5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphones

Researchers have found multiple mental disorders that have been caused by the rise in people’s use of the Internet and smartphones. Here are the most common ones

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphonesThere 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 […]

More kids around the world are in need of prescription glasses, reveals study

A new study found a growing number of children requiring prescription glasses because of their long screen time

More kids around the world are in need of prescription glasses, reveals studyAs social media users become younger in many parts of the world, researchers warned that many children are facing health problems linked to long hours spent facing screens. A new study found a growing number of kids requiring prescription glasses. Researchers from Scrivens Opticians, an eye care company in the United Kingdom, said longer screen […]

Avoiding your cellphone can have benefits on your mental health, researchers say

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found

Avoiding your cellphone can have benefits on your mental health, researchers sayThe experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college undergraduates to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. Halfway through, some were allowed to take breaks using their cellphones. Others took breaks using paper or a computer while some took no break at all. The participants who took phone breaks experienced the highest levels […]

#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitness

Our generation is addicted to smartphones, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. These days, school-going children are also glued to mobile phones. It takes a toll on their health as well as it affects their academic performance. #NoMobileKnowFamily aims to reconnect you with family and also to a healthier life. Limiting cell phone use can be helpful for children. Continuous usage of cell phones can disconnect you from your relationships

#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitnessIn order to promote fitness among youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the #FitIndiaMovement on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister said, sports is directly related to fitness and fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life. He said, fitness has been an integral part of […]

#FitIndiaMovement: How the idea of #NoMobileKnowFamily can play a role in fitness

These days the children don’t play at break time anymore, they are just 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. #NoMobileKnowFamily a campaign which was earlier initiated by My Medical Mantra with an appeal to people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#FitIndiaMovement: How the idea of #NoMobileKnowFamily can play a role in fitnessIs your child spending more than five hours on digital devices such as tablets and smartphones? A new study warns that he or she may be 43 per cent more likely to be at risk of obesity. The study found that adolescents who spent more than five hours a day on screen devices were twice […]

Do you have an online dating addiction? Watch out for these signs

Spending too much time on dating apps could negatively affect your health and relationships outside the online world

Do you have an online dating addiction? Watch out for these signsThe rise of mobile phones changed dating forever. There has been a growing number of dating apps that make it easier for people from different sides of the city, country or even the world to connect. It is true that online dating can help people find the one. There are many stories of people who […]

Pune docs ask patients to switch off their phones in the consultation room

Doctors in the city are seen to be restricting use of mobile phones inside the consultation room, thereby teaching basic etiquettes to patients. Sitting reasons like disturbance of phones during consultation hours, the doctors have displayed placards requesting that either phones should be switched off or should be kept outside the consultation room

Pune docs ask patients to switch off their phones in the consultation roomWhile people are talking about the doctors responsibility, doctors from the city are coming ahead to teach people their responsibility. Some of the doctors from the city are saying that there are some basic etiquettes that patients need to follow while visiting a clinic or consulting a doctor in the OPD. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, gynaecologist […]

Don’t sit in the toilet for too long

People have a habit to read newspapers and use phone in the toilet there by spending a long time. But experts say it shouldn’t take you this long. In fact, more than 5-7 minutes of sitting is already too much as it is unhealthy. Normal poop should just take a few minutes, without the need to strain or push, but also without the urgency to hold it in

Don’t sit in the toilet for too longAs per reports, A man in south-east China had to rush to the hospital at midnight after noticing a mysterious ball-sized lump fallen out of his anus. Man’s rectum fell out of its place after he played phone games while on the toilet for 30 minutes. Doctors said the lump, which was still attached to his rear, […]

#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 […]