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

Parents around the United States, alarmed by the steady patter of studies around screen time are trying to turn back time to the era before smartphones. They are hiring coaches or screen consultants who are coming into homes, schools, churches to remind parents how people parented before the age of smartphones

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 […]

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

Neck strain and bone spurs are certainly possible from poor posture, but some experts doubt that cellphones are the only culprit

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 […]

This is how your cell phone is badly damaging your body

Mobiles have sure proved to be a boon for the world, but it is subtly damaging our health. Here are the five inevitable health hazards of mobile phones

This is how your cell phone is badly damaging your bodyRisk of eye vision problems Screens on mobile devices tend to be smaller than computer screens, and so, you are more likely to squint and strain your eyes while reading messages, says a report by Medical Daily. According to The Vision Council, more than 70 percent people don’t know or are in denial that they […]

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 […]

How emerging technology is reshaping the private healthcare sector in India

It is not just green corridor, stem cell therapy and robotics. Virtual reality, patient personalisation and augmented reality are now emerging trends in private healthcare sector in India

How emerging technology is reshaping the private healthcare sector in IndiaThe 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 […]

Your smartphone is dirtier than a toilet seat. Here’s how to clean it

Most people don’t give a second thought to using their cell phone everywhere, from their morning commute to the dinner table to the doctor’s office. But research shows that cell phones are far dirtier than most people think, and the more germs they collect, the more germs you touch

Your smartphone is dirtier than a toilet seat. Here’s how to clean itThe world is a giant petri dish. You and everything you come into contact with are carpeted with bacteria—so there’s no escaping microorganisms. The good news is that the vast majority of them are either benign or beneficial. That’s true even of those infamous “faecal bacteria.” While a sick person’s excrement harbours illness-causing germs, a […]

Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygiene

72% of all children and 89% of teens have at least one device in their sleep environment

Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygieneThese days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games. For children and teens, using cell phones, tablets and computers at night is associated with losing sleep time and sleep quality, new research finds. Even children who don’t use their phones or the other technologies […]

Six practical ways to beat your smartphone addiction

If you find yourself checking your phone first thing in the morning- before even getting out of bed, you may be addicted. If you find you’re text-messaging while driving, checking your phone instead of working on an important assignment, or checking Facebook during a family dinner -your phone is interfering with your life and you are addicted

Six practical ways to beat your smartphone addictionAn addiction is when the thing you are addicted to begins to control your life and interferes with your daily activities, work, and relationships. With the boom of technology, the signs of addiction can also be found in the form of cell phones. Are missing out on living a fulfilled and rich life because you’re […]
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