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Give exam to become cricket board member in Jharkhand
Caterpillar to set up minning equipment manufacturing unit in Adityapur
PLFI kills 3 villagers
Hemant flays state government for failing to deliver on promises made to the people
Government to support endeavors of tourism department says Chandraprakash
CS asks agriculture dept to set up seed processing units in districts
Maoists paste posters near Vishrampur Police Station in Palamu
Guv visits Central Institute of Psychiatry
2017 to be celebrated as ‘Garib Kalyan Varsh’
Loot at Gautam Sagar Rana's house in Hazaribagh
JVM(P) calls for CBI probe into alleged cross voting by its MLAs
Jharkhand Petroleum Dealers Association to raise issue of ethanol mixed petrol with govt
Guv asks sports associations to work for betterment of sportspersons
Two cyber criminals nabbed in Hazaribagh
Loans for women self help groups to be increased to Rs 1 lakh
Shun Facebook to kill loneliness before it eliminates you

If you think that no other age group is more vulnerable to loneliness than the elderly, go check your backyard. The mammoth rise of the internet and emergence of various social media platforms have left many young Indians - some as young as 14 - socially isolated, lonely and, eventually, in the grip of chronic depression that can take their lives. Not just leading to suicidal tendencies, the feeling of being lonely can make you sick, very sick if not addressed clinically and socially well in time. According to Dr. Samir Parikh, director, (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Fortis Healthcare in the capital, loneliness can be a trigger to self-suicidal ideation in young people. It can also affect their overall well-being. "Loneliness can affect you physically and psychologically - draining people and leaving a huge vacuum in their life, thus putting them at suicide risk," Parikh told IANS. Although in some cases, forming communities and groups on social media can be helpful but the social media can never be a substitute for the real human experience, he added. "Total social isolation in young people can lead to depression, increases chances of Alzheimer's later in life and chances of death by suicide or increased physical ailments," Dr. Madhuri Singh, a leading psychiatrist from Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital in Mumbai, said. In the virtual world, such lonely souls will, in fact, drift further away from the real interaction which is a must for the healthy functioning of mind and body, she added. The rise in internet and smartphone addiction among children is fast becoming a worrying trend for Indian parents. "I recently came across 14-year-old Tanay who was admitted to the psychiatric ward at the hospital as he could not switch off his mobile and was addicted to the social media. He was treated for screen de-addiction or else he could have suffered a serious mental disorder," Dr. Sandeep Govil, consultant (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Saroj Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, noted.

MS Dhoni and actor Sushant Singh in Ranchi promoting movie.
MS Dhoni and actor Sushant Singh in Ranchi promoting movie.  
Thousands of people facing the threat of eviction from their houses staged a protest outside the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.
Thousands of people facing the threat of eviction from their houses staged a protest outside the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.  
Run of Vision programme organised by Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital (KMEH), Ranchi.
Run of Vision programme organised by Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital (KMEH), Ranchi. 
Newly appointed BJP president Lakshman Gilua was accorded warm welcome in Ranchi.
Newly appointed BJP president Lakshman Gilua was accorded warm welcome in Ranchi. 
Streets of Ranchi water logged due to incessant rain.
Streets of Ranchi water logged due to incessant rain.  

Life Style
Frequent green tea consumption may hamper fertility: Study

Are you a green tea lover? Read this carefully as the cup packed with anti-oxidants and other health benefits may adversely affect your fertility and development in case of frequent use, warn researchers. In experiments over fruit flies, the team from University of California-Irvine discovered that excessive consumption adversely affected development and reproduction in fruit fly populations. According to them, one should avoid high dose of green tea or any natural product as nutraceuticals such as green tea, while growing in popularity, are largely unregulated. “While green tea could have health benefits at low doses, our study and others have shown that at high doses, it may have adverse effects,” said Mahtab Jafari, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences. “Further work is needed to make any definite recommendations but we suggest that green tea should be consumed in moderation,” she added. For the study, Jafari and colleagues investigated the effects of green tea toxicity on the development and reproduction in fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Embryos and larvae were subjected to various doses of green tea polyphenols.

Youth increasingly search for love online during festive season

Increasingly searching for love online during festive season seems to be a new fad in the town! Yes, you read it right. If you are wondering what festivals have to do with people searching their matches, read on. According to dating app Woo, the youth increasingly searched for love online this festival season, with a massive surge in the number of downloads and sign-ups. "Woo experienced three times the number of regular sign-ups and two times the number of regular match-making on its app during the holiday period last festive season," its chief executive, Sumesh Menon, told IANS. During the season, the app registered around 1.7 million downloads and helped make around 17,000 matches every day through it, he said. The numbers are staggering for the fact that it usually takes months to match the number of downloads that happened during the festive holiday season, says a tech expert. Asked about any specific reason behind the surge, Menon, also the co-founder of the app, said: "We collected some users' feedback when we noticed the numbers climbing and it seems that the festive mood plays a big role helping people think of finding their love. That, along with getting time off work during the holiday, has driven the surge in usage numbers."

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Why Neanderthals' faces are different from humans

New York:The Neanderthals, who appeared about 200,000 years ago, are quite distinct from modern humans in the manner in which their faces grow, finds a new study. The results add to an old but important debate concerning the separation of these two groups. “This is an important piece of the puzzle of evolution. Some have thought that Neanderthals and humans should not be considered distinct branches of the human family tree,” said paleoanthropologist Rodrigo Lacruz, assistant professor in New York University's College of Dentistry (NYUCD). “However, our findings, based upon facial growth patterns, indicate they are indeed sufficiently distinct from one another,” he added. To reach this conclusion, the team set out to understand the morphological processes that distinguish Neanderthals' faces from modern humans - an important factor in understanding the process of evolution from archaic to modern humans. Bone is formed through a process of bone deposition by osteoblasts (bone-forming cells) and resorption by osteoclast (bone-absorbing) cells, which break down bone.