Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among women

Women are becoming more independent in their lifestyle choices, once upon a time you would not see a woman smoke a cigarette or drink alcohol. But these days, people wouldn’t be surprised if people saw a woman drink in a restaurant. With changing times, women are also becoming victims of drug addiction and substance abuse. […]

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Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years

  There’s been a marked uptick in so-called deaths of despair, those involving drugs, alcohol or suicide among youth in the last three years. While speaking in the state legislative assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed, “According to data provided by the Maharashtra crime branch. In the last three years (2014 – 2016), people in […]

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Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Imagine your child being able to articulate his/her feelings into words instead of throwing a temper tantrum; he/she was able to understand and communicate to you that he/she is upset, but understands why you had to suddenly cancel your plans of taking him/her to the zoo, instead of howling and breaking his/her toys. Isn’t this […]

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World Bipolar Day: Drug use among teens may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

A new study fills this research gap by examining how cannabis use among teenagers is linked with hypomania in early adulthood. The research was led by Dr Steven Marwaha, a clinical academic psychiatrist from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and the findings were published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin. Dr Marwaha and […]

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Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals study

Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals study

Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a US study suggests. Researchers studied almost 80,000 motorcycle drivers and nearly 6,000 passengers who were involved in crashes between 2007 and 2010. Two-thirds of the drivers were wearing helmets, compared to only […]

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‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatrists

Sudeep and Megha Parab noticed a sudden change in the behaviour of their teenaged daughter, Natasha (all names changed), some time back. The 17-year old had bloodshot eyes and she was experiencing sudden mood swings. At times she would be dizzy, and there were instances when she would be constantly irritable. However, when the Parabs […]

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