NIMHANS to research on Buddhist meditation

While studies have highlighted that yoga and meditation can bring structural changes responsible for calming emotions, better memory and lower stress, the focus is now on “mindfulness meditation”.

Doctors from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), who have been working on the effects of yoga and meditation on the brain for over three decades, are set to focus on the Buddhist traditions of meditation.

Depression linked to diabetes: Doctors

MentalHealth-Diabetes-featureNumerous studies have shown that people with diabetes are at greater risk of suffering from depression.

However, while a lot has been written and shared about diabetes, the treatment of depression continues to be cloaked in misinformation and secrecy. This is especially true in India where often depression is seen as a weakness.