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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46 16.1.2018 General News
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly today. She was 46. O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. "No further details are available at this time," Holmes said, adding that the singer's family was "devastated" by the news. Formed in Limerick, Ireland at the end of the 1980s, The Cranberries became international stars in the 90s with hits including "Zombie" and "Linger" that fused the alternative rock edge with Celtic-infused pop tunefulness. Irish President Michael D. Higgins said O'Riordan and the band "had an immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally." "To all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians and the performing arts, her death will be a big loss," he said in a statement. O'Riordan was The Cranberries' chief lyricist and co- songwriter, and her powerful, sometimes wailing, voice was key to the band's distinctive sound. The group's 1993
Mentally challenged man reported missing 16.1.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
He boarded a wrong bus recently
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Sexual crimes in neighbourhood may harm women's mental health 15.1.2018 General News
Reports of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighbourhood make women feel unsafe around their own homes, significantly harming their mental and physical health, a study has found. Both men and women report feeling less safe in their neighbourhoods based on the presence of other violence, including weapon-based fights, robberies, muggings and gang fights. However, feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighbourhood are significantly tied to women's - but not men's - perceptions of its safety. "Our results indicate that men can become more aware of how women feel about what contributes to and threatens their safety," said Dana M Prince, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University in the US. "Sexual and gendered violence affects all people, and everyone can be partners in ending sexual violence," said Prince. Neighbourhoods play a key role in the behaviour and development of people, previous studies show, and some ..
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Haryana: Man arrested for mutilating private parts of 10-yr- 15.1.2018 General News
In another case of brutal sexual assault in Haryana, a 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly mutilating the private parts of a 10-year-old girl by inserting a wooden object, police said today. The incident, which took place yesterday in an area near Pinjore, comes barely days after two minor Dalit girls were allegedly raped and killed in separate incidents in the state. In one of the cases, a 15-year-old school student, was brutally assaulted and her private parts mutilated. The girl's family has lodged a complaint, following which the man was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Assistant Sub- Inspector, Pinjore police station, Brij Pal said. The man, who is a distant relative of the victim, allegedly inserted a wooden object into her private parts, police said. The officer said that as per the complaint given to the police the accused had not raped the ...
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5 Foods That Might Help Reduce PTSD Symptoms 15.1.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A recent study has found reduced symptoms of PTSD in people who practiced transcendental meditation. There are certain foods that can help in the fight against the disorder.
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Bullied kids at high risk of suicidal behaviour 15.1.2018 General News
Teens who were severely bullied as children by peers are at higher risk of mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and behaviours, a study has found. "Our findings showed a general tendency, in about 15 per cent of the children, of being exposed to the most severe levels of victimisation from the beginning of their education until the transition to high school," said Marie-Claude Geoffroy from McGill University, Montreal in Canada. "Those children were at greater risk of debilitating depressive/dysthymic symptoms or anxiety and of suicidality in adolescence than less severely victimised children, even after we accounted for a plethora of confounders assessed throughout childhood," said Geoffroy. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, looked at data from 1,363 children born in 1997-98 who were followed until age 15 years. Researchers assessed children, based on self-reporting about peer victimisation, at ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 13 ...
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Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women 15.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Sexual violence in the neighborhood can harm the physical and mental health of women, a study says.
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Bullied kids at high risk of anxiety, suicidal behaviour 15.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Children who faced bullying may be at high risk of developing mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and anxiety behaviour in their teenage years, a new study shows.
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About 70 pc single women above 40 wanting to adopt benefited 14.1.2018 General News
About 70 per cent of single women above 40 years of age wanting to adopt a child have benefited in the last six months after the government put them on a priority list for adoption, according to an official. A committee set up under the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) had decided to give single women, who are above 40 years and financially stable, ante date seniority of six months once they register for adoption. Prospective parents have to wait for at least up to a year to get the child of their preference. The government's decision to give single women above 40 years a seniority of six months, therefore, effectively reduces the waiting period for them by half. There were a total 817 single women registered with the nodal adoption body, Child Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), last year. Of these, 457 were above 40 years, according to an RTI response sought by PTI. Since the government announced its decision in July last year to help single women to ...
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Meditating twice a day for 20 mins cut PTSD symptoms in older adults 14.1.2018 General News
Just 20 minutes of meditation twice a day may reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in older adults, suggests a recent study.According to researchers from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, veterans of the war in Vietnam, the Gulf War, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found significant relief from their symptoms as a result of practising the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique.Transcendental Meditation is a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation, repetition of a mantra and other yogic practices."It's remarkable that after just one month we would see such a pronounced decrease in symptoms, with four out of five veterans no longer considered to have a serious problem with PTSD," said lead author Robert Herron."Transcendental Meditation is very easy to do and results come quickly," said another researcher James Grant.The research has
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These early symptoms can predict bipolar disorder 14.1.2018 General News
A study has recently found that early anxiety and disorders of attention or behaviour are two patterns of psychiatric symptoms that may help to identify young people at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD).According to researchers, early signs of BD can fall into a relatively characteristic "homotypic" pattern, consisting mainly of symptoms or other features associated with mood disorders; or a "heterotypic" pattern of other symptoms including anxiety and disruptive behaviour.Environmental risk factors and exposures can also contribute to BD risk.The team analysed data from 39 studies of prodromal symptoms and risk factors for later development of BD.BD is commonly preceded by early depression or other symptoms of mental illness, sometimes years before BD develops, as indicated by onset of mania or hypomania.The authors noted, "The prodromal phase of BD remains incompletely characterized, limiting early detection of BD and delaying interventions that might limit future ..
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Delhi HC orders assessment of Metro SOPs on missing persons 14.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The Delhi High Court has ordered an assessment of the Delhi Metros standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the event of someone going missing from its stations, to see if these were being actually implemented. The direction for an audit of the SOPs was given by a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and P S Teji to a court- appointed committee which was set up in July last year to frame guidelines to prevent incidents of people going missing while travelling on the metro. The committee was set up after a mentally-challenged 19- year-old woman went missing from a metro station on April 21 last year while travelling with her family. She had failed to get down at the Jahangirpur Metro Station with her family and according to the CCTV camera footage of the next station, she got down and exited the station after tailgating another passenger. She was missing for nearly three months and on July 17, 2017 was found wandering in Rewari district of Haryana by a policeman who took her to a child welfare committee. The ...
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Court dismisses octogenarian's plea for treatment of son 14.1.2018 General News
A court here has dismissed the plea of an octogenarian man to direct Delhi Police to take his 39-year-old son to a government hospital for treatment of his mental illness. Metropolitan Magistrate Anjani Mahajan rejected the application of Prabhu Dayal, seeking assistance of the police to admit his son to the psychiatric ward of Delhi government's Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS). In his plea, filed through advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, Dayal said his son was mentally disturbed and his health was worsening day by day. The court rejected the plea as there were no medical certificates to prove the case, Bansal said, claiming that the son had destroyed the reports after suffering a mental attack. "There is a probability that if not given proper treatment and medical facilities, my son may harm himself or any other person in the family," the applicant said. He said that his son was under medication from 2011 to 2013 and his health was ...
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Delhi HC orders assessment of Metro SOPs on missing persons 14.1.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court has ordered an assessment of the Delhi Metro's standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the event of someone going missing from its stations, to see if these were being actually implemented. The direction for an audit of the SOPs was given by a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and P S Teji to a court- appointed committee which was set up in July last year to frame guidelines to prevent incidents of people going missing while travelling on the metro. The committee was set up after a mentally-challenged 19- year-old woman went missing from a metro station on April 21 last year while travelling with her family. She had failed to get down at the Jahangirpur Metro Station with her family and according to the CCTV camera footage of the next station, she got down and exited the station after 'tailgating' another passenger. She was missing for nearly three months and on July 17, 2017 was found wandering in Rewari district of Haryana by a policeman who took her .
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Health trends for 2018 14.1.2018 DNA: Health
Experts give us a wellness forecast on what will be in vogue, fade away and what changes they would like to see
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Elderly man suffers bullet injury 13.1.2018 Hindu: National
Mentally disabled person in custody
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The Worrying Trend of Violent Crimes Against Children in Pakistan’s Kasur 13.1.2018 The Wire

While the rape and murder of a seven year old has brought the public to the streets, the law and order situation has been far from perfect in the past.

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I was close to committing suicide, says Rick Springfield 13.1.2018 General News
Singer Rick Springfield opened up about his struggle with depression and said he once considered committing suicide. In an interview on Sirius XM's "Feedback", the 68- year- old singer talked about his new song "Suicide Manifesto" and how he it is based on his fight with depression. "Last year I was close to it, really close to it. When Robin Williams and Chester (Bennington and Chris Cornell) and those guys... I didn't go, 'Oh thats terrible.' I went, 'I get it.' I get being that lost and dark," he said. "You're in so much pain that you just want it to end. I have been there and I know what it's like and I understand. It's just part of your makeup," he added.
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As 'Hickhi' approaches, a look at how Hindi cinema has dealt with mental health issues 13.1.2018 Hindu: Home
A top psychiatrist Soumitra Pathare weighs in, as Bollywood tries for a new normal
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New warning system discovered in the immune defense 13.1.2018 General News
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown warning system that contributes to the body's immune system. According to a study published in the journal PNAS, Mitochondria in the white blood cells secrete a web of DNA fibres that raises the alarm. White blood cells are major components of the body's immune defence, and the research group has shown that several types of these cells react against small DNA fragments that are similar to the DNA from bacteria and viruses. The white blood cells spray out a web consisting of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) strands. Mitochondria are present in all cells and normally produce the energy needed by the cell, by burning sugar and fat to form water and carbon dioxide. The web that the mitochondria release sends signals to the surrounding cells that the body is under attack, and cause other white blood cells to release a signal substance known as "interferon type 1". This substance helps the immune system to combat the infection. "We show
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