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  • Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Geneva: The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatising its young players.

  • How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use

    Toronto: Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. According to the study, controlling the mosquitoes at the larval stage may be the best strategy to reduce their population. The researchers showed that introducing hungry minnows — small freshwater fish — into bodies of water where mosquitoes breed, can dramatically decrease the number of adult mosquitoes, especially those capable of carrying the

  • Simple steps for a good night sleep

    Insomnia, or inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, is fast emerging as a huge global health concern. Stress at work, lack of physical exercise, high levels of tech engagement and poor sleep hygiene are some of the most significant factors causing insomnia. So make sure you are getting rid of it in smart ways. Ankit Garg, Co-founder and CEO of Wakefit.co and Devrath Vijay, Founder of the functional training

  • Spider silk vaccine may help prevent cancer

    Geneva: Scientists have developed microcapsules made of spider silk that can deliver cancer vaccines directly to the heart of immune cells. To fight cancer, researchers increasingly use vaccines that stimulate the immune system to identify and destroy tumour cells. However, the desired immune response is is not always guaranteed.

  • Sleeping too much may up stroke, heart disease risk

    Seoul: Sleeping for over ten hours or less than six hours a day is likely to cause metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, a study has found. Researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea found that compared to individuals who slept six to seven hours per day, men who slept fewer than six hours were more likely to have metabolic syndrome

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    Schizophrenia — most misunderstood mental illness

    Mumbai: Schizophrenia during childhood is quite uncommon, but leaves a severe mental disorder in which children interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia involves a range of problems with thinking (cognitive), behaviour or emotions. It may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking that impairs your child’s ability to function.

  • Eat healthy while travelling: Handy tips

    Why spoil the vacation by falling ill due to unhealthy eating habits. Here are a few points to keep in mind while taking a trip

  • Dialogue with Guru

    Atma-dharma and Atma-prerana

  • Stay sweet, without sugar

    Other than salt, sugar is the only one major ingredient to have received a bad a rap. No wonder everyone is looking for a suitable alternative. Anupama Chandra attempts to help you in this trial