Loneliness: How to cope with being alone during this festive season

Though the holidays conjure up images of close-knit families and people spending time with their loved ones, this is not quite a reality for many of us. Among the possibilities, it might be that you are single, not in touch with your family, or simply cannot travel home for Christmas this year

Loneliness: How to cope with being alone during this festive seasonDealing with such scenarios, especially in a season which is all about togetherness, can be challenging. It is not surprising that many people report feeling a magnified sense of loneliness during this time of the year. “For people who feel lonely already, the holidays can be especially stressful because they’re seeing people connect and sharing […]

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds study

It is known that poor mental health can affect appetite in a harmful manner. But how much of an influence do poor eating habits have on our susceptibility to mental health problems?

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds studyResearchers at the University College London, England reviewed several studies published in recent years to find out. Their review titled ‘Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’ was published in Molecular Psychiatry on September 26. Dr Camille Lasalle and her colleagues conducted the review by aggregating […]

Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective action

Dr Hasmukh Ravat, a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and HOD-Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how significantly the life of the cardiac patients have reduced, which is a matter of concern for the people

Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective actionCoronary artery disease is the most prevalent heart disease in India. Indians have increased incidences of Heart disease, especially, in younger age groups. It is estimated that Indians are nearly four times more susceptible to heart attacks, with 10-15 % of attacks happening to people under the age of 40; this is unheard of in […]