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4,000 students take up summer internship on mental health at Fortis...

More than 180 students from 20 schools of Bangalore are taking part in this prestigious annual programme for students of Class XI and Class XII. Students of 250 schools from six metropolitan cities in the country are participating...............

Time to Take Note: Obesity closely linked with Mental Health Issues

The relationship between obesity and mental health issues is a complex one and there exist different theories about the association between the two, writes Dr Prakriti Poddar, an expert in mental health and director of Poddar Wellness.................

From hypertension to cancers –alarm bells ringing in India’s tribal belts

The non-communicable diseases now constitute major health burden across tribal communities as well. In addition, these communities are reporting mental illness too..................

India and UK strengthen mental health collaboration

Public Health England (PHE) and India’s National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) exchange MOU, aim to establish India’s first Public Health Observatory (PHO) along with other partners...………...

Popular antibiotic used in India for infections could be hazardous

The fluoroquinolones class of antibiotics that are commonly used to treat illnesses such as respiratory and urinary tract infections have been red flagged by the USFDA but are still available in hundreds of generic forms in India...…………...

‘Virtual psychiatrist’ developed by PGIMER effective in diagnosing mental disorders

The diagnostic accuracy and reliability of the newly developed virtual application were evaluated in a study at remote sites when used by non-psychiatrists with just a brief training in its use.....

Mental health needs higher budgetary allocations: Experts

The experts while deliberating at Jindal University underscore the need for interdisciplinary and collaborative research by education institutions......

Understanding the basics of mental health & suicides

Mental Illness often goes unreported due to stigma attached to it. While it is not limited to depression, the health check-ups include prelim screening....

Committed to make healthcare system sensitive to mental issues, says govt

Addressing mental illnesses by way of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation is necessary for achieving our health objectives, say top ministers.......

World Mental Health Day: Integrating mental health into community-based care

Spearheaded by the George Institute of Global Health, the project involved training of village level health workers and doctors in screening.....