Following your ex on social media can break your marriage

Do you follow your ex on social media? Or often like or comment on his posts on Social media? Well! Your behaviour can wreck your relationship. A week ago, an Australian psychiatrist, Dr Martin Graff, introduced a psychiatric term known as ‘micro-cheating’ which includes seemingly trivial actions by an individual which may lead to serious consequences in relationships. My Medical Mantra tries to decode its presence in Indian marriages

Following your ex on social media can break your marriageMicro-cheating has been getting some serious buzz across the usual suspects. When Sapna Sharma’s husband, Sudhir (both names have been changed) got her to Human Touch clinic in Mulund, it was basically for her regression-like behaviour. Every time they argued, she would begin to behave abnormally or child-like. On repeated counselling, Dr Karia came across a […]

#Waterfast diet: Only water on the menu can be dangerous, warn experts

A worrisome new diet craze is sweeping across social media under the hashtag #waterfast. Talking about this controversial diet, experts warn people to avoid following it. As, it can be dangerous and can have negative impacts on health

#Waterfast diet: Only water on the menu can be dangerous, warn expertsThe controversial ‘water fasting’ diet includes only water on the menu. As the idea behind it is to eat nothing at all. Intermittent fasting has been in vogue for quite some time now, but this new diet takes things to a whole new level to the point where it borders on starvation. As per experts, […]

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festival

During the course of the film festival, thirty movies will be screened. These include 19 short films and 11 documentaries. There is no entry fee charged for the films participating in the festival, also the festival will be free and open for the public to attend on a first come first serve basis

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festivalIn its bid to create awareness on health related issues P M Shah Foundation, an NGO working on the health related issues in Pune, has organised a film festival where all heath related films will be screened. The festival is planned to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of December. Thirty movies will be […]

Loneliness: A public health risk that no one talks about

While social isolation has to do with objectively lacking relationships, loneliness is about how you perceive your level of social support, psychologists say. The mortality risk of a lack of social connection exceeds that of common public health priorities. The mortality risk of a lack of social connection exceeds that of common public health priorities

Loneliness: A public health risk that no one talks aboutMarci O’Connor, a mother of two teenagers, struggles with her confident, independent self and recurring loneliness — feelings that psychologists say are increasingly posing public health challenges. O’Connor, 46, of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, 30 kilometres east of Montreal, Canada said loneliness snuck up on her after she moved away from her family to a predominantly French-speaking area. […]

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with it

For tattoo removals, the options range from skin grafting to laser treatments. Laser treatments need to be done at three week intervals, with about five to six sittings which are generally safe

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with itNowadays there is an increasing trend to get piercings and tattoos which are done in various areas of the body. Perceiving a certain body image for oneself has become a new trend. It is common to get requests for piercing to be done of the belly-button (navel), nipples, tongue, ear rims, and even private parts […]

Pune police fights for cyber security

Lack of awareness is hampering the process to control cases about cyber bullying, was the fact underlined by the experts from child psychology and cyber psychology, during panel discussion at Pune. A special panel discussion was organized on Saturday at Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar

Pune police fights for cyber securityCyber-bullying is a real problem in today’s day and age. Understanding the problem, a special panel discussion was organised on Saturday as Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar. Dr Bhooshan Shukla, child psychologist, speaking during the discussion, said like all addictions, a kid getting restless […]

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizens

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death across the country. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won't work as it should. Surviving a stroke and coping up with the health challenge. On the occasion of World Stroke Day, on October 29th, a Navi Mumbai Hospital started a new initiative of connecting about 60 stroke patients through the medium of Facebook, through a support group to tackle it

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizensStroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. According to the World Health Organization’s Report of Top 10 causes of death says Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are […]

Touching women inappropriately? Can be a mental disorder

An Instagram profile v9nair was bragging about his obscene behaviour towards women. The user had clicked photographs while inappropriately touching women’s back, who were wearing blouses and posted those pictures on Instagram. After some social media users brought this shameful act in the light, Insta acted immediately by removing his account. Many expressed their anger over this. Meanwhile, this could be a mental disorder, warned city experts

Touching women inappropriately? Can be a mental disorderWomen took to social media platforms to speak up about surviving sexual assault or harassment after Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano urged people to tweet using hashtag MeToo to show the magnitude of the problem, after which it became viral. Since last few days, many women narrated their disturbing experiences and to raise awareness on sexual […]

Social media addiction: An alarming trend among youngsters

A Yral social media report, released in 2016 states that, active social media users in India increased by 15 per cent in to become 136 million. Psychiatrists opine that an easy and subtle communication is dead, people don’t understand that there is a line between the virtual world and real world. For them catching eyeballs is a thrill that they enjoy

Social media addiction: An alarming trend among youngstersAddiction! When we hear this word two things that instantly come to our mind are drugs and alcohol. With increased use of smartphones along with rapid technological development another addiction has emerged and i.e. ‘social media addiction’. Unlike, drugs and alcohol which harm you physically; social addiction takes a toll on your mind. This is […]

Help us save our son, father appeals to netizens

Naiteek’s condition has become so critical that he is not able to attend school. His father is a worker in a small scale industry in Pune, while his mother is a homemaker. As his parents are not able to fund the surgery on their own, they have resorted to crowdfunding as an attempt to help gather funds required for their son’s surgery

Help us save our son, father appeals to netizensThe parents of an eight-year-old from Pune have started a crowdfunding campaign for their son who is suffering from liver failure and needs to undergo a liver transplant immediately. Naiteek is suffering from a congenital disease named Wilson’s disease and this disease has led to his liver failure in this case. The doctors have advised […]
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