11 effective strategies to help you deal with stress

Many of us experience stress in life, whether this is in the short term from one-off projects, or long-term stress from a high-pressure career. Not only can this be profoundly unpleasant, it can seriously affect our health and our work. However, it is possible to manage stress, if you use the right tools and techniques.

11 effective strategies to help you deal with stressWhat is stress? Stress is defined as a response to a demand that is placed upon you. Stress in a normal reaction when your brain recognises a threat. Stress can be described as ‘a condition or feeling that a person experiences when they perceive that the demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual […]

Mental health: UGC directs universities, colleges to establish student counselling centres

The problem of suicides among Indian students is worsening. In the three years since 2014, as many as 26,476 students have killed themselves in India, according to the latest data sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs by all Indian states and union territories. The central government is considering to include mental health lessons in school syllabus. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed to establish student counselling centres in colleges and universities

Mental health: UGC directs universities, colleges to establish student counselling centresSchool students are a vulnerable population group. They are in a period of their lives that is crucial for development of their mental health. Children will be taught how to handle stress, depression and so on. UGC Secretary  Professor Rajneesh Jain has written this letter to all the colleges and universities on March 01 to […]

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states study

The survey underlines that although an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the wife remains unaddressed. This contributes to the rise in stress levels among the women who act as primary caregivers for them

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states studyA recent survey conducted by a Pune based NGO and ICMR, found that prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD) in women whose husband are HIV positive is much more than its prevalence among the normal population. The survey underlines that when an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the […]

World Diabetes Day: Meet a Mumbaikar who is an inspiration to the blind

Mangesh Gaikar is associated with an NGO called National Association for the Blind (NAB), Mumbai. Gaikar helps people in Mumbai, who are not born blind but have lost their vision due to diabetes. He counsels them and also assists them by providing ways in which they can become self-reliant through the National Association for the Blind (NAB)

World Diabetes Day: Meet a Mumbaikar who is an inspiration to the blindMeet Mangesh Gaikar, a 38 year-old man who suffers from type 1 diabetes and is also blind. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 19 years old. He was born with blurred vision and post diabetes he completely lost his eyesight. But, he has not let his blindness or diabetes become an […]

Uterus transplant OPD: More unmarried women seek help

Since the OPD has started the hospital has received more than 300 phone inquiries till date. The registered people are the one who have got donor too. While 10 married women form Pune have registered, 17 unmarried from the city have also registered

Uterus transplant OPD: More unmarried women seek helpIt’s almost been three months that India’s first dedicated uterus transplant OPD has started now. During this time, nine people whose genetic makeup is different have also registered for the procedure. Also, the OPD has received more response from unmarried girls over the married women. While 62 married women have applied, the number of unmarried […]

On this World Alzheimer’s Day, let’s treat dementia

In various countries of the world, September 21 is observed as the World Alzheimer’s Day. This year, the theme for this day is ‘Remember Me’. Dementia is a disease that commonly affects the elderly. Here in this article, we look at where we have reached so far in terms of its treatment

On this World Alzheimer’s Day, let’s treat dementia“We didn’t realise it was a major illness unless we started noticing behavioural changes in my mother about a year ago. She was just becoming very reclusive. Something like, “You are not giving me food” she would say, exactly 10 minutes after eating. She started getting very violent. My dad, on the other hand, had […]

Pee-shy? It can be a shy bladder syndrome

Shy Bladder Syndrome (SBS) often known as paruresis is when you have trouble urinating when other people are around. Depending on how serious it is, some people are not able to void without some or total privacy. In some ways, it is like urinary retention, where you "cannot go." It is commonly seen in both women and men and without treatment; it can affect your personal, social, and professional life, say doctors

Pee-shy? It can be a shy bladder syndromeParuresis or shy bladder is a syndrome with many different names, and while it may sound silly, it is real. Bashful bladder, pee-shy, bathroom phobia; no matter what term is used by the person who has the syndrome, the bottom line is that it can be very frustrating to live with. Dr Vatsala Trivedi, Consultant […]

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’My dear friends, recently a series of unfortunate events have occured. In the last, 15 days, two innocent youngsters had taken a drastic step of ending their lives. One boy was the child of a couple, who work as bureaucrats. The other boy allegedly lost his life to a horrific online game called ‘Blue Whale’. […]

Meet a breast cancer survivor who strives for cancer patients

While undergoing treatment for cancer, Ashwini used to get calls from cancer patients referred by her colleagues and friends. One day she told her oncologist, that she wanted to work for cancer patients. Her doctor welcomed the idea and that is how it all started

Meet a breast cancer survivor who strives for cancer patientsOn Tuesday, August 24, Usha Patil (name changed), a 65-year-old woman travelled from Kolhapur to Pune for lymphoedema treatment. One of the prime reasons which motivated her to make this journey was the encouragement offered to her by woman she was acquainted with. Usha, a Kolhapur resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago […]

Bitter divorces can have a lasting impression on a child’s mind

Single parenthood is never the problem. Every child needs a healthy parent for a good childhood. A problem arises in case of a conflict between parents. A lot of them may end up believing that life is full of fights, anger, sadness or suspicion. Bitter divorces can change a kid’s temperament and mood in various ways. It can lead the child to question the institutions of marriage and family, due to distorted images of a previously presented happy family

Bitter divorces can have a lasting impression on a child’s mindConflicting divorces can be very difficult for a child. It can have adverse effects on children ranging from complete distrust to anxiety issues. Doctors say that if the correct steps are taken, a child can come out of the transition pretty well. John D’lima (name changed) is a 10-year-old boy who was known to be […]