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Study: Over half of people use cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawals

More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they're between uses, a new study finds.
More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they're between uses, a new study finds.(ANI)
More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they're between uses, a new study finds.(ANI)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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Covid-19: Obesity raises risk of severe illness, death after infection

A report by Public Health England (PHE) said evidence from the UK and elsewhere suggests that being severely overweight puts people at greater risk of hospitalisation, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission and death from Covid-19, with risk growing substantially as body mass index (BMI) increases.
The current evidence does not suggest that having excess weight increases people’s chances of contracting the virus(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
The current evidence does not suggest that having excess weight increases people’s chances of contracting the virus(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

This study focuses on the role culture plays in feeling sick. Here’s how

The researchers also pointed out that men with stronger family ties were more likely to report stronger sickness sensations over the past year. Read on.
Social scientists think that a person’s values may shape internal views on “socially appropriate sickness.”(Unsplash)
Social scientists think that a person’s values may shape internal views on “socially appropriate sickness.”(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 10:43 AM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByAsian News International

Punjab State Ranking TT Tournament: Despite injuries, illnesses, they aim at excellence

Defeating injuries and diseases, two table tennis players are aiming at achieving top slots in the ranking of table tennis players in the country. Nikhil Saini, 18, from Patiala and Suhaan Gulati, 12, from Jalandhar, who have played against each other in several tournaments, are once again gearing up for the match between them during the Punjab State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament being played here.
Table tennis players Nikhil Saini and Suhaan Gulati in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Table tennis players Nikhil Saini and Suhaan Gulati in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 08, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Press council adopts norms over covering suicide, mental illness

Apart from the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) also has guidelines on reporting of suicide cases and presentation of reports.
The Press Council of India has adopted norms for reporting on issues pertaining to mental illness and suicide. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Press Council of India has adopted norms for reporting on issues pertaining to mental illness and suicide. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 12:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

Mother, upset over 3-month-old son’s illness, throws him off 4th floor: Cop

Police said initial probe suggested the woman was upset over her child’s illness since his birth
The three-month-old baby was suffering from jaundice since his birth and was under treatment ar Lucknow King George Medical University.(Representative Photo/Shutterstock)
The three-month-old baby was suffering from jaundice since his birth and was under treatment ar Lucknow King George Medical University.(Representative Photo/Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Sushmita Sen reveals illness was the reason for her Instagram debut, says she had become very sick, had steroid deposits

Sushmita Sen has revealed that it was a health scare that made her make her Instagram debut. Details here.
Sushmita Sen made her Instagram debut in 2016.(Instagram)
Sushmita Sen made her Instagram debut in 2016.(Instagram)
Updated on May 29, 2019 05:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

What India must do to solve its mental health crisis

There is a desperate need for mental health literacy. An ecosystem of care, empathy and inclusion requires involvement of politicians, celebrities, activists, scholars and citizens. Only then can we change the way we address mental illnesses. The conversation must start.
This remains one of India’s biggest challenges in addressing mental illness: a general lack of mental health literacy. Mental illnesses – anxiety, depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia among many others – are neglected in India(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
This remains one of India’s biggest challenges in addressing mental illness: a general lack of mental health literacy. Mental illnesses – anxiety, depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia among many others – are neglected in India(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 05:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMarika Gabriel

Illness hits Australian camp ahead of Pakistan series

Glenn Maxwell missed training on Wednesday, two days ahead of Friday’s opener in Sharjah.
File image of Glenn Maxwell.(Reuters)
File image of Glenn Maxwell.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 21, 2019 09:44 AM IST
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Secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi, Manohar Parrikar not comparable, says Randeep Surjewala

Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that only those in positions of power, especially as heads of state, should disclose the nature of their affliction in public interest.
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are not comparable .(HT File Photo)
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are not comparable .(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 17, 2018 09:00 PM IST
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Panaji | ByIndo Asian News Service

Nowhere to go in Chandigarh after recovering from a mental illness

Dr Shikha, a psychiatrist, says, “In the last two years, we have rehabilitated 28 people who recovered from severe mental illness. But there is no initiative by the administration.”
The city lacks proper rehabilitation facilities for survivors who want to get back to a normal life.(Shutterstock)
The city lacks proper rehabilitation facilities for survivors who want to get back to a normal life.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByTanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh

World Mental health day - October 10: Young people hit by mental illness more, say experts in Pune

40% of the patients coming to psychiatrists are between the age group of 16 and 29 years
Regional mental hospital in association with Chaitanya mental health care centre will be presenting a street play on youth and mental health in the changing world in Pune, Ahmednagar and Satara.(HT PHOTO)
Regional mental hospital in association with Chaitanya mental health care centre will be presenting a street play on youth and mental health in the changing world in Pune, Ahmednagar and Satara.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 10, 2018 03:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNozia Sayyed

‘Tackling mental illness begins by lending an ear’

Dr David Spiegel, Willson professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioural sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Dr Shekhar Saxena, visiting professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, spoke on ‘Mental Health: How to Start the Conversation’.
Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Visiting Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and David Spiegel, M.D., Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace inNew Delhi, India, on Saturday, October 6, 2018.(HT Photo)
Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Visiting Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and David Spiegel, M.D., Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace inNew Delhi, India, on Saturday, October 6, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Illness scores can help determine if ICU patients will survive or not

Mortality is not the only outcome that nursing notes could potentially predict. They might also be used to predict readmission, or recovery from infection while in the ICU.
Notes made by medical professionals can help in predicting how a patient would fare during treatment.(Shutterstock)
Notes made by medical professionals can help in predicting how a patient would fare during treatment.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 12:50 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Irrfan Khan shares new pic from London, is fighting illness with a smile on his face

Irrfan Khan is still his old self, even as he battles a dangerous disease. Check out his new picture from England.
Irrfan Khan gives a big smile to someone in this photo.(Twitter)
Irrfan Khan gives a big smile to someone in this photo.(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 15, 2018 01:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Mental illness and diabetes can be a fatal combination. Here’s why

People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks among patients who are African American or Hispanic.
Here’s how diabetes in people with mental illness can be a bad thing.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how diabetes in people with mental illness can be a bad thing.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 03:08 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

It’s all in your head: Mental illness patients on the worst advice they got

British journalist Hattie Gladwell started a Twitter thread asking her followers to reveal the most unhelpful or insulting things ever said to them about their mental illness.
British journalist Hattie Gladwell’s tweet got over 600 responses. It was ‘liked’ by 2,600 people and was shared nearly 470 times.(TLLLF)
British journalist Hattie Gladwell’s tweet got over 600 responses. It was ‘liked’ by 2,600 people and was shared nearly 470 times.(TLLLF)
Updated on May 10, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Psychiatric, lifestyle ailments most common issues among Mumbai patients: Study

For the first time, the BMC doctors studied disease patterns of patients who visited BMC’s three-level healthcare facilities
The survey was done using data compiled between October 2015 and September 2017.(Pic for representation)
The survey was done using data compiled between October 2015 and September 2017.(Pic for representation)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 11:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAayushi Pratap

Patola singer Guru Randhawa: I went to meet Irrfan sir the moment I heard about his illness

Singer Guru Randhawa also reveals that Irrfan was really happy with how the song Patola turned out in the film Blackmail.
Guru Randhawa has sung Patola for the Irrfan-starrer Blackmail, which releases tomorrow.
Guru Randhawa has sung Patola for the Irrfan-starrer Blackmail, which releases tomorrow.
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

Keep illness at bay, on your next vacay: Common travel ailments and how to deal with them

You have booked the hotels and flights, and have an itinerary drawn up, for your next trip. But what if you fall ill in the middle of it? To guard yourself against common travel illnesses such as flu, motion sickness and diarrhoea, follow these expert tips.
Here are 5 most common travel ailments that can wreck havoc on your vacations plans this summer.(Getty Images)
Here are 5 most common travel ailments that can wreck havoc on your vacations plans this summer.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 03:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAbhinav Verma, New Delhi
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