All of us crave for and seek happiness. But do we know what true happiness actually is?
‘Feel-good’ movies, a tasty dish, a pleasant or delightful fragrance, a melodious song, a tender touch, seeing a beautiful thing – all these give pleasure and make us feel more upbeat. And, we often confuse or mistake these feelings as happiness.
But, these feelings are not true happiness; they fulfill or satisfy our worldly desires as they are at the level of the senses. This is entertainment, which is temporary or short-lived. A tasty meal will stay with you only until your next meal...read more
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008 vide GSR 331(E) dated 3rd April 2018 “Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Second Amendment ... read more
Music in depression
Music-based therapeutic interventions can help improve mood - depression and perhaps also anxiety and emotional well-being overall, including quality of life - and they can also improve behavioral problems overall, but not in particular agitation or aggression (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, July 23).
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A study of more than 36,000 people followed for over two decades revealed that young and healthy individuals considered "low-risk" still died from cardiovascular disease if they had high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Without taking into account other risk factors, people,.. read more
Sitting for just 10 minutes is sufficient to reduce blood flow to the legs and impairs the function of small blood vessels supplying muscles in the leg, says a new study reported August 21, 2018 in the journal Experimental Physiology. But, the study also suggests that this effect can be offset by
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A new Cochrane Review published online July 23 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has found that music-based therapeutic interventions for at least five sessions reduced symptoms of depression and improved overall behavioral problems, emotional well-being and... read more
A retrospective analysis of over 100 patients who underwent a second surgery for recurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma has shown no clinical benefit of adding a course of radioactive iodine (RAI) to a second surgery for recurrent or persistent papillary thyroid carcinoma. The study... read more
A study published in the August 2018 issue of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica has linked benzodiazepine use to a modestly increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, even though the association between benzodiazepine use and Alzheimer's disease was small in the study. No ... read more
Pictorial health warnings (PHWs) are one of the most effective ways to communicate health effects of tobacco All tobacco products to feature about 85% PHWs from 1 September 2018
New Delhi, 21 August 2018: From 1 September 2018, all tobacco products will feature a fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings. A new set of health warnings for all tobacco products have been notified by the union health ministry with validity extending up to the next two years. Any tobacco product manufactured, imported or packaged on or after the said date will have to display these images.
The government had made an amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules-2008 in April. There are two sets of specified health warnings: the first set with validity of one year, and a second set to be implemented after the expiry of the former’s validity on September 1, 2019. The second set of health warnings will be valid till September 1, 2020.