Psychiatrists ask PM to launch awareness campaign on mental illness

Concerned over an alarming rise in suicide cases in India, leading psychiatrists and mental health experts Thursday made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a nationwide awareness campaign to remove the social stigma associated with mental illnesses.

New study suggests impulsive decisions can be controlled
New study suggests impulsive decisions can be controlled

In a new study, scientists have shown that people's tendency to make impulsive decisions could be controlled.

New book aims to spread awareness about dementia

With over 40 lakh dementia patients in India, there is an urgent need to educate people on how to look after suffering family members and, in some cases, even reverse the symptoms, author Minakshi Chaudhry whose book on dementia was presented to President Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday.

John Abraham urges pillion riders to wear helmets

 Actor John Abraham, who flagged- off the Yamaha Mission to encourage safe and congenial bike riding across the nation with a theme of 'Discovering a whole new India' here on Sunday, underscored that pillion riders should wear helmets.

Half of young Brit women don't know where 'vaginas' are!

A new survey has revealed that half of the young women, aged 26-35, do not know how to label a vagina on a medical diagram, while 65 percent have a problem using the words vagina or vulva.

`Dabangg` girl Sonakshi Sinha takes up ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Bollywood`s `Dabangg` girl Sonakshi Sinha became the latest celeb to have joined the league. Sonkashi took the challenge without being nominated by anybody.

Easier for stars to spread awareness: Kajol

An accomplished actress and a doting mother, Kajol, who backs a social mission - Lifebuoy `Help A Child Reach 5`, believes that the voice of stars like her reaches out to more people and spreads greater awareness.

Run awareness campaigns on mobile radiation: Report

Government should step up efforts to spread awareness about mobile radiations for allaying fears of possible ill effects on health, a DoT committee has said.

Roadmin for walkathons on Sunday to create safety awareness

Concerned over India suffering the highest road fatalities it the world, the Road Transport and Highways (RTH) Ministry has asked all states to organise "Walkathons" (walking marathons) on Sunday in a bid to create safety awareness among the masses.

Low awareness on breastfeeding not restricted to poor: Montek

Lack of awareness about breastfeeding is not limited to the poor and vulnerable sections of society, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahuwalia said today.

Awareness is required to prevent Diabetes

Alarmed at the number of diabetes patients in the country touching 63 million, experts have advocated a systematic awareness drive about the ailment and the need for a disciplined life.

Shazahn Padamsee spreads message about breast cancer

Actress Shazahn Padamsee unveiled Madame`s brand mascot JOEI, an animated character, to spread awareness about breast cancer.

Rucha Gujarati praises crime-based shows for creating awareness

After doing ‘Savdhaan India’, television actress Rucha Gujarati feels such crime-based shows are essential for the audience.

`Leaders should create awareness about HIV/AIDS`

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday said that creating awareness about HIV and AIDS should be a part of the responsibilities of elected representatives, corporate entities and business houses in the state.

Sofia Vergara raising awareness about hypothyroidism

Emmy-nominated actress Sofia Vergara revealed her own bout with thyroid cancer and debuted as the spokeswoman for ‘Follow the Script’, a campaign to raise awareness of hypothyroidism.

World Hepatitis Day 2012: Hepatitis C awareness

Hepatitis simply means swelling of the liver that persists longer than six months.

Wear pink for a cause, urges fashionista Sonam

The actress has urged companies to encourage their employees to wear pink at work as a mark of support for the fight against breast cancer.

Awareness drive on pesticide effect on peacocks

Pakidi hill, spread over 1970 hectare, is considered as
the largest habitat of peacocks in the country.

Create awareness among women of Domestic Violence Act

Lack of awareness among women of provisions of `protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005` was a major reason behind them falling victims to domestic violence, according to District Collector Mini Antony.

"A balanced diet can help prevent diabetes"

Dr Rekha V Bhat talks exclusively to Salome Phelamei of Zeenews.com.