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Dengue: Symptoms, Care, and Prevention in Children

Reading Time: 3 minutesPreeti tells us about the symptoms, care, and prevention of Dengue in children, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Dengue (DEN-gee) fever is a tropical disease caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. The Aides mosquito bites a person a person infected by dengue virus and it becomes a carrier of this virus. […]

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Exam Pressures are Driving School Kids to Suicide in Britain: New Study Mentions Mental Health Issues of Students

Reading Time: 3 minutesAccording to a new study published by the National Education Union, 81 percent of secondary teachers report having detected self-harming among pupils. Forty-nine percent said mental-health issues had led to suicides or suicide attempts at their schools or colleges.  Here’s a report, for Different Truths. Teachers say academic stress is to blame for a sharp […]

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Girls and Autism: Missed Diagnosis and Mis-diagnosis

Reading Time: 7 minutesBoys are four times as likely to receive early diagnosis and intervention for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) than girls. There was a time when it was believed that ASD was prevalent only in boys. Girls are always taught to blend in and not stand out. While boys and men with Autism also use camouflage, researchers point […]

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Dengue Vaccine Might Instead Trigger More Cases: New Study

Reading Time: 5 minutesAt times antibodies turn a double-agent. The theory adds that the antibodies attach themselves to viruses, like that of dengue, to make the infection more severe. And many times, such an infection can be life-threatening, points out Mahima, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. My doctor tells me that globally all medical specialists […]

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The Game of Life and Death…

Reading Time: 6 minutes  The concept of ‘good death’ (euthanasia) existed in the ancient world.  Medical assistance was not needed when the Homeric warrior died as a hero and was expected to accept death with resignation. Later the city-state regarded as heroes the men fallen for the cause of the community, honouring these model citizens as those who died […]

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Psychotherapy Paradigms in Schizophrenia: Patients Function at Levels of Symbolisation – VIII

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe schizophrenic person often functions at a level of symbolisation where the materials that he uses to represent and communicate include, as in a dream, actions, body parts and sensations, and the eliciting of feelings in the psychotherapist. As in a dream, he represents meanings by their opposites and condenses many meanings in one representation. […]

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Psychotherapy Paradigms in Schizophrenia: Understanding the Symbolisation Process of the Patient – VII

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe object world may fail to encourage, support, or reward the effort to achieve or sustain higher levels of functioning. Since symbolisation processes are significantly future-oriented, persistent disappointment or the thwarting of expectations may lead to the conviction that it is futile to expend effort in achieving higher levels of symbolisation. Here’s the seventh and […]

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Cough Campaign to Smoke out TB: 4.32 Lakh Indians Died in 2016 Due to Killer Disease

Reading Time: 4 minutesEarlier this month was held the ‘End-TB Summit’ in New Delhi and prime minister Narendra Modi re-launched the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) “cough”, a national mass media campaign that warns citizens that TB and tobacco are a deadly combination with tobacco the agency behind TB. A report, for Different Truths.  Marshal Wyatt […]

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Psychotherapy Paradigms in Schizophrenia: Recognise a Patient’s Pain – VI

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is certainly possible to recognise a patient’s pain and to let him know you recognise it: that is a great deal! It is not necessary to try to make the pain go away or to promise that it will. In fact, nothing is so destructive to a relationship with a patient as the implicit […]

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In Defence of Euthanasia: The Right to Refuse Treatment and Die with Dignity

Reading Time: 16 minutesIn a historic and landmark judgement on Friday (March 9), the Supreme Court of India allowed passive euthanasia. A Constitution Bench, led by the CJI Dipak Misra upheld that the fundamental right to life and dignity includes right to refuse treatment and die with dignity. It stated that the fundamental right to a “meaningful existence” […]

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