Being a PhD student shouldn’t be bad for your health

This week, the First International Conference on the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers will take place in Brighton, UK. The goal of the two-day meeting (which is sold out) is to address a simple, urgent truth: that many PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are overworked and overstressed — and their mental health is suffering because of it. This troubling picture has become clear from studies over the past few years. One, of a group of PhD students in Flanders, Belgium, found that they were more than twice as…

Grief can impact health for years, according to study

The death of a close friend can have an impact on health and wellbeing for up to four years, research has found. Academics also suggest women experience worse effects than men. They collected data from 26,515 people over 14 years, and found a range of negative consequences experienced by those who had a close friend die. In the four years after a death, significantly adverse wellbeing was found in people both physically and psychologically. Dr Liz Forbat, of Stirling University, said: “Much of the previous research around grief and bereavement…

P&G renames Merck Limited as Procter & Gamble Health Ltd

New Delhi: Global personal healthcare leader Procter and Gamble on Tuesday announced renaming of Merck Ltd as Procter & Gamble Health Limited, following P&G’s global acquisition of the consumer health business of Merck KGaA. The company received an approval from the Registrar of Companies for change of name from Merck Limited to Procter & Gamble Health Limited, effective 6 May, the company said in a statement. “Today marks the beginning of an exciting new era for Procter & Gamble Health Limited (formerly Merck Limited), one of India’s largest consumer health companies.…