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The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

How Close Are We To A Cure For Food Allergies?

To understand the latest developments in the fight against food allergies, it helps to turn the calendar back a century.<p>In 1908, London doctor Alfred …

Immunotherapy

Opinion: ADHD is a real brain disorder requiring treatment, despite what some say

With each installment of their $10-million, unscientific, “review of the evidence”, we hope that our medical colleagues will be moved to act and …

ADHD

Sonos targets TV viewers with its new Beam smart speaker

Today, at a special media event in San Francisco, Sonos announced a new partnership with Apple and a brand new TV speaker, the Sonos Beam.<p>The Sonos …

Smart Homes

LEGO Ideas 231-piece Women of NASA Building Kit now $20 Prime shipped + more

Amazon is offering the 231-piece LEGO Ideas Women of NASA Building Kit (21312) for <b>$19.99</b>. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Matched at Walmart. Regularly $25, this is matching the lowest we have tracked and the best around. It comes with Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, …

Lego

What Causes Meningitis? 3 Pathogens Responsible for the Infection

<b>Meningitis</b> is an inflammation of the meninges, the membrane covering of the brain and spinal cord. It is a serious infection that can cause brain …

Public Health

Be cautious, free VPNs are selling your data to 3rd parties

It isn’t unusual to find companies using deceptive practices when trying to market and grow their brands. One niche where this is very rife is in the VPN industry. It was recently revealed that contrary to claims on their websites, 26 of the 117 most popular VPN services log user data despite …

Privacy

Medical school graduates face growing problems obtaining required residency positions

Open this photo in gallery<p>More than many Canadian medical schools, the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba seems to understand the current plight of the country’s medical students.<p>With around 115 medical-school graduates across the country without residency positions this …

The war on gluten

The patients weren't crazy—Knut Lundin was sure of that. But their ailment was a mystery. They were convinced gluten was making them sick. Yet they …

University of Chicago

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real — here’s how to know if you have it

Gluten has been getting a bad rap for a long time. But unless you’ve been officially diagnosed with celiac disease, chances are your request for …

Gluten-Free

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Toronto Raptors

We know about secondhand smoke. Now research shows ‘thirdhand smoke’ is also dangerous

First came doctors’ warnings about cigarettes. Then came discoveries about the danger of secondhand smoke. Now, a growing number of scientists are …

So Your Child's Food Allergies May Be Linked to Baby Wipes, Says a New Study

After spending years trying to pinpoint one of the causes of food allergies in kids and babies, scientists may have finally landed on an answer: baby wipes. In a new study recently published in <b>Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology</b>, scientists from Northwestern Medicine explain that food …

Does taking allergy medication make my allergies worse?

And other answers to the allergy questions you’re too afraid to ask.<p><i>Despite affecting some 50 million Americans, allergies aren’t super well understood. The sparks that ignite your immune system can range from sunlight to onions, and symptoms of an attack are just as varied. For that reason, we’re</i> …

You’re almost certainly using the word 'allergies' wrong

No need to sniffle about it, though.<p><i>Despite affecting some 50 million Americans, allergies aren’t super well understood. The sparks that ignite your immune system can range from sunlight to onions, and symptoms of an attack are just as varied. For that reason, we’re spending several weeks writing</i> …

Immunotherapy

A Guide to the Moral Development of Preschoolers

As your little one grows, he’ll develop a sense of morality—those principles that affect how he treats other people and how he views justice. His …

Help! My Kids Won't Stop "Phubbing" Me and I Seriously Can't Stand It

It's seriously one of the most annoying things on the planet: you're trying to have a serious conversation with one of your kids and they don't make eye contact with you once. Why? Because their eyeballs are literally glued to their phones. And while you may want to snatch your tween's iPhone right …

Parenting

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Social Media

This App Aims To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

Say Goodbye To the Information Age: It's All About Reputation Now

An anonymous reader shares an essay on Aeon magazine by Gloria Origgi, an Italian philosopher and a tenured senior researcher at CNRS :<i> We are</i> …

Transform Your Smartphone Into A Universal Remote

Your smartphone is the IRL equivalent of a magic wand. It can do all sorts of extraordinary things, from tracking your footsteps to summoning Chinese …

Dr. Diane McIntosh: The B.C. Therapeutics Initiative twists the facts

“Alternative facts” are not just a problem in politics. They are also a dangerous issue in medicine. The false association between vaccines and …

Mental Health

You can sign up for the ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ mobile beta right now

You already spend every waking second of your time playing Epic Games’ <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i> on your consoles and PC, but when you leave the house, …

Gaming Industry

Carl Sagan’s “Baloney Detection Kit”: A Toolkit That Can Help You Scientifically Separate Sense from Nonsense

It's probably no stretch to say that mass disinformation campaigns and rampant anti-intellectualism will constitute an increasing amount of our …

Critical Thinking

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Tutorials

Poop scoop: Everything you need to know about healthy pooping

There are fewer things as intrinsic to your body as pooping. After all, in your first weeks in the world, all you did was eat, sleep, breathe and …

Weight Loss

These LED bulbs offer 100 watts worth of light: Which is best?

100-watt replacement LEDs like these are plenty bright and surprisingly affordable. Let's put them to the test.<p>Most folks think of 60-watt light bulbs as the basic standard for common household lighting. If you want something brighter, you upgrade to, say, a 100-watt bulb. The thing is, most …

Hexbug’s Boxing’ Bots Are Basically Modern Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

When one finally gets KO'd, its head doesn't just pop up, it pops clean off.<p>Are you prepared for a robot-on-robot punch off? Of course you are. And …

Robotics

What are lymphocytes and what are healthy levels to have?

Lymphocytes are white blood cells that are also one of the body's main types of immune cells. They are made in the bone marrow and found in the blood …

Fruit juices aren’t healthy. Eat a fruit instead

There’s an unexpected beneficiary of this winter’s merciless flu season — orange juice producers. U.S. sales of OJ increased for the first time in …

Nutrition