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11 Ways to Protect Mental Health of Medical Students during the Pandemic

The life of every medical student right now is far from standard. Because of the pandemic, the daily routine of medical students has been drastically affected. Staying inside a house within the four walls can be really frustrating. Besides taking care of physical health by wearing masks and social distancing, medical students must take care of their mental health too! Being a medical student, coping up with studies amidst all this is a real challenge. So today, I am going to tell you a few ways in which you can take care of your mental health right from your doorsteps.

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Getting logical about Covid

What we are facing right now is a national emergency, nothing short of war. Covid is real and right here. And no, it’s not just a fever or flu unlike many of you assume!! It is imperative to understand the gravity of the situation because the only way to break the chain of transmission as of now is by staying indoors.

Doctors have been repeatedly emphasising the practice of covid appropriate behaviour. In the past year, you have been told things that all of you know by now-

Do not step outside unless necessary. If at all you need to go out, please wear masks at all times, fully covering your nose and mouth with no air escape. Sanitize and wash your hands regularly and do not touch your eyes or nose with your hands.

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Common Awareness About Urinary Tract Infection in Males

Although urinary tract infections (UTI) are much more common in females, I have decided to talk about the UTI in males. I have observed that with the increase in awareness, various opportunities have opened up for women to discuss menstruation or intimate hygiene.

I was lucky to be a part of the Menstrual Hygiene Management Campaign, where I explored both sides of the coin. Although there is a lot more to grow in this direction as well, men are far behind women when it comes to discussing their ‘privates’. You can easily find young girls talking about their periods or genital infection to their friends (including male friends) but ever noticed that guys never talk about any issues? Or are they ‘naturally protected’?

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Managing Stress – My Story

Have you ever woken up with a sense of worthlessness, like you are failing everyone around you? Although, every aspect of your life is shining, have you ever felt like it is all going in vain? When you are enjoying your work, your family is with you, and importantly, everyone is safe; have you still felt despair? I woke up with a similar feeling 2 days back.

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Amidst the new virus: covid19

At present the internet is filled with a lot of information about the coronavirus, by now most of us know the dos and don’ts, how to wash hands, how much distance to maintain from people and what are the signs and symptoms of this new virus; so I’m not going to add more to it. I just want to throw some light on a primary concern which is seemingly not regarded significant.

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