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Indrani Mukerjea's troubled past may have driven her to extreme behaviour, say experts

Sep 01, 2015

Indrani Mukerjea's troubled past may have driven her to extreme behaviour, say experts

As reports about the alleged parental abuse of Indrani Mukerjea the mother and the prime suspect in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora during her childhood emerge, experts say that effects of extreme negative parenting may have crept deeper into her personality, turning her into a cold-hearted person #NewsTracker #Mental health #Child Abuse #psychiatrists #Indrani Mukerjea #Sheena Bora murder mystery
Misuse of tradition or denial of salvation? High Courts mull pros and cons of Jain customs

Aug 11, 2015

Misuse of tradition or denial of salvation? High Courts mull pros and cons of Jain customs

The Jain tradition of Santhara, or starving oneself to death, is said to have the objective of attaining salvation. However, the Rajasthan High Court ruled that the tradition amounts to attempting suicide. #NewsTracker #suicide #Rajasthan High Court #Mental Health bill #Santhara #Jain tradition #Nikhil Soni
The real tragedy of Kolkata's horror house on Robinson street: India's clueless on how to deal with mental illness

Jun 24, 2015

The real tragedy of Kolkata's horror house on Robinson street: India's clueless on how to deal with mental illness

When news first broke, that a 77-year-old man had burned himself to death in central Kolkata, and his son had been found living with what appeared to be the skeletons of his sister and two dogs, it spurred shock which quickly morphed into an orgy of voyeurism. #CultureDecoder #India #Kolkata #Mental health #Selfie #Partho De #Robinson Street #Debjani
Study finds O blood type more resilient to Alzheimers than others

Jun 04, 2015

Study finds O blood type more resilient to Alzheimers than others

The results suggest that blood types play a role in the development of the nervous system and may cause a higher risk of developing cognitive decline #NewsTracker #Mental health #Alzheimer's #Grey matter #Blood type
U.S. regulators to review pilot mental health after Germanwings crash| Reuters

May 28, 2015

U.S. regulators to review pilot mental health after Germanwings crash| Reuters

REUTERS - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced that a joint government-industry group will review how the agency monitors the mental health of commercial pilots and will make recommendations within six months #Business #Economy #India #Technology #France #science #Health #markets #Africa #Mental health #Copyright #Entertainment
AI pilots' body writes to DGCA about 'stressed' junior pilots in cockpit

Apr 02, 2015

AI pilots' body writes to DGCA about 'stressed' junior pilots in cockpit

Pointing out that a pilot's job is high-pressure and stressful, ICPA said that "several hundred people's lives are in jeopardy if a pilot commits a mistake". #ICPA #Pilots #air india #NewsTracker #Aviation #Mental health #Airbus A320 #Germanwings #Andreas Lubitz
Malaysian sentenced to 30 years in jail for sexually abusing 31 minor boys

Jan 17, 2015

Malaysian sentenced to 30 years in jail for sexually abusing 31 minor boys

A 31-year-old Malaysian has been sentenced to 30 years in jail and 24 cane strokes for sexually grooming and assaulting 31 boys over a three year period in Singapore, the worst case of such offences in the city state. #NewsTracker #Singapore #Mental health #Sexual abuse #jail #Malaysian #Sexual abuse of boys
Decriminalising suicide attempt is a baby step, India needs giant leaps

Dec 11, 2014

Decriminalising suicide attempt is a baby step, India needs giant leaps

In the civilised world, there are no two ways about it, but India has been dragging its feet since 1996, even though SC decriminalised suicides in 1994. #Supreme Court #CriticalPoint #Irom Sharmila #World Health Organisation #Section 309 #Decriminalising Attempts to Suicide #Mental Health Plan #Suicide Rate
Anxiety, depression plague Ukraine's violence-torn east

Nov 26, 2014

Anxiety, depression plague Ukraine's violence-torn east

At Donetsk's main psychiatric hospital, Dr Mikhail Bero has seen hundreds of patients check in as the seven months of fighting that has cost over 4,300 lives takes its toll. At Donetsk's main psychiatric hospital, Dr Mikhail Bero has seen hundreds of patients check in as the seven months of fighting that has cost over 4,300 lives takes its toll. #World #United States #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Russia #Angela Merkel #Germany #Nato #Mental health #Vladimir Putin #United Kingdom #G20 #Sanctions #Ukraine #depression #anxiety #psychiatric care #Donetsk #PTSD #Ukraine crisis #Eastern Europe #Petro Poroshenko #2014 Crimean crisis #MH17 #Russia-Ukraine #US-Russia relations
Eating fruits and veggies may help ward off the blues: Study

Sep 25, 2014

Eating fruits and veggies may help ward off the blues: Study

Fruit and vegetable consumption may not only be good for your physical health, it could also boost your mental wellbeing, a new study suggests. #Health #Mental health #vegetables #HealthBuzz #fruits