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Stop bothering about your camera and live the moment instead!

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : May 26, 2014 1:36 PM IST

live the momentDo you often get lost in recording happy moments on camera while losing on the real moment itself? Get rid of this habit soon as an obsession with recording and sharing every moment could ruin your memories. According to researchers, many people now use internet - or external memory - to remember happy moments. By recording moments rather than experiencing them, people are less likely to remember them.

'People so often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly. When people rely on technology to remember for them, it can have a negative impact on how well they remember their experiences,' said Dr Linda Henkel from Fairfield University in Connecticut. Earlier research showed that taking too many photos may prevent people from forming detailed memories. Reviewing old photos can help us remember but only if we spend long time doing it. In order to remember, we have to access and interact with the photos, rather than just gather them,' Dr Henkel added in the study published in the journal Psychological Science. (Read: Beware stressed social relationships can lead to early death)

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If you're among those millions of smart phone users who keep fidgeting with it even when it's not ringing or vibrating, you're most likely to suffer from this new disease.

According to a report published in the medical journal The Lancet, a 34-year-old female patient in Spain was diagnosed with what they called 'WhatsAppitis,' bilateral wrist pain caused by excessive use of the messaging service WhatsApp. The doctor who diagnosed the disease reported that the woman used her mobile to text her family members and friends for a continuous stretch of 6 hours. The next day she got up with severe wrist pain.

This is not the first disease or harmful effect of using mobile phones that has been reported. We all are probably so addicted to our phones that we are unknowingly destroying our health. Read more on mobile phones and health...

With inputs from IANS

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