#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

Artificial intelligence detects psychosis risk through conversational language

A new study has found that machine-learning artificial intelligence (AI) can successfully detect and predict which individuals would go on to develop psychosis with an accuracy of 93 per cent

Artificial intelligence detects psychosis risk through conversational languageThe study, which was published in published in npj Schizophrenia, showed machine learning says that frequent ‘sound words’ (words associated with sound) is one clue to the later emergence of psychosis. The researchers also developed a new machine-learning method to quantify the semantics in people’s everyday conversational language. The researchers investigated potential linguistic indicators in […]

#YogaDay2019: Yoga keeps the mind and body young, reveal 22 clinical trials

People who practice yoga often share anecdotes regarding its beneficial effect on their mental and physical health. Intrigued by such reports, some scientists set out to verify whether the benefits are real

#YogaDay2019: Yoga keeps the mind and body young, reveal 22 clinical trialsYoga refers to a series of mind-body practices that originate in Hindu tradition. However, they are growing in popularity across the world as an alternative well-being practice. A review analysing the results of 22 randomised clinical trials has found that yoga practice can improve many aspects of physical and mental health among older adults. Some […]

#YogaDay2019: Yoga improves health in later life, reveals study

Older adults who practice yoga are more likely to be in better mental and physical shape, research suggests

#YogaDay2019: Yoga improves health in later life, reveals studyYoga improves physical function as well as mental well-being in healthy adults over the age of 60, the study found. The physical benefits of yoga – an ancient practice that includes the use of postures and regulated breathing – were found to include better muscle strength, balance and flexibility. Boosts to health Boosts to mental […]

Lack of sleep linked to mental health problems for college students, suggests study

Poor sleep may be linked to a greater risk for poor mental health on college campuses, state researchers

Lack of sleep linked to mental health problems for college students, suggests studyWith each night of insufficient sleep, the risk of mental health symptoms increased by roughly 20%, according to findings presented June 11 at Sleep 2019, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The findings suggest college students might benefit from sleep health education, stated lead author Thea Ramsey, an undergraduate at the University […]

Ekta Kapoor issues clarification over ‘Mental Hai Kya’ film title

Ekta Kapoor on Tuesday said that her film Mental Hai Kya is sensitive towards the mental health issues and the title of the movie does not intend to hurt sentiments

Ekta Kapoor issues clarification over ‘Mental Hai Kya’ film titleIn April, the film faced criticism from psychiatrists and mental health experts for being derogatory to those suffering from mental illnesses, following which they demanded a change in the title of the film from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced. The title […]

Two hours a week spent outdoors in nature linked with better health, finds study

Spending time in nature can boost overall well-being, but how much exposure do we need? A new study concludes that 2 hours each week is enough to reap the benefits. Spending just 2 hours a week in green spaces such as parks, woodlands and fields has been linked with people feeling healthier and happier

Two hours a week spent outdoors in nature linked with better health, finds studyThe health benefits of being out in nature have been well-documented and will seem common sense to many of us, but until now no one has quantified exactly how much time might be beneficial. The magic number emerged from analysis of a survey of 20,000 people in England, who reported how long they spent in […]

Physically demanding jobs linked to poor health in delayed retirement, reveals study

Men and women who have physically demanding jobs may experience poorer mental and physical health if they delay their retirement, new research led by Curtin University has found

Physically demanding jobs linked to poor health in delayed retirement, reveals studyThe research, published in Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, analysed data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to determine whether early or traditional retirement had a significant impact on an individual’s physical or mental health. The research also investigated whether someone’s job type, gender, access to superannuation […]

Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile, warns study

A new study confirms that weight affects men’s fertility, highlighting that those who are overweight are at a higher risk of infertility

Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile, warns studyDiet should be one of the main priorities of men. That is a call highlighted in a new study that confirmed the negative impact of being overweight in a man’s fertility. Over the past years, health experts have been warning about the potential link between extra fat and fertility problems. More and more men have […]

Postpartum depression in new dads often missed, reveals study

There needs to be greater awareness that the mental health disorder can occur in either parent for up to a year after the birth of a child, researchers say

Postpartum depression in new dads often missed, reveals studyWhile many people can pick up on signs of postpartum depression in new mothers, the same signs are often mistaken for something else or missed entirely in fathers, a British study suggests. New fathers, like mothers, can grapple with anxiety, depression and traumas and also struggle to bond with their babies, said Mark Williams, founder […]
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