Ragging: 150 medical students forced to shave head by seniors, BOG issues show-cause notice to college

The incident came to light after several videos emerged on social media, showing medical students walking around the campus with their heads shaved

Ragging: 150 medical students forced to shave head by seniors, BOG issues show-cause notice to collegeA heinous incident of ragging has shocked the medical fraternity, this time in Uttar Pradesh, where 150 medical students were made to shave off their heads by seniors. A video surfaced and went viral on social media. Doctors and medical students demanded strict action, the Board of Governors (BOG) which supersedes Medical Council of India […]

My Medical Mantra receives social media award from Maha govt for #SaveAaradhya campaign

The state government of Maharashtra felicitated the online news portal My Medical Mantra for the #SaveAaradhya campaign. This campaign which was spearheaded by the health portal My Medical Mantra has won the prestigious journalism award in the social media category. There are a lot of unsung heroes and allies who helped My Medical Mantra in this campaign

My Medical Mantra receives social media award from Maha govt for #SaveAaradhya campaignMy Medical Mantra received the award from the hands of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The award was conferred for the social media campaign which ultimately helped save the life of a child. While speaking at the award distribution ceremony, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, said, “Journalism is the fourth estate of the Democracy. Media should […]

What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about it

Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth. It can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary is morbid fear of childbirth in a woman, who has no previous experience of pregnancy

What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about itChildbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women’s concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious about the risk of injuries or complications, pain, their ability to give birth, losing control, and interactions with health professionals. Even women who […]

Excessive social media use, television viewing increase depression in teenagers

A new study by a team of CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal scientists has revealed that social media use and television viewing are linked to increases in adolescent depressive symptoms

Excessive social media use, television viewing increase depression in teenagersChanges in adolescent social media use and television use predict increases in symptoms of depression. The study, published July 15 in JAMA Pediatrics, revealed that a higher than average frequency of social media and television viewing over four years predicts more severe symptoms of depression over that same time frame. Over and above a potential […]

Facebook might actually benefit adult mental health, finds study

It is a common belief that using social media platforms can adversely affect people’s mental health, but new research has shown that using these networking sites can reduce an adult’s risk of experiencing depression or anxiety

Facebook might actually benefit adult mental health, finds studyPrevious studies have suggested that social media can cause psychological distress, loneliness, and depression. For example, research from 2019 suggested that quitting Facebook may improve overall well-being. However, a 2018 study on the use of social media by undergraduates found that limiting social media use to approximately 30 minutes per day may improve mental health. […]

Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is looking to put curbs on advertisement or promotion of unhealthy food not only inside school premises but also in the vicinity of schools

Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAIThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed banning advertisements of unhealthy food in and around school premises in an attempt to promote safe and wholesome food among school children, its CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said on Thursday, June 13. With such a move, the regulator aims to promote wholesome and nutritious […]

Health ministry to hold meeting over future of e-pharmacy

Online pharmacies in India are a step closer to being formally recognised and regulated, with health ministry officials set to meet industry stakeholders on Monday, June 10 to finalise the rules governing them. In response to this, the Maharashtra Registered Pharmacist Association has launched an online campaign where people can voice their opinion about this

Health ministry to hold meeting over future of e-pharmacyThe government released the draft rules as amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act last August, and plans to roll them out in the first 100 days of its second term. Under the draft rules, only government-registered e-portals can sell medicines, and must retain prescriptions and verify details of patients and doctors. Despite the draft […]

For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression – reveals study

Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of depression, found a University of Buffalo study

For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression – reveals studyAlthough research has examined the relationship between online bullying and depression, the University of Buffalo study is one of few to explore the connection between cyber victimisation and sleep quality. The study surveyed more than 800 adolescents for sleep quality, cyber aggression and depression. The research will be presented by Misol Kwon, first author and […]

‘Bikini lip reduction’ a new obsession among men for a fuller pout

More and more men have apparently been opting for cosmetic treatments such as hair transplant, skin tightening, and lip reduction in recent years. Now, men also want a fuller pout! These days men are going under the knife for reducing lip with a new technique called ‘bikini lip reduction’

‘Bikini lip reduction’ a new obsession among men for a fuller poutMove over ladies, men also want a fuller pout! More and more men have apparently been opting for cosmetic treatments such as hair transplant, skin tightening, and lip reduction in recent years. Nowadays, people are inundated with picture-perfect images of celebrities on social media. Appearance has become an important factor for men and women alike, […]
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