Don’t Break a leg!

Anorexia can negatively impact bone density and cause fractures in patients. By Priyanka D Bengaluru, April 12, 2019: People with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that is characterized by an irrational fear of weight gain, are likely to experience bone loss and fractures at later stages. The National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website states that anorexia symptoms […]

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The Burden of Care

Caregivers of patients with mental disorders carry large amounts of burden. By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, April 11, 2019. A recent study noted that caregivers  tending to patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,alcohol-dependency syndrome and depressive disorder, face a significant burden in their lives. The study notes that caregivers faced physical pain and sleep disturbances.  The […]

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Parkinsonism can be Tamed

Today is celebrated as world Parkinson’s day, and the SSNMC hospital organized an awareness program for Parkinson patients. By Thanuja. M Bengaluru, April 11, 2019 The SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital, in association with Basal Ganglia support group, organized a program to bring awareness about Parkinson’s disease. The motto for the program was ‘Empowering the Caregivers’. […]

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The Need for Affordable Help for Addicts

Lack of government-sponsored de-addiction centres are pushing patients to costly private treatments. By Thanuja. M Bengaluru, April 11, 2019: Bengaluru is in need of more government supported de-addiction centres. There are many people who get addicted to drugs, alcohol and  other intoxicants and find it very difficult to move away from them Currently, there are […]

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