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    How the Bombay High Court is Prioritising Mental Health

    During mental health awareness month, the Bombay High Court made a strong commitment to upholding the mental healthcare of litigants within the legal system.On 4 May, they inaugurated a counselling center inside the court's premises. The project - called Sukoon - is a collaboration between the School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the Mariwala Health...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Limiting Phone Use Can Reverse Sleep Problems in a Week

    Limiting evening exposure to blue-light emitting screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can reverse sleep problems and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood in teenagers, after just one week, says a study.The researchers found that those who had more than four hours per day of screen time had on average 30 minutes later sleep onset and wake up times than...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Study Reveals Our Mental Health Crisis But No One's Batting an Eye

    "You just have to be happier and a little less dramatic," is what people tend to tell other people suffering from mental health issues in India. It's 2017 and many of us refuse to take the problem seriously. So, here's a national study that puts it front and centre and shows data that should shake us up.The burden of self-harm and suicides, depressive...

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    Teenagers with ADHD at Higher Risk of Road Accidents: Study

    Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, or engage in risky driving behaviours than their peers, a study has found.Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the US analysed detailed crash and traffic violation records for newly licensed drivers to conduct the first large-scale...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Choosing the Perfect Cooking Oil: 5 Things to Look out For

    When you choose the healthiest oil for yourself that directly ensures you that you are preparing for a heart-healthy, nutritious, and delicious meal. This means, your choice in terms of purchasing cooking oil should be conscious and research-based. A key element in this are the types of fat that your diet should need at any cost. Oils that stay stable even under high temperatures are the...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    India & Candida Auris: The Deadly Infection Breeding in Hospitals

    Increasing bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs has been a major public health concern lately. Scientists and doctors alike have been grappling with the question of curing ailments without the overuse or prescription of such medication.In such a scenario, the emergence of a multi-drug resistant fungus, called Candida Auris, which breeds in hospital environments (where...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Why Men Consuming Anabolic Steroids Ignore Steroid Abuse Risks

    In pursuit of the body beautiful, most muscle wannabes continue to abuse steroids despite knowing that they have serious, life-limiting and potentially lethal side effects, say researchers.The findings showed that men using anabolic steroids (synthetic variations of testosterone) to improve strength and physical performance are often aware of the side effects but choose to continue...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Environment Pollutants May Impact Fertility in Future Generations

    Exposure to environmental pollutants can cause alterations in brain development that affect sexual development and fertility for several generations, a study has found.Researchers from the University of Liege in Belgium monitored the sexual development of three generations of rats.Pregnant rats were exposed to a mixture of common endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), at doses...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Potential Addiction-Free Painkiller Enzyme Identified

    Scientists have identified an enzyme that can help control inflammation and may pave the way for non-addictive painkillers which produce few side effects.Millions of people suffer from substance abuse disorders related to opioid use for pain relief, and thousands die as a result of drug abuse involving opioids and related drugs, researchers said.As the problem amplifies, researchers are...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Visualising a Kiss Can Alter Your Attitude, Says Study

    You would never forget that inconspicuous street corner where you kissed her for the first time. However, according to researchers, our attitudes can be influenced not only by what we actually experience but also by what we imagine.Roland Benoit and Philipp Paulus from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, together with Daniel Schacter from Harvard University,...

    • 9 hrs ago

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