Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen use

Sleep in teenagers can be improved by just one week of limiting their evening exposure to light-emitting screens on phones, tablets and computers, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019

Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen useThe study indicates that by simply limiting their exposure to blue-light emitting devices in the evening, adolescents can improve their sleep quality and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood, after just one week. Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening light, particularly the blue light emitted from screens […]

Constructive tips to help reduce stress caused by smartphones

In the past decade, smartphones have gone from being a status item to an indispensable part of our everyday lives. And we spend a lot of time on them, around four hours a day on average

Constructive tips to help reduce stress caused by smartphonesThere’s an increasing body of research that shows smartphones can interfere with our sleep, productivity, mental health and impulse control. Even having a smartphone within reach can reduce available cognitive capacity. But it’s recently been suggested we should be more concerned with the potential for smartphones to shorten our lives by chronically raising our levels […]

Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate ageing

Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes

Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate ageingNew research at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain as well as retinas. The study, published today in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, involved a widely used organism, Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, an important model organism because of the cellular and developmental […]

Social media ‘selfie culture’ may inadvertently boost narcissism

The findings, which appear in The Open Psychology Journal, show that participants who posted large numbers of photos and selfies on social media developed a 25 per cent rise in narcissistic traits over the 4-month study period. While further research is needed, the recent results may provide insight for those concerned about the effects of social media

Social media ‘selfie culture’ may inadvertently boost narcissismA recent study reveals that an increase in narcissistic traits may be an unwanted result of sharing images, including selfies, ‘excessively’ on social media. This uptick in traits pushed some participants past the diagnostic cut-off for narcissistic personality disorder. Social media allows us to share major life events and daily musings alike with friends, family, […]

Is your smartphone making you fat?

Seen an increase in weight lately? Your smartphone might be a likely cause of it. Know why

Is your smartphone making you fat?We’ve all heard of the dangers of relying too much on your smartphone to pass the time and get through boredom, and just your day in general. There’s the one that says it can damage our eyes permanently, one that can turn our real-life relationships into nothing more than a friend request, and even one […]

#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 […]

Screen time ‘not to blame’ for teenagers mental health problems, says study

A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad

Screen time ‘not to blame’ for teenagers mental health problems, says studyThe study tracked young adolescents on their smartphones to test whether more time spent using digital technology was linked to worse mental health outcomes. The researchers – Candice Odgers, professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine; Michaeline Jensen, assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Madeleine George, […]

Can excess smartphone use lead to skin darkening?

Exposure to blue light from cells can possibly lead to skin darkening, a few studies suggest. Here’s what you need to know about the new phenomenon known as ‘cell phone spots.’ Are they harmful to us? Read on to know more

Can excess smartphone use lead to skin darkening?High energy visible light (HEV), also known as blue light, is emitted from the sun as well as from the screens of all our devices, including tablets, phones and laptops. Of course, the fraction of exposure to blue light is much higher from the sun, but the advantage is that the sunlight is further away […]

Gaming addiction: Pune youth attacked by a friend for refusing to hand over phone

In a shocking incidence, a 19-year-old youth was attacked by his friends in Hadapsar on Sunday evening. As per police officials, the reason for the attack was the refusal to handover a phone in order to play a mobile game. Gaming addiction has now reached new heights as this incident shows. Youngsters are willing to do anything to get a fix of their favourite video games

Gaming addiction: Pune youth attacked by a friend for refusing to hand over phoneThe victim, identified as Sunil Mane (19), refused to hand over his mobile phone to the accused Sunny Londhe (22) and two others, who then attacked Mane. According to police, the victim was attacked on head with knife. M D Patil, Assistant police inspector (API) of Hadapsar police station who is investigating the case said, […]
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