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Excessive use of social media bad for children, says Elon Musk

Excessive use of social media bad for children, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk noted that children are particularly vulnerable to sophisticated AI algorithms that boost user engagement by maximising dopamine levels

25 May,2024 09:39 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Inspiring journey of fighter mother who overcame odds to raise her special child

Inspiring journey of fighter mother who overcame odds to raise her special child

The Unsung hero: A Mumbai mother shares her journey of resilience & love in raising her child with special needs inspires the creation of a centre for children with disabilities

21 May,2024 01:27 PM IST | Mumbai | Tanishka Desai
'Invisible disabilities remain overlooked in public policy'

'Invisible disabilities remain overlooked in public policy'

Without a specialised census focused on individuals living with neurodivergence, they'll never be important enough for the government, shares Mugdha Kalra. An autism activist and mother, she works to tackle systemic issues that impede the progress of neurodivergent children

13 May,2024 11:06 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
Health insurance denied for autistic son, mother sheds light on systemic issue

Mid-Day Premium Health insurance denied for autistic son, mother sheds light on systemic issue

Om, a Bengaluru-based autistic child was denied health cover for his pneumonia treatment owing to his developmental condition. His case sheds light on how Indian insurance companies are breaching IRDAI regulations by refusing coverage or denying claims of individuals living with neurodivergent conditions

13 May,2024 10:59 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
Autism Month: Sanya Malhotra bats for a structured learning environment

Autism Month: Sanya Malhotra bats for a structured learning environment

Sanya Malhotra extends support to a noble cause this autism month, attends the opening of a special school for neurodivergent individuals.

15 April,2024 09:06 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Shah Rukh Khan's adorable video interacting with players after KKR vs DC match

Shah Rukh Khan's adorable video interacting with players after KKR vs DC match

In one of the videos, after KKR's win, Shah Rukh Khan was seen in the stadium personally congratulating his team and other team members.

04 April,2024 11:02 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Catch autism early: Early intervention to support autistic people

Mid-Day Premium Catch autism early: Early intervention to support autistic people

Is your child autistic? Health experts break down factors and provide insights into treatment plans for autism, a condition affecting 18 million individuals in India

02 April,2024 09:45 AM IST | Mumbai | Ainie Rizvi
Toddlers addicted to phones showing autism-like signs: Doctors

Mid-Day Premium Toddlers addicted to phones showing autism-like signs: Doctors

The term virtual autism resurfaced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Doctors share that toddlers, especially those born during the pandemic, not talking or having delayed speech hint towards virtual autism caused due to lack of social interaction and excessive exposure to screens

16 February,2024 11:03 AM IST | Mumbai | Aakanksha Ahire
Chemicals from fast food packaging can harm pregnant women: Study

Chemicals from fast food packaging can harm pregnant women: Study

Exposure to phthalates (a class of chemicals associated with packaging plastics) during pregnancy can increase the risk of low birth weight, preterm birth and child mental health disorders such as autism and ADHD

12 February,2024 01:15 PM IST | Washington | ANI
AI could help in early diagnosis of autism: Study

AI could help in early diagnosis of autism: Study

Children with autism spectrum disorder often have both motor and sensory deficits in addition to the social deficits that are the hallmark of the disorder

22 December,2023 08:07 AM IST | New York | IANS

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