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Nearly 1 in 5 new mothers experiences OCD, study finds

Nearly 1 in 5 new mothers experiences OCD, study finds

Health
March 23 (UPI) -- Nearly one in five new mothers reports symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder within a year of giving birth, according to a study published Tuesday by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. An estimated 8% of women experience symptoms of the disorder at some point during pregnancy. In addition, 17% of new mothers have OCD symptoms within 38 weeks of delivery, the data showed. Advertisement Earlier studies have estimated the prevalence of OCD among pregnant women and new mothers at just over 2%. "Perinatal OCD is common, and we have a responsibility to identify those who experience it and ensure they receive timely, evidence-based treatment," study co-author Dr. Nichole Fairbrother said in a press release. "When mothers have these kinds of thoughts they might think, 'The...
Nearly 50,000 businesses sign up to offer rapid coronavirus testing for their employees

Nearly 50,000 businesses sign up to offer rapid coronavirus testing for their employees

Business
Nearly 50,000 businesses have signed up for the government's free workplace COVID tests, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.The government claims this is a vital step towards restoring normal life after the pandemic. Tests can give a result within 30 minutes - and NHS Test and Trace analysis suggests they have a specificity of at least 99.9%. Mr Hancock said: "We have built a huge asymptomatic testing system from scratch, which is an essential part of our plan to reopen cautiously. "Rapid testing has been rolled out at a vast scale across a range of sectors, and it is fantastic that now over 48,000 businesses have signed up to offer rapid testing to employees."This is a huge step forward in getting businesses back on their feet and helping to keep people safe. ...
Dow rises nearly 230 points as markets rebound from hectic week

Dow rises nearly 230 points as markets rebound from hectic week

Business
Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. markets rebounded Monday following their worst week since October as investors seemed to set aside concerns about speculative trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 229.29 points, or 0.76%, to climb back above 30,000 points after last week's losses. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 gained 1.61% and the Nasdaq Composite ended the day up 2.55%. Advertisement Tech stocks helped to lift the market higher as Amazon stock gained 4.26%, Google's parent company, Alphabet, climbed 3.6%, Microsoft increased 3.32% and Apple closed up 1.65%. GameStop stock, which had increased by 400% last week after being targeted by members of the r/WallStreetBets subreddit, dropped by 30.77% on Monday. Members of the group bought large amounts of the GameStop shares as well as other heavily-...
Cancer deaths in U.S. down by nearly one-third in last 20 years, analysis finds

Cancer deaths in U.S. down by nearly one-third in last 20 years, analysis finds

Health
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Deaths from cancer in the United States fell 31% between 1991 and 2018, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the American Cancer Society. However, the report estimates that this year, nearly 1.9 million people will be diagnosed cancer and more than 600,000 will die from the disease. Advertisement The estimates are based on currently available data on cancer incidence and mortality from 2018 and do not account for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the society said. "The impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnoses and outcomes at the population level will be unknown for several years because of the time necessary for data collection, compilation, quality control and dissemination, report co-author Rebecca Siegel said in a statement. "We anticipate that disruptions i...
COVID impact: Nearly half of Indian millennials report increased borrowing in Aug-Sep

COVID impact: Nearly half of Indian millennials report increased borrowing in Aug-Sep

Finance
Mumbai: Nearly half of Indian millennials surveyed by a foreign bank have reported an increase in borrowing in August-September amid COVID-19 pandemic. The survey by British lender Standard Chartered also said that the millennials – defined as those born after 1981 – are finding it "highly challenging" to manage their day-to-day expenses such as household bills as compared to other segments. It can be noted that the pandemic has resulted in heavy job losses across the country, especially in the organised segment as economic activity came to a halt. However, activity has improved lately with the unlock measures and the GDP is now expected to contract by a lesser degree than originally feared. The bank surveyed 12,000 adults across 12 countries, including India, between September 25 to Octob...