Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigue

Fatigue is the most common side effect for patients being treated for cancer, apart from tiredness and lack of energy. Cancer-related fatigue may cause confusion, irritability, poor memory, and depression

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigueFor patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers compared a variety of treatments for cancer-related fatigue to find that exercise or psychological interventions fared best, while drug […]

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxiety

 While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention, which was a simple suggestion, helped him in overcoming his performance anxiety. The patient also had stage fright and was nervous while making presentations at work

Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxietyA smart intervention by a Pune doctor has helped a young professional in overcoming an anxiety disorder. A man in his thirties used to fall unconscious while giving presentations, he was afraid of public speaking. While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention helped him to […]

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issuesApproximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

Take a break to refocus yourself, say experts

According to the experts, taking a break may help an individual to refocusing on their journey. However, each person has a different way of rejuvenating themselves. On the contrary, psychiatrists say such sabbaticals help in rejuvenating, but for a lot of people, it doesn't help much

Take a break to refocus yourself, say expertsRecently Roger Federer came to glory after winning fourth trophy of the year, the much-coveted Wimbledon title. For all the right reasons, Federer has been in the news. Immediately after winning the third trophy at Miami open in April 2017, Federer announced his idea for going on an eight-week break with his family. A sabbatical […]

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophrenia

A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the patient with society and without the support of the family the treatment becomes difficult

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophreniaPeople affected with severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the […]

Freeze yourself at -150° C to get relief from pain

Famous among athletes and celebrities, Cryotherapy is an alternative non-medical treatment wherein you deep freeze yourself in a chamber to relieve pain in the body

Freeze yourself at -150° C to get relief from painMy fascination with cryotherapy all started in the south of France a few months ago, while at the spectacular Thermes Marins Spa in Monte Carlo. Wealthy guests were lining up for a chance at freezing themselves at a cost of $100 for two minutes. The treatment was touted as a way to procure relaxation, reduce […]

New skin patch to the rescue for kids with peanut allergy

A new US study finds a skin patch may help children allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of its protein

New skin patch to the rescue for kids with peanut allergyA new US study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that a skin patch might help children with a peanut allergy. It helps the kids to gain immunity to the allergy by administering small doses of its protein. Though the findings are promising, more research into the therapy is needed. […]

Stem cell therapy a likely treatment for heart attacks

Tests on monkeys showed that injections of freshly-made heart cells quickly subsumed into the damaged areas of the heart and helped the organ to pump vigorously

Stem cell therapy a likely treatment for heart attacksScientists have found out a new treatment for heart attacks – the stem cell therapy. The scientists have observed that the stem cell therapy can partially repair damage of the organ. The treatment uses heart cells made in the lab from the skin of a genetically matching donor. Tests on monkeys showed that the injections […]

This touch therapy heals without popping pills

This touch therapy heals without popping pillsOur understanding of a healthy body goes beyond the Newtonian concept which advocates the “one size fits all” statement. There is a deep shift in the perception about disease management today that goes beyond the ‘popping the pill’ culture. People are becoming more responsible and research on the ability of the body to find its […]