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WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

Recreational ancestry DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of …

The WHO Just Declared War on The Single Most Dangerous Type of Fat

It could save 500,000 lives each year.<p>Heart disease kills more people around the world than anything else. More than 17 million people die every year …

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Psychedelia

Government accidentally sends file on "remote mind control" methods to journalist

When journalist Curtis Waltman filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Washington State Fusion Center (which is partnered with Department of …

Washington State

Cambridge Analytica boasts of dirty tricks to swing elections

The CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, boasted to an undercover reporter about the company’s use …

Cambridge Analytica

Molecule behind Huntington's disease found to be cancer-killing "super assassin"

For several years, scientists have noticed an unexplained reduced incidence of cancer in patients suffering from the devastating hereditary …

We are doomed

I’m sorry to inform you, but it appears the end is nigh.<p>Boston Dynamics, the robotics company now owned by SoftBank (and once deemed too creepy for Google to keep its hands on), released a new video today (Feb. 12) of its latest four-legged creation.<p>The video shows the latest iteration of its Spot …

Robotics

China Says We Don't Want Your Plastic

For years, China has been the top importer of recyclable material, taking in about half of the world's plastics and paper and turning the rubbish …

You've Got It All Wrong. This Is What Elon Musk Is Really Selling

Elon Musk and his team have mastered the art of touching people's emotions.<p>-Elon Musk and his space exploration company SpaceX made headlines on Tuesday when they successfully launched the most powerful operational rocket in the world, the Falcon Heavy.<p>But why do so many people care about this …

Sleep deprivation seems to affect healthy and depressed people differently

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

Is Burnout Inevitable in Teaching?

Burnout will become more pervasive in the years ahead as pressure mounts on teachers to produce ever-increasing outcomes.

Teaching

Teachers union pulls co-chair from classroom council over Glaze report

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union has pulled its executive director out of a group designed to improve classroom conditions.<p>Liette Doucet, president of …

How a hungry, hardy bacteria eats toxic metals and excretes gold nuggets

If the goose that laid the golden egg had a real-life counterpart, it would be <i>C. metallidurans</i>. This hardy little bacterium consumes toxic metals and …

In reversal, U.S. EPA maintains restriction on Alaska mine project

(This version of the Jan. 26 story corrects headline, first, third and fifth paragraphs to show the EPA has maintained restrictions and not halted project approval process.)<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a surprise move, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reversed itself on Friday and maintained …

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect'

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

We Were Wrong About Rats Spreading The Black Death Plague

Classic rodent blaming.<p>Plague came to Europe in the 14th century and rapidly conquered the continent. The pandemic, one of the worst in human …

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Birds

Student gives rather morbid answer to teacher’s tricky riddle

37-year-old Bret Turner is a first and second grade teacher at Head-Royce School in Oakland, California.<p>Having taught for seven years, Bret usually …

Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep

Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them …

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Agriculture

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

The big surprise I found in my marriage -- after nine years

I had been sitting on the edge of my bed for about 20 minutes when my wife, Raquel, walked in. I didn’t even look up.<p>“I can’t do this,” I said. “I can’t do it, I can’t do it, I can’t do it.”<p>Raquel walked over and sat next to me.<p>“I’m sorry,” she said, putting her hand on my back. “I hate to see you …

Alzheimer's Disease

WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder.<p>In the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization includes "gaming disorder" in its list of mental health conditions. The WHO …

Mental Health

My wealthy daughter-in-law always treats us very rudely

A mother is fed up with the way she is treated whenever she visits her son and his family. Mariella Frostrup tells her that it’s in her interests to make the relationship work<p><b>The dilemma</b> <i>We visit our son a few times a year and each time come away feeling hurt by the attitude of our</i> …

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other chemicals designed to trigger a …

Genetic Engineering

Kroger is taking a direct shot at Amazon and Walmart and making checkout lanes obsolete

Kroger is beating Amazon and Walmart in the race to give shoppers a cashier-free shopping experience.<p>In 2018, the grocery chain is rolling out a new service to 400 stores that will enable shoppers to scan and pay for their items without checkout lanes, registers, or cashiers.<p>Here's how it works: …

South Dakota