Smartphone addiction linked to lower cognitive abilities, less self-control and poorer mental health

Smartphone addiction linked to lower cognitive abilities, less self-control and poorer mental health Published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthresearchers found that problematic smartphone use was associated with low self-esteem as well as negative cognitive outcomes. Most people living in industrialized countries have smartphones. The fear of being without a smartphone is …

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Early results look good for a ‘universal’ flu vaccine that could stop the next pandemic

Early results look good for a ‘universal’ flu vaccine that could stop the next pandemic In these flu names, the “H” stands for hemagglutinin, which is a protein that the virus uses to stick to the outside of the cell. “N” is something opposite. It is a neuraminidase protein for which the virus uses to …

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The fight against RSV in schools resembles the fight against COVID-19

The fight against RSV in schools resembles the fight against COVID-19

The fight against RSV in schools resembles the fight against COVID-19 Schools are bracing for another winter of mass illness as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continues to rise among children, requiring precautions that mirror those seen during COVID-19. Facilities with younger children such as daycares and pre-K programs are facing a potential “triple epidemic” of …

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White vision is often benign, but can signal cardiac or other conditions

White vision is often benign, but can signal cardiac or other conditions Comment on this story Comment If you’ve ever had your vision go “white” (or “gray”), you’ve probably felt a little unsettled by the experience. “You’ll see a bright light and your vision will fade,” he says Terry K Geisttrustee of the American Optometric …

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Education and previous brain injury may be associated with a higher risk of frontotemporal dementia

Education and previous brain injury may be associated with a higher risk of frontotemporal dementia

Education and previous brain injury may be associated with a higher risk of frontotemporal dementia Abstract: Previous TBI increased the risk of frontotemporal dementia in those without a genetic risk factor for FTD. In addition, the researchers found that those with FTD were less educated than those with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: University of Eastern Finland …

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Texas man home for holidays after 453 days in hospital recovering from covid

Texas man home for holidays after 453 days in hospital recovering from covid Comment on this story Comment Covid-19 has put life on hold for Dub Crochet. A Bellaire, Texas, man contracted a severe case of the coronavirus in August 2021 before being confined to the hospital for months — preventing him from enjoying events …

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A bird flu epidemic killed a record 50 million birds in the US

A bird flu epidemic killed a record 50 million birds in the US Cage-free chickens are shown inside the Hilliker’s Ranch Fresh Eggs facility in Lakeside, Calif., on April 19. Bird flu has killed 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the deadliest outbreak in the country’s history. (Mike Blake, Reuters) …

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dr.  Alnajjar talks to FEMAIL about the underlying conditions that could be causing erectile dysfunction

dr. Alnajjar talks to FEMAIL about the underlying conditions that could be causing erectile dysfunction

dr. Alnajjar talks to FEMAIL about the underlying conditions that could be causing erectile dysfunction It can feel humiliating or embarrassing to suffer from erectile dysfunction – despite the fact that it affects half of the UK male population between the ages of 40 and 70. But experts have now discovered that the condition can …

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