Obsessed with ‘grammar’? Consult a doctor

‘Grammar Nazi’ or ‘Grammar Police’ refers to someone who habitually corrects grammar and spelling mistakes made by others in conversation, both on and offline, which can offend many people. Psychiatrists say that this obsession to correct grammar can be a symptom of OCD

Obsessed with ‘grammar’? Consult a doctorGrammar plays a pivotal role while speaking or writing any language. But we can speak or write wrongly without realising it. Although, there are some people who cannot control the urge of pointing out the grammatical errors. Such tendency is popularly known by the term ‘Grammar Nazi’. So a ‘Grammar Nazi’ refers to someone who […]

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorder

The study highlights that trolling consists of antisocial behaviour displayed online with leads to negative psychological outcomes. Trolls generally have lower affective empathy when compared to people who aren’t trolls. The study also states that trolls appear to be master manipulators of both cyber-settings and their victim’s emotions

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorderAs social media has become an integral part of our lives we have to face a certain number of pros and cons which come along with it. Most people who use social media extensively complain about the trolling they face. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, eminent personalities and a layperson who expresses their opinions often face abusive […]

‘People thought I was lazy, it turned out to be narcolepsy’

Mohit was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a rare neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. It is a disorder in which a person falls asleep at random times. There is no specific cure of for this disease

‘People thought I was lazy, it turned out to be narcolepsy’Family members and friends of Mohit More (name changed), a 26-year-old, always knew that he slept a lot. Even during the day, Mohit used to get an excessive urge to sleep which he could not control. He slept for 14 to 16 hours in a day. It was considered that he had a habit of […]

Couple from UP running from pillar to post to save their six-year-old boy

Anand Singh, who was to have a brain surgery to remove traces of tumour, now battles highly-resistant pneumonia. The family is struggling to gather finances to fund his treatment estimated at Rs7 lakh

Couple from UP running from pillar to post to save their six-year-old boyAnand Singh is not a usual six-year-old boy. He has been confined to a hospital bed, first due to brain tumour and complications related to it, and now he battles highly-resistant pneumonia. Anand was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on May 31, 2017, to remove some traces of brain tumour, having undergone two surgeries […]

Daughter donates organs of her brain dead mother

A daughter's noble deed to donate her brain dead mother's organs has given a new lease of life to four patients who were in need of organs, cornea and skin

Daughter donates organs of her brain dead motherA 43 –year-old woman was declared brain dead after she met with an accident on Baramati-Jejuri road. Her daughter, who is perusing engineering, decided to save four lives by donating her mother’s heart, liver, two corneas and skin, with the help of the other family members. Ruby hall clinic’s staff, travelled all the way to […]

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SC

Four women have approached the Supreme Court with appeals to abort their unborn children, who have been detected with life-threatening abnormalities. Doctors call for extension of Medical Termination of Pregnancy to 24 weeks

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SCThursday night will perhaps be the longest ever for Nisha Sanghvi (name changed) and her husband. The couple are on tenterhooks as they await an approval from the Supreme Court (SC) to abort their first child during a hearing on Friday. Nisha, who is 21 weeks pregnant, had to make the heart-breaking decision after scans revealed her […]

First in India and second in world, brain surgery for autism gives new lease of life to a US woman

USA-based Pamela Mehra was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. She was doing well, but eventually started reducing her social interaction with others. After failing to get her treated in the US and Germany, the Mehra’s flew down to India. Jaslok Hospital doctors revived hope of life for Mehra’s with this successful surgery

First in India and second in world, brain surgery for autism gives new lease of life to a US womanIn a first-of-its-kind surgery in India and second in the world, a 42-year-old underwent a deep brain surgery of nucleus accumbens (NAc) for autism and obsessive compulsive behaviour was successfully performed at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre of Mumbai. USA-based Pamela Mehra was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. She was doing well, […]

Why do liars keep on lying?

Scientists can now tell you how one lie leads to another – it has to do with how the brain reacts to fibs

Why do liars keep on lying?Once a liar, always a liar, the old saying goes. Turns out there’s some scientific truth to that: researchers have tracked down how the brain makes lying easier as the untruths build up, providing some biological evidence for why small lies often balloon into ever larger ones In a study published in Nature Neuroscience, Tali […]

How to improve memory in just 40 days

This mode of strategic training lead to the greatest amount of recall in the Neuron study, which means it, might be your best bet to never forgetting an important date, name, or appointment again. Start practicing

How to improve memory in just 40 daysThe hot panic of realizing you forgot something is trickling and awful. What makes the feeling worse is the sinking thought that, yep, this probably could have been avoided if you had been more mindful or intentional in remembering. Now, new research seems to indicate you can head off that horrible forgetting sensation with sheer […]

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar?

Most of us prefer sweets over sour and bitter foods because, evolutionarily, our mesolimbic pathway reinforces that sweet things provide a healthy source of carbohydrates for our bodies

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar?Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania — the “Chocolate Capital of the World” — doesn’t help either of us. But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave […]