‘Perfect selfie craze’ pushing more people to opt for cosmetic surgeries

Seventy-four per cent women lower their confidence and desires to change their look because they don’t get perfect selfies, states the survey. The study has been conducted by the Esthetic Clinics, this is the first-ever experimental study in India on the psychological effects of taking and posting selfies on social media

‘Perfect selfie craze’ pushing more people to opt for cosmetic surgeriesIn the research spanning 300 people across four cities, it was found that the process of taking, altering and posting selfies negatively affects self-esteem and body image perception as well as promotes body dysmorphia. These are the findings of a landmark study conducted by The Esthetic Clinics involving 300 patients who presented themselves at its […]

Mental health: Why are medical students more prone to suicidal thoughts?

Medical students are at high risk of depression and suicidal ideation, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Mental health: Why are medical students more prone to suicidal thoughts?The researchers say possible causes of depression and suicidal thoughts in medical students likely include stress and anxiety. To conduct this study, researchers examined more than 180 studies of 129,000 medical students worldwide, including Canada. They found that the incidence of depression, in this group was 27%, compared to 8 to 9% in the general […]

5 ways in which a bad job could lead to negative health consequences

If you are stuck in a bad job over a long period of time, you may experience physical and mental health consequences. Here are five ways it could do damage

5 ways in which a bad job could lead to negative health consequencesWhile we are all prone to our fair share of the Monday blues and occasional complaints about a mean boss, a toxic job may need you to speak up and incite change. Here are five ways it can result in physical and mental health consequences. By inducing sedentary behaviour One of the first ill-effects that […]

Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occurs

While ‘morning anxiety’ is not a medical term, many have reported feeling anxious and stressed after they wake up without any known trigger. According to experts, here are some of the possible causes

Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occursAll of us have experienced anxiety and stress at some point but should we be paying more attention to the factor of timing? In a new study from Japan, researchers examined how evening stress may be different from morning stress. The finding stated that the body only activates the sympathetic nervous system as a response […]

People who are born blind are unlikely to develop schizophrenia in their lifetime

According to the authors of this latest research, no incidents of schizophrenia in cortically blind people have ever been recorded to date

People who are born blind are unlikely to develop schizophrenia in their lifetimeSince the middle of the last century, researchers have been looking at a curious link – it seems that being born blind protects people from developing schizophrenia. Now, a large scale study has just added more evidence to confirm this is indeed the case. In particular, cortical blindness – caused by abnormalities in the brain, […]

Are you having sleepless nights? Recover lost sleep with these simple and effective habits

Sleep plays an important portion in health well-being for the duration of your lifespan. Getting sufficient quality sleep is essential for mental and physical well-being

Are you having sleepless nights? Recover lost sleep with these simple and effective habitsSignificance of sleep The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that grown-ups adults 18–60 years should sleep for not less than 7 hours nightly. According to an analysis, 35% of Americans don’t get adequate sleep. Why do we have to sleep properly? Sleep plays a vital role in our bodily […]

Anxiety, depression leading causes of obesity in India

Obesity has emerged as one of the most critical health problems in India, especially, in urban areas. It has replaced the more traditional public health concerns. Obesity can be observed among 30-65 percent of the adult urban population

Anxiety, depression leading causes of obesity in IndiaDr Jaydeep Palep, Bariatric Surgeon, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, shares how obesity can invite various other health issues. Also, how anxiety and depression can lead to obesity in people, one of the leading health threats in India. Anxiety and depression can lead to obesity. Obesity is one of the leading health threats to the people […]

Does the sound of someone loudly chewing food bother you?  

Misophonia refers to a disorder where people are selectively sensitive to certain sounds. These sounds act as specific triggers such as lip smacking, breathing, chewing, typing, etc. This cause the affected person to react, the reaction itself can just be mild irritation, or it can worsen to rage and even physical aggression

Does the sound of someone loudly chewing food bother you?  Researchers are still studying this disorder, with some studies finding links between misophonia and post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety. Those who have misoponia might describe it as when a sound ‘drives you crazy.’ Their reactions can range from anger and annoyance to panic and the need to flee. The disorder is […]

Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, reveals study

Many people with acne are negatively impacted by perceived social stigma around the skin condition, a new study from Ireland has found. Women and girls with acne reported greater impairment of life quality than their male counterparts

Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, reveals studyMany people with acne are negatively impacted by perceived social stigma around the skin condition, a new study from University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, has found. A survey of 271 acne sufferers has revealed that their own negative perceptions of how society views their appearance is associated with higher psychological distress levels and further physical […]

Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests study

Too much time spent on gaming, smartphones and watching television is linked to heightened levels and diagnoses of anxiety or depression in children as young as age 2, according to a new study

Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests studyEven after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks, reports San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor W. Keith Campbell. Twenge and Campbell’s results were published in an […]
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