According to the World Health Organization, usage of tobacco claims as many as 6 million lives every year! This figure is all set to grow to an alarming 8 million in the coming decade. Tobacco is consumed worldwide in the form of cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah (shish) and it contains Nicotine, a stimulant
Characterized by unprovoked and recurrent seizures, epilepsy is a spectrum of chronic neurological disorders varying in the range of severity, seizure-type and causes. The epileptic seizures range right from nearly undetectable episodes to long periods of vigorous shaking of the body that can sometime lead to broken bones. The causes of epilepsy could vary from
When you get your leg fractured, you immediately go see a doctor, right? Is it not because the broken bone hinders your leg from functioning normally and that the pain caused by it causes you significant distress? ‘ Then why is it that when the same amount of disability and distressed is caused by a
A set of Six Posters on First Aid for Mental Health Problems has been brought out by the Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS. These posters teach us to identify people with mental health problems, provide first aid strategies, and do’s and don’ts one needs to follow when providing first aid for mental health problems.