Dr Gagandeep Kang, executive director of The Translational Health Science Technology Institute (THSTI) in Faridabad, Haryana, is the first woman Indian scientist and researcher to be elected as member of The Royal Society of London.
Shaheen Bhatt, who has authored the book 'I've Never Been (Un)Happier' on living with and surviving depression, talks about how things began to change as she approached the age of 12 and "a lifetime of peace was suddenly disrupted by all-encompassing feelings of unease".
This is what happens in most households in our country with children unable to cope with the supremely high demands set by parents. Before the child is even born, they are expected to become the best engineers, doctors, lawyers, or government servants among others that the pressure becomes unbearable for them
To appreciate the impact of social connection on the state of our body, we may consider what happens when it is abruptly cut off. When a person is socially isolated, as it is a basic human need, the body will perceive the situation as a threat and release stress hormones.
Parents are over ambitious and want their little ones to fulfil all their dreams. Their achievements become the topic of conversation. Every parent is competitive and wants their child to be the best in academics, sports and every other activity that is available.
Researchers from VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology in Belgium conducted a study in which they analysed health data of a large group of people in an attempt to find out which gut bacteria may play a role in causing depression.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada found that being around people preoccupied with their body image was detrimental, that spending time with people who were non-body focused had a positive impact.