Students pledge to choose a partner who is not an addict

On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, message to get addiction-free was sent across by the addiction free Maharashtra campaign. The youngsters who participated in it said that, chose a life partner who is not addicted to any vices

Students pledge to choose a partner who is not an addictAddiction is a condition that results when a person engages in an activity that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health. People who have developed an addiction may not be aware that their behaviour is out of control and causing […]

Just trying one cigarette can get you hooked on to smoking, says study

Two-thirds of people who try a cigarette go on to become daily smokers, a new study has found. Researchers found that 69% of people who had ever tried a cigarette had gone on to become a daily smoker, even if just temporarily

Just trying one cigarette can get you hooked on to smoking, says studyAt least 3 out of 5 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers, suggests to a study. The findings from over 215,000 survey respondents provide strong support for prioritising efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents. Lead researcher Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary said: “This is the first time that the remarkable hold […]

‘Shut down hookah parlours in Mumbai’, demands Vishwanath Mahadeshwar

Mumbai’s mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has written a letter to Datta Padsalgikar, the Mumbai Police Commissioner regarding the hookah parlour and demanded that, many youngsters are attracted towards it . So, the police should take a stern action against it

‘Shut down hookah parlours in Mumbai’, demands Vishwanath MahadeshwarMumbai’s Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Health Service Aga Khan, had conducted a survey. According to it, 6.3 per cent children consume hookah. Hookah addiction is a serious concern owing to which, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has written a letter to Datta Padsalgikar, the Mumbai Police Commissioner. The letter says: The hookah parlours should be permanently shut Hookah parlours are rampant […]

Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking

Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, Mumbai, conducted a survey in the government and private schools. As per the survey, in all 27 per cent children are into cigarette smoking. Boys smoke more compared to the girls. The survey was conducted between December 2016 and February 2017, amongst the age group of 14

Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking  Mumbai’s Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Health Service Aga Khan, had conducted a survey amongst school-going children regarding cigarette smoking. The survey revealed that 44.4 percent of government school children are addicted to cigarette smoking. The survey revealed: 27% children are addicted to cigarette smoking 6.3% children consume hookah 24% children are addicted to tobacco […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Your child with a smartphone may not be as smart, warn experts 

If gadget hygiene is not maintained, it is observed that children often suffer from insomnia and depression. My Medical Mantra's campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily will help you to overcome your smartphone addiction

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Your child with a smartphone may not be as smart, warn experts Are you proud of your child on how s/he uses smartphones, iPads or any other electronic gadgets so efficiently at their age? Psychiatrists and psychologists point how continuous use of gadgets is making children addicted to it. In case of four-year-old girl Riya Sharma (name changed), her gadget addiction was so much that this toddler […]

Pune film-maker makes a short film on mobile addiction

Cell phones are causing trouble in relationships. Anyone who has tried to have a conversation with someone only to notice that the other person is looking down at his or her phone. Now, a Pune based young film-maker has made a short film 'The Drainage' on this pivotal issue. The film is produced by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Magic IF Films and Mukesh Chabra casting company. It will be screened in different cities in India, after its screening in Mumbai

Pune film-maker makes a short film on mobile addictionAmbadas, the protagonist of this short film is farm labourer. His new smartphone falls in a dry drainage. For the next 24 hours, he struggles to rescue his phone. The story touches upon the subtle changes in the society. Finally, Ambadas enters the drainage and realises how lonely is he in this populated world. The […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family time

While a smartphone can be a hugely productive tool, compulsive use of it can interfere with daily life, work, and relationships. If you spend more time using your phone rather than interacting with people, you tend to lose out on your relationships. My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily, is supported by the celebrities and politicians who have put forth their opinions and have appealed people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family timeOur generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. If you use your smartphone as a ‘security blanket’ to relieve feelings of anxiety, loneliness, or awkwardness in social situations, you’ll succeed only in cutting yourself off further from the people around you. Staring at your phone will […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Know how a Mumbai family balances life offline

Today, ‘Family Time’ is a concept that’s almost dead. However, as our campaign on #NoMobileKnowFamily proposes, more and more family have taken to ditch their smartphones as they step inside their homes to make the family feel extra special. Likewise, Sawants from Mumbai, make it a point to put down their phones when they are together

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Know how a Mumbai family balances life offlineMost of our parents would agree that in their times, returning back after a hard day’s work meant sitting with the family and chatting about the whole day at office, school, college or so. However, that seems difficult now. But, Sawants from Mumbai are giving us bonding goals by keeping up this tradition. Apurva Sawanat […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: A campaign to reconnect families

Do you feel neglected when your partner is on their phone? Does your time together get disrupted by texts, emails, or games? Do you tend to neglect your child? Then, you are not alone. Smart phone addiction has begun to rule our lives. Continuous usage of cell phones can disconnect you from your relationships. To help you to reconnect with your family, My Medical Mantra tries to decode why gadget-free’ family time is the need of the hour

#NoMobileKnowFamily: A campaign to reconnect familiesA study, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, involved in-depth interviews with 35 caregivers, which included mums, dads and grandmothers. Participants expressed an internal struggle between multi-tasking mobile technology use, work and children, and emotional tensions around disrupting family routines. Parents also described more attention-seeking behaviour from children when they were heavily […]

Pune police fights for cyber security

Lack of awareness is hampering the process to control cases about cyber bullying, was the fact underlined by the experts from child psychology and cyber psychology, during panel discussion at Pune. A special panel discussion was organized on Saturday at Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar

Pune police fights for cyber securityCyber-bullying is a real problem in today’s day and age. Understanding the problem, a special panel discussion was organised on Saturday as Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar. Dr Bhooshan Shukla, child psychologist, speaking during the discussion, said like all addictions, a kid getting restless […]
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