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  • Mentally-ill people seek peer support on YouTube October 18, 2014

    London: YouTube has become a common platform to seek and provide peer support for people suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. "People with severe mental illness are now open about their illness experiences on a public social media website like YouTube," said lead study author John Naslund...
  • Psychiatrists ask PM Modi to launch awareness campaign on mental illness October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over an alarming rise in suicide cases in India, leading psychiatrists and mental health experts on Thursday made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a nationwide awareness campaign to remove the social stigma associated with mental illnesses. India's demographic profile shows that it has the...
  • Living it Up: Mental illness is critically linked with diabetes September 28, 2014

    One of the banes of urban life, is the accompanying stress and anxiety resulting from various triggers. Depression, one of the most common mental illnesses is predicted to affict 20 per cent of the Indian population by 2020. ...
  • Shashi Kapoor discharged from hospital, recovering at home September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Yesteryear's heartthrob Shashi Kapoor, who was hospitalised here for chest infection, has been discharged and is happy to be back home, says his son Kunal Kapoor. He was hospitalised Sep 21 at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute here. "He is absolutely fine. He is resting at home...
  • Low prices, no sideaffects make Homeopathy the first preference of people September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Low prices, no sideeffects and 100 per cent results are making homeopathy the first choice of people across the world. In fact, homeopathy is being used to treat even psychiatric illnesses like anxiety disorders, said doctors. "India is now the superpower of homeopathy in the world. No sideeffects, low treatment...
  • Watch: 'Confessions of a Teenager' is a short film that takes you inside the mind of a mentally ill man September 9, 2014

    A man has a secret he has kept from his girlfriend. His roommate advises him to tell her about it before she decides to move in with him. After several moments of self doubt, he calls her for an intimate dinner. Everything goes wrong from the moment he confesses about his...
  • Lalu Prasad unwell, taken to a Mumbai hospital for checkup August 25, 2014

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been rushed to a Mumbai hospital after he was taken ill on Monday morning. Lalu was airlifted to Mumbai from Delhi following heart ailment, said party sources. He has been admitted in Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute. "This is...
  • Eminent writer UR Ananthamurthy in a critical condition, put on life support August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Eminent Kannada writer and thinker UR Ananthamurthy is battling for his life at Manipal hospital in Bangalore. The 82yearold stalwart of Indian literature has been unwell for a long time. He has been undergoing a daily dialysis after both his kidneys failed a few years back. According to the...
  • Upset over illness, retired army man kills self July 17, 2014

    Fed up of prolonged illness, a retired 85yearold Army personnel allegedly jumped to his death from a fourstorey residential tower in Indirapuram on Thursday, police said. Jeevan Chand was unmarried and lived with his brother's family. Police said Jeevan's 70yearold sisterinlaw told them that he was fed up of prolonged illness and...
  • Six fall ill after consuming cold drink July 8, 2014

    Six villagers fell ill after consuming cold drinks in Sonta village in the district, police said on Tuesday. The victims complained of headache and vomiting soon after consuming the drinks on Monday and were taken to a hospital immediately, they said. Police are probing the matter. ...
  • Jharkhand Chief Secretary complains of ill treatment from JMM MLA Akhil Akhtar June 24, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty on Tuesday accused JMM MLA Akhil Akhtar of using abusive language against him in presence of senior law officers at the secretariat while the legislator alleged the top officer asked him to "get out" of his chamber. "I have informed Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta and would...
  • Pesticide boiled instead of tea, five ill in Purulia June 21, 2014

    Purulia: Five persons of a family, including two minor siblings, in Purulia district were taken ill after drinking a hot liquid prepared by boiling pesticide instead of tea grains, the police said. The pesticide and tea grains looked similar and hence the former was used by mistake in place of...
  • Paul McCartney reschedules US tour dates on doctors' orders June 10, 2014

    Reuters: Former Beatle Paul McCartney, following his doctors' orders as he recovers from a viral illness after falling ill in Japan last month, has rescheduled some U.S. dates on his world tour. "I'm sorry but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I'm...
  • 250 suffer illness after consuming stale food May 26, 2014

    Around 250 people were taken ill after consuming stale food during a marriage ceremony in Sambhal, an officer said on Monday. Additional District Magistrate S N Singh said that after consuming food in Hassanpur Mujafta village on Sunday evening, the invitees complained of nausea and vomiting. Prima facie it seemed to be...
  • State BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat's mother passes away May 10, 2014

    Uttarakhand BJP president Tirath Singh Rawat's mother Gaura Devi died on Saturday following a prolonged illness at her ancestral home in Pauri district. She was 96. Her mortal remains were consigned to flames at Shirao village of the district on Saturday evening, said a BJP leader. ...
  • Kerala on high alert over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome May 9, 2014

    The Kerala health department is on high alert after increasing number of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases were reported in Saudi Arabia. MERS is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus called MERSCoV and was first reported in Saudi Arabia September 2012. According to media reports, till date,...
  • 300 taken ill after eating contaminated food at wedding ceremony April 6, 2014

    At least 300 people, including children, were taken ill after consuming contaminated food during separate marriage ceremonies in two districts, police said on Sunday. At least 100 people, including 45 children, fell ill soon after eating the food served at a wedding ceremony on Saturday, they said. They were admitted to the...
  • Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, hospitalised April 4, 2014

    Mexico City: Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalised in Mexico City, federal health officials said on Friday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information. They declined to specify the cause of his illness, saying Garcia Marquez's family had asked for...
  • Euthanasia: An Indian perspective February 27, 2014

    Abstract In our society, the palliative care and quality of life issues in patients with terminal illnesses like advanced cancer and AIDS have become an important concern for clinicians. Parallel to this concern has arisen another controversial issue-euthanasia or "mercy-killing" of terminally ill patients. Proponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) feel that...
  • Delhi govt files affidavit against Bhullar's death penalty February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing terror attack convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar's death penalty. "The government is opposed to giving death penalty to Bhullar as he is suffering from mental illness," the affidavit read. The Delhi government added that the judgement...
  • Belgium passes law extending euthanasia to children February 14, 2014

    Brussels: Belgium became the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age on Thursday when its lower house of parliament passed new "righttodie" legislation by a large majority. The law goes beyond Dutch legislation that set a minimum age of 12 for children judged mature enough to...
  • Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati stable after hospitalisation in Nellore February 3, 2014

    Nellore: Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswati is stable after being rushed to a hospital following a heart attack on Saturday. The seer has been kept in the ICU for observation. He was hospitalised on Saturday in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh after he complained of drowsiness and weakness, the police said. He...
  • Royal Caribbean cruise ended after over 300 on board fall ill January 27, 2014

    Kingston: The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship's 10day trip in the Caribbean early after hundreds of passengers and crew members were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness. The Miamibased company made the announcement a few hours after officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Sanjay Dutt prays at temple, dargah for his wife Maanyata's recovery January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt, whose wife Maanyata is currently undergoing medical treatment at a hospital, visited a temple to pray for her recovery. Earlier this month, Maanyata was admitted to a private hospital in suburban Mumbai after being diagnosed with a tumour in liver and a suspected heart ailment. Dutt,...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark and significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy...
  • Suchitra Sen not out of danger yet, on oxygen therapy January 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Described as "critically ill", legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who is suffering from serious respiratory problems, remains on oxygen therapy, a medical bulletin said on Tuesday. Her oxygen saturation level is satisfactory and cardiac status remains stable. "She is conscious and slowly communicating. Her feeding continues through feeding tube. Although still...
  • Suchitra Sen critical, but responding to treatment January 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who is being treated at the Intensive Therapy Unit of a city nursing home following serious respiratory problems, is still critical but stable and responding to therapy, a doctor said Monday. The ailing icon is on constant oxygen support (through nasal tube), but does not...
  • Suchitra Sen stable, under review by cardiologist January 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The condition of legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, under treatment in the critical care unit (CCU) of a nursing home here, is stable, a medical bulletin said Thursday. However, her heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation are being constantly monitored. Undergoing treatment for chest infection, Sen was Sunday night rushed...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal recovering, expected to attend office tomorrow December 31, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal, who has skipped office due to ill health, isrecovering well and expected to attend office on Wednesday, HealthMinister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday. Jain said the Chief Minister is feeling better."He (Kejriwal) is feeling better as he is taking rest. Hewill join office on Wednesday," the Health...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal advised 2day bed rest December 31, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal, who had skipped office on Monday due to ill health,is recovering well but has been advised strict twoday bedrest, a doctor treating him said on Tuesday. "Kejriwal wanted to attend office for two hours on Tuesday,but I advised him not to do this. Kejriwal's blood pressure isnow...