Ill-effects of alcohol nobody will tell you about

Questions on how alcohol leads to drunkenness, frequent bathroom breaks and infamous decisions, answered here

Ill-effects of alcohol nobody will tell you aboutThe end of a long year is quickly approaching, as many of us will grab our Champagne glasses and toast the New Year. Alcohol tends to be a part of celebrations for major life-cycle events, and inevitably the holidays, leading some of us to drink more than others. So, how does alcohol lead to drunkenness, […]

Why do we ‘catch’ the yawns of others?

Contagious yawning is a common form of echophenomena - the automatic imitation of someone else's words or actions. Echophenomena is also seen in Tourette's, as well as in other conditions, including epilepsy and autism. The current findings provide further evidence that yawn contagion may be unrelated to empathic processing

Why do we ‘catch’ the yawns of others?A University of Nottingham team found it occurs in a part of the brain responsible for motor function. The primary motor cortex also plays a part in conditions such as Tourette’s syndrome. So the scientists say understanding contagious yawning could also help understand those disorders too. Contagious yawning is a common form of echophenomena – […]

Sister starts online campaign to raise funds for brother with brain injury

Umesh Jadhav has undergone three major surgeries and the family claims to have spent around Rs 16 lakh for the treatment. While he has received assistance of Rs 2 lakh under the Chief Minister Fund (CM fund), the family is now working hard to gather funds for further treatment and surgeries

Sister starts online campaign to raise funds for brother with brain injuryA sister has started an online campaign to raise funds for her brother who is suffering from major brain injury after he met with an accident recently Umesh Jadhav, (26), who hails from Baramati, met with an accident on April 16, 2017. He was immediately hospitalised in Baramati, but as his injury was severe, the […]

Depression may alter brain’s white matter structure, says study

Globally, depression affects more than 300 million people. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and the second leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 29. Previous studies have linked disruption in white matter to problems with thinking and emotion processing

Depression may alter brain’s white matter structure, says studySo concludes a major study from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, both in the United Kingdom, that used cutting-edge imaging technology to map the structure of white matter in the brains of more than 3,000 people. In the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers describe how they found that white matter integrity […]

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 […]