Wednesday, 5 October, 2022


Second wave has left 2 of 3 people struggling with fear of death, grief, says NIMHANS doctor

NIMHANS professor says the grief and trauma caused during the second Covid wave has been higher than the first one, notes there has been an acute spike in distress calls.

Covaxin a ‘buffet’ vaccine that can deal with mutations, others ‘a la carte’ — top virologist

India’s vaccination strategy is smartly-designed and will strengthen healthcare workers to handle a second wave, says Dr V. Ravi, former basic sciences dean at NIMHANS.

‘Should I send my kids to school, should I travel?’ Top Covid concerns on NIMHANS helpline

NIMHANS director G. Gururaj says helpline set up on 25 March has received over 3 lakh calls, though numbers have reduced significantly in recent months.

‘Do I have Covid? Vaccine anytime soon?’ — 3.5 lakh distress calls at NIMHANS since March

NIMHANS Director B.N. Gangadhar says frequently-asked queries are mostly about fear of losing jobs, managing work-related stress & anxiety regarding children's education.

36% patients in mental health facilities stay over a year — way above ‘6-week requirement’

Hans Foundation survey finds 93.5% mental health patients never stepped out of hospital, 86.5% never had a visitor, 94.8% never visited anyone out of the hospital.

Deep breaths and counselling: How doctors are treating India’s ‘first Netflix addict’

A 23-year-old was recently admitted at NIMHANS, Bengaluru, after he let his Netflix viewing take precedence over everything else in his life.

Three Bengaluru institutions announce largest joint mental health study in India

This is the first major and systematic research study of mechanisms of mental health disorders in India, scientists involved in the project claim.

Anyone here been raped and likes sex?

And smokes, drinks and has condoms in her room? Notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

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.