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Digital addiction a psychiatric disorder: Experts

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:44

Is your smartphone your best friend? Do you find it difficult to leave it even for a minute? Do you become restless when you have to part with it? Do you have constant cravings to check it every now and then? If your answer is yes, there is a huge chance that you have become an addict and you require professional help.

Meet the world`s first girl to beat brain cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 13:15

Claudia Burkill has become the world`s first person to beat a rare brain tumour.

Facebook leading women to eating disorders!

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 13:05

Are you hooked all the time to Facebook in anticipation of another `like`? It`s time to Stop.

Social gaming websites are `effective weight loss tools`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:23

A team of researchers has found that DietBet, a web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses.

Experts advise parental control on excessive tech use by kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 12:38

A group of paediatricians have reportedly advised that parents must exert limitations on the excessive use of technology by their children.

Internet use may help in dealing with depression: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11:27

Mental health experts have analysed that the increased popularity of Internet use can be considered as helpful in easing depression.

Facebook use may trigger psychotic symptoms

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 17:59

A new study has found a connection between the gradual development and exacerbation of psychotic symptoms, including delusions, anxiety, confusion, and intensified use of computer communications such as Facebook.

Heavy use of Facebook could make you fat, broke and lazy

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 13:01

Facebook users who interact with large numbers of online friends may feel better about themselves, but this ego boost also has an ‘unintended psychological consequence’, as users relax their self-control which makes them more prone to impulse purchases and overindulgence in junk food that they know is bad for them.

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