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'Mentally ill denied care, treatment' 1.8.2008 TOI: Cities
Though the Mental Health Act was legislated in 1872, it was brought into force only in 1993. This delay and lack of legal awareness have denied mentally ill persons of proper care and treatment.
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'Mentally ill denied care, treatment' 1.8.2008 TOI: Bangalore Times
Though the Mental Health Act was legislated in 1872, it was brought into force only in 1993. This delay and lack of legal awareness have denied mentally ill persons of proper care and treatment.
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All districts in State to have special training centres for the mentally challenged 1.8.2008 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Such centres are already functioning in eight districts in Tamil Nadu
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Smacking kids makes them prone to 'mental health problems' 31.7.2008 New Indian Express
Smacking kids makes them prone to 'mental health problems'
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New schizophrenia genes uncovered 31.7.2008 Hindu: Breaking News
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Genetic factors behind schizophrenia identified 31.7.2008 New Kerala: Health News
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Genes responsible for Schizophrenia... 31.7.2008 Oneindia.in: News
London, Jul 31: German researchers have identified genetic variations whose presence may increase a person's risk of becoming schizophrenic. "We were able to identify three so-called microdeletions," Nature magazine quoted Dr. Dan Rujescu, head of the Molecular and Clinical Neurobiology Section in the Department of Psychiatry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, as saying.
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Smacking kids makes them prone to 'mental health problems' 31.7.2008 New Kerala: Health News
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Painful past left me friendless 31.7.2008 The Guardian -- Front Page
Life & style: Private lives In my 50s, I am lonely, but am unable to trust anyone. What can I do?
University opens centre for psychological services 31.7.2008 Hindu: Kerala
KANNUR: Kannur University Vice-Chancellor P. Chandramohan said that mental health was a major challenge in the State at present. Inaugurating the Centre for Psychological Services and Student Mentoring set up by the university’s School ...
Schizophrenia genes found at last 30.7.2008 New Scientist: Health
Common gene variants have been discovered that increase the risk of schizophrenia slightly and rare ones that up it significantly
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Gene mutations reveal schizophrenia's complexity 30.7.2008 New Scientist: News
The three largest genetic schizophrenia studies yet have uncovered new genome variations that seem to be linked to the mental condition
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Coronation of king of Tonga 30.7.2008 The Guardian -- World Latest
An ancient Pacific kingdom is embracing democracy but, as the coronation of its new monarch shows, it hasn't lost its taste for pomp and circumstance
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Learn to maintain good sleep hygiene 29.7.2008 Asian Age: Delhi

By Neha Rathi

Nikita, 24, has a busy and irregular work schedule. Being an airhostess, she neither has a proper lifestyle nor can she maintain a proper sleeping routine. Six months into her first job, and she developed the problem of excessive fatigue and nausea. Attributing it to some other ailment, she visited the doctor and after having told him her daily routine, it was diagnosed that she was suffering from Sleep Deprivation Syndrome (SDS).

"Sleep Hygiene" is something that no one seems to give much attention to, and the fact that its symptoms are subtle, doesn’t help either. The sooner a person realises that his or her sleeping pattern is affecting his or her health, the better it is. Says Dr Ashutosh Shukla, an internal medicine consultant at Artemis Health Institute, "In the midst of a hectic schedule, working people often forget that their body is not a machine. We are getting lots of patients with sleep deprivation syndrome. These are the people who lead a stressful lifestyle and consequently get less than five hours of sleep on an average. There has to be awareness about sleep hygiene."

About the possible symptoms that cause this syndrome, he informs that the symptoms are too many but too subtle, "The symptoms include fatigue and lethargy, dark eye circles and lack of energy. Lack of sleep directly affects a person’s immune system and can cause frequent infections and diseases. High pressure jobs specially lead a person to such a syndrome." Experts suggest that one should avoid having dinner on the bed where he sleeps. The reason for this is that sleep is basically a state of mind. The body needs a comfortable place to be asleep, one that is neither cluttered nor uncomfortable. So, the next time you venture out for your night duty, make sure you adjust your biological clock in a way that you take ample rest in the daytime, and have a heavy meal around 2-3 pm at night. Having a warm bath and a warm cup of milk before sleeping definitely helps in getting a good night’s sleep.

A 2001 study at Chicago Medical Institute suggested that sleep deprivation may be linked to more serious diseases such as heart disease and mental illnesses such as psychosis and bipolar disorder. "People who work at night need to take special care of their sleep pattern. They should treat the day as night and work accordingly, otherwise there can be serious consequences," adds Dr Ashutosh.

 

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For brave and patriotic young men 29.7.2008 Hindu:Education Plus: Thiruvananthapuram
Yet another option after Plus Two is a career in the armed forces; students can appear for the national level competitive examination for selection of cadets to NDA and the Naval Academy.
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Currencies ‘Down Under’ 28.7.2008 Mint: Latest
China’s economic policy in recent times has become somewhat schizophrenic
Currencies ‘Down Under’ 28.7.2008 Mint: Latest
China’s economic policy in recent times has become somewhat schizophrenic
'Not schizophrenic, he planned to kill his wife' 28.7.2008 DNA: Top News
His daughter also testified that the day after the attack, Somwanshi behaved normally and after finishing his daily chores
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Be an officer of the armed forces through the NDA path 28.7.2008 Hindu:Education Plus: Chennai
Yet another option for youngsters after Plus Two is a career in the armed forces; they can appear for the national level competitive examination for selection of cadets to NDA and the Naval Academy.
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Proposal to give eggs in orphanages and homes 28.7.2008 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
KARUR: The State Government was considering proposals to provide eggs thrice a week to the inmates of orphanages, homes for the mentally ill and homes for the hearing impaired, according to Social Welfare Minister P. Geetha ...
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