Digital / Work-Related Health

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TopicDescription
Adverse effects of prolonged computer useProlonged computer use may be associated with muscle aches and pains, eye strain and mental health issues.
Computer-related ergonomicsA proper posture while sitting at a well-designed workstation and taking frequent breaks could reduce the stress and strain on the body while using a computer for a prolonged duration.
Digital eye strainDigital eye strain refers to eye issues that follow the use of digital screens such as computers and smartphones. Symptoms could include dry eyes, difficulty in focusing and headache.
Digital solutions for mental healthDigital solutions provide access to treatment and information regarding mental health to primary care physicians and patients in remote areas.
Effect of the Internet and Smartphone on the BrainResearch suggests that use of digital devices could affect the brain functions such as attention span, cognition and multitasking.
Effect of personal listening devices on hearingPersonal listening devices can affect hearing, especially when used at loud volumes and/or for prolonged durations.
Effect of Shift Work on HealthShift work can affect the physical, mental and psychosocial health. Several factors such as regularization of the work schedules and introducing dietary changes could prevent some of the adverse impacts of shift work on health.
Health Impact and Prevention of Prolonged Sitting People working in offices are at a risk of health effects from prolonged sitting such as low back pain and reduced cognition. Several approaches have been suggested to avoid prolonged sitting at the workplace.
Health Impact of Social MediaSocial media and networking connect long-lost friends but can also introduce feelings of social isolation, affect academic performance and interfere with privacy.
Mental health at the workplaceThe high demands at the workplace predispose individuals to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. These could reduce work performance and affect productivity.
Neck pain due to computer useNeck pain could occur due to working in front of a computer for prolonged periods in awkward positions. Low job satisfaction could also contribute to the neck pain.
Physical effects of smartphone useThe constant use of smartphones could affect posture and result in joint and muscle pains. Appropriate steps at the right time could help to avoid such complications.
Physician teleconsultation in India Patients are now permitted to consult their physicians in India using telemedicine. However, physicians should be aware and follow the published guidelines before engaging in teleconsultation.
Problematic use of the Smartphone and the InternetThe compulsive use of the smartphone and the internet has been compared to addiction. Self-help interventions or therapeutic counselling can help to overcome such problematic use.
Rhinitis – Occupational and ChemicalExposure to allergens or irritants at the work place can result nasal symptoms. Asthma-like symptoms may also be present.
Validation of digital health solutionsDigital health solutions should be validated for technical features, effect on clinical outcomes, usability and cost to ensure the maximum benefit to the end user.
Work Stress and Cardiovascular DiseaseWork stress may be associated with cardiovascular diseases such as ischemic stroke and coronary artery disease. Further studies are needed to establish if a link exists between the two.
Work Stress – Causes, Effects and PreventionVarious factors associated with a job such as the task at hand, the organizational structure and the environment can contribute to work stress. Work stress can result in physical, psychological and occupational adverse effects.

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