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Women and mental health, defying the socio-cultural and psychological barriers.

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To help women come out of the vicious cycle of mental health issues, one must lend an empathetic hand and listen to them. Nothing helps one cope up with their emotional turmoils more than a resilient helping hand that renders companionship to help resolve internal conflicts.

Women’s mental health deserves a special mention as many kinds of mental disorders hit this section of society harder than the others. From postpartum depression to premenstrual dysphoria, perinatal depression and perimenopausal symptoms, these mental issues are unique to the womenkind. There are a plethora of reasons ranging from biological ones to social and cultural ones as to why women are more vulnerable than their counterparts.

Biological reasoning:

Multiple hormonal variations keep targeting women throughout their lifetime making their mental health issues a tougher battle.

Socio-cultural reasoning :

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Women are made to follow a certain set of guidelines that are predominantly forced into them by the patriarchal hierarchy. The society’s expectations on how a woman should live her life, what her role should be in her family, the set gender biases, family errands and responsibilities namely are some of the major issues that hamper the mental health of generic women and put them at a very vulnerable risk of breakdowns.

Psychological reasoning:

There are a lot of traumas and abuses women are prone to. From facing major traumas at a young age to being victims of abuse, unplanned motherhood, women go through a lot.

Women health-related reasons :

Most women complain of extreme agitation, restlessness, irritability and mood swings before the onset of menstruation. These symptoms subside after the cycle starts. This is known as premenstrual dysphoria. Pregnancy and childbirth are major life events, and the stress and responsibilities that come with this new role can be overwhelming for every woman. The sudden changes in the hormonal levels cause an imbalance in the neurotransmitters in the brain, known as postpartum blues.

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The intimate care guidelines :

  • There needs to be an awareness that women are more prone to mental illness.
    Recognize and acknowledge that the changes in behaviour can be deep-rooted.
  •  Mobilizing the support system and being empathetic listeners.
  •  Resorting to professional help is the best way of getting access to much-needed therapy.

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Delhi crime bags the prestigious international Emmy award.

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Netflix’s India Original series “Delhi Crime” which was helmed by Indian-Canadian director Richie Mehta went on to become not only a critically acclaimed masterpiece but also hailed on to be honoured with the prestigious 48th International Emmy Awards under the quota of best drama series. The series is narrated from the perspective of the Delhi police team that was digging into investigating a crime that went on to make global headlines. The case revolves around a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was abducted and later gang-raped in a moving bus. The story unfolds on the night of December 16th in 2012 before she was abandoned on the Delhi roads. The injuries were grievous and almost minimal chances of survival, she breathed her last a fortnight later in a hospital in Singapore. Such was the devastating impact of the heinous crime that the country was shaken and left in a state of turmoil.

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With the virtual ceremony that bestowed this prestigious award, the acceptance speech consisted of Mehta thanking every woman who had not only coped up with violence in some way or the other but as well as stood up against them.

The veteran actor Shefali Shah played Vartika Chaturvedi. This character on “Delhi Crime” was based on former Delhi Police DCP Chaya Sharma. She was credited with cracking the case of the brutal gangrape within 72 hours since the reports surfaced. The show which released back in 2019, stole hearts for its blatant show of acute horror and how much trauma every individual had to go through while solving the incidents on a line. It also followed the journey of media unrest and the country breaking down into mass protests in the vengeance of seeking justice. There was massive acclaim for its sensitive retelling and the portrayal of the crime was apt as it stood as a mammoth shock to the entire nation. The performance in the series was nothing short of excellence as not only did the main cast did justice but also the ensemble cast, including Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang were both critically as well as mass appreciated.

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The Netflix show Delhi Crime has been trending on almost all social media platforms since Monday for its humongous win at the 48th edition of the International Emmys Awards. Delhi Crime won Best Drama and rightly so was showered with a whole lot of congratulatory messages. From Deepika Padukone to Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood biggies flooded the social media with congratulatory posts about the great win. For the International Emmys, Delhi Crime was nominated along with global shows such as Charite: Season 2 (Germany), Criminal UK (United Kingdom) and El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden): Season 2 (Argentina).

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Football legend Diago Maradona dies of cardiac arrest.

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Maradona was one of the greatest players that the field of soccer had ever witnessed. His claim to fame was when during the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal and another goal had knocked England off the tournament. Considered to be one of the greatest goals in the history of the game, his legacy continues to thrive and inspire millions and beyond. His death came in as a shocker for millions of his fans and admirers alike and has shaken the world of soccer from within.

As per the reports, Maradona was going through surgery for his blood clot in the brain and was constantly under professional care. At Wednesday, nine ambulances were rushed to his house in the exclusive gated residential neighbourhood of San Andres, north of Buenos Aires where Maradona was leaving post leaving the hospital. Though his family is yet to make an official statement, the local reports claimed that the nurses who were appointed to take care if he had raised alarm after they discovered that he suffered a massive heart attack. The paramedics who rushed to his house did try their best to save him but to no avail. Argentina’s former manager Cesar Luis Menotti expressed that the irreparable loss had left him gutted and devastated.

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There are no indications as of now there was something suspicious with regards to his death. Yet there are state prosecutors alongside a team of psychologists on their way to the soccer legend’s house for a routine investigation.

The path of destruction:

Though regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time on the pitch, his life was mostly embroiled in controversy. Amid his public battles of drug and alcohol abuse, he was drowned in a notorious lifestyle

During Maradona’s time with Italian side Napoli, he had won multiple titles including the Serie A title in 1987 and 1990, an Italian Cup in 1987 and a Uefa Cup in 1991. But tragically it was also during these years that the addiction of cocaine took hold of him. The year that he left the club, he was punished with a 15-month suspension for drug violations. Later in 1994, he was thrown out of the World cup after failing in the drugs test. He ultimately retired from football in 1997.

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In 1999 and 2000 he was taken to hospital suffering heart problems. In 2004, he was again treated in hospital for severe heart and respiratory problems, all of which was linked to his drug abuse.

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The half-truths regarding milk .

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Milk for a long time has been made a primary intake for individuals if they wanted the proper dose of nourishment. But with the truth coming to life, many researchers have claimed that the milk and its propaganda were all based on half-truths and were mostly bogus. A necessity for the milk was fabricated to increase its global consumption. If focused on facts then the picture seems to be quite different. Here are some points that debunk the claim of milk being the best in class proprietary:

  • Milk and heart diseases :

Milk and other daily products are placed in the top sources of saturated fats that can trigger cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease. They also trigger breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Milk and other dairy products account for some of the most common reasons for artery-clogging.

  • Milk and lactose intolerance :
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Children and infants produce enzymes that break down lactose (the sugar found in cow’s milk). But as we age, most of us lose this capacity and hence the condition gives rise to Lactose intolerance. Milk thereby can be bad for health as compared to its good antiques.

  •  Milk and Bone health:

There are almost no advantages to milk for bone health. Must be amusing but is true. At times there are even chances of grave osteoporosis. A comprehensive study further shows researchers tracking the diets, exercise, and stress often results in thinning of bones and an increase in fracture rates of adolescent girls. It was also concluded that dairy products and calcium do not prevent stress fractures. Another study which was concentrated around roughly 9.6k people had found out that the more milk men consumed as teenagers, the more did they experience bone fractures.

  • Milk and cancer :
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Research has linked the high-fat content and hormones in milk to breast cancer. A study which was based on nearly 10,000 women, found out that those who consume low-fat diets had a decreased risk of about 23 percent in case of breast cancer recurrence. They also accounted to have a 17 percent lower risk of dying from the disease. Researchers also stated that women who were previously diagnosed with breast cancer and resorted to the consumption of one or more servings of high-fat dairy products had a 49% higher chance of breast cancer mortality. But those who had a consumption history or less than one-half serving daily had better chances. Regular consumption of dairy products has also been vehemently linked to prostate cancer.

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