India has a bad track record dealing with “invisible illnesses”. Those who suffer from mental health issues are still stigmatised and in more cases than not, cannot receive the healthcare they vitally need due to a lack of available mental health services.
Machine learning and AI are finding ever more ways to integrate into daily life. The concept is used for a broad range of applications, from finance to space exploration to healthcare. In the latter field, one novel approach is attempting to use AI to assist with identifying mental illness. Indian researchers may have developed a […]
When it comes to sleep, how much is enough? And on World Sleep Day, ask yourself: am I getting enough sleep and should I worried about snoring How much sleep you get is important for a number of reasons. Sleep affects a number of different health indicators, from healthier ageing to better weight management to […]
When it comes to dyslexia, there is no shortage of stigma in India. Revealing testimonies from sufferers highlight how often the problem is handled poorly – if it is handled at all. “I felt like the stupidest person in the world growing up,” one sufferer said. “My parents and teachers were terrible to me because […]
Recent research conducted in India on stem cell models may unveil more of the mechanisms behind familial Alzheimer’s disease. Critically, the Indian laboratory’s approach to researching the disease may make future investigations easier. Estimates place the number of patients with dementia in India at around four million. Worldwide numbers of dementia cases are estimated to […]
In the West, eating disorders are well-known, well-characterised, and are thought to be increasing in frequency. This is due to a range of societal factors, of which the advent of social media is often highlighted. In India, however, eating disorders do not have official figures, are all but unstudied, and those who have them may […]
The University of Copenhagen in Denmark has recently released a study examining a novel approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease. With a potential future crisis of the disease on India’s hands, any new knowledge on how to prevent the condition could be a vital lifeline. India’s looming dementia crisis Two decades ago Alzheimer’s disease was […]
Worldwide numbers of dementia cases are estimated to hit 131.5 million by 2050. India is unlikely to be exempt from this trend as conditions in the country indicate numbers are set to rise rapidly. India has an aging population, and with increased life expectancy in recent years the number of individuals living to the age […]
India gained 2.9 million cases of dementia in 26 years. This is according to recent research published in The Lancet, which revealed that the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia increased from 20.2 million in 1990 to 43.8 million globally in 2016.
Currently, Indian patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease struggle to access some of the more modern methods of treating the condition. This may soon change following the introduction of the drug Apomorphine, a treatment used commonly in Western nations. Current treatments in India include the use of oral treatments, which come with the disadvantage of having […]