Here’s how a tweet helped save an ailing senior citizen

If you are a senior citizen, you can relate to the travail of travel. It is difficult for anyone to travel alone but more so for elderly people. With the advent of social media, people are now closer than ever. It has proved to be efficient in times of crisis, an example of this incident of an elderly man who felt ill while travelling back to Mumbai

Here’s how a tweet helped save an ailing senior citizenRecently, a 64-year-old man named Anoop Kumar Pandey was travelling from Chapra, Bihar to Mumbai. He felt ill midway; he began feeling uneasy and felt cold. He was in the second AC. It was past 11 p.m. on a Monday (Sept. 17) night. Before his condition could take a turn for the worst, he called […]

‘I’m asthmatic.  I mean, what’s to hide?,’ says Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra revealed through an ad campaign recently that she's asthmatic. The actress took to Twitter where she spoke about how asthma did not stop her from achieving the highs in her career

‘I’m asthmatic.  I mean, what’s to hide?,’ says Priyanka ChopraPriyanka recently confessed that she has been asthmatic since five and that she has never hidden the fact. Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to join hands with a recent initiative for asthma patients, Breathe Free which aims at showcasing the importance of inhalers over tablets for asthma patients. The ad for the Breathe Free campaign […]

Parents need to limit their screen time for better parent-child interaction

As much as children need limits on their smartphone use and screen time on other devices, parents need ‘off-hours’ time, too, according to a new resource published in JAMA Pediatrics

Parents need to limit their screen time for better parent-child interactionChildren learn smartphone habits from their parents, so it’s important to make time to unplug and ‘single-task,’ prioritise quality time with children, and resist the urge to document everything, the authors write. “With mobile devices, parents have a personalised, interactive computer containing all of their work, social, informational and entertainment lives in their pockets,” said […]

Rain fury: Palghar police admit ailing six-month-old to hospital

On Wednesday morning, Sharad Jha, father of a six-month-old baby, Chestna, had tweeted Palghar police seeking help to admit his daughter to the hospital

Rain fury: Palghar police admit ailing six-month-old to hospitalPalghar police immediately took note of the father’s cry for help and sent a constable to help the father and the baby. Constable Geete, who is attached to Manikpur police station in Vasai, Palghar, waded through the waist-deep water and rescued the little baby. The baby has been admitted to Vasai’s Astha Hospital. For the […]

Toilet water in tea: Railway takes action on tea vendor

A shocking video of an Indian Railways vendor seeming to add water from a train’s toilet in tea/coffee went viral across social media platforms. The heinous incident was recorded on-board Chennai Central-Hyderabad Charminar Express at Secunderabad railway station in December 2017. After this video went viral the Ministry of Railways has sprung into action and have sent a show case notice to the vendor

Toilet water in tea: Railway takes action on tea vendorThe video shows one vendor coming out of a train’s toilet with the steel filter cans of tea/coffee. When a passenger questions him, he refuses that he has been involved in any wrongdoing. Two other persons seen in the video are unauthorized hawkers.  The Commercial Department of South Central Railway has been carrying on extensive […]

More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major study

More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution has found. Poorest are hardest hit with many developing countries falling behind on cleaning up toxic air pollution

More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major studyCities are home to an increasing majority of the world’s people, particularly in developing countries, but in rural areas the risk of indoor air pollution is often caused by burning solid fuels. One in three people worldwide faces the double whammy of unsafe air both indoors and out. The report by the Health Effects Institute […]

Social media detox can help reduce stress in just five days

Recently several celebrities including Bollywood actor-cum-director Farhan Akhtar, Elon Musk, Cher and Jim Carrey among others have deleted their social media profiles in wake of a data breach row involving a social media giant. Now, researchers have proven that giving up on social media can have significant health benefits. Withdrawal from social media can helps reduce levels of cortisol, a key hormone related to stress

Social media detox can help reduce stress in just five daysOf late Facebook has been under a lot of scrutiny – from breaches of privacy policies to stress arising from excess time spent on the social media site. The impact of Facebook on mental and physical health has been studied over the past few years since the social media trend has caught on, much of […]

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impact

Instagram - the image-saturated app with over 700 million users worldwide -- topped the list in terms of negative impact, most notably among young women, stated the report, published on Friday

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impactAccording to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 young people between the ages of 14 to 24 on how certain social media platforms impact health […]

Pune doc starts social media campaign on cardiac arrest

The prime reason behind this campaign is to raise awareness on the issue of cardiac arrest and the importance of knowing how to administer CPR during the time of emergency

Pune doc starts social media campaign on cardiac arrestA doctor from Pune has started a campaign on cardiac arrest on social media. The doctor through WhatsApp messages, tweets and Facebook posts has appealed to people that they should learn to identify cardiac arrest and should learn to impart cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr Suhas Hardas, a cardiologist from Pune, through his trust named ‘Hardas […]
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