Education  /  Published 02.07.19

Suicide watch

There is a lot that parents can do to prevent suicide. First, they need to pay attention to the verbal and non-verbal signs of distress their child is exhibiting. There may be times when young student...
By Shivani Manchanda in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

How AI can save your life

Artificial intelligence is by turns terrifying, overhyped, hard to understand and just plain awesome.For an example of the last, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, were able t...
By David Brooks/New York Times News Service in

Science  /  Published 13.03.20

Reduce Facebook usage, stay healthy: Study

Reducing Facebook usage time is linked to smoking fewer cigarettes, better physical activity, and fewer depressive symptoms, according to a study which suggests that less frequent use of the social me...
By PTI in Berlin

West Bengal  /  Published 23.03.19

Girl meets Good Samaritans

A Class IX girl worried about her mother’s possible reaction to her annual examination marks was sitting forlornly at Prinsep Ghat on Wednesday afternoon when a newlywed couple befriended her, took ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 30.01.20

Some of Bojack Horseman’s impactful moments

In the 2010s, there was a very famous Netflix show that addressed mental health, before it became ‘cool.’ On paper, an adult cartoon about a bitter, self-loathing humanoid horse trying to grapple ...
By Vedant Karia in

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.19

After Christmas and the New Year, a hangover

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, it’s the season to be gloomy. Christmas and New Year bring little cheer, studies have revealed. The elderly feel their loneliness more acutely and the young real...
By The Editorial Board in

Food  /  Published 26.10.19

Mood food: On the effect of diet on depression

The relationship between diet and depression has been studied by multiple experts over the years. But most studies have been focused on specific nutrients such as fatty acids (omega-3) and vitamins B6...
By Kaushik Talukdar in

Calcutta  /  Published 26.06.20

Matters of the mind

How is the lockdown taking a toll on the mental health of residents? And what are the ways to identify symptoms from the behavioural patterns of family members? Psychiatrist Kedar Ranjan Banerjee addr...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.04.19

Jet Airways employee commits suicide

A senior technician with the grounded Jet Airways allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Palghar district because of depression triggered by cancer, police said on Saturday.Shailesh Singh, 45,...
By PTI in Mumbai

Health  /  Published 22.01.20

Dr Gita Mathai answers your health queries

My son walks on his toes all the time. Is this normal? Children sometimes walk on their toes but this usually corrects itself by the age of three. Habitual toe-walking after this age needs to be evalu...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in


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