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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.


Personal income may increase risk of heart disease and death: Study

With an aim to find out whether there was a link between income fluctuations and risk of cardiovascular events as well as death, an ongoing study has been tracking the health of young people for nearly three decades now. 

A day in the life of a mental health camp in a dargah: A cry for help

A national programme that nudges people with mental health problems to seek medical help sees people gradually opening up

When brushes and colours heal: Art therapy helps paint a new canvas for many

For people who struggle to express themselves in words, art therapy is a powerful means of communication and can help in healing any mental health issue.

Solving puzzles at old age might not boost declining mental health: Study

A recent research shows that you do not have to engage in solving puzzles or mental aptitude exercises to keep your brain young and kicking in old age. 


Childhood trauma can affect health across a lifetime. Watch video

High levels of trauma can triple the risk of heart disease and lung cancer.

Spinning charkha may have positive effect on mental health: Study

According to the research conducted for over a month on 30 individuals, 10 to 18 years of age, spinning a charkha every day had positive and soothing effects on the participants.

Video chats can fight depression in older adults

Older adults who used video chat technology such as Skype had significantly lower risk of depression. While those who used email, instant messaging or social media had virtually the same rate of depressive symptoms compared with older adults who did not use any communication technologies.

Delhi: Registration begins at De-addiction centre

As reported by The Indian Express in June, a recent Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) inspection of 124 de-addiction centres in Delhi found problems of detention, physical and mental torture and sexual abuse.

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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.