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Digital Revolution: Excessive Smartphone use may up suicidal thoughts among kids!

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FLORIDA: As soon as smart phones penetrate in our lives, all of us get dependent on it. From kids to oldies, everyone stays connected to the online world. Innumerable studies have earlier reported negative impacts of using technology excessively but a latest research from Florida State University has claimed that extreme Smartphone penetration looms over children.

According to the details, those kids, who stick to their smart phones, are more prone to become socially isolated and depressed. Moreover, they are highly likely to mount suicidal thoughts, which lead them to commit suicide sooner or later.

Technological advancement has changed the lifestyles of its savvy particularly young kids and teens. Before the invention of smart phones and tabs, kids used to spend more time with books and playing outdoors.

However, now they tend to adhere to those colorful screens, resulting into mounting obesity. Also, it affects their academics performances non-constructively. Then technological encroachment has given the rise to the occurrences of cyber bullying among teens.

As per the estimates, approx 92 percent teens have a cellphone currently. Also, the Centers for Disease Control revealed that the ratio of suicide and acute depression soared up to more than 30 percent among teens in between the ages of 13 to 18 years from 2010 to 2015.

It has further been learnt that more girls (around 60 percent) are more prone to get affected by the screen time, which is considered a 24/7 phenomenon.

The ramifications of the study demonstrated intense associations between suicidal thinking and cellphone use, particularly those, who use electronic devices for over five hours a day, have been reported with having at least one suicidal thought per day.

It has further been reported that those kids, who spend more time with new media, are more likely to go through mental health concerns. Whereas, those, who tend to indulge in sports and exercise, doing homework, reading books and attending religious services, are highly unlikely to escalate mental health troubles.

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have been reported that France is likely to proscribe cellphones from lower and middle schools. As a matter of fact, this approach should be adopted by every other country in order to limit smart phones use.

It is pertinent to mention here that home is the first school and school is the second home. Therefore, parents and teachers should educate the kids apropos the right use of such technology and the potential advantages and disadvantages of smart phones and tabs.

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Summer 2018: Want oil free hair? Follow these natural tips!

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KARACHI: During summers, our hair tend to stay greasy too often. In order to avoid oily scalp, people tend to wash their heads on a daily basis. However, this approach is marring their hair.

So how can we keep our hair shiny, healthy and dry in summers? Newspakistan.tv will guide you appropriately in this article.

  • Wash your scalp and roots

Individuals often do the mistake of washing the ends of their hair only while avoiding the scalp and roots, resulting into having oily hair. Therefore, always massage your scalp and roots and then wash the ends.

  • Leave’em be

In order to look smart, people tend to style their hair via straighteners and blow dry, which in return makes hair oily. So, leave your hair as it is.

  • Clean the hairbrush

Hairbrushes harbor dead skin and other debris, which, on combing, diffuse those through the hair. Therefore, keep your brushes and combs clean.

  • Stop playing with’em

Folks particularly girls tend to play with their hair sans knowing the fact that this habit could make them greasy and oily so avoid playing with’em.

  • Pick up natural products

Don’t listen to the bogus claims of the big brands as such products are stuffed with chemicals. Always pick out natural shampoos.

  • Apply coconut oil

Oiling in summers sounds bizzare. However, this essential oil could chip-in towards making your hair nourish and healthy from root to ends while eliminating oil from the scalp.

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Heart patients! Walk fast to evade hospitalization!

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ISLAMABAD: Heart disease patients, who walk faster, are hospitalized less, as suggested by a research.

The three-year study was conducted in 1,078 hypertensive patients, of whom 85% also had coronary heart disease and 15% also had valve disease.

Patients were then asked to walk 1 km on a treadmill at what they considered to be a moderate intensity. Patients were classified as slow (2.6 km/hour), intermediate (3.9 km/hour) and fast (average 5.1 km/hour).

A total of 359 patients were slow walkers, 362 were intermediate and 357 were fast walkers. The researchers recorded the number of all-cause hospitalizations and length of stay over the next three years.

Participants were flagged by the regional Health Service Registry of the Emilia-Romagna Region, which collects data on all-cause hospitalization, Medical Xpress reported.

Study author Dr Carlotta Merlo, a researcher at the University of Ferrara, Italy, said: “We did not exclude any causes of death because walking speed has significant consequences for public health.

Reduced walking speed is a marker of limited mobility, which is a precursor of disability, disease, and loss of autonomy.”

During the three-year period, 182 of the slow walkers (51%) had at least one hospitalization, compared to 160 (44%) of the intermediate walkers, and 110 (31%) of the fast walkers.

The slow, intermediate and fast walking groups spent a total of 4,186, 2,240, and 990 days in the hospital over the three years, respectively. The average length of hospital stay for each patient was 23, 14, and 9 days for the slow, intermediate and fast walkers, respectively.

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Females hygiene products cause lethal infections: Study

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Females hygiene products cause lethal infections

AIMAN INAM

GENEVA: Almost all ladies tend to use different hygiene products. Females hygiene products cause lethal infections. However, use of some products (intimate washes) on a daily basis is considered harmful, claims a latest study.

Savants from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada are of the view that use of feminine hygiene products could potentially trigger vaginal infections particularly Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs).

The study comprised on some 1,435 mature ladies, who tend to use creams, that sooth irritation, moisturizers and wet wipes etc.

Certain products were found to be the major cause of mounting yeast infections, bacterial infection, UTIs and STDs.

Terming that (using female hygiene products) an unhealthful approach, the study senior investigator Kieran O’Doherty maintained that these products harbor such ingredients that could potentially mess with the natural balance of vaginal microbiomes, resulting into plummeting good microbes, which are necessary to contain infections.

As a matter of fact, women might mount innumerable disorders such as pelvic inflammatory disease, fertility chaos, cervical cancer, bacterial vaginosis, and the deadly STDs.

Journal BMC Women’s Health has reported the up shots.

 

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