Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids health

It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children, according to researchers

Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids healthKids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before bed […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Beware, 2-year olds can also suffer from mobile addiction

A lot of parents pat their backs when they talk to each other about how smart their kids are, as they can access YouTube or use the Internet. However, in a surprising case, a two-year-old kid from Mumbai has an addiction to gadgets, so much so that ‘no gadget’ time is his only therapy at the moment. My Medical Mantra takes a look how mobile addiction is increasingly affecting children these days

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Beware, 2-year olds can also suffer from mobile addiction‘Gadget-free hours’ are the need of the hour. With most parents showcasing their children’s talent of using gadgets efficiently, it seems to be like a qualification of intellectuality. However, psychiatrists say that the ‘gadget nanny’ for kids and newborns is more than just harmful. “A 2-year-old boy had come to me with his elder brother […]

While gadgets destroy health, Internet addiction a silent epidemic among Mumbaikars, say psychiatrists

Heavy use of gadgets can have a negative impact on a child’s behaviour, health and performance at school. Playing violent video games makes them more aggressive. Virtual communication reduces face to face communication and they become lonely and depressed.  The amount of time spent on their screens cause the blood vessels in their eyes to narrow

While gadgets destroy health, Internet addiction a silent epidemic among Mumbaikars, say psychiatristsAfter being restricted from using all his gadgets for a month during exams, 12-year-old Aayush Kadam’s mother has a new worry. She complains that with the exams over, her son has gone back to his gadgets again, and which she admits, is a sign of an addiction. “Nowadays, it is so difficult for parents, especially […]