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Elderly developing dementia need quicker attention, say experts 21.9.2017 TOI: Goa
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Man kills mentally-ill daughter 21.9.2017 Hindu: Home
A 19-year-old mentally-challenged girl was allegedly strangled to death by her father at their residence in Nerkundram on Wednesday. According to police, A. Kausalya, was the daughterof Adikesavan and...
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Dementia cases under-reported; patients need specialised care 20.9.2017 deccanherald.com
"Looking at her, I felt guilty and asked myself what I did that she fell into this situation. "When the disease became severe, she stopped listening to me. She could not recognise her grandchildren, she forgot to speak, she forgot how to eat, she started losing focus even while walking," said Wing Commander (retd), D P Sabarwal, who took care of his wife (Kanta Sabarwal) who has been suffering from Alzheimers for the past 10 years. "She walked into another building thinking it is our apartment. That is when we took her to a psychiatrist," said Sabarwal. He said it takes a major toll on the care giver and will affect their mental health. Kanta was later taken to Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT), an NGO which has tied up with the government to care for the elderly. Kanta is among hundreds of people who suffer this condition as a result of the Alzheimers. "There are around 30,000 people in the city with dementia. But this is under-reported," said Dr Radha Murthy, managing trustee and co-founder of ...
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Jain Univ hosts meet on poverty and happiness in economy 20.9.2017 BusinessLine - News
Jain University’s Department of Economics hosted a two-day conference on the dimensions of poverty and happiness in the economy in collaboration with Bangalore University, Focukare Movement and Mahar...
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Even Ileana D'Cruz has it! What exactly is body dysmorphic disorder? 20.9.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Everything you need to know about the disease that led the actress to suicidal thoughts.
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Revealed: Least stressful cities 20.9.2017 Rediff: News
For a relaxed life, one should head to Germany as four of its cities rank in the top ten.
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Pear Therapeutics Obtains FDA Clearance of the First Prescription Digital Therapeutic to Treat Disease 20.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.19, 2017 : Pear Therapeutics, the leader in a new era of prescription digital therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Pear's De Novo request, allowing the company to market reSET for the treatment of patients with substance use disorder (SUD) under a new class of treatment.
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WHO grants USD 175,000 for healthcare of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar 19.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The WHO has released its first tranche of emergency funding of USD 175,000 to provide essential medicines and life-saving healthcare to the "vulnerable population" in Bangladeshs Coxs Bazar that has witnessed an influx of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar. The mobile medical teams of Bangladeshs health ministry will help deliver those services amid a highly challenging situation, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia, said. "Vulnerable populations require access to health services, including emergency and basic healthcare. Access for women to reproductive health services is especially important," she said. "Poor nutrition, communicable diseases (including vaccine-preventable and water-borne diseases), injuries and other concerns such as mental health provide immense public health challenges that the Ministry of Health, Bangladesh, WHO and other health partners are working to address," the World Health Organisation (WHO) statement said. The statement made no mention of ...
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Video game may boost sexual health knowledge in teens 19.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A video game is helping teenagers to promote their knowledge of sexual health as well as improving risky behaviour, a study shows.
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Brain activity may prevent insomnia-related depression 19.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While lack of sleep is a major risk factor for depression, not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed.
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Now, an app to help you face whatever life throws at you 19.9.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Shameen Alauddin finds out more about Touchkin which has raised $1.3 million to develop an artificial intelligence coach for your behavioural and mental health.
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Kate Middleton speaks about mental health 19.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 19 : Kate Middleton, who has made her first appearance since her pregnancy announcement, has appeared in a video message to launch a national mental health campaign.
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Health Q & A 18.9.2017 Hindu: S & T
I am 45 years old and I’m addicted to pornography. I am married, but feel dissatisfied in my sexual relationship. I have tried to share it with my spouse, but it has not helped. What can I do about it...
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Not playing victim to get out of touring: Lady Gaga 18.9.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Singer Lady Gaga, who was hospitalised after suffering severe pain, has thanked her fans for their support and insisted that she is not 'playing the victim' after cancelling her tour.
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Are schools equipped to assist children with chronic disease? 18.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
If a child has an asthma attack in school, would the staff there know how to respond? For most parents in the US, the answer would be a "no", says a study.
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Parents unconfident in schools' ability to help child with complex health issues 18.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 18 : Worried that school won't be able to handle your kid's health issues like asthma attacks and mental problems? If yes, then you are not alone.
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Lorde opens up about her career struggles 18.9.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Singer Lorde felt pressured to take on "everybody's voice" with her debut album "Pure Heroine" because she was credited as being the "teenaged perspective".
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Schizophrenic people three times likelier to die than general population 18.9.2017 New Kerala: Health News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 18 : Turns out, people with schizophrenia run a threefold risk of dying earlier than the population at large.
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‘Doctors handling persons with mental illness need training’ 18.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Experts lay stress on home-like atmosphere for patients
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Six teenagers seek help for porn addiction every week: Nimhans 17.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans) sees at least five to six youngsters between the ages of 15 years and 20 years addicted to pornography in a week. According to a study conducted by the institute published in ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry last year, teenagers from the age of 13 are addicted to pornography. "Teenagers are exposed to the digital media. It is easy to access pornographic content through smart phones, laptops and desktops," said Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma, who conducted a study along with Dr Shyam Hanumanapura Rajanna and Dr Thamil Selvan Palanichamy. The study, which involved around 200 random subjects, found around 16% adolescents addicted to mobile phones and 18% addicted to the internet. Dr Shobha Krishna, consultant psychiatrist, Apollo Hospital said, "Hormonal changes happen during teenage. They will also have peer influence which exposes them to pornographic content."She said that the youngest of the cases that she has seen is a 12-year-old. Dr Naveen ...
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