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Boys who play video games regularly are at lower risk of depression, says study

According to the findings of a new study, 11-year-old boys who play video games are at a lower risk of developing depressive symptoms. The study also found that girls who spend a lot of time on social media might develop more depressive symptoms.
Study reveals boys who play video games have lower depression risk(Unsplash)
Study reveals boys who play video games have lower depression risk(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 09:17 AM IST
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ANI | , London

Who beat screen fatigue best?

A YouTuber whose full-time job is to shoot and edit videos, an executive who works 10 hours a day, or a teacher who’s discovering virtual classrooms? Or you?
1. Dr Sanjay Dhawan, Director, Ophthalmology, Max Healthcare; 2. Dr Jyoti Batra, Dry eyes and Cornea Consultant, ICare; and 3. Stuti Agarwal, Mom Blogger (@mombae.blogger) comprise our panel of experts
1. Dr Sanjay Dhawan, Director, Ophthalmology, Max Healthcare; 2. Dr Jyoti Batra, Dry eyes and Cornea Consultant, ICare; and 3. Stuti Agarwal, Mom Blogger (@mombae.blogger) comprise our panel of experts
Updated on Jan 10, 2021 08:15 PM IST
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Here’s how heading outdoors keeps lockdown blues at bay

A new study has found that spending time outdoors and switching off our devices is associated with higher levels of happiness during a period of Covid-19 restrictions.
Previous academic studies have indicated how being outdoors, particularly in green spaces, can improve mental health.(Unsplash)
Previous academic studies have indicated how being outdoors, particularly in green spaces, can improve mental health.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 10:42 AM IST
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Cambridge [England] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

During pandemic, screen time and emotional health among parents’ top concerns for children

Screen time, internet safety, unhealthy eating, depression and suicide, and lack of physical activity are the top concerns as of children, by their parents-- as suggested by a new national poll.
Almost half of the parents also describe Covid-19, the disease itself, as a “big problem” impacting kids, coming in at No.10, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine.(Unsplash)
Almost half of the parents also describe Covid-19, the disease itself, as a “big problem” impacting kids, coming in at No.10, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 10:39 AM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Liliput: Vertically challenged actors don’t have much scope, screen time given to us is less than any other supporting cast

Actor Liliput is happy with the exposures web is giving to everyone and adds that Dadda Tyagi’s character in Mirzapur 2 has made many believe he can do more, otherwise few could imagine him playing such a strong grey character.
Actor Liliput earned accolades for his portrayal Dadda Tyagi in Mirzapur 2.
Actor Liliput earned accolades for his portrayal Dadda Tyagi in Mirzapur 2.
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sara Ali Khan on getting less screen time in movies with Varun, Ranveer: ‘Aapki aukat nahin hoti to make such comparisons’

Sara Ali Khan says she doesn’t mind her less screen time when working in big films with popular male actors. She will soon be seen opposite Varun Dhawan in Coolie No 1.
Sara Ali Khan with Varun Dhawan at Coolie No. 1 trailer launch.
Sara Ali Khan with Varun Dhawan at Coolie No. 1 trailer launch.
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 11:09 AM IST
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Abhishek Bachchan: Ego has never been a problem for me, things like that destroy your work and don’t get you anywhere

Actor Abhishek Bachchan, whose latest release is the multi-starrer Ludo, says he has never had any apprehensions about sharing screen space with other actors.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan is currently in Kolkata, shooting for Bob Biswas.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan is currently in Kolkata, shooting for Bob Biswas.
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

Less screen time, more sleep critical for preventing depression: Study

According to a recent study, lifestyle factors such as less screen time, adequate sleep, a better-quality diet, and physical activity strongly impact depression.
The study which is a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of data from the UK Biobank involved almost 85,000 people.(Unsplash)
The study which is a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of data from the UK Biobank involved almost 85,000 people.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 03:35 PM IST
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London [UK] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep, workday productivity

New research finds that wearing blue-light glasses just before sleeping can lead to a better night’s sleep and contribute to a better day’s work to follow.
During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased.(Pixabay)
During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased.(Pixabay)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 11:45 PM IST
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Indiana [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Goodbye dull skin: 5 simple home remedies to rejuvenate your skin

Wondering how to give a healthy and vibrant glow to your dull, grey and lifeless skin? Well, we got you covered. Read on to know 5 simple home remedies that can give your skin sheer radiance in a jiffy
5 simple home remedies to rejuvenate your skin(Twitter/c_sgeorge)
5 simple home remedies to rejuvenate your skin(Twitter/c_sgeorge)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 10:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Raima Sen: Had things been easier for star kids, I would have been the top actress

Actor Raima Sen says it’s difficult to make it in Bollywood and one shouldn’t think that he or she will become number one without proving their mettle.
Actor Raima Sen made her Bollywood debut with Godmother in 1999.
Actor Raima Sen made her Bollywood debut with Godmother in 1999.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 04:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Life coach Abhishek Gupta shares hacks to combat procrastination

We tend to postpone unpleasant tasks and rather choose to indulge in an easy or enjoyable task.
Life coach Abhishek Gupta
Life coach Abhishek Gupta
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Random Forays: Teachers are the unsung heroes of the crisis

With the pandemic, teachers have had to adapt from the comfortable norm of being in command in a classroom full of students, to being pale shadows of themselves as small blips on a tiny screen
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 02:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVivek Atray

Digital detox: Can’t go a minute without being online? Here are some tips to try...

Struggles of #WorkFromHome and the need to stay entertained via Internet make some social media users describe how they manage to take a break from technology, for peace of mind.
Healthier hobbies such as pursuing music can help break digital addiction.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Healthier hobbies such as pursuing music can help break digital addiction.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Published on Aug 27, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

Readers’ take: Online classes to stay, but careful monitoring can prevent stress, eye strain

Blended learning is the way forward, but to cut down screen time, schools should promote more audio lectures, engagement through quizzes and contests, additional reading from textbooks. Teachers should not give out homework and advise children to avoid playing online games or social networking
The main component of India’s education policy should be one of blended education, which combines traditional classroom learning with online methods(Shutterstock)
The main component of India’s education policy should be one of blended education, which combines traditional classroom learning with online methods(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Online classes leading to stress, eye problems in children, say parents

Health problems are cropping up as screen time increases for students due to schools being shut because of the Covid-19 pandemic
Though the human resource development ministry has asked schools to limit screen time for students, many institutes are not following the new directions, say parents.(Keshav Singh/HT/For representation only)
Though the human resource development ministry has asked schools to limit screen time for students, many institutes are not following the new directions, say parents.(Keshav Singh/HT/For representation only)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 09:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRajanbir Singh, Chandigarh

Readers’ take: Lessons from Covid, chart a new course for students with care

As there is nothing certain about the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Union HRD ministry and UT education department should start planning for long-term closure of schools, prune the syllabus to retain all that is essential and critical to learning and tweak online pedagogy to promote active learner engagement and development, suggest readers
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Screen time for kids: How much is too much?

With schools taking the online route to carry on with classes amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, excessive exposure of young children to screens is worrying parents.
Kids’ increased exposure to screens has become a cause of concern for parents.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Kids’ increased exposure to screens has become a cause of concern for parents.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 03:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySrinidhi Gopalakrishnan, New Delhi

Here’s how lifestyle changes cut bad cholesterol level in kids

The study showed that increasing the consumption of high-fat vegetable oil-based spreads and decreasing the consumption of butter-based spreads played the most important role in decreasing the LDL cholesterol concentration.
In addition, children were encouraged to participate in weekly after-school exercise clubs.(Unsplash)
In addition, children were encouraged to participate in weekly after-school exercise clubs.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 01:11 PM IST
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London | ByIndo Asian News Service | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Can my child be sent to a shelter? Request from parents leaves Childline staff baffled

Phone service for children inundated with pleas for help as parents grapple with child behaviour problems
Two couples in Chandigarh had called the Childline helpline, seeking help saying their children were ‘virtually out of their control’.(HT photo)
Two couples in Chandigarh had called the Childline helpline, seeking help saying their children were ‘virtually out of their control’.(HT photo)
Updated on May 19, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRachna Verma, Chandigarh

Humour: The new funny of 2020

Everything’s changing, and amusement isn’t what it used to be
Many of the laughs in these lean times are being transmitted digitally(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Many of the laughs in these lean times are being transmitted digitally(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on May 17, 2020 12:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRehana Munir

Digital age: Keep your children safe from online predators and hackers

With children spending more time on the internet these days due to the lockdown, the risks of online predators and hackers targeting them is on a rise. Here’s how you can be more careful.
Children are now spending more time in front of screens than ever before.(Photo: iStock)
Children are now spending more time in front of screens than ever before.(Photo: iStock)
Updated on May 08, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByGrace Cyril

Amid Covid-19 lockdown, ‘loss of pleasure’ in teen sleep

Owing to increased screen time amid the COVID-19 self-isolation requirements there is a certain ‘loss of pleasure’ in sleep of teenagers that causes negative mood.
Owing to increased screen time amid the COVID-19 self-isolation requirements there is a certain ‘loss of pleasure’ in sleep of teenagers that causes negative mood.(UNSPLASH)
Owing to increased screen time amid the COVID-19 self-isolation requirements there is a certain ‘loss of pleasure’ in sleep of teenagers that causes negative mood.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on May 06, 2020 10:07 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International - Published by Alfea Jamal

Hello quarantiners, it’s time to take care of your eyes

Whether it’s online classes, working from home or checking phones for latest updates, prolonged exposure to gadgets can cause a host of eye problems like dryness, redness and grittiness in the eyes.
It is important to take break from the screens every once in a while to maintain healthy eyes.(Photo: Instagram/shaheenb)
It is important to take break from the screens every once in a while to maintain healthy eyes.(Photo: Instagram/shaheenb)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 08:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGrace Cyril

Screen time before bed will make your kids sleepless. Here’s why

According to the researchers, students who used devices before going to sleep were also more likely to report that they felt sleepy the following morning. Watching television before bed had no significant effect on sleep length.
According to the researchers, students who used devices before going to sleep were also more likely to report that they felt sleepy the following morning. Watching television before bed had no significant effect on sleep length.(UNSPLASH)
According to the researchers, students who used devices before going to sleep were also more likely to report that they felt sleepy the following morning. Watching television before bed had no significant effect on sleep length.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Quarantine makes cooking cool for men

The ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned a lot of us into culinary enthusiasts and some have even started enjoying the joys of being in the kitchen.
While binge watching on OTT platforms is the favourite pass time of most youngsters, the cooking challenge has made them take a break from screen time and get involved in cooking for the household.(Getty Images)
While binge watching on OTT platforms is the favourite pass time of most youngsters, the cooking challenge has made them take a break from screen time and get involved in cooking for the household.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKritika Sehgal

Coronavirus outbreak: 9 crucial tips for parents and kids during the lockdown

WhatsApp forwards are flying around about how eating garlic, or bathing in hot water will keep us safe. Research has substantiated none of these . New information on the virus is coming out every day.
The most crushing thing about Covid-19 is that it is an unknown, unseen threat.(Unsplash)
The most crushing thing about Covid-19 is that it is an unknown, unseen threat.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 08, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRhea R. Dubey

Lockdown woes: Are you becoming a couch potato? Watch your screen time, warn experts

With limited entertainment options at hand indoors, people are turning to the multitude of screens that surround us. But health experts have warnings.
Actor Katrina Kaif shares a glimpse of her work from home schedule amid lockdown.
Actor Katrina Kaif shares a glimpse of her work from home schedule amid lockdown.
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 07:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRadhika Bhirani

Coronavirus lockdown: Children stuck at home are getting more screen time than ever

As stay-in-place orders to contain the spread of the coronavirus globally keep 1.5 billion school children home, restricted screen time is becoming a thing of the past.
As stay-in-place orders to contain the spread of the coronavirus globally keep 1.5 billion school children home, restricted screen time is becoming a thing of the past.(UNSPLASH)
As stay-in-place orders to contain the spread of the coronavirus globally keep 1.5 billion school children home, restricted screen time is becoming a thing of the past.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Apr 03, 2020 04:33 PM IST
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Techilicious with Rajiv Makhni: How to have a healthier relationship with your mobile phone this year

Put aside this communication device and have real, actual face time with human beings
Allocate a total screen time for everyone in the family per day — two hours is the golden rule!(Getty Images)
Allocate a total screen time for everyone in the family per day — two hours is the golden rule!(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRajiv Makhni
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