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Staying glued to your smartphone is just the worst for your eyes
Food & Health   Monday, January 09, 2017 IST
 
Staying glued to your smartphone is just the worst for your eyes

Staying glued to your smartphone is just the worst for your eyes

Even after knowing its harmful effects, one finds it extremely difficult to keep that cell phone aside. But a new study has found that our smartphones may be doing more damage than we’d previously suspected, specifically to our eyes.

The report published in BMC Opthalmology revealed that children who spend more time on their phones have more symptoms of a dry-eye disease.

And when those children went without their phones for a whole month, their symptoms were reduced.

Dry eye disease is a condition that occurs when the eyes don’t produce enough tears, which results in eyes becoming red, swollen and irritated.

Usually associated with older people, specialists believe it is underdiagnosed in children.


When we stare at screens, we blink less which means our tear film evaporates faster and our risk of dry-eye disease increases.

The BMC Opthalmology study assessed 916 Korean children between the ages of seven and 12. The children were given eye exams and 6.6 percent met the criteria for the dry-eye disease.

97 percent of those children revealed they used smartphones for 3.2 hours a day on average, compared to the 37 minutes a day by 55 per cent of children without any symptoms.

It’s not just with an increased risk of dry eye disease that smartphones are damaging our eyes, though.

Tanya Goodin, founder of digital detox specialists Time to Log Off, told The Independent: “We’ve known for a while that overuse of screens is affecting eyesight through a range of symptoms categorised as ‘digital eye strain’.”

Studies have shown that digital eye strain - the physical discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a digital screen - amongst adults and children is on the up.

However, more than 30 percent of parents who say they are very concerned about the impact of digital devices on children’s eyes allow their kids to spend over three hours a day looking at screens.

Goodin, whose company runs digital detox camps for teenagers as well as retreats for adults, believes parents are right to be particularly worried about the implications for children.

Her top tips are: “Keeping daytime screen usage within healthy limits, no screens an hour before bedtime and no single screen session over two hours.”



 
 
Natural Remedies for Defeat Malaria at Home
Food & Health   Monday, January 09, 2017 IST
 
Natural Remedies for Defeat Malaria at Home

Natural Remedies for Defeat Malaria at Home

New Delhi: Malaria is an existence debilitating mosquito-borne sickness that is transmitted to individuals through the nibbles of contaminated female Anopheles mosquitoes.

Regardless of gigantic advance, malaria claims 429,000 lives every year, with the majority of them kids, and causes 212 million new cases internationally. Along these lines, malaria stays one of the world's most unyielding wellbeing challenges.

In spite of the fact that malaria is fatal, it is preventable and treatable. Vector control is the fundamental approach to counteract and diminish malaria transmission. Two types of vector control: bug spray treated mosquito nets and indoor remaining showering are successful in an extensive variety of conditions.

Additionally, there are various compelling ways and common solutions for treat intestinal sickness fever. These include:

Citrus fruits

Citrus natural products, for example, limes and lemons are prescribed for treating malaria. The cell reinforcement mixes, vitamins, and minerals in citrus organic products can help take out a fever, keep the ascent of temperature and disease and also accelerate the recuperating procedure.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is an extraordinary homegrown solution for malaria because of the nearness of a characteristic quinine-like substance that has been straightforwardly connected to killing those intestinal sicknesses initiating parasites. Different natural products like oranges and apples are likewise useful in treating intestinal sickness patients.

Holy Basil

The dynamic fixing called eugenol found in sacred basil is to a great extent in charge of its restorative properties that can help kill bacterial contaminations. For a long time, blessed basil leaves are viewed as an incredible natural solution for different ailments, and malaria is one of them.

Ginger

Stacked with supplements and bioactive intensifies that have capable advantages for your body and cerebrum, ginger is an extraordinary characteristic home cure and among most advantageous flavors on the planet. Ginger has been utilized for treating different sicknesses, going from colds to bringing down cholesterol levels and forestalling disease. Ginger is likewise observed to be powerful while curing the issue of intestinal sickness.

Cinnamon

A complete cure, cinnamon contains an effective natural segment called cinnamaldehyde, which has mitigating properties and has been connected to a decrease in malaria side effects.

Today, the 25th of April, is World Malaria Day, an event to highlight the requirement for proceeded with speculation and maintained political responsibility for intestinal sickness anticipation and control. The current year's worldwide subject for World Malaria Day is 'End Malaria for Good'.



 
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