Here's why people are queuing up for cosmetic surgeries to get a ‘perfect selfie’

Selfie wrist: An emerging health problem of the digital age

Selfies 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 […]

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The new ‘mirror’ on the wall: Social media engagement, boon or bane?

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

As 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 […]

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Social media ‘selfie culture’ may inadvertently boost narcissism

A 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, […]

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

Posting too many selfies online can backfire, reveals study

Researchers 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 […]

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igital detox to recharge and reboot you

Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

Feeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

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#WorldObesityDay: Here’s why obese mannequins are replacing slender models

The image which is given above recently went viral on social media. It says a lot about today’s health scenario. Could you guess why? The answer is, that these days lots of people require oversize clothing as they are overweight or obese. Hey, wait! Don’t laugh at the picture. Before laughing, have look at the […]

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#MentalHealthWeek: Aamir Khan draws attention to ‘emotional hygiene’

Many youngsters are suffering from anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions. Aamir’s message for these youth is that people should start talking about mental hygiene, as much as they talk about physical hygiene. Being a humanitarian and social activist at heart, he has contributed to several social campaigns. One important social issue, which he […]

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More kids around the world are in need of prescription glasses, reveals study

As social media users become younger in many parts of the world, researchers warned that many children are facing health problems linked to long hours spent facing screens. A new study found a growing number of kids requiring prescription glasses. Researchers from Scrivens Opticians, an eye care company in the United Kingdom, said longer screen […]

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