Schizophrenia

  • Interpreter at Mandela's memorial made mistake, admits SA government 13-12-2013 11:18 AM

    The South African government has now admitted that while the interpreter at the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's memorial made some mistakes, he was not a fake. The interpreter has also defended himself by saying his portfolio of work speaks for itself but has also said that he suffers from schizophrenia....
  • South Africa admits error over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer 13-12-2013 09:57 AM

    Johannesburg: A South African sign-language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a "champion" signer on Thursday but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event. The interpreter, 34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie, told Johannesburg's Star newspaper he started hearing voices and...
  • Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells 30-08-2013 02:18 AM

    Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture...
  • Kolkata: World's fastest painter uses art to fight chronic schizophrenia 03-12-2012 09:28 AM

    Kolkata: The world's fastest painter uses colours and adhesives to fight his chronic mental illness. He makes an entire painting in just a few seconds. Parijoy Saha, a chronic schizophrenic, has set a record of finishing 51 paintings in just 35 minutes. The 38-year old paints awfully fast. He has...
  • Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better 01-08-2011 11:53 AM

    Sydney: Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp. In a recent study using a technique called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), scientists from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) have shown that brain function in schizophrenics can improve after applying...
  • City dwelling ups risk of mental health problems 27-06-2011 12:24 PM

    City dwellers are more likely to have mental health issues, such as anxiety, mood disorders and schizophrenia. ...
  • Cause of schizophrenia found? 12-01-2011 03:07 PM

    Washington: In what could be a possible cause of schizophrenia, scientists claim to have found a link between the condition and trapped brain cells that are unable to reach the cortex, the brain's outer part. A new study, led by University of New South Wales, has claimed that brain cells...
  • Brain scans may help predict schizophrenia 23-12-2010 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: Simple brain scans can help predict the onset of schizophrenia in young people with a family history of the disease, scientists have claimed. A team from the University of Edinburgh found that the brains of people who go on to develop schizophrenia suffer from an accelerated shrinking before...
  • 'My mum's 72, young still. And I want her back fine'

    My Parents' Daughter |  Archana Jahagirdar
    This is probably the hardest thing I have ever written. Didi, my eldest sister with whom my parents have been for the last six months...

  • A depressed dad, being single & life in between

    My Parents' Daughter |  Archana Jahagirdar
    My friend Rrishi who isn't known to show much emotion, asked me after reading my last post, "What has been the impact on your life?...

  • Role reversal: Looking after ailing parents

    My Parents' Daughter |  Archana Jahagirdar
    I have just finished dinner of cold aloo paranthas and dahi when the phone rings. It's my eldest sister who lives in Gulbarga, Karnataka. My...

  • Aamir and Faisal Khan: The fallout of two brothers 05-11-2007 12:33 AM

    Hyderabad: New Zealand is looking at a first innings total of more than 500 runs on Saturday to exert pressure on the Indians batting line up in the second cricket Test, said opener Martin Guptill, who hit a patient 85 here on Friday. Starting the series as rank outsiders, New...
  • Like in the movies: Brothers Aamir, Faisal separate 01-11-2007 03:10 AM

    Film star says he hopes his younger sibling will be happy with their father. ...
  • India 360: Aamir's custody battle for his brother 31-10-2007 11:19 PM

    It's a setback for Aamir as court refused to grant him custody of Faisal. ...
  • Fertility clock ticks for men, too 28-02-2007 11:43 PM

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  • Living life with split personality 05-01-2007 10:28 PM

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  • Brain scan helps predict schizophrenia 07-12-2006 03:56 PM

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