Parents, Take Note: Your Smartphone Obsession May Harm Your Kids

It’s true that smartphones have made our lives easier. We are much more connected with each other these day but such convenience has come at the cost of our health. In today’s digital world, we are constantly plugged to our smartphones, tablets, laptops or other devices and find ourselves to have less time for real human conversations. A lot of health experts believe that digital devices, especially smartphones that are used the most throughout the day, can play havoc with our brain and even ruin our sleep. A new study, published…

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Kids from Economically Weak Backgrounds May Hit Puberty Early. Here’s Why

Puberty refers to a time and age in life when a girl or boy becomes sexually mature and they may also undergo other physical and hormonal changes. The first sign of puberty in girls is usually breast development and in young boys is when their voice deepens and facial hair appears. In general, the process usually occurs between the age of 10 to 14 in girls and 12 to 16 in boys but a new study has discovered that kids who belong to weak economic backgrounds may experience puberty much…

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iPhone 8 May Indeed Sport Bezel-Less Display With Touch ID Embedded, Patent Tips

Even amidst several reports of a delay in the iPhone 8, new developments about its features continue to leak online. Now, Apple has been found to have recently been granted some major patents, indicating the arrival of at least two big features on the iPhone 8 – an edge-to-edge display and Touch ID embedded into the screen. Patently Apple reports that USPTO has granted as many as 56 new patents to Apple ranging to different use-cases on the upcoming iPhone. The report specifically highlights three major patents – one which…

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Do Not Let Your Blood Pressure Go Unchecked, It May Lead to Stroke

One of the biggest challenges in curbing the increasing rate of high blood pressure cases is the inability to spot its occurrence and not taking enough preventive measure to keep the condition at bay. In most cases, hypertension is the product of a sedentary lifestyle coupled with unhealthy eating habits, poor sleep pattern, alcohol or tobacco abuse and high levels of stress and anxiety. Some symptoms for early detection include headache, chest discomfort, palpitations, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, nosebleeds and feeling numb or weak. Eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping…

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HRD Ministry may ask CBSE to stop printing books, complaints received

The HRD Ministry may very soon ask the CBSE to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting. Sources reported that the ministry has raised concern over the fact as to why an examination conducting body is publishing textbooks. CBSE may soon stop printing books The HRD Ministry may very soon ask the CBSE to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting. The decision may be taken following complaints against quality of books published by the Board as well as their non-availability. A senior HRD ministry official said complaints…

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Jharkhand Class 10 and Class 12 (science) board exam results on May 30

Over 4.6 lakh students appeared for the Class 10 board exam under JAC this year across 941 centres. The intermediate exams were conducted across 444 centres for 3,26,107 students. The wait for nearly 8 lakh students, who appeared for Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) Class 10 and Class 12 or intermediate (science) examinations this year, will be over soon as the results will be declared on May 30, officials have said. However, the intermediate results for commerce and arts are likely to be delayed by a fortnight. “Class 12 results for…

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Active or Passive Smoking May Lead to Cancer of the Voice Box

                    Smoking kills. Period. This habit is one of the major causes of death worldwide, and the numbers are only increasing day by day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco use nearly kills six million people worldwide each year. A severe consequence of smoking is cancer, which can be of different types such as lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and stomach. Laryngeal cancer is the cancer arising in the larynx, or the “voice box”, the…

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These Polythene-Eating Caterpillars May Help Curb Plastic Pollution

                  Plastic seems pervasive. Almost everything today contains plastic. It is impossible to imagine a world without it, however, it is better for the environment that we started fancying a world sans plastic. According to a report published by the WorldWatch institute, close to 20 million tons of plastic ends up dirtying the our oceans every year. “A recent study conservatively estimated that 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing a total of 268,940 tons are currently floating in the world’s oceans,” noted the…

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This Commonly Used Blood Pressure Drug May Help Treat Skin Cancer

According to the World Health Organisation, the incidence of skin cancers has been increasingly rising. Both melanoma and non-melanoma types have been on the rise over the past decades. Statistics estimate close to 3 million non-melanoma global cases of skin cancers and 132,000 cases of melanoma skin cancers every year. More and more people are becoming susceptible to skin cancer owing to the rapidly depleting ozone levels. Experts from Western University of Health Sciences, US have found a novel possibility to treat skin cancer. A drug called carvedilol showed some…

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Women’s Health: Teeth Loss Post Menopause May Increase Death Risk

Menopauses or climacteric caused by the decrease in hormones is a phase when women don’t menstruate anymore and can’t conceive a baby. Every woman at an average of 45 years of age goes through this biological change in the body, further involving several other changes. Some common symptoms that are noticed by women at least a year before menopause include change in flow of blood and frequency, hot flashes, night sweats and disturbed sleeping patterns. Post menopause too the body faces several changes, some also leading to severe health problems….

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