Unless an adolescent learns coping skills, there is a high risk of depression in this age group In conversation with Dr Swati Bhave
Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
As per WHO estimates, globally 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders. Half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s. But most cases are undetected and untreated. If not tackled early, their impact extends to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and adversely affect the adolescent’s development, education and consequently their potential to live fulfilling and productive lives.
The World Mental Health Day, observed on 10th October has also focused on adolescent mental health with its theme as "Young people and mental health in a changing world".
I spoke to Dr Swati Bhave, who is a renowned expert in adolescent health, for her views on mental health issues in adolescence. ...read more
World Trauma Day is observed every year 17th October. This day highlights the increasing rate of accidents and injuries causing death and disability across the world and the need to prevent them... read more
Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi was launched on Monday by the Union Minister for Earth Sciences and Environment, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The System is designed to predict extreme air pollution events and give alerts to take necessary steps as per Graded Response ... read more
New Delhi: As the number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 72 in Rajasthan, the Union Health Ministry has asked states to check mosquito breeding and intensify vector control strategies to contain the spread of the disease. Sanjeeva Kumar, Additional Secretary ... read more
The probiotic VSL#3 and fecal microbiota transplantation could help induce remission in patients with ulcerative colitis, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (Mina Fransawy Alkomos, MD, from New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and Ain Shams University, Cairo).... read more
Shortened IV antibiotic courses are safe and effective for infants with uncomplicated, late-onset group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteremia, with low rates of disease recurrence and treatment failure. Three patients (1.8%) in the shortened IV duration group experienced... read more
Results from the Empagliflozin as Adjunctive to Insulin Therapy (EASE) program presented October 4at the recent European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 Annual Meeting in Berlin show that while empagliflozin improved glycemic control and... read more
According to new research published in Community Mental Health Journal, the general public has trouble understanding differences between obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Binghamton University Ph.D... read more
Indoor air pollution can damage the lungs over time Lung diseases are one of the major causes of mortality in India
New Delhi, 16 October 2018: Recent statistics indicate that about 55 million people in India suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In India, three out of five leading causes of mortalityare noncommunicable diseases and COPD is the second biggest cause of death. October is the Healthy Lung Month and awareness must be raised on the fact that it is imperative to take precautionary measures to avoid lung diseases.
An umbrella term used to describe progressive, inflammatory lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, COPD is an often overlooked but serious global health threat. Air pollution is a leading cause of this condition. In India, COPD is under diagnosed as a lung function test, spirometry, is often not conducted during preliminary investigations.