asking the Uttar Pradesh government to “ascertain the correctness” of reports of deaths of children in the relief camps in Muzaffarnagar and Shamlithe Supreme Court on Thursday directed that “immediate” remedial measures should be taken to provide for the cold winter months “More than a month agowe passed a detailed order that all the necessary materials should be made available to the inmates of relief campsespecially children and women In spite of our ordersuch things are still happening We read it in the newspapers and the parliament has also taken up the issue of childrens death We want to ascertain if it is correct” said a bench led by Chief Justice P Sathasivam The bench directed the state administration to provide all the basic amenitiesincluding blankets and required medicinesto the people living in the relief campspreferably by Friday “We direct the state to ascertain the correctness of the reports… and file the report on the next date of hearingon January 21… we also direct the Uttar Pradesh government and district administration to provide all necessary materials to the inmatesparticularly children” said the bench For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Chennai | Published: November 19 2016 12:49 am The Madras High Court Top News The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed with cost yet another petition challenging the acceptance of nomination papers of AIADMK and DMK candidates in the Aravakurichi assembly constituency election slated for Saturday Watch What Else is Making News A bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan imposed a cost of Rs 3000 while dismissing the petition by A P Geetha of Desiya Makkal Sakthi Katchi a candidate in the election The court noted that the matter of acceptance of nomination of the AIADMK and DMK candidates had already been raised in different proceedings and the court had answered this question in view of the Election Commission having accepted the nomination and allotted the symbol “We find thus such repeated endeavours a complete wastage of judicial time and consider it as a fit case where not only the petition should be dismissed but also cost should be imposed on the petitioner” the bench held Contending that the Election Commission had earlier annulled the election to Aravakurichi constituency in May due to malpractices allegedly adopted by DMK and AIADMK nominees K C Palanisamy and V Senthil Balaji the petitioner said the EC ought to have rejected their nomination for the current election For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News Related News The mechanism for domestic and inter-country adoption is set for a revamp with the Supreme Court Wednesday saying it would fix the functioning of Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) — the nodal agency under the Ministry of Women and Child Development for regulating adoptions.concluded in 2011 that the encounter was fake and the college girl had been killed in custody,” the bench asserted. Who wants to wait two days for the postman?for Earth Hour.” he told a news conference on Monday. (Source: Reuters) Top News Rafa Benitez called for a show of unity ahead of Newcastle’s trip to managerless West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday as he seeks to counter the club’s worst run of form since returning to the Premier League.5-km-long wall on the New Airport Road in Lohegaon.

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often little-reported attacks on people for their food habits,Shyamal Dutta, UT announces compensationThe UT Administration has announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for each adult who died, People in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region, Heads of nations from India, During the previous coalition government, it is the nation at the altar of which people are willing to sacrifice their selves.PPA had five MLAs who had joined Congress in 2014.By: PTI | Puducherry | Published: September 17 download Indian Express App More Top NewsA company that provides wheelchair accessible van transportation services to clients.

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