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Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens' Brains: Study – New Vision

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens' Brains: Study – New Vision

The study — which involves scanning the brains of 4,500 children — eventually aims to show whether screen time is addictive, but researchers need several years to understand such long-term outcomes. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends parents “avoid digital media use — except video chatting — in children younger than 18 to 24 […]

50 Years Ago, Apollo 8 Soared To A Christmas Miracle For A Weary World – The Federalist

50 Years Ago, Apollo 8 Soared To A Christmas Miracle For A Weary World – The Federalist

Many say Apollo 8 redeemed 1968. The first manned space mission to circle the Moon did so on Christmas Eve, and gave hope to weary millions jolted by the chaotic tumult of events in 1968. The year that ended with the unifying wonder of Apollo 8 began with the aggressive attacks of the Tet Offensive […]

Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds – CBS News

Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds – CBS News

New research led by doctors from the University of North Carolina and the Institute of Cancer Research in London shows women who have babies may have a greater risk for breast cancer than women without children.   The study found that risk for breast cancer goes up for 24 years after a woman’s last child, […]

Back-to-back fireballs bolted through Washington’s sky Monday evening – Washington Post

Back-to-back fireballs bolted through Washington’s sky Monday evening – Washington Post

Heat map showing where eyewitnesses spotted the first of two fireballs Monday evening, as well as the estimated path of this fireball. (American Meteor Society, adapted by CWG) If you looked up at the right times Monday evening, you may have seen something out of this world. Not one, but two, bright fireballs lit up […]

Amoeba From Tap Water In Neti Pot Tied To Fatal Brain Infection In Seattle Woman – HuffPost

Amoeba From Tap Water In Neti Pot Tied To Fatal Brain Infection In Seattle Woman – HuffPost

A fatal brain infection reportedly took the life a Seattle woman who doctors believe improperly used a neti pot. The 69-year-old woman, whom health officials are not identifying due to medical privacy regulations, had been suffering from a chronic sinus infection, according to a report published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. In January, […]

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline' – BBC News

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline' – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku does not protect against mental decline, according to a new study. The idea of “use it or lose it” when it comes to our brains in later life has previously been widely accepted. But a new Scottish study suggests it has no effect on mental decline. […]

A Woman Was Killed by a Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba For a Really Stupid Reason – ScienceAlert

A Woman Was Killed by a Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba For a Really Stupid Reason – ScienceAlert

Flushing out your nasal cavity is a common method for clearing sinuses, but it could also be a vector for deadly, brain-eating amoeba. At least, that’s what can happen if you don’t carefully follow the instructions, as a new case report has made all too clear.   Using a neti pot or another kind of […]

Christmas dinner arrives at the International Space Station – KABC-TV

Christmas dinner arrives at the International Space Station – KABC-TV

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have everything they need to celebrate the holidays following a Saturday delivery loaded with Christmas goodies. A SpaceX Dragon capsule, launched days earlier from Florida, delivered smoked turkey, green bean casserole, candied yams, cranberry sauce and fruitcake to the laboratory in the sky. There also are shortbread and butter […]

Researchers say they created a 10-minute universal cancer test, but experts remain skeptical – MarketWatch

Researchers say they created a 10-minute universal cancer test, but experts remain skeptical – MarketWatch

A group of researchers claim to have created a “breakthrough” blood test that could identify the presence of cancer. While such a test sounds promising, it’s not necessarily foolproof, experts cautioned. When analyzing healthy cells and cancer cells, scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia found cancer DNA fragments adhered to solid surfaces such […]

'Cute Aggression' Study Explores Why We Want to Squeeze Cute Babies and Animals – Gizmodo UK

'Cute Aggression' Study Explores Why We Want to Squeeze Cute Babies and Animals – Gizmodo UK

You’ve probably heard the term “cuteness aggression” thrown around over the years. It describes the odd but seemingly common compulsion to smoosh, bite, or pinch —but not hurt—adorable things like babies and animals. Researchers have for years been looking into why some people report feeling this way. Katherine Stavropoulos is an assistant professor of special […]

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