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 […]

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’In this article, I want to address mental health issues, which can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years. Surprisingly, self-harm is […]

New York: Man wears sign in hopes of finding a kidney donor for his wife

A man in New York was photographed recently wearing a sign on his back asking for help for his sick wife. The sign read, ‘In need of a kidney for my wife, B+.’ A phone number was also provided. The man's name is Raymond Thompson and his wife Mylen was diagnosed with kidney disease two years ago. Since the posting, they've gotten numerous calls from strangers offering Mylen a kidney

New York: Man wears sign in hopes of finding a kidney donor for his wifeBut on the way to the counter I noticed a man in a black coat, wearing a backpack bearing a sign, “In need of a kidney for my wife, B+. 917-442-6202.” Unsure what to say, I quickly snapped a photo. And then he was gone. Although I generally hate posting pictures of people online without […]

Social media ‘selfie culture’ may inadvertently boost narcissism

The findings, which appear in The Open Psychology Journal, show that participants who posted large numbers of photos and selfies on social media developed a 25 per cent rise in narcissistic traits over the 4-month study period. While further research is needed, the recent results may provide insight for those concerned about the effects of social media

Social media ‘selfie culture’ may inadvertently boost narcissismA recent study reveals that an increase in narcissistic traits may be an unwanted result of sharing images, including selfies, ‘excessively’ on social media. This uptick in traits pushed some participants past the diagnostic cut-off for narcissistic personality disorder. Social media allows us to share major life events and daily musings alike with friends, family, […]

Know why more people and celebrities are quitting social media apps

Social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter are vastly important to millions, yet some of the world’s biggest stars have famously signed off from them - some for only hours, others never to return. Among Bollywood celebrities, a few well-known personalities who have quit social media are Sonu Nigam, Shehla Rashid, Farhan Akhtar. Also well-known foreign artist such as Justin Beiber, Kanye West, Adele, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande have at some point or the other logged out of Instagram to regain peace of mind

Know why more people and celebrities are quitting social media appsOnce upon a time when people used to get home from work or teenagers would come after school and college, the people they would spend time with would be their family and friends. But with the advent of social media, we are losing out on the real human connections. Now people prefer spending some quality […]

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impact

Instagram - the image-saturated app with over 700 million users worldwide -- topped the list in terms of negative impact, most notably among young women, stated the report, published on Friday

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impactAccording to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 young people between the ages of 14 to 24 on how certain social media platforms impact health […]

Here’s how a tweet helped save an ailing senior citizen

If you are a senior citizen, you can relate to the travail of travel. It is difficult for anyone to travel alone but more so for elderly people. With the advent of social media, people are now closer than ever. It has proved to be efficient in times of crisis, an example of this incident of an elderly man who felt ill while travelling back to Mumbai

Here’s how a tweet helped save an ailing senior citizenRecently, a 64-year-old man named Anoop Kumar Pandey was travelling from Chapra, Bihar to Mumbai. He felt ill midway; he began feeling uneasy and felt cold. He was in the second AC. It was past 11 p.m. on a Monday (Sept. 17) night. Before his condition could take a turn for the worst, he called […]

‘I’m asthmatic.  I mean, what’s to hide?,’ says Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra revealed through an ad campaign recently that she's asthmatic. The actress took to Twitter where she spoke about how asthma did not stop her from achieving the highs in her career

‘I’m asthmatic.  I mean, what’s to hide?,’ says Priyanka ChopraPriyanka recently confessed that she has been asthmatic since five and that she has never hidden the fact. Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to join hands with a recent initiative for asthma patients, Breathe Free which aims at showcasing the importance of inhalers over tablets for asthma patients. The ad for the Breathe Free campaign […]

Rain fury: Palghar police admit ailing six-month-old to hospital

On Wednesday morning, Sharad Jha, father of a six-month-old baby, Chestna, had tweeted Palghar police seeking help to admit his daughter to the hospital

Rain fury: Palghar police admit ailing six-month-old to hospitalPalghar police immediately took note of the father’s cry for help and sent a constable to help the father and the baby. Constable Geete, who is attached to Manikpur police station in Vasai, Palghar, waded through the waist-deep water and rescued the little baby. The baby has been admitted to Vasai’s Astha Hospital. For the […]