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'All of us can help prevent the seeds of bulimia, depression': Princess Diana

"The society should value children, so that they know how to value themselves", said Princess Diana on her struggle with bulimia and depression.

An Expert Explains: Status of vaccine development research in India, key health policy challenges today

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.

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Shaheen Bhatt: 'I thrived on being the centre of attention, till Alia was born'

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".

'Parental pressure can be at the root of childhood depression'

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

Delhi: Mental health programme helped 7,000 Tihar inmates

The Delhi Prison Administration had started the intensive counselling services on April 16 last year in collaboration with NGO Mental Health Foundation and mentored by AIIMS.

Britney Spears talks about her mental health amid father's illness

The American pop singer, took to Instagram to let her fans know that she is taking some time for herself to cope with stress in her personal life. 

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Lack of social connections can lead to mental health concerns in children

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.

Why mental health issues are increasing in children

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.

Absence of gut bacteria might influence depression: Study

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.

Your social circle may help boost your body image

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.

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Six women journalists accuse union minister MJ Akbar of sexual harassment

At least 6 women journalists, who have previously worked with MJ Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs, accused him of sexual harassment during his time as a journalist and editor.

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