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Is your kid hooked on smartphones? Here are 5 tips for parents

There is growing concern among parents, educators and mental health experts that excessive smartphone use may be contributing to the recent surge in adolescent depression and suicide. But what qualifies as “excessive”? At this point, no one’s sure. Specific, evidence-based guidelines take time to determine—years, and sometimes decades. And the pace at which kids have […]

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Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids health

Kids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before bed […]

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New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

Today’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

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Phones help patients in cancer care

Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers among Indian men. In India, every year 1 Lakh new Mouth Cancers are newly diagnosed. Unfortunately, 50% of these newly diagnosed Cancers Die within 12 month of Diagnosis. Most of the Sufferers of Mouth Cancer are Tobacco users, who usually are illiterate and economically deprived. With these facts […]

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#NoMobileKnowFamily: Your child with a smartphone may not be as smart, warn experts 

Are you proud of your child on how s/he uses smartphones, iPads or any other electronic gadgets so efficiently at their age? Psychiatrists and psychologists point how continuous use of gadgets is making children addicted to it. In case of four-year-old girl Riya Sharma (name changed), her gadget addiction was so much that this toddler […]

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60% of girls suffer from ovarian problems, reveals survey

60% of girls suffer from ovarian problems, reveals survey

This information has come from a survey done by a gynaecologist from Navi Mumbai. According to the doctors, the number of school girls with ovarian problem is increasing. Owing to which, the doctors are trying to find a solution for this serious issue. Dr Bandita Sinha, a Gynaecologist in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, conducted a survey […]

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Pune Police fights for Cyber security

Pune police fights for cyber security

Cyber-bullying is a real problem in today’s day and age. Understanding the problem, a special panel discussion was organised on Saturday as Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar. Dr Bhooshan Shukla, child psychologist, speaking during the discussion, said like all addictions, a kid getting restless […]

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Giving your baby gadgets to play with can hamper their speech development

Giving your baby gadgets to play with can hamper their speech development

Parents who are raising children in today’s times have likely to have fretted about screen time and wondered what impact these devices could have on kids. Will the technology affect their brains? Does it limit social development? Would it harm them emotionally? Could it delay when they start talking? A study was released on Thursday […]

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