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Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report
Lead has been found in food items like Chili powder, Garam Masala, etc and in a brand of instant noodles popular across India.
Selena Gomez's company has planned to raise the $100 million goal over the next 10 years, and named the initiative as 'Rare Impact Fund'
Sattvic diet for weight loss and high immunity: All you need to know about this vegetarian and balanced food practice
All sattvic foods are extremely nutrient-dense.
COVID-19 and mental health: All you need to know about toxic positivity and how to deal with it during the pandemic
Toxic positivity is the concept of being only happy and positive through everything in life and avoiding all things which trigger negative emotions.
Bad influences: On the Santoshi Shetty row, and damaging perceptions about mental healthcare in India
There is a long way to go until reliable mental health treatments including psychotherapy and medication are de-stigmatised. But if we keep blurring the boundaries of expertise, we might just be taking a step backwards.
'Lucky to have come out on the other side', Robin Soderling reveals overcoming long battle with anxiety
Soderling, twice a runner-up at the French Open, was struck down by glandular fever after winning the Swedish Open in Bastad in July 2011 and did not play again, retiring four years later.
Why addressing compassion fatigue amid the coronavirus crisis is crucial to navigating such extraordinary times
In one of his Patriot Act episodes last year, American comic Hasan Minhaj succinctly summarised compassion fatigue as having '50 tabs open in our mental browser and we’re about to crash.'
Hundreds of thousands of seriously ill coronavirus patients who survive and leave the hospital are facing a new and difficult challenge: Recovery
Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's new book explores the certainty of change, and how to better embrace it
A book like This Too Shall Pass becomes a much-needed entryway into understanding multiple emotional trials and traumas that a person undergoes, and the importance of acknowledging each one of these phases occurring in life.
Cognitive behavioural therapy during COVID-19: Lancet study shows treatment method may be just as effective electronically
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is considered to be one of the most effective ways to treat mental health issues in India.
Hindi cinema's depiction of mental health vilifies single women. It's a trope we can no longer overlook
The representation of single women with depression in popular culture has been largely unidimensional: failure is depicted as the main cause of the mental illness, and characters are shown being self-destructive and suffering heartbreaks
From taking a break to communicating with spouse, how women can ease mental burden of unpaid work during COVID-19
Whether she’s a mom or not, women have certain culturally prescribed gender-assigned roles which they are held responsible for.
For people living with trauma, the coronavirus outbreak can be a trigger, or familiar psychological territory
Trauma tampers with our ability to make sense of the world with the help of previously acquired templates. This is similar to living through a pandemic, where no one knows what events will transpire and what their outcomes will be.
Transient rises in the use of antidepressant and anxiety medications point to the pandemic having driven common mood and anxiety disorders.
Deepika Padukone questions celeb photographer for sharing, monetising photos of Sushant Singh Rajput's mortal remains
After Sushant Singh Rajput's passing, Deepika Padukone had shared a statement on social media in which she reiterated the need to talk, communicate, and reach out to those who may be coping with mental illnesses.
Supreme Court seeks reply from Centre and IRDA on plea for inclusion of mental illness under insurance policies
The Supreme Court Tuesday sought response from the Centre and the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) on a plea alleging violation of provisions of Mental health law, which deals with the right to equality and non-discrimination. A bench of Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and BR Gavai issued a notice on the plea and sought their responses.
Suicide prevention: Removing stigma around mental health, watching out for warning signs are key measures
According to the WHO, India has the highest suicide rate among the South-East Asian countries at 16.5 suicides per 100,000 people.
Scientist and professor C N R Rao said online classes for young children such as KG, the first and second grade should be terminated.
Coronavirus outbreak may lead to rise in paranoia, depression and other mental health disorders, suggest studies
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in April 2020 indicated that public health emergencies of the scale of the novel coronavirus outbreak can evoke a number of emotional reactions and unhealthy behaviours in both individuals and communities