Pune: 19-year-old boy commits suicide after getting low scores in mobile game

On July 18, a 19-year-old college going student committed suicide. Police noticed the reason behind the suicide to be a failure in scoring good points in a mobile game. He was addicted to mobile gaming and in spite of parent’s advice of not to use mobile continuously for gaming he continued to use it

Pune: 19-year-old boy commits suicide after getting low scores in mobile gameA 19-year-old boy named Divakar Mali committed suicide, on Thursday in Pune, the reason behind his suicide would come as a shock to you, the teenager committed suicide as he scored low scores in a popular mobile game. His parents had in the past asked him not to excessively use the mobile phone. Lonikand police station […]

Will mobile de-addiction centres help curb addiction among children?

Are you worried that your child is ‘addicted’ to their smartphone or tablet? If so, you would not be alone. Addiction to tech devices is more serious for children. Electronic screens are so alluring that it’s difficult for the child to turn to something else — thus, the child can easily become addicted to the screen

Will mobile de-addiction centres help curb addiction among children?Currently, India is witnessing a steep rise in alcohol, drug, and smoking addiction. Especially, teenagers are getting hooked to these addictions in the early years. The government data suggests that addiction among women is also increasing. The union and state governments are doing their best to curb the addiction by strict rules and regulations. But, […]

‘Ankur’: One-of-a-kind support group formed for children of addicts

A support group for children of addicts which has recently been started in Thane and Pune has become a helping hand for around 100 children of drug, alcohol and Internet addicts

‘Ankur’: One-of-a-kind support group formed for children of addicts‘Ankur,’ a first of its kind support group has been started at Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre in Pune. In Thane, the group is carrying out its activities under the guidance of Dr Anand Nadkarni. Mukta Puntambekar, the director of Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre said, “Over the years, we observed that families of people suffering from addiction have […]

Limiting kids recreational screen time to a day linked to improved cognition

Limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and having sufficient sleep and physical activity is associated with improved cognition, compared with not meeting any recommendations, according to an observational study of more than 4,500 US children aged 8-11 years old published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal

Limiting kids recreational screen time to a day linked to improved cognitionChildren aged eight to 11 who used screens for fun for less than two hours a day performed better in tests of mental ability, a study found. Combining this with nine to 11 hours of sleep a night was found to be best for performance. Researchers said more work was now needed to better understand […]

Soon: ‘No Gadget Day’ will be observed in all schools in Maharashtra once a week

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde informed the state legislative assembly that the state government is optimistic and are considering to execute this proposal soon

Soon: ‘No Gadget Day’ will be observed in all schools in Maharashtra once a weekHealth experts say due to the overuse of gadget, children are facing a lot of health issues such as obesity and eye problems. They are also at the risk of being bullied by strangers and in turn get depressed or anxious due to this. Also games such as blue whale or Momo challenge can be […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Cell phone addiction can affect the parent-child relationship

These days the children don't play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their smartphones.  It adversely affects the child’s memory. Though, the children are being advised to avoid using cell phones through various activities initiated by the schools. They end up using it. Owing to which, My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily and appeals people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Cell phone addiction can affect the parent-child relationshipOur generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. These days, school going children are also glued to the mobile phones. It takes a toll on their health as well as it affects their academic performance. Limiting cell phone use can be helpful for children. Speaking to […]

#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 […]

#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 […]