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

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AIMAN INAM

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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Sigh of relief: A blood test could timely spot eight cancers!

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SYDNEY: Cancer is a lethal sickness that leads its victims to the bite the dust sooner or later. Only those could survive whose tumors are diagnosed at the early stages.

According to Australian investigators now we can detect eight widespread cancers (ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung and breast) in the early stages via a new blood test. Also, this would boost the odds of survival of the victims.

While maintaining that it would be safe screening test, the study author from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia, Jeanne Tie noted that this is the first sort of its test that gives promising results when it comes to diagnose eight sorts of cancers, which are accountable to take millions of life per annum.

Connoisseurs have been reiterating for so long that there is an urgent need of such kind of advancement that could spot cancer ahead of time. However, the novel blood assessment could detect tumor prematurely and the results are up to 70 percent promising.

Writing in the study, published in the journal Science, the pundits delineated that the blood test screens for major proteins and gene mutations that insinuate towards the existence of the tumors.

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Eight unhealthy habits that spoil your kidneys!

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KARACHI: Kidneys wipe out waste from the blood. The main function of them is to control minerals in the blood while generating hormones, which in return, keep blood pressure under control and produce red blood cells. Nevertheless, individuals take it light when it comes to take care of their kidneys.

Keeping this in the view, Newspakistan.tv is equipping its viewers with some unhealthy habits that can potentially cause damage to kidneys and those are:

Excessive Salt, meat and processed food consumption: Asians tend to in take too much salt. However, it escalates blood pressure and triggers kidney stones.

Besides, over consumption of meat could produce acid in the blood and if it exceeds its limit, that would be difficult for kidneys to wash off the blood. Also, the ingestion of processed food spoils your kidneys. 

Soda Ingestion: It has been scientifically proven that soda could potentially affect kidney function, resulting into mounting severe problems.

Imbibing Pain Slayers: People tend to pop out pain killers on a daily basis without knowing the harmful impacts of it. According to the experts, regular use of such pills could not only damage kidney but wreaks its failure as well.

Scarcity of Water: Water helps kidneys to function properly. Its paucity makes your kidneys more vulnerable to damage.

Extreme Workout: Yes, you have just heard the true bit! Exercising intensely could wreak scarring to your kidneys.

Heartburn Prescriptions: Use of such pills for a long period of time could impact your kidneys non-constructively.

Smoking and Drinking Alcohol: Both are considered injurious to your kidneys. However, if you indulge in both habits, you are five times more prone to mount acute kidney injury.

It is pertinent to mention here if you feel symptoms such as cold, exhaustion, irritated skin, wooziness, nausea, bad breath, pain and changes in urine, consult with the doctor at once as these can be the warning signs of developing kidney chaos.

Not to mention that everyone can keep their kidneys strong by staying fit, drinking plenty of water, guzzling down balanced diet and staying away from unhealthy activities and habits.

 

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Militants shot two female polio workers, two cops dead in Quetta!

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QUETTA: A mother-daughter polio-virus vaccinating duo was gunned down by unidentified militants when they were administrating polio drops in Shalkot area today.

In a separate attack earlier today, two policemen were shot dead in the Zarghoon Road area. Assailants in both the attacks bolted from the scene. 

It is pertinent to mention here that a mole disguised as a polio worker managed to get tissues of OBL family that ultimately enabled the Seals attack and kill him.

Hence Talibaan reckon the drops as: i) A facade for espionage; ii) an attempt to sterilize Muslims. 

 

 

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