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 […]

Pune: Ophthalmologists worry over rising cases of keratoconus

City-based ophthalmologists are witnessing a rise in keratoconus cases. It a degenerative eye disorder, in which the shape of cornea changes and cause distorted vision. Doctors are blaming extended use of gadgets for this condition

Pune: Ophthalmologists worry over rising cases of keratoconusOphthalmologist 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 […]

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 […]

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

Scientists have designed an innovative, wearable tech device that tracks movement, heart rate, and breathing without using any wires, batteries, or circuits. The device sticks to human skin like a Band-Aid

This wearable tech acts like a Band-Aid which monitors your healthOur 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 […]

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 […]
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