‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘

In a reply to Ranjanben Bhatt, BJP MP’s question in Lok Sabha, on whether smoking increases the risk of mental illness, Anupriya Patel, The Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare stated that Studies have shown that early life exposure to smoking has been demonstrated to be associated with enhanced anxiety response in later life

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘Few other studies show that tobacco smokers are likely to develop anxiety disorders and depression over a period of time. Some studies also suggest that patients already taking antidepressants or antipsychotic drugs for anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc need higher doses of these medicines as compared to non-smokers. Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health and […]

Simple fixes for neck pain

If your day involves using a smartphone or laptop, reading a book or magazine, or curling up on a couch to watch TV, your day may also include some nagging neck pain

Simple fixes for neck painSit up straight, keep electronic screens at eye level, and try some strengthening exercises to reduce pain and feel better. Since you bend your body, in an unhealthy position for a prolonged period of time, “It’s an overuse injury. Your body was designed to move, but you’re forcing your neck and shoulders into one static […]

#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute video

Physical exercises are known to have many health benefits. Regular exercise will also improve muscle strength, increase joint flexibility and improve endurance. Knowing that it is very imperative for one’s mental and physical well-being, a 3 minutes exercise regime was followed in the meeting at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) session

#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute videoThe importance of physical fitness cannot be emphasised enough. In today’s society that is moving towards a more sedentary lifestyle, there is a greater need than ever to increase the daily activity level to maintain both cardiovascular fitness and body weight. Exercising can be something that you enjoy that helps to increase the overall happiness in your […]

Caution: Ear swabs are doing more harm to your ears than good

Studies say earwax is produced only in the outer one-third of your ear canal, so using cotton swabs or another instrument can push earwax into the deeper part of your ear canal, near the eardrum

Caution: Ear swabs are doing more harm to your ears than goodGuidelines have recently been submitted that support something you probably already knew, that using cotton swabs to clean your ears isn’t a good idea. The latest counsel was published in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, authored by the American Academy (AAO-HNS) advisory panel of the same name. You may remember the mantra that’s been […]

Bacteria in your mouth may reveal about your cancer risk

By studying the links between bacteria and cancer, scientists one day hope to be able to tell a person what his or her cancer risk is based on the bacteria present in the body

Bacteria in your mouth may reveal about your cancer riskThe types of bacteria in your mouth may be linked to your risk of certain cancers. By studying the links between bacteria and cancer, scientists one day hope to be able to tell a person what his or her cancer risk is based on the bacteria present in his or her body, said Jiyoung Ahn, […]

‘10 % of Indians have one or more mental health problem’

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the 22nd convocation of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru. He said, “We need to ensure that by 2022 at least those who are suffering from severe mental disorders have been diagnosed and have access to treatment facilities. Let us take this up as a national mission”

‘10 % of Indians have one or more mental health problem’    Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. But, deteriorating mental health is a severe issue in the country. President Ram Nath Kovind said, […]

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex lives

Putting work first and spending too much time on electronic devices is harming tech worker's sex lives, says San Francisco-based therapist

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex livesFor the thousands of ambitious technology experts who flock to Silicon Valley to make their mark in new start-ups or established tech giants, they can often expect success and money however, in turn, are they neglecting another important area of their lives: sex. Sandra Lindholm is a sex therapist and psychologist based in the San […]

Meet Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO became India’s pride

Dr Swaminathan was honoured with the highest post ever held by an Indian in World Health Organization in October

Meet Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO became India’s prideWhen Dr Soumya Swaminathan hit the headlines after being chosen as deputy director general of World Health Organization (WHO), it was a matter of pride of not just her, but for every Indian. She is the first Indian to hold a post as prestigious as this in the renowned international organisation. If you thought this […]

‘Music helps me to unwind’

Doctors are responsible for taking care of the patient’s well-being. Also, they often find it challenging to keep up with their fitness regime. But, Dr Rajshri Katke, medical superintendent and gynaecologist at Cama and Albless Hospital, who swears by her fitness routine, reveals that music is like a stress-buster for her

‘Music helps me to unwind’Dr Rajshri Katke, medical superintendent and gynaecologist at Cama and Albless Hospital said, “Music takes away all my stress. I love listening to music as it relaxes me. It heals me mentally and emotionally, as well as rejuvenates me.” Dr Katke’s fitness routine: She wakes up at 6:00 am Walks for 2 hours Practices yoga […]

Why people lie: Human brains are too insecure for the truth

Lying is deeply ingrained in society. We all learned about “white lies” from a young age, taught that we tell a small untruth to spare another person’s feelings. But why do we have to do this?

Why people lie: Human brains are too insecure for the truthLying has a lot more to it than someone trying to avoid consequences for their actions. We all learned about “white lies” from a young age, taught that we tell a small untruth to spare another person’s feelings. But why do we have to do this? The School of Life explains, while blaming George Washington […]
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