Health  /  Published 27.02.20

The young student’s mind

Seventy six per cent eighth graders at a mental health workshop said they do not get eight hours of sleep a day. When asked what they would like to do if set free, a common answer was that they would ...
By Brinda Sarkar in

World  /  Published 21.01.20

Feds allow opioid fund use to stem drug surge

Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people strugglin...
By AP in Washington

Health  /  Published 03.12.19

Research on disgust could help smokers quit

Taryn Grieder has a personal interest in understanding why people continue to smoke despite the initial revulsion and countless health risks.“In my family we have six people and five of us – every...
By Jovana Drinjakovic in Toronto

Opinion  /  Published 27.11.19

Turn off your phone for Thanksgiving

This week, Americans will endure flight delays, traffic jams and other logistical miseries to spend time with family and friends. And when the holiday weekend is ending, many will lament that they don...
By David Leonhardt / New York Times News Service in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.19

Tots, tantrums & phone addiction

They spend up to four hours a day on the phone. Some of them have their own phones. Every now and then, even between other activities, they feel the urge to go and browse the gadget… These are not t...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 06.07.19

How to socialise smartly

Facebook. WhatsApp. Google. Internet surfing. It’s now difficult to imagine life without them. There is a pressing need to check messages, comments, number of likes and notifications. We feel weird ...
By Minu Budhia in

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.19

High time wildlife conservation got its due

Sir — It is heartening that the National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government to specify the boundary of the Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary within six months. The t...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 30.04.19

How screen time hurts children and society

Digitization might be an inevitable — and, in many ways, a welcome — aspect of technological and social progress around the world, but must it take hold of human lives from their very onset? The W...
By The Editorial Board in

Technology  /  Published 28.04.19

Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction

They all tell a similar story: They ran apps that helped people limit the time they and their children spent on iPhones. Then Apple created its own screen-time tracker. And then Apple made staying in ...
By New York Times News Service in San Francisco

India  /  Published 19.02.19

4.6 lakh children ‘inhalant addicts’

An estimated 4.6 lakh children are addicted to inhalant drugs and need help, the first nationwide survey commissioned by the Union government on the extent of substance abuse has found.The study — M...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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