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Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Positive self-esteem is something that gives us the strength to take charge of our lives and feel good about ourselves. The mind plays a disproportionate role in our lives and how it feels can drive how the body ends up feeling. Thus, from borderline personality disorders to depression, there are many disorders that could affect [...]

February 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors ‘could worsen mental health’

Failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors ‘could worsen mental health’

Commuters walk past the remains of Grenfell Tower in west London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA Survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster are facing a new wave of post-traumatic stress with their chances of treatment hampered because so many victims remain homeless, experts and victims’ representatives have warned. Six months after the west London tower block burned [...]

December 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors ‘could worsen mental health’

Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

New research suggests that diabetes is not just something that affects people physically. A report has highlighted the need for people with diabetes to be provided with better mental health support, according to Metro.co.uk A survey, conducted by Diabetes UK, suggests that three out of five diabetics suffer from emotional and mental health difficulties, directly [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to managing a mental health diagnosis. But a therapist isn’t going to just hand over some life-changing advice and call it a day. “Most of the work of therapy happens [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health

Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health

Worried over your son or daughter is being too friendly with his or her mates? Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, say researchers. “Our research found that the quality of friendships during adolescence may [...]

August 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

At the 2014 Edinburgh fringe, the trailblazing Every Brilliant Thing – written by Duncan Macmillan and performed by Jonny Donahoe – talked to us about depression in a refreshingly warm, open and honest way. A year later, Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn’s Fake It ’Til You Make It tackled the taboo subject of male depression and was one of a [...]

August 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Model selfies should probably come with a warning to young girls. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Our addictive feeds of fitness models, exotic travel, and photo-perfect moments don’t often match with our comparatively humdrum and badly lit lives. The discontent caused by that disconnect is enough that a growing body of research suggests social media is contributing to [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

A growing number of American politicians are reportedly raising concerns over Donald Trump’s mental health. At least three Democrat officials have publicly questioned the US President’s health, with some calling for specific safeguards to be implemented to consider a leader’s emotional or mental well-being while in office. Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer called for a review of [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Growing number of politicians ‘openly questioning Donald Trump’s mental health’

Library cuts harm young people’s mental health services, warns lobby

Library cuts harm young people’s mental health services, warns lobby

Public libraries’ significant role supporting the mental health of young people risks being undermined by swingeing budget cuts forced on local authorities, the head of their professional body warned this week. He added that, if funding is not protected, the work of libraries as frontline information resources for young people in need will be pushed [...]

January 13, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Library cuts harm young people’s mental health services, warns lobby

Relatives: Airport Shooting Suspect Had Mental Health Issues

Relatives: Airport Shooting Suspect Had Mental Health Issues

The man police say opened fire with a gun from his checked baggage at a Florida airport had a history of mental health problems — some of which followed his military service in Iraq — and was receiving psychological treatment at his home in Alaska, his relatives said Friday after the deadly shooting. “Only thing [...]

January 7, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Relatives: Airport Shooting Suspect Had Mental Health Issues

Gunman ‘was evaluated for mental health issues’ before fatal shooting at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale airport

Gunman ‘was evaluated for mental health issues’ before fatal shooting at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale airport

A former US military member suspected of shooting five dead at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale airport had been evaluated for mental health issues, US media reports. Estaban Santiago, 26, is suspected of opening fire near the baggage carousel about noon Friday after arriving on a flight from Canada and loading his gun in the bathroom. Five [...]

January 7, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Gunman ‘was evaluated for mental health issues’ before fatal shooting at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale airport