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 […]

Posting too many selfies online can backfire, reveals study

Posting selfies on social media won’t do you any favours in terms of likability. A small new study finds that many people take a dim view of others who post a lot of selfies on Instagram

Posting too many selfies online can backfire, reveals studyResearchers at Washington State University conducted an experiment to determine which posts lead to snap judgments about the user’s personality. The upshot: People who posted lots of selfies were uniformly regarded as less likeable, less successful, less adventurous and more insecure than those who share photos taken by somebody else. Lead author Christopher Barry, a […]

‘Perfect selfie craze’ pushing more people to opt for cosmetic surgeries

Seventy-four per cent women lower their confidence and desires to change their look because they don’t get perfect selfies, states the survey. The study has been conducted by the Esthetic Clinics, this is the first-ever experimental study in India on the psychological effects of taking and posting selfies on social media

‘Perfect selfie craze’ pushing more people to opt for cosmetic surgeriesIn the research spanning 300 people across four cities, it was found that the process of taking, altering and posting selfies negatively affects self-esteem and body image perception as well as promotes body dysmorphia. These are the findings of a landmark study conducted by The Esthetic Clinics involving 300 patients who presented themselves at its […]

Selfie wrist: An emerging health problem of the digital age

Selfie wrist is a form of carpal tunnel syndrome. People who experience selfie wrist may feel a tingling or sharp pain, which comes from flexing your wrist inward or holding your phone too long without moving

Selfie wrist: An emerging health problem of the digital ageSelfies are a staple of social media, but a Los Angeles doctor said flexing your wrist inward to take that perfectly angled photograph can cause numbness and tingling sensations. Time after time, we delve into the negative effects of social media which may also include the practice of taking selfies. These discussions largely deal with […]

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  

There have been many cases of people spotting certain symptoms or abnormalities in their selfies, which led to the diagnosis of conditions like skin cancer, stroke, etc

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  While they do come with a fair share of downsides for some people, selfies have also helped identify significant symptoms of medical conditions, important enough to save people’s lives. Here are four instances where they proved to be valuable from a health perspective. Stroke Juanita Branch, 63, recently recalled how she suffered a stroke back […]

Can your selfie detect pancreatic cancer?

The app, called BiliScreen, uses the smartphone's camera along with a series of algorithms to check for levels of bilirubin in the whites of a person's eyes. This build-up of bilirubin is one of the earliest signs of pancreatic cancer, as well as other diseases such as jaundice or hepatitis

Can your selfie detect pancreatic cancer?Researchers at the University of Washington are working on an app that could analyse selfies from your smartphone to detect early signs of pancreatic cancer. The app, called BiliScreen, uses the smartphone’s camera along with a series of algorithms to check for levels of bilirubin in the whites of a person’s eyes. This build-up of […]

Shocking: India is the selfie death capital of the world

A new study reveals of 127 deaths, India alone registered 76 deaths while Pakistan registered nine, the United States eight and Russia six over the past two years

Shocking: India is the selfie death capital of the worldSelfies and scholarship have finally intersected. And it was not good news for India. The country has had far more selfie-related deaths than any other country in the world in the last two years. That’s the findings from a new study by scholars from Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information Delhi. The analysis […]