Young adults need better life skills to cope with low phase and depression, say doctors

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its new global health estimates said suicide is the second leading cause of death in people aged between 15 to 29 years. It has alarmed that India is heading towards becoming the global capital for suicide with over a lakh deaths due to suicide

Young adults need better life skills to cope with low phase and depression, say doctorsThe news of 24-year-old Arjun Bhardwaj committing suicide has yet again brought to fore the issue of de-stigmatising depression and spreading awareness on the disease with dire emergency. Doctors say it is high time that depression is openly spoken about so that timely treatment can save lives. “It is very important to pick up the […]

FDA offers hope to patients, approves first drug to treat severe multiple sclerosis

The Food and Drug Administration also cleared the drug to treat people with the more common, relapsing form of the disease

FDA offers hope to patients, approves first drug to treat severe multiple sclerosisThe Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat a severe form of multiple sclerosis, offering hope to patients who previously had no other options to combat a relentless disease that leads to paralysis and cognitive decline. The federal agency also cleared the drug to treat people with the more common, relapsing form […]

First successful kidney transplant performed in a medical camp, labourer gets a new lease of life

Nana Beldar works as a labourer and his 29-year-old son underwent a kidney transplant surgery at free medical camp held in Nashik. This is probably the first kidney transplant surgery performed in a medical camp. Like the Beldars, Held on January 1, the camp proved to be beneficial for many who attended it

First successful kidney transplant performed in a medical camp, labourer gets a new lease of lifeFor Nana Beldar, who works as a labourer in Nashik, 2016 turned out to be a year of despair and helplessness after his son was diagnosed with kidney failure. Nana earns barely Rs120-Rs200 per day and he says it was unthinkable to cough up a huge amount for his son’s kidney transplant surgery, until he […]

Torn between career and family, more women open up about their depression

Psychiatrists say that while being career oriented is not a bad thing; a woman needs to plan her future to avoid the guilt feeling. Also, family support helps greatly to overcome the obligations and depression a woman faces in her life

Torn between career and family, more women open up about their depressionSeema S (35) had uncontrolled crying spells both in office and home. She had a happy supportive family and good job but still, the fact that her husband was going to switch job and city, made her anxious on how she will tackle her children in his absence. When the crying spells, sleepless nights, being […]

Depression in kids on rise: Doctors say parents must build a healthy communication to prevent it

Doctors say in the last few years, number of childhood depression cases has gone up because of more awareness among parents. They also say it is important for parents to have a healthy communication with their children as a precaution measure

Depression in kids on rise: Doctors say parents must build a healthy communication to prevent itWhen Rohit S (name changed), a 12-year-old started avoiding school and became increasingly irritable at home, his parents thought of taking help of a psychiatrist. While his parents were clueless about his changed behaviour, during counselling sessions, doctor found that online bullying by school friends was the reason behind him being depressed. “He was restless, […]

Man dies of cardiac arrest, death linked to workplace bullying

Eric Donovan loved his job of 17 years at a Canadian nonprofit agency that runs group homes and programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. But during the final years of his life, that love turned to stress. On Oct 31, 2013, he collapsed at home. He died days later of cardiac arrest at age 47

Man dies of cardiac arrest, death linked to workplace bullyingEric Donovan loved his job of 17 years at a Canadian nonprofit agency that runs group homes and programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. But during the final years of his life, that love turned to stress as Donovan felt he was being bullied by Nadine Hendricken, his supervisor at Queens County Residential Services. The […]

Harvard and Columbia study ‘prove’ how yoga eases symptoms of depression

Scientists say that this study underlines exactly why many doctors suggest yoga could even be a replacement for antidepressant drugs. Practicing yoga increases serotonin production in the brain and is helpful due to its emphasis on breathing and concentration

Harvard and Columbia study ‘prove’ how yoga eases symptoms of depressionA new study has found that those with depression reduced their symptoms through the workout. Previous studies have shown that yoga increases the production of serotonin – a mood stabilizer in the brain – and its emphasis in breathing, concentration and smooth movement helps reduce symptoms. Scientists say that this study underlines exactly why many […]

Rare condition causes two sisters to suffer from multiple seizures every hour

Melbourne couple daughters, seven-year-old Jaeli and five-year-old Dali, were two of the first people in Australia to be diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Syngap. They hardly sleep, are still in nappies, have impaired speech, autism, motor difficulties and behavioural issues

Rare condition causes two sisters to suffer from multiple seizures every hourHaving one child with a serious form of epilepsy and autism would be difficult. Having two is almost unimaginable. But that is reality for Melbourne couple Danielle and Danny Williams. Their daughters, seven-year-old Jaeli and five-year-old Dali were two of the first people in Australia to be diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Syngap. […]

Many Delhites are in the clutches of depression, says WHO

According to the Dr Deepak Kumar, around four to six percent of Delhi population suffers from depression, however, one in 20 suffer from the current state of depression

Many Delhites are in the clutches of depression, says WHOThe World Health Organisation data reveals that huge spike in cases of depression, including India. They also state that ‘depression’ will be a leading cause of disability by 2030. Following the footstep of other global cities, Delhites are in the clutches of the disease. “Depression affects more people than HIV or road accidents,” said Dr […]

How can women with PCOS improve their chance of pregnancy?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the common endocrine disorder in women and a leading cause of infertility. It is estimated that about 8-10% of women in the reproductive age are affected by PCOS. Often women do not realise that PCOS is the underlying problem of their infertility

How can women with PCOS improve their chance of pregnancy?PCOS: An infertility issue PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is the most common endocrine disorder in women and a leading cause of infertility. It is estimated that about 8-10% of women in the reproductive age are affected by PCOS. Often women do not realise that PCOS is the underlying problem of their infertility. Do all women […]