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Beware the Betel Nut Addiction: A Case of Hepatitis C

March 12, 2017 – 5:09 PM |

His skin reminded me of the sooty wax on car engines. At another place, at another time, I might have eyed him suspiciously and clutched my purse more tightly. After all, there were all these …

Stress and Its Impact on Health – The Master Malady of All

March 3, 2017 – 4:31 PM |

Stress in a medical context is defined as a physical or psychological factor that creates bodily and/or mental tension. Stress factors can be external, coming from the environment, psychological or social situations, or internal, due …

Artificial Sweeteners—Are They Really Sweet?

January 9, 2017 – 5:08 AM |

Would you like to hazard a guess at one of the biggest struggles of a diabetic? It is, in fact, to refrain from sugary items. Now, however, with the development of such a wide variety …

Adverse Blow of Internet Addiction on Student Lifestyle

December 31, 2016 – 6:35 PM |

Due to globalization, children are now becoming more and more attracted to electronic media and spending more of their time on social networking websites, video games, television shows and action movies. On one hand, the …

Parenting Essentials: Building an Infrangible Nexus of Warmth and Trust

October 30, 2016 – 12:13 AM |
Parenting Essentials: Building an Infrangible Nexus of Warmth and Trust

Two individuals from different backgrounds,upbringing,education,lifestyles and distinct personalities come together to make a family. A family which they, despite being disparate, dream to be an ideal one. Before life gives them a chance to understand …

In a Quagmire of Denial: Assessing Consequences and Solutions

October 30, 2016 – 12:10 AM |

In a stressful situation our brain gets burdened and opts for defense mechanisms and denial is one of them. Denial is the non-acceptance of the truth to reduce unease (Shah, 2013). There are three types …

The Cocktail of Life: A Mélange of Sweet, Sour, Salty and Spice

October 28, 2016 – 11:52 PM |

Life, in many respects, is a one-way ticket on an unknown train; you don’t know where it leads to or how it ends. Through this journey we enjoy the cocktail of life—a mélange of sweet, …

Helping Patients Cope with Grief: Creating a Niche for Nurses

July 4, 2016 – 5:49 PM |

In the past, nursing students learnt about anatomy and physiology of a system, dealt with an infected toe, a brain with infarcts, a heart with surgeries etc. but nowadays, students are learning about the wholeness …

The Sound of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need to Connect and Belong

June 19, 2016 – 4:21 AM |

Loneliness has been defined as “the aversive state experienced when a disagreement exists between the interpersonal relationships one wishes to have, and those that one perceives they at present have “(Peplau& Perlman, 1982).

Music Therapy: A Melody for Mental Health

June 13, 2016 – 9:54 PM |

For over centuries, health practitioners have argued over treatment of mental illnesses, with some advocating medication, and others rejecting it in favour of alternative therapies. Certain therapies encourage and aid clients in communicating their thoughts …

Engaging the Wandering Mind: Practicing Mindfulness

May 10, 2016 – 8:49 PM | One Comment
Engaging the Wandering Mind: Practicing  Mindfulness

Since times immemorial, humans have been subjected to mental and psychological suffering. As conscious beings, our minds constantly ruminate over events from the past and fears of the future. Within reasonable limits this mind-wandering is …

Spiritual Healing—A Traditional Way of Recovery in Mental Illness

April 7, 2016 – 6:00 PM |

According to a book titled, “Nursing Concepts for Health Promotion,” spirituality can be defined as “the spiritual dimension trying to be in harmony with the universe, striving for answers about the infinite, and coming especially …

Role of Healthy Diet and Exercise in Sleep Quality

April 7, 2016 – 3:25 PM |

Sleep has long been the subject of much folklore in the past; a conduit to communicate with the dead, travel in meta-physical realms or predict an apocalyptic event. Although scientists haven’t been able to pinpoint …