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 […]

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgets

While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones and tablets are responsible for poor postures among children

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgetsIn an age when technology has become a part of our daily life and an integral part of education system, its ill-effects are bound to affect adults and kids alike. While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, the recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones, […]

6 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

6 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 […]

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 […]

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphones

Researchers have found multiple mental disorders that have been caused by the rise in people’s use of the Internet and smartphones. Here are the most common ones

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphonesThere 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 […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

Called "Hyper-Spectral Phasor" analysis, it is much faster and far less expensive than current techniques, and may be useful for diagnosing and monitoring diseases by using cell phone images

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone imagesScientists have developed a new 5D technique for analysing images, an advance that may make it easier to quickly find tell-tale signs of diseases from pictures taken using cell phones. Called “Hyper-Spectral Phasor” analysis, or HySP, it is much faster and far less expensive than current techniques, and may be useful for diagnosing and monitoring […]

Break-up via text: A trend among youngsters

In 2014, when an American site claimed that a growing number of youngsters, between the age group of 18-30 years ended their relationships over a text, it seemed unbelievable. But now, psychiatrists in Mumbai discuss about how a growing number of youngsters are breaking up with a text in order to ‘avoid’ the awkwardness

Break-up via text: A trend among youngstersHeartbreaks are sad, however, they are worse when it is done over a text message or using any form of social media. In last 2014, an American website revealed through its survey that, of 2,712 respondents, it revealed that 56% ended their relationship via text, email or some form of social media. But now, psychiatrists […]

Google doodle honours Har Gobind Khorana who deciphered our DNA

 Google on Tuesday marked the 96th birth anniversary of Indian-American Nobel Prize-holder and biochemist Dr Har Gobind Khorana, with a honest doodle. Dr Khorana was well-known for his pervasive research on DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) and also for constructing the first synthetic gene

Google doodle honours Har Gobind Khorana who deciphered our DNAOur understanding of how genes shape us owes much to the work of Har Gobind Khorana, the Indian-American biochemist celebrated in Tuesday’s Google Doodle on what would have been Khorana’s 96th birthday. Khorana, depicted in the doodle by Bangalore-based illustrator Rohan Dahotre, shared the 1968 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine with Robert Holley and Marshall Nirenberg […]
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