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WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation

After several months of talks with the WHO, Facebook has pledged to direct its users to “accurate and reliable vaccine information in several languages” on the WHO’s website, the United Nations health agency said, “to ensure that vital health messages reach people who need them the most”. “Major digital organisations have a responsibility to their […]

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Social media stress can lead to social media addiction, reveals study

Social networking sites (SNS) such as Facebook and Instagram are known to cause stress in users, known as technostress from social media. However, when faced with such stress, instead of switching off or using them less, people are moving from one aspect of the social media platforms to another – escaping the causes of their […]

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My Medical Mantra receives social media award from Maha govt for #SaveAaradhya campaign

My Medical Mantra received the award from the hands of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The award was conferred for the social media campaign which ultimately helped save the life of a child. While speaking at the award distribution ceremony, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, said, “Journalism is the fourth estate of the Democracy. Media should […]

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Vithoba ‘dindi’ Facebook page to create awareness on organ donation

The Facebook dindi is an initiative which brings online, the annual Pandharpur Yatra to the famous Vithoba temple at Pandharpur in Maharashtra. Facebook Dindi 2018 was created by Swapnil More Inamdar, a descendant of Sant Tukaram and bachelor of computer science (BCS) graduate, to keep the pilgrimage tradition alive amongst the technologically savvy youth, for […]

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'Be your children's friend to understand them better'

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

In this article, I want to address mental health issues, which can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years. Surprisingly, self-harm is […]

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Certain Facebook users perceive worsening physical health, says study

In the first study of its kind, published today in the journal Heliyon, researchers led by Dr Bridget Dibb investigated the relationship between Facebook and perceptions of physical health. One hundred and sixty five participants, all Facebook users, were surveyed to identify levels of comparison with others on the social networking site, self-esteem rates, perceived […]

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Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatment

A couple who underwent IVF treatment paid for by friends from a Facebook group have had a baby girl. Marisha Chaplin gave birth to Isla on Saturday via Caesarean section. The new mother-of-two, from Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, said she broke the news to members of the Facebook group as soon as she could. “I messaged them […]

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