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SPPU appeals to educational institutions to be vigilant about drug use among youth

According to the circular issued by the SPPU, principals, directors, heads of centres, heads of academic departments, and directors of affiliated colleges and institutions have been asked to be vigilant about narcotics’ use in any of the colleges, institutes, university departments, etc

The SPPU has also instructed to implement various activities to create awareness among students about the serious consequences of drug addiction. (HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 05:04 AM IST

Matthew Perry changed the way America spoke

The star of the sitcom “Friends” died on October 28th, aged 54

Friends actor Matthew Perry died in October 2023(AP)
Published on Jan 28, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist

Mobile methadone units are impactful in rural areas: Study

The study shows the impact of providing new treatment services to rural areas with limited healthcare infrastructures and transportation hurdles.

Mobile methadone units are impactful in rural areas: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 10, 2024 03:50 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Los Angeles

When sporting passion turns to addiction

Sport is important for our health, but it can develop into an addiction. An extreme triathlete and sports scientist explains the phenomenon of sports addiction.

An extreme triathlete who is also a sports scientist explains the phenomenon of sports addiction. (DW/Florian Gaertner/photothek/picture alliance)
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 01:08 PM IST
By, Delhi

Social media addiction: How can we avoid it?

Users are spending more time online. Among children, social media consumption has skyrocketed compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Children are spending more and more time in front of screens, a recent study found. (DW/Channel Partners/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 01:07 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Young girls looking to battle drug addiction pin hopes on rehabs in Ludhiana

In the wake of the increasing number of women addicts, a special drug-addiction centre has been proposed to be set up in Ludhiana .

Experts say children as young as 12 are falling prey to drugs in Ludhiana. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 05:46 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

People suffering from work addiction feel ill even when they are working: Study

The study shows that workaholics suffer from bad mood even when they do what they love - work.

People suffering from work addiction feel ill even when they are working: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Nov 25, 2023 12:00 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington Dc

Review: This is Salvaged by Vauhini Vara

The author’s new short story collection explores life’s familiar traumas of loss, loneliness, addiction and ageing

Many of the stories in Vauhini Vara’s new collection explore the female experiences of biological change, family relationships and loneliness. These are themes also prominent in the work of Mrinalini Mukherjee, whose sculpture Aranyani (1996) is pictured above. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 05:06 AM IST
BySharmistha Jha

‘It entices, engages, ensnares’: Lawsuit against Meta platforms by 33 US states

American states sue Meta Platforms for harming young people and contributing to mental health crisis

The lawsuit says Instagram is linked to depression, anxiety, insomnia in kids. (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Foreign nations responsible for rise of illegal drugs in Tripura, says CM

Dr Manik Saha warned that his government will not spare those involved in the business of illegal drugs

Dr Saha said that a large of youth population of the state have become victims of addiction and gambling. (Prof.(Dr.) Manik Saha)
Published on Oct 16, 2023 09:35 AM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Small doses of mushrooms or microdosing may be helpful for mental illness: Study

Study: Psilocybin, the main ingredient in mushrooms, may assist in treatment of various psychiatric disorders, primarily depression-addiction, through therapy

Small doses of mushrooms or microdosing may be helpful for mental illnesses, says study (Shutterstock)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:07 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Washington Dc [us]

Taste of Life: When leaders in Poona agreed to disagree on cannabis laws

In 1844, “Paramahansa Mandali”, a secret socio-religious society of native young men, whose object was said to be to abolish caste and introduce various other changes in Hinduism, was established in Bombay

The drugs retailed in Bombay and Poona were ‘ganja’, ‘bhang’, ‘charas’, ‘majum’, ‘yakuti’, ‘shrikhand’, ‘penda’, and ‘bojah’. (SOURCED)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 12:23 AM IST
ByChinmay Damle

Ustad Zakir Hussain: I cannot thank social media enough

Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain credits social network for giving musicians ‘attention and visibility’.

Ustad Zakir Hussain
Updated on Jul 17, 2023 01:32 PM IST
BySoumya Vajpayee

Alwar child suffers severe tremors after losing online games | Prevention tips

A child in Rajasthan's Alwar lost his mental balance on playing games like PUBG and Free Fire and losing in it. Here are tips to manage kids' gaming addiction

Alwar child suffers severe tremors after losing online games. Here are prevention tips to manage kids' gaming addiction (Photo by SCREEN POST on Unsplash)
Published on Jul 12, 2023 07:36 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Temper your tantrum: Can rage rooms help you let off steam?

Rage rooms are a roaring success. But are they making anger management issues better or worse? We examine the issue calmly

Studies indicate that physical violence can be cathartic. But the stress release is short-lived. The dopamine rush could build up to an addiction. Or make you angrier. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 05:17 PM IST

Breaking the cycle of addiction: Innovative approaches to tobacco cessation

Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year through direct intake and second hand smoke. De-addiction from tobacco is the need of the hour. Here are tips

Breaking the cycle of addiction: Innovative approaches to tobacco cessation (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2023 06:18 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

In Chhattisgarh, alcohol has always been a potent election mix

Despite a pre-poll promise to ban liquor, CM Bhupesh Baghel recently remarked that the move is simply not feasible. Here’s why his hands are tied.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that a campaign against addiction was a better way out than banning sale of liquor
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 10:57 PM IST

It’s never too late to quit: Ex-smokers share inspiring stories

A growing tobacco smoking crisis is sweeping across India, and according to the latest WHO report, among the estimated 1.1 billion smokers globally, 100 million are from India. This figure will is projected to almost double by 2025. As we observed World No Tobacco Day on 31st May which aimed to raise awareness about alternative crop production for tobacco farmers with the theme “Grow food, not tobacco”, we spoke to former smokers and how battling the addiction changed their life.

It’s never too late to quit: Ex-smokers share inspiring stories
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 04:48 PM IST

World No Tobacco Day: It’s not tough to quit smoking, says Vipin Sharma

Vipin Sharma, who quit smoking 18 years ago, says it takes a moment to realise the harm of smoking and kick the habit. He inspired many friends to quit smoking.

Vipin Sharma was recently seen in Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 08:25 AM IST
ByDeep Saxena

12 lakh die of tobacco-related illness in India every year: Experts

According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), nearly one- fifth of students aged 13-15 years are using tobacco products in India. The survey revealed that 38% of cigarettes, 47% of bidi and 52% of smokeless tobacco users picked up the habit before their 10th birthday.

Tobacco smoke emits harmful gases and chemical substances, in which nicotine and tar are prominent. (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Unsafe for kids, villagers ban sale of energy drinks

Health experts cite that the health risks posed by consumption of energy drinks on children and teens need to be studied and more awareness raised amongst the public through campaigns and other measures

Villages have decided to take action against shop owners found selling the beverage to minors and emptied bottles of energy drinks into the sewage lines as a mark of protest. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on May 23, 2023 12:10 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Temper your tantrum: Can rage rooms help you let off steam?

Rage rooms are a roaring success. But are they making anger management issues better or worse? We examine the issue calmly

Studies indicate that physical violence can be cathartic. But the stress release is short-lived. The dopamine rush could build up to an addiction. Or make you angrier. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:01 PM IST
ByTanisha Saxena

‘Campaign should be against addiction, not liquor ban’: Bhupesh Baghel

Baghel said that he did even ban alcohol in the state during the COVID-19 lockdown even after witnessing deaths due to the consumption of spurious liquor as people were getting addicted to other substances

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel (File Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Drug addict held for theft at Dera Bassi shop

The accused was identified as Yusuf of Mubarakpur Camp, Dera Bassi. The shopkeeper, Geeta Devi, had told the police that the accused entered her shop from the rear door and put 12 copper glasses, two cookers and a brass cup in his bag

Dera Bassi police have arrested a drug addict who stole copper and brass utensils, and cash from a shopkeeper in Mubarakpur on April 21. (Image for representational purpose)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 01:27 AM IST
By, Mohali

'It's really rare in industry…', Chloe Veitch opens up about leaving reality tv

In an exclusive interview with TheThings, Chloe opened up about her future aspirations and her experience with sobriety

A familiar face on Netflix productions, Chloe Veitch has appeared on Too Hot to Handle, The Circle, and more recently, Perfect Match.(Netflix)
Published on Mar 31, 2023 07:53 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Zuckerberg, Meta sued for failing to address sex trafficking, child exploitation

A new lawsuit accuses Mark Zuckerberg and other Meta Platforms Inc executives and directors of failing to do enough to stop sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AP)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 04:19 AM IST
Reuters |

From distraction to mood swings: Warning signs of digital addiction in teens

Digital addiction can lead to negative consequences such as social isolation, neglecting responsibilities, and physical health problems. Here are some important signs and symptoms to look out for in teenagers.

Digital addiction can lead to negative consequences such as social isolation, neglecting responsibilities, and physical health problems. (Unsplash)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 02:54 PM IST

Pain relief without side effects or addiction is better than opiates: Study

New findings are a milestone in the development of non-opioid pain relief. In contrast to opiates, which have side effects like respiratory depression and addiction, new compounds that stimulate adrenalin receptors rather than opioid receptors offer a pain-relieving effect similar to opiates.

Pain relief without side effects or addiction is better than opiates: Study(Getty images)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 05:23 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington

Alcohol's single dose enough to permanently alter brain, cause addiction: Study

Findings of a new study imply that even a single drinking incident might lay the foundation for alcohol addiction and permanently alter brain by changing the shape of the nerve cells

Alcohol's single dose may be enough to permanently alter brain, cause addiction: Study (For representation purpose)
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 08:12 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Berlin

Addiction to news can harm one's mental and physical health: Study

A study found that people who have a compulsive need to constantly check the news are more likely to suffer from stress, concern, and physical illness.

Addiction to news can harm one's mental and physical health: Study(istockphoto)
Published on Aug 28, 2022 09:21 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington [us]
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