Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne risk

Along with diet and hormones, stress levels have also been linked to acne risk. Those with "high" or "very high" stress levels faced three times the risk of acne compared to women who were less stressed

Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne riskAcne is a common nuisance that plagued many of us during our teenage years. By the time we reached our 20s, our skin became clean and clear as pimple breakouts lessened. However, for some adults, specifically women, acne is still a very real problem, and a new study in the Journal of the American Academy […]

Explained: Why more heart-related deaths happen during holidays

It’s possible, though, that heart-related deaths during the holiday season might spike due to seasonal stress, changes in diet and alcohol consumption or lower staffing at hospitals

Explained: Why more heart-related deaths happen during holidaysDeaths from heart-related causes tend to spike around the holidays, and the cold weather may not really be to blame, a recent study suggests. To rule out the potential influence of freezing temperatures, researchers examined data on more than 738,000 deaths from 1988 to 2013 in New Zealand, where Christmas comes during the summer. Overall, […]

Befitting ode to Dr Rakesh Sinha would be to pledge that we take care of our happiness first

Late Dr Rakesh Sinha lived a healthy life, yet he died due to acute cardiac arrest on December 26. Here is a doctor’s take on how happiness and stress can affect one’s health

Befitting ode to Dr Rakesh Sinha would be to pledge that we take care of our happiness first‘Those at the top of their fields aren’t always the smartest, but are always the most resilient.’ This was the last tweet by Dr Rakesh Sinha on December 5. Who would have imagined the cryptic and rather ironic meaning that it conjures up now, with his sudden and shocking demise? Entire medico establishment perceived him […]

Ill-effects of demonetisation: Hundreds flock to psychiatrists for counselling

The sudden announcement of discontinuation of Rs500 and Rs1,000 currency notes has led to rise in numbers of people experiencing shock, anxiety, stress and heart attacks

Ill-effects of demonetisation: Hundreds flock to psychiatrists for counsellingSuraj Sethia (name changed), a 52-year-old businessman from Girgaum (Mumbai) had sleepless nights for days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation. His worry and stress came under control only after he consulted a psychiatrist. While it has been two weeks since the Centre’s announcement, city psychiatrists have been busy attending hundreds of people like […]

Here’s how you can help someone with depression

Simply being able to voice concerns and express feelings can be a big help to those with depression

Here’s how you can help someone with depressionDepression is a mood disorder marked by constant feelings of sadness or a loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed. It is also known as major depressive disorder The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people globally are affected by this condition. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Major depressive […]
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