Mental Health News
Dard-e-Workout: How exercise increases your pain threshold
Regular exercise has many benefits, including strong muscles and improved mental health. But here's another huge advantage: a better capacity for pain management. As per a new study, those who lead more active lifestyles are more pain-tolerant
Happy Meal: How eating green veggies can drive away all blues
Years and years of study have found that eating more vegetables is good for our physical health. But now it is learned it can also enhance mental health. As per a study, eating recommended amount of vegetables each day for healthy adults has a favourable effect on happiness
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui terms depression as an urban issue: How accurate is he?
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui recently said, ‘Depression doesn’t exist in villages; it’s an urban issue with people glorifying minor problems’. His statement has evoked a sharp response as millions battle with mental health issues in India. But do people in cities suffer more than those in villages?
Nawazuddin Siddiqui says no one gets depressed in villages, Gulshan Devaiah retorts, 'I'd not take him seriously'
Siddiqui's remarks about depression have been receiving some scathing responses on social media. And Devaiah too gave his take on the same
Does Joe Biden have the mental fitness to run for US presidential elections in 2024?
US president Joe Biden is gaffe-prone and this may hurt his chances in the 2024 US presidential elections. When asked if the 80-year-old had the mental sharpness to run for a second term, 62 per cent of Americans expressed concern. This is 11 points higher than that for his rival Donald Trump
Put that Mobile Down: How using smartphones as kids can cause mental health issues
A global study by US-based Sapien Labs has found that kids using a smartphone or tablet at an early age are more likely to have mental health issues as young adults, with women being more severely affected
Another singer dies: The imperfect world surrounding the ‘perfect idols’ of K-pop
Twenty-nine-year-old trot singer Haesoo died on 12 May, reportedly by suicide. This is the second death of a young K-pop star to hit the South Korean entertainment industry in less than a month. What is going on?
Beyond Well-Being. How three-day weekends boost the economy
Three-day weekends will benefit the economy, but more importantly, they deliver a well-being boost for much of the country
Love French fries, think again. How they could leave you feeling anxious and depressed
They are greasy, delicious and often dubbed comfort food. However, new research has revealed that those who eat French fries and other fried food showed a 12 per cent higher risk of anxiety and a seven per cent higher risk of depression
Sleep on This: Can a nap at work boost productivity?
A study found that people who were given the opportunity to take a 30-minute nap in a cozy and peaceful setting saw significant improvements in their psychological wellbeing, cognitive function, and productivity levels. They experienced an impressive 2.3 per cent increase in productivity
All Smiles: What makes Mizoram the happiest state in India?
Mizoram has been named the happiest state in the country. According to a study, the state, which is the second in India to achieve 100 per cent literacy, provides students with opportunities for growth even under the most challenging of circumstances
Should we lower our expectations to be happier? What research reveals
High expectations are important because they allow us to dream and create goals to work towards. However, setting expectations too high can have negative effects, including our happiness
Explained: The 'eldest daughter syndrome' trending on TikTok and how it can be fixed
'Eldest Daughter Syndrome' is now trending on TikTok, with adolescent girls speaking out about the unfair amount of unpaid labour they do in their families, as well as the negative effects it has on their lives, health, and well-being
#NoFilter: How France plans to crackdown on influencers
The National Assembly of the French parliament passed a bill on 30 March, introducing some new rules for influencers. The new law, if approved by the Senate, would fundamentally alter how French influencers post, and would force social media platforms to develop techniques for detecting violations
Burnout has a cousin called rust out: What's this latest workplace trend?
Called the unfamiliar cousin of burnout, rust out is when an employee feels underutilised and undervalued. It’s fast becoming a trend in the workplace, with more workers complaining of feeling less engaged. If not resolved, it can affect productivity and lead to depression
Teenage eating disorders more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic: Why is it alarming?
Eating disorders are among the most lethal of all mental health diagnoses. Research has shown that teens with eating disorders are more likely to die of suicide than the general population
Smelly Solution: How sniffing other people’s sweat can help with social anxiety
What if perspiration was the answer to social anxiety disorder? A Swedish research has found that people exposed to body odours saw a 39 per cent reduction in their scores when combined with mindfulness therapy
A law with 10 teeth: What Indians need against predatory private hospitals
From overcharging to incompetence to neglect to downright cruelty goes on brazenly, because patients’ families are helpless and psychologically already on the backfoot
Holi 2023: How playing with colours can boost your mental health
Apart from being a fun occasion to interact with your loved ones, Holi also keeps you active, happy and healthy. Take a look at how Holi can boost your mental health
Embracing the Joy of Missing Out: How to ditch ‘fomo’ and foster ‘jomo’
It is easier to appreciate the positives in life when you focus on what you have rather than what you don't have. Because what you're missing is not always as valuable as what you already have