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5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphones

There is no doubt that in today’s world, technology is an important part of our lives and has a huge impact on the way we communicate, live, and work. The simplicity of communication has been aided by the invention of mobile phones and Internet. These two inventions have changed the way we communicate, which is […]

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Pune: Ophthalmologists worry over rising cases of keratoconus

Ophthalmologist has started seeing more and more cases of Keratoconus — a condition which, in extreme cases, causes distorted eye vision. Doctors are blaming extended use of gadgets for this condition. With the increased use of devices, more children are falling prey to this condition than earlier. Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder, where the […]

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What strategies can parents use to help prevent smartphone addiction in children?

It’s not easy to remember what exactly things were like before smartphones. So they are hiring professionals. A new screen-free parenting coach economy has sprung up to serve the demand. Screen consultants come into homes, schools, churches and synagogues to remind parents how people parented before. Rhonda Moskowitz is a parenting coach in Ohio. She […]

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This wearable tech acts like a Band-Aid which monitors your health

Our skin can give much away about our internal states, as outward signs of physiological changes can provide a window into our physical and emotional conditions. Researchers use the galvanic skin response, for example, to gain insights into a person’s levels of arousal, “stress, excitement, engagement, frustration, and anger.” Now, scientists have developed a way […]

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Are teenagers growing ‘skull horns’ due to excessive smartphone use?

More than a year ago, a pair of Australian researchers published a paper in Scientific Reports to little fanfare. In it, they noted that a surprising number of young people were developing bone growths on the backs of their skulls. The researchers posited that this was due to the amount of time they spent looking […]

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How smartphones are playing havoc with your sleep

If you want a decent night’s sleep stop fiddling with your phone, researchers have warned. A US study has found that greater screen time, particularly at bedtime, is linked to disrupted sleep patterns – including taking a longer time to drop off. “The more screen time, the worse the quality of sleep,” said Gregory Marcus, […]

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How emerging technology is reshaping the private healthcare sector in India

The corporate world and healthcare industry in India are working together to assimilate the new trends. Thousands of people are getting video consultations without visiting the hospital. Many are using their mobile phones to diagnoses the disease that they are suffering from. The technology is enabling the healthcare industry to become more self-sufficient and to […]

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