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Seventeen-year-old boy in Japan is fighting the government for limiting video game time and internet usage
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Seventeen-year-old boy in Japan is fighting the government for limiting video game time and internet usage

The government of Kagawa has limited gaming time for individuals below 20-years of age to no more than 60 minutes on school nights and 90 minutes on weekends.

Ben Affleck tried to drink away the pain; now, he's trying honesty to get his life and career back on track
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Ben Affleck tried to drink away the pain; now, he's trying honesty to get his life and career back on track

This is Ben Affleck, raw and vulnerable, talking extensively for the first time about getting sober (again) and trying to recalibrate his career (again)

Students excessively using phones experience isolation, depression and anxiety
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Students excessively using phones experience isolation, depression and anxiety

After an hour of phone usage, children have low curiosity, emotional stability, and lesser self-control.

Two men playing PUBG near a railway track in Maharashtra get hit by train
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Two men playing PUBG near a railway track in Maharashtra get hit by train

The incident happened yesterday evening at a bypass in Hingoli, Maharashtra.

Demi Lovato cancels remaining 2018 world tour, focuses on her recovery from drug addiction
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Demi Lovato cancels remaining 2018 world tour, focuses on her recovery from drug addiction

Demi Lovato was found unconscious after she overdosed on what was reported as an unspecified opioid on 24 July. She was then taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital

Google unblocks addiction-related keywords, rehab centre ads after year-long ban
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Google unblocks addiction-related keywords, rehab centre ads after year-long ban

The ban was put in place by Google to crack down shady providers cashing in on vulnerable patients.

WHO's recognition of 'gaming disorder' upsets video game enthusiasts, makers, but could usher in necessary reform
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WHO's recognition of 'gaming disorder' upsets video game enthusiasts, makers, but could usher in necessary reform

Last month, after several years of consideration, the World Health Organisation released the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) which added “gaming disorder” to its official list of identified mental health conditions

Punjab drug menace: In Mansa district's Tamkot village, women take the lead in fight against addiction
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Punjab drug menace: In Mansa district's Tamkot village, women take the lead in fight against addiction

After finishing their daily chores, every night, women in Tamkot, a village in Punjab's Mansa district, comb all isolated areas in the village to catch drug addicts and peddlers

Social media companies should protect children from addictive habits: Report
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Social media companies should protect children from addictive habits: Report

England Health official has asked social media companies to protect children from addictive habits.

World No Tobacco Day: Take this quiz to know the health hazards that tobacco can cause
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World No Tobacco Day: Take this quiz to know the health hazards that tobacco can cause

Tobacco use still remains a major cause of death despite a significant decline of its use globally since the beginning of the 21st century

Wife moves Supreme Court over 'perverted' husband's porn addiction, seeks complete ban on online pornography
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Wife moves Supreme Court over 'perverted' husband's porn addiction, seeks complete ban on online pornography

A 27-year-old woman has approached the Supreme Court, saying her husband is suffering from acute porn addiction and sought a complete ban on online pornography.

Delhi's drug crisis: Drug addiction transcends class barriers, rehabilitation is a massive challenge
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Delhi's drug crisis: Drug addiction transcends class barriers, rehabilitation is a massive challenge

Firstpost walked into urban villages in all parts of Delhi to find out in detail about the drug addiction plaguing various parts of the city. The ground report showed a sordid picture.

Delhi's drug crisis Part 3: Long-term rehab homes and alternate therapies need of the hour
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Delhi's drug crisis Part 3: Long-term rehab homes and alternate therapies need of the hour

Hemant Kumar, who was under the influence of addiction for two decades is an example of how long-term treatment can have a hugely beneficial effect for drug addicts.

Madras HC requests government to explore possibility of banning the Blue Whale Challenge game
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Madras HC requests government to explore possibility of banning the Blue Whale Challenge game

During the hearing of the matter, the state government informed the court that the student who ended his life here had shared the Blue Whale Challenge game with 75 others.

The women commandos of Chattisgarh: These Balod housewives are helping fight crime
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The women commandos of Chattisgarh: These Balod housewives are helping fight crime

In Balod, Chattisgarh, housewives-turned-commandos help in community policing and fighting social evils

Experts warn parents to watch out for signs of gadget dependency in children of all ages
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Experts warn parents to watch out for signs of gadget dependency in children of all ages

It is time to go back to controlling those gadgets, to stop the distraction from becoming an obsession.

13-year old children are attending rehab for technology addiction
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13-year old children are attending rehab for technology addiction

When you start handing devices like smartphones and tablets to young children and they're distracted by the movement, the colour and sound coming from this device.

Surfing internet, excess use of social media networks like Facebook can make you lose track of time
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Surfing internet, excess use of social media networks like Facebook can make you lose track of time

Facebook addicts, take note! Using the social networking site or surfing the web may impair your perception of time, warn researchers including one of Indian-origin.

'Phantom Communication' disease maybe linked to Smartphone addiction: Study
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'Phantom Communication' disease maybe linked to Smartphone addiction: Study

The feeling that your phone is vibrating or ringing when it is not -- known as phantom communication experiences - is linked to your cell phone dependency and technology addiction, a new study has found.

Addiction to Facebook or gaming could be because of genes: Research
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Addiction to Facebook or gaming could be because of genes: Research

Are you anxious that your kid is hooked to social networking sites like Facebook or busy playing video games throughout the night? You now have another reason to blame for the growing addiction: Genes.