Tag: diseases

My Fight with Cancer

Since childhood, I had this perception that cancer is incurable. I cannot forget the sufferings of my close friend who succumbed to this dreaded disease. Being health conscious, I and my husband consumed healthy food, did yoga and went for walks despite our busy schedules. It came as a shock when I was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine cancer, stage IV, at the age […]

The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health in India and How to Reduce it

Mental health and psychological care in India have remained suppressed under an often-repeated phrase – ‘log kya kahenge?’ This cuts across gender, caste, religion, socio-economic class, and region in India, making people shy away from coming out in the open. The immense pressure to stay and act ‘normal’ manifests an unhealthy stigma against getting help. […]

World Health Day

Quote: You live longer and are happier if you lead a healthy life. One in four Indians is now in peril of dying from non-communicable conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular complaint, or cancer before they turn 70 due to the rising frequency of liver diseases in India. Bad habits like a poor diet, inactivity, erratic sleeping […]

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