Your phone can create panic and anxiety, say researchers

Nirmal Singh 3C recognizes that the technology is evolving at a fast pace and it taking world by storm so much so that we cannot think anything accept technology.

We cannot imagine a day without internet. Even if we have our smartphones with us, we need the internet whole day.

Nirmal Singh 3C finds that we are so much dependent on our mobile phones now that we tend to feel panic if we do not use our phone, or if there is no battery and there is no charger available for quick solution.

Seeing the over dependence on mobile phone and technology, the researchers have come up with a new term known as “nomophobia”, which a sort of a panicking stage, that increases our heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings.

To be precise, “Nomophobia” is an anxiety that surmounts only if we get separated from our smartphone. It is a feeling of a discomfort, anxiety caused due to not having a smartphone in your hand. This problem basically persists due to the habitual dependency on mobile phones, and of course, virtual communications.

Nirmal Singh 3C would further like to mention that people capture personal memories on their smartphones which emotionally connects the users to their devices.

“When users perceive smartphones as their extended selves, they are more likely to get attached to the devices, which, in turn, leads to nomophobia by heightening the phone proximity-seeking tendency,” said Seunghee Han, doctoral student at the Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul.

While we have discovered a number of positive aspects in smartphones, it has several drawbacks too such as: overuse, dependence, and addiction.

As a result separation from smartphones is found to cause increases in heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings, the study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking, revealed.

Corroborating the dependency on the technology, Nirmal Singh 3C would like to quote Brenda K. Wiederhold, from Interactive Media Institute, California, who said “Nomophobia, fear of missing out (FoMo), and fear of being offline (FoBo) – all anxieties born of our new high-tech lifestyles – may be treated similarly to other more traditional phobias.”

“Turning off technology periodically, can teach individuals to reduce anxiety and become comfortable with periods of disconnectedness,” Wiederhold added.


Nirmal Singh 3C Urges Youngsters To Quit Smoking

A new study shows that current smoking patterns of the youngsters can be associated with a high risk of frailty in old age.

If you are a regular smoker then, according to a new study published in Age and Ageing journal this week, you are 60% more likely to develop frailty in old age. Frailty is a major issue that is associated with the increased vulnerability and hits negatively at psychological reserves of the body, resulting in serious health outcomes. Smoking regularly will make you prone to frailty, the journal revealed in detail. – Nirmal Singh 3C

The outcomes of frailty are not limited to being hospitalized, they may also include untimely fractures, institutionalization, disability of some kind – it also severely affects the cognitive structure of the body and can also be a cause dementia.

Nirmal Singh 3C said, after the journal was published, that current smoking is one of the major causes of frailty and people who smoke regularly are at high risk of developing frailty in old age than people who do not. So, it is time to reconsider the life choices we are so liberally making and think about the consequences certain habits have on our body and what are their long term effects.

He also mentioned about the risk of health issues that are always there if you are a chain smoker. Regular smoking increases the chances of COPD, stroke, coronary heart diseases, peripheral vascular disease, etc. To top that, smoking also affects the physical, social and psychological well-being of the person negatively.

There is a certain ‘cool’ factor about smoking that makes people try it and before they know it, they have bought a ticket to the hospital, they just cannot quit for some reason. What makes this worse is the fact that these people, the chain smokers, know about all the health issues they are opening doors to. This study was conducted to make people aware of these issues in detail.’ – Nirmal Singh 3C


Skipping Breakfast Can Cause Malnutrition In Children, Says Nirmal Singh 3C

A recent study conducted on children who were regularly eating breakfast and those skipped frequently suggests that children who regularly eat breakfast are healthier and have a superior body profile than those who don’t.

Breakfast in undoubtedly the most important meal of the day, and that is the reason why doctors always emphasize on the same. When starting your day, no matter what your schedule is, it is important to have a filling breakfast if you want to feel energetic throughout the day. – Nirmal Singh 3C

But children always have some kind of excuse lined up for not having breakfast every day – they are getting late for school, they don’t want to eat the sandwich with cucumber in it, it is too early to eat something, the list of excuses is endless. This is why it is important for parents to make sure that their child is eating a healthy, filling breakfast without a fail.

A study conducted by the King’s College London shows that children who don’t eat breakfast or skip the meal regularly are likelier to hurt their brain and physical development. They don’t consume the nutrients necessary for optimum development, as recommended by WHO. – Nirmal Singh 3C

The doctors were unable to find the direct link between not taking a meal [breakfast] and malnutrition, but children who eat breakfast sure have a superior body profile as compared to those who don’t.

The research was based on the food diaries that were collected over a span of 4 years, between 2008 and 2012 under the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Program. The program focused on more than 800 children aged 4-10 years and more than 850 children aged 11-18 years. The nutrients were calculated and it was found that nutrient intake is necessary between 6 am and 9 am for the proper functioning of human body, especially children. The energy consumption is more in children as compared to adults who rarely do any physical activity, so a healthy breakfast becomes even more important. – Nirmal Singh 3C

More Than 50% Of Child Births Are Attended By Unskilled Women In Rural India – Nirmal Singh 3C

In more than 10 states, 50%-80% child deliveries are attended by women who do not have any experience. This not only puts the life of the child at risk but also brings in health issues for the mother. The target infant mortality rate back in 2015 was 27/1000 live births – the infant mortality rate is 39 in 2017.

According to the recent CAG report, the hospital deliveries in rural parts of the country have gone up to 75%. Still thousands of babies in various states are delivered by unskilled women, risking the life of the mother and the baby. – Nirmal Singh 3C

More than 2 crore babies are born in India every year, making it the largest birth cohort in the world. Out of those 20 million babies, only 2.4% were taken to a hospital immediately after birth, latest National Family Health Survey revealed.

In the CAG facility survey, 514 health centers were surveyed, out of which, 161 centers didn’t have the necessary facilities for child delivery. Other reasons why people do not turn up to the hospitals were distance from the village, unhygienic conditions, no/poor public transport, etc. – Nirmal Singh 3C

Unskilled women attending child deliveries doesn’t look like a serious problem when we compare it to the conditions of the public hospitals and the lack of services available. The hospitals are poorly maintained and the schemes that the government has brought in are not implemented at all. All these issues, when combines, translate heavily into higher maternal mortality rate, infant mortality rate and total fertility rate.

The CAG report has also found loopholes in the implementation process of RBSK [Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram], a flagship program that was launched in 2013 to screen more than 27 crore children from birth to the age of 18 for development delays, diseases, disabilities, deficiencies, birth defects, etc. – Nirmal Singh 3C

Public Money Will Improve Private Healthcare in India – Nirmal Singh 3C

The condition of public healthcare in India is unforgivable and unpardonable to say the least – the shameful condition of the healthcare services are inclined heavily on the involvement of the private sector. Two recent developments have pointed in the direction of private sector and public sector joing hand to make things better for 1.3 billion people who expect top-of-the-line healthcare.

But with private sector coming in the picture, it is important that the association is not merely driven financially but is also aware of the basic principles of justice. – Nirmal Singh 3C

The idea behind the two sectors coming together is to provide the best possible healthcare services to the private patients; something which isn’t possible at the government’s own facilities.

Delhi government announced recently that it is willing to pay for the surgeries of private citizens at private hospitals, especially the surgeries that cannot be conducted at its own facilities. This will help people who cannot afford private hospitals.’ – Nirmal Singh 3C

The private healthcare sector in India is one of the best in the world. Patients from all over the world visit the country for receiving high-end healthcare services and surgeries. When the private sector is capable to offer high quality services; the cost of those services breaks the spine of the patients. Also, the services are highly unregulated. The amount spent on healthcare services in India, due to its unregulated structure, is one of the major sources of poverty, too. – Nirmal Singh 3C

The new scheme put forward by Delhi government is new for the common man of the city, but the government officials and employees have been using the same service for years – use of public funds to get private healthcare.

One similar scheme, Central Government Health Scheme [CGHS], has been active for decades and has been taken in by many states. The scheme blatantly violates the whole idea of justice and discriminates heavily among people who are employed by the government and who are not. The scheme has always been neglected by the policy makers as they are the first in line to be benefitted from such biased policies. – Nirmal Singh 3C

Reason Why Expensive Wine Tastes Better

According to reports by Nirmal Singh 3C, expensive tastes better because the higher price tag on the bottle tricks the reward centre in the brain-the taste processing region. It’s called the marketing placebo effect, which is the phenomenon that identical products are perceived differently due to the difference in the prices.

“However, it has so far been unclear how the price information ultimately causes more expensive wine to also be perceived as having a better taste in the brain,” said one of the researchers at Nirmal Singh 3C.

Thirty participants took part in the study with an average age of 30 years. 15 were men while 15 were women. The researchers studied how different prices are translated into taste experiences in the brain.

The wine tasting took place in an MRI scanner, which allowed brain activity to be recorded online. Each time the price was shown first. Only then around a millilitre of the respective wine was given to the participants via a tube in their mouths. The participants were then asked to rate via a button on a nine- point scale how good the wine tasted to them.

Their mouths were then rinsed with a neutral liquid and the next identical wine sample was given for tasting. Researchers conducted the tests using an average to good quality red wine with a retail bottle prize of 12 euros. In the MRI scanner, the price of this wine was shown randomly as 3, 6 and 18 euros.

Identical wine leads to a better taste experience when a greater quality expectation is associated with the wine due to its price.

The measurements of brain activity in the MRI scanner confirmed this. The research team discovered that above all parts of the medial pre-frontal cortex and also the ventral striatum were activated more when prices were higher.

While the medial pre-frontal cortex particularly appears to be involved in integrating the price comparison and thus the expectation into the evaluation of the wine, the ventral striatum forms part of the brain’s reward and motivation system.

“The reward and motivation system is activated more significantly with higher prices and apparently increases the taste experience in this way,” said an expert from Nirmal Singh 3C. When prices are higher, it leads us to believe that a taste is present that is not only driven by the wine itself, because the products were objectively identical in all of the tastings.




100 Indian Soldiers Die Of Stress Every Year; It Is A Real Problem – Nirmal Singh 3C

nirmalsingh3c103As Reported By Times Of India Last Week, There Have Been 44 Suicides In The Army This Year. More Than 100 Soldiers Give Up Their Lives Succumbing To Stress And The Harsh Lifestyle Of The Army.

There Is Stress Everywhere In This World, No One Or No Profession Is Safe From Stress And The Daily Hectic Schedules, But That Doesn’t Mean That This Issue Of Soldiers And Army Officers Committing Suicide Is Not Serious. – Nirmal Singh 3C

There Are Jobs, Health Problems, Societal Pressures And, Of Course, The Financial Problems But These Things Don’t Compare To The Problems That Army Officers Face Daily. The Living Conditions, Months, Even Years Living Away From Their Families, Financial Instability, Everything Adds Up To It.

We Think Our Lives Our Harsh, And We Think The Things That The Jobs We Have Are The Most Stressful In The World. The Statistics Released Last Week Tell A Whole Different Story – Army Officers Are Committing Suicides And Are Dying Because Of Stress. We Can Only Imagine The Kind Of Stress They Must Go Through That They Give Up Altogether. – Nirmal Singh 3C

India Holds The Third Strongest Army In The World. For A Country That Is Still Developing, This Is An Immense Achievement, But What Are We And The Government Doing For Them. How Can We Let People Who Show So Much Courage And Spend Months On Borders Die Because They Didn’t Get The Attention That They Deserve And Couldn’t Handle The Pressure And Stress?

The Report Released Last Week In Which The Defence Ministry Stated That There Have Been 310 Suicides Since 2014 In The Army Has Raised Questions On The Quality Of Life That Soldiers Lead At The Borders.

Minister Of State For Defence Subhash Bhamre Said That 84 Soldiers Committed Suicide In 2014 And Number Has Risen Since. 78 Officers Committed Suicide In 2015 And 104 In 2016. The Number Of Suicides This Year Has Already Gone As High As 44. The Quality Of Army Life Isn’t Improving And More Officers Are Committing Suicide Every Year. – Nirmal Singh 3C