Can psoriasis cause difficulties in relationships?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition which causes patches of raised, red, scaly skin that are usually painful and itchy. People suffering from psoriasis often find it difficult to form new relationships and maintain existing ones, due to lack of self-confidence and embarrassment, revealed the study. They constantly worry about the acceptance of their skin […]

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igital detox to recharge and reboot you

Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

Feeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

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Pune: Nate Tikvuya, a platform for availing counselling for relationship and mental health issues

  Increasing workload and less family time is always harmful for an individual and a healthy relationship. It leads to rise in misunderstanding, lack of trust, egoistic levels, distrust, among the individuals. Which can further lead to depression, and having suicidal thoughts. To curb this, and to give a platform  to the individuals, a group […]

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Maharashtra: 28 people underwent knife to reassign their sex, reveals RTI

‘NESTS’ to help youths to solve sexuality and relationship-related problems

Prayas Health Group, a Pune-based charitable trust that is working on different health issues, has come up with a unique initiative for the youths in the city. Sexuality and relationship related issues are hardly talked with anybody in society. When the majority of the youths are exploring sexuality-related things, they are also encountering many mental […]

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Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

You often hear that it’s better to be single than in a bad relationship. Being independent is a lot more empowering than being in a relationship when it’s just not working. And now, research shows that being in a bad relationship can actually be detrimental to your health. In a marriage, having disagreements now and […]

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Mind it: Social media addiction in singles can be fatal

Divorces or losing a loved one may be a painful journey. To divert the mind, people get hooked to social media, as it  plays the role of fixing or creating new friendships. Further, this turns into an addiction that can have repercussions. Jehaan Shah (name changed), a 40-year old divorcee from Lower Parel, was habituated […]

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Young adults cheat on partners for two main reasons, reveals a study

Young adults cheat on partners for two main reasons, reveals a study

In the study, carried out by the University of Tennessee and published in the Journal of Sex Research, 104 young adults with an average age of 22 (59.6 per cent of whom were female) who’d admitted to cheating on their partner in the past six months were surveyed about why. According to the study, there are […]

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Why people lie: Human brains are too insecure for the truth

Lying has a lot more to it than someone trying to avoid consequences for their actions. We all learned about “white lies” from a young age, taught that we tell a small untruth to spare another person’s feelings. But why do we have to do this? The School of Life explains, while blaming George Washington […]

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Why is it hard to leave a relationship? Psychology explains ‘Sunk Cost’ of love

Relationships are hard to stay in, but often even harder to leave. Sometimes, even the worst relationships can be difficult to end, and there may be a psychological reason behind this commitment to failure. According to a recent study, our reluctance to leave a relationship that isn’t working may be due to the ‘sunk cost […]

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