Doomscrolling was one of the Oxford Dictionary words for the year 2020. Over the last few months, people have found themselves hooked on gloomy news on social media and, in many cases, have experienced serious anxiety from Covid-19 updates. But what leads us to over-consume negative news and how can we break this habit?
The study, led by researchers from the UK's Lancaster University, showed that many older people experienced a greater increase in loneliness and long-term mental health disorders as a result of the switch to online socialising than those who spent the pandemic on their own
On June 23, the Union Health Ministry stated that around 40 cases of the Delta Plus variant, classified as a variant of concern (VOC), have been detected sporadically in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh. Epidemiologist Dr. Lancelot Pinto breaks down the characteristics of the new variant of Covid-19
Those at the forefront of the Covid-19 battle have been working, often away from their families and with negligible breaks, for more than a year. What does this mean for their psychological well-being? Two experts who set up a free helpline for frontline workers share observations and advice
The National Covid Memorial is a website started by the Kolkata-based NGO Covid Care Network. Their aim is to have a safe space where people can pay homage to loved ones and revisit it whenever they want. They don’t want these deaths to be mere Covid-19 numbers
Fitness and yoga instructor Samiksha Shetty talks to Mid-Day.com about the focus and discipline required for working out, and shares a few exercises that can be easily done at home. She says consistency is key to achieve results
When Mumbaikars were struggling in the pandemic, they tweeted at Ruben Mascarenhas. The activist-politician had help from dozens of citizens, who jumped in to take helpline requests for medical aid and ferry cooked meals for the non-profit Khaana Chahiye. But how did they make things happen amid lockdown and a deadly second wave?
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