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Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illness

Patients suffering from mental illness are often disowned by their family. Due to the stigma associated with it, the society also refuses to accept them and they are always looked down by people. A few of them make a complete recovery. But, yet, the family maintains a distance and leaves them behind, all alone to […]

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#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’

Mental illness is a global threat, which is not always obvious as it is veiled and shows up through symptoms which are not easily identified. Often the suffer feels ignored or shunned by society and the stigma associated with it doesn’t allow them to speak up. She was diagnosed with depression at the age of […]

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#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Does India need a minister for mental health?

The World Health Organization estimates that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. In India, the National Mental Health Survey […]

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64% of Indians say they don’t exercise, reveals shocking study

And while nearly half (46%) of consumers say that leading a healthy lifestyle is their top priority, only 37% of them actually exercise. Mintel research reveals that lack of time is the top barrier for exercising among Indian consumers; almost a third (31%) of consumers say that they don’t have time to exercise. Nidhi Sinha, […]

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Hypertension hits Indians in the most productive age group, reveals study

In a first large-scale population-based study of hypertension care in India published in PLOS Medicine, carried out by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Birmingham and University of Gottingen, findings have shown that the hypertension prevalence in India […]

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Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle it

The top portion of the heart doesn’t beat in conjunction with the bottom portion of the heart; and the heart beats irregularly. For some people, the condition is temporary, but others might need to be electrically or with medicine converted back to a normal heart rhythm. In either case, it is important to be able […]

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Indians consume more salt than recommended, reveals PHFI study

Salt intake among adult Indians has been found to be high and exceeding the levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, according to a recent study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). The study, was conducted in Delhi, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh, and covered around 1,395 adults. The study found that salt […]

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38% Indians face mental health problems, reports survey

38% Indians face mental health problems, reports survey

The survey is aimed at creating awareness about mental health issues specifically in New Delhi. The survey was conducted during the last week of November and witnessed over 50,000 participants. The participants had to respond to 10 questions, especially designed by CIMBS, in order to gauge the mental health risks of the users. The survey […]

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Stents may not be as useful as previously thought of, finds Lancet study

Building on years of evidence, a new study in The Lancet showed that stents were useless for most suffering angina pain. Conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom, the study shows that stents — tiny wire mesh medical devices used to open blockages in blood vessels — do nothing to relieve angina pain. They improve […]

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