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Researchers warn video games affect girls more than boys

Researchers warn video games affect girls more than boys This week the Society for Research in Child Development published the results of a study focused on the effects of gaming on children's development . Body Mass Index, more the BMI in girls more they game. However, the study claims that higher BMI children tend to have problems developing social skills in general. [Full Article...]

Teens may exercise at Planet Fitness for free all summer

Teens may exercise at Planet Fitness for free all summer All students must do is visit any Planet Fitness location with their parent or legal guardian and register for the free promotion. The teen must then use that same Planet Fitness location going forward and may not use other locations. By the end of the summer, the gym will randomly select 51 teens across the country who will receive a $500 scholarship as they plan for college. Planet Fitness... [Full Article...]

World Health Organisation tells parents to remove screens from young children

World Health Organisation tells parents to remove screens from young children Professor Andrew Przybylski , from the University of Oxford , said: "On the basis of common sense numerous recommendations make sense but in many ways the conclusions drawn about screens are out of step with scientific evidence of harm". [Full Article...]

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease The University of Iowa study does have some limitations, most notably that it only establishes an association between skipping breakfast and death from cardiovascular disease, rather than proving that one causes the other. How might that affect long-term heart health? Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (NHANES III), investigators to identify adults bet... [Full Article...]

The Tennessee measles case came through Chattanooga

The Tennessee measles case came through Chattanooga Three to five days after symptoms begin, the infected person could also develop a rash of flat red spots that appear on the face and spread to the neck, chest, arms, legs and feet, sometimes topped by small raised bumps. In mid-April, the World Health Organization published a report detailing measles outbreaks around the world. In the 1950s, researchers isolated the measles virus in a patient's ... [Full Article...]

Case of blood-sucking 'kissing bug' confirmed in Delaware: CDC

Case of blood-sucking 'kissing bug' confirmed in Delaware: CDC This tendency has earned them the nickname 'kissing bugs'. "Chronic Chagas disease includes cardiac complications and/or intestinal complications, and these signs may not be apparent until decades after the initial infection", TAMU's kissing bug website states. [Full Article...]

Vape WARNING: Researchers discover worrying e-cigarette side effect - ‘Serious concerns'

Vape WARNING: Researchers discover worrying e-cigarette side effect - ‘Serious concerns' A year ago in the United States, more than three million high school students were believed to have been using e-cigarettes, said the scientists. Professor David Christiani, from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, who led the team, said: "Airborne gram negative bacterial endotoxin and fungal-derived glucans have been shown to cause acute and chronic respiratory effects in occupational ... [Full Article...]

FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid addiction

FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid addiction Naloxone nasal spray is one form of treatment for an opioid overdose . The FDA stated it is working towards approving other generic products for the treatment of opioid overdose. The approval, granted April 19, is part of the FDA's effort to combat the nationwide opioid crisis. Additionally, the agency is prioritizing further generic naloxone applications and is pushing for industry to develop a... [Full Article...]


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