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‘Homelessness makes people vulnerable to mental,health issues’

London: Homelessness makes people vulnerableto mental and health problems, according to a study by British researchers that sheds light on the plight of society’s most marginalised people. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-like temporary housing and others living in

Denying sex to spouse a long time mental cruelty, ground for divorce: HC

New Delhi:  Putting an end to a nine-year-old marriage, the Delhi High Court has reiterated that denying sex to the spouse for a long time, without sufficient reason, amounted to mental cruelty and is a ground for divorce. A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandarajog and Justice Pratibha Rani granted divorce to a man, while

Nearly 60 mn Indians suffer from mental disorders

At least 60 million Indians — a number more than the population of South Africa — suffer from mental disorders, even as the country lags the world in medical professionals and spending on mental-health issues. Nearly 10-20 million (1-2 per cent of the population) Indians suffered from severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar

Employees use Facebook to kill mental fatigue too

New York: Bosses please take note. If you find an employee looking at Facebook, it may actually means a break for him or her from tiredness at work. According to a new survey, workers use social media at work for many reasons and taking a mental break is one of the most common one. Nearly

Air pollution may affect mental health in kids

London: Increased exposure to air pollution can negatively affect the brain as well as mental development of children and adolescents, finds a new study. The findings showed that air pollution increased the risk of at least one psychiatric diagnosis for children and adolescents. In particular, the concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM10

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