Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > 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: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 3 random things that can mess with your mammogram results Medical How to know if your cough is something serious Medical Constipation? How a simple step may help Medical The dangers of undiagnosed asthma Diet and nutrition 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Medical 5 educational aids for children with asthma From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.