‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’In this article, I want to address mental health issues, which can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years. Surprisingly, self-harm is […]

The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshoot

A cancer survivor's bridal photoshoot is inspiring women to embrace themselves and their transformation while fighting the disease.

The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshootVashnavi Poovanedran is better known on Instagram as Navi Indran Pillai, and she took the photo-sharing platform by storm after her bridal photoshoot titled ‘The Bold Indian Bride’ went viral Breast cancer survivor Navi Indran Pillai, is encouraging women to embrace their beauty and shatter stereotypes with her heart-warming and stunning bridal photoshoot. View this […]

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorder

The study highlights that trolling consists of antisocial behaviour displayed online with leads to negative psychological outcomes. Trolls generally have lower affective empathy when compared to people who aren’t trolls. The study also states that trolls appear to be master manipulators of both cyber-settings and their victim’s emotions

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorderAs social media has become an integral part of our lives we have to face a certain number of pros and cons which come along with it. Most people who use social media extensively complain about the trolling they face. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, eminent personalities and a layperson who expresses their opinions often face abusive […]

Limiting kids recreational screen time to a day linked to improved cognition

Limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and having sufficient sleep and physical activity is associated with improved cognition, compared with not meeting any recommendations, according to an observational study of more than 4,500 US children aged 8-11 years old published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal

Limiting kids recreational screen time to a day linked to improved cognitionChildren aged eight to 11 who used screens for fun for less than two hours a day performed better in tests of mental ability, a study found. Combining this with nine to 11 hours of sleep a night was found to be best for performance. Researchers said more work was now needed to better understand […]

Tahira Kashyap goes bald post cancer treatment, pens empowering message  

It’s been a few months since Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap has been battling cancer. After being diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer last year, Tahira recently finished her final session of chemotherapy. And the star wife has been putting up a fierce battle against cancer. After her long treatment, Tahira has finally bid adieu to her hair extension and gone bald

Tahira Kashyap goes bald post cancer treatment, pens empowering message  Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap has taken to Instagram once again to update us with her fight against cancer. After finishing up the chemotherapy sessions, she has gone the Sonali Bendre way, chopping off her long hair. Tahira Kashyap has shared new pictures on social media that show her with her head shaved. She has […]

Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction, say researchers

Behavioural scientists at Michigan State University believe the risky decision-making taking place among excessive internet users is on par with drug addicts and compulsive gamblers

Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction, say researchersBad decision-making is a trait often associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction “Around one-third of humans on the planet are using […]

Teenage girls more likely to suffer from depression due to social media use

Research suggests link between social media use and depressive symptoms was stronger for girls compared with boys

Teenage girls more likely to suffer from depression due to social media useTeenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use – mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. In a study analysing data from nearly 11,000 young people in Britain, researchers found that 14-year-old […]

Certain Facebook users perceive worsening physical health, says study

Facebook use linked to perceptions of worsening physical health, new research from the University of Surrey, reports

Certain Facebook users perceive worsening physical health, says studyIn the first study of its kind, published today in the journal Heliyon, researchers led by Dr Bridget Dibb investigated the relationship between Facebook and perceptions of physical health. One hundred and sixty five participants, all Facebook users, were surveyed to identify levels of comparison with others on the social networking site, self-esteem rates, perceived […]

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 […]

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 […]
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