Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues, finds study

The correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia. The counties with the worst air quality had a 27 per cent increase in bipolar disorder and six per cent increase in major depression when compared to those with the best air quality

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues, finds studyA new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become […]

Mental health: Caregivers of mentally ill patients, deserve equal attention and care

A Pune-based Schizophrenia Awareness Association has arranged a national level Conference of Caregivers of People with mental illness. The meet is organised on September 10 at Schizophrenia Awareness Association, Dhayari

Mental health: Caregivers of mentally ill patients, deserve equal attention and careThe aim is to make caregivers aware of the strategies to cope up with the stress and other self-emotional management issues. Taking care of a person struggling with a mental illness is no easy task and caregivers have to go through a lot, emotionally and physically, on a daily basis.  Being a caregiver comes with […]

Diabetic teens with high blood sugar may feel more emotional distress

Teens with type 1 diabetes may have more emotional distress from managing their condition when their blood sugar is high or they suffer from symptoms of depression, suggests a small study that advocates screening kids at risk for distress

Diabetic teens with high blood sugar may feel more emotional distressResearchers examined data on 264 adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the less common form of the disease that typically develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas can’t produce insulin. Teens reported their diabetes-related emotional difficulties at five assessments over 16 months. Overall, 7.2 per cent of the youth reported consistently high levels of […]

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it‘Burnout’ isn’t a medical diagnosis. Some experts think that other conditions, such as depression, are behind burnout. Some research suggests that many people who experience symptoms of job burnout don’t believe their jobs are the main cause. Whatever the cause, job burnout can affect your physical and mental health. Consider how to know if you’ve […]

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut health

It is common knowledge that stress can have negative implications for both emotional and physical health, including an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and obesity. The new study suggests that some of these implications may be down to how our gut microorganisms respond to stress

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut healthResearchers found that stressed female mice experienced changes to their gut microbiota, i.e., the community of microorganisms that reside in the intestine, comparable with what is seen in response to a high-fat diet. In male mice, however, stress appeared to have no effect on gut microbiota. Study co-author Laura Bridgewater, of the Department of Microbiology […]

Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attack

A resident doctor was manhandled by relatives of a deceased patient on Monday, August 12. After this incident, many resident doctors fear for their lives and are working in an environment of anxiety and tension. In order to address this issue, doctors from Sion MARD have decided that each resident doctor needs to undergo counselling to help them cope with work

Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attackOn Monday, August 12, a 70-year-old woman was brought in for treatment. Her health eventually deteriorated and she passed away on the same day. The relatives of the woman blamed the resident doctor and alleged medical negligence. 25 people from their deceased patient’s family had come into the hospital to attack the doctor. They pushed […]

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety: New studies offers insights

Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety: New studies offers insightsCommon mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are a growing global issue. They reduce overall wellbeing and life satisfaction, but they may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and increase mortality risk. Although talking therapies and medication can help in many instances, they do not help everyone. An issue as substantial as […]

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia, finds study

Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia, finds studyResearchers tracked more than 16,000 men and women and found that a new diagnosis of hearing loss between ages 45 and 65 more than doubled the odds of a dementia diagnosis in the next dozen years. Even mild levels of hearing loss could be a risk factor, so hearing protection, screening and hearing aids may […]

Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS students

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has tied up with Thane’s Institute of Psychological Health (IPH) to launch a first-of-its-kind mental health support programme for resident doctors and MBBS students studying in medical colleges. The IPH has launched a special helpline for medical students

Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS studentsThis programme and helpline has been launched in light of the horrific suicide or Dr Payal Tadvi in Nair Hospital. The programme will start with immediate effect from August 09. This decision was taken with the help of the feedback received from students during workshops which were conducted following Dr Payal’s suicide. For MBBS students, […]

Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

Stress is much more harmful for young and middle-aged women with cardiovascular disease than for other patients, new research indicates

Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease  “Younger women under the age of 55 tend to do worse than older individuals and men,” said University of Alberta cardiologist Paolo Raggi. “The long-term complication rate and the recurrence rate for heart attacks are much higher.” Researchers followed 662 heart patients for up to three years. Each person was assessed for symptoms of […]
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