Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you happy in your job? > Health-in-Motion 05 September 2016 There are many reasons why people suffer from depression There are many reasons why people suffer from depression. Some causes are environmental while others are genetic. By analysing the DNA of over 300,000 people in Europe, scientists have recently discovered 17 distinct genetic variations that increase the risk of a person developing depression. The presence of each genetic variant is believed to make a tiny contribution to the chances of someone developing the condition. Pointing out that depression is really a disease of the brain, the researchers hope that their findings will lead to new treatment options. 0 More in Newsletters Everyone needs a good eight hours of sleep per night, right? More: Daily Dose: Are you happy in your job?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news News SURVEY: Are you happy in your job? Medical Statins aren't the only way to lower cholesterol Medical 'Spare tyre' worse for your heart than 'love handles' Medical SEE: 6 questions about rabies answered Medical Foetal alcohol syndrome is preventable, but not reversible Medical 'Listen to your gut' to help prevent colon cancer From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.