Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicMental health

Topic: mental health

Dogs can smell when you’re stressed too, this UK study says

Gaining new knowledge of the human-dog relationship can be useful for training anxiety and PTSD service dogs that right now respond to visual cues.

80% of middle & secondary school students have exam anxieties, 45% body image issues: NCERT survey

Result of the first-of-its-kind survey is based on responses from 3,79,842 students studying in classes 6 to 12. 51% respondents satisfied with their personal life, 73% happy with school life.

Houseplants don’t just look nice—they can also give your mental health a boost

Not having access to nature can affect our health adversely. It’s been linked to symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as other conditions.

People with dyslexia have ‘enhanced abilities’, says this UK study

Dyslexia is linked to abilities in areas like discovery, invention and creativity. Such skills are vital in helping humans adapt to changing environments.

What if? 5 student ‘suicides’ in 2 weeks raise big mental health question for Tamil Nadu schools

Cuddalore/Tiruvallur: Her suicide note was written in “Tanglish”, with the Tamil words transliterated into English, and left on the refrigerator. In neat cursive script...

No, ‘chemical imbalance’ does not cause depression. And antidepressants aren’t the ‘cure’

Serotonin theory of depression started to be promoted by the pharmaceutical industry in the 1990s. New research shows there's no evidence for it.

‘Feel-good’ content isn’t as ethical as you think. Both creators and consumers are culprits

Holding life-affirming signs to giving homeless cash, videos of 'random acts of kindness' are popular. But consider how they're money-makers too.

Emotional labour is more than to-do lists or remembering birthday dates. It has a cost

Emotional labour demands workers not merely manage their own emotions, but manage the flow of emotions and exchange between workers and customers.

Taking a mental health day can be good for you. Here’s how to make the most of one

Tackling mental health problems early is important to prevent them from getting worse. Left unchecked, they can lead to mental illness.

How I learned to stop feeling bad about my failure and accepted my new ‘psychologist’ self

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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