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5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphones

There is no doubt that in today’s world, technology is an important part of our lives and has a huge impact on the way we communicate, live, and work. The simplicity of communication has been aided by the invention of mobile phones and Internet. These two inventions have changed the way we communicate, which is […]

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10 most popular health questions searched on Google and their answers

Certain health questions are just too embarrassing, or obscure, to ask your friends. Thankfully, that’s where your friend Google comes in. The search engine is no replacement for a doctor, but sometimes it can be the next best thing. A simple search for something like, “What if my,” turns up a whole list of things […]

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Nagpur: Youth self-medicates using Google for weight loss, dies

In a shocking revelation, a 27-year-old from Nagpur, Maharashtra, lost his life by self-medicating for weight loss. The detailed probe conducted by Nagpur police has confirmed that the youth was obsessed with weight loss medicines, and used to search the internet for the same. According to police, he accessed the information about weight loss medicine […]

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Google fit will now help you reach your desired fitness level

In 2018, WHO launched Global action plan on physical activity to help make more people active for a healthier world. With this line of action WHO is also leading global agenda on digital health. In bringing both streams together, the WHO is working with Google to share health advice through new and innovative platforms. This […]

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Har Gobind Khorana deciphered DNA and wrote the dictionary for our genetic language

Google doodle honours Har Gobind Khorana who deciphered our DNA

Our understanding of how genes shape us owes much to the work of Har Gobind Khorana, the Indian-American biochemist celebrated in Tuesday’s Google Doodle on what would have been Khorana’s 96th birthday. Khorana, depicted in the doodle by Bangalore-based illustrator Rohan Dahotre, shared the 1968 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine with Robert Holley and Marshall Nirenberg […]

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Google’s tribute to India’s first practicing female doctor

Born on this day in 1864, Rukhmabai Raut, was one of the first women doctors to practice medicine in British India. She was not afraid to stand up for everything she believed in. Google doodle dedicated an illustration to Raut on its homepage in India, showing a woman with a stethoscope around her neck, with two […]

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Killer 'Blue Whale' banned in India

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in India

The government has finally taken a lead in the ‘Blue whale’ saga that seemed like a never-ending episode. Ever since the news of a 14-year-old committing a suicide in Mumbai has come out in the media, the country has been searching about the game and its availability, majorly to feed their curiosity. Reportedly, the boy’s […]

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Scientists develop AI algorithm that can detect skin cancer

Scientists have found yet another way that Artificial Intelligence may replace humans. Stanford University researchers developed an algorithm for detecting skin cancer that’s as accurate as a diagnosis from a human dermatologist, according to the study published in the science journal Nature. Led by graduate students in Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Andre Esteva and Brett […]

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