Can games and apps help your kids learn?

(HealthDay)—Leading health organizations are warning about the possibility of video game addiction. The World Health Organization has included it in the latest edition of its reference book of health disorders, while the American Psychiatric Association’s book offers warning signs but does not yet list it as an addiction. So parents might wonder whether any gaming is safe for their kids. […]

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ClinEpiDB data resource releases childhood malnutrition and intestinal disease study

As the big data revolution continues to evolve, access to data that cut across many disciplines becomes increasingly valuable. In the field of public health, one barrier to sharing data is the need for users to fully comprehend complex methodological details and data variables in order to properly conduct analyses. The Clinical Epidemiology Database, ClinEpiDB.org aims to address these barriers […]

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Thalamus and cerebral cortex interactions influence the decision on sensory perceptions

When we receive a stimulus, sensory information is transmitted by the afferent nerves to the thalamus, which in turn, like a relay, forwards the information to the sensory cortex to process it and consciously perceive the stimulus. But, does this information travel only in the thalamus-cortex direction? And, is this journey a determining factor in the subsequent conscious perception of […]

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Jon Voight Gives an Update on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Children

Proud grandparent! Jon Voight gave an update on his daughter Angelina Jolie’s six children, who she shares with her estranged husband, Brad Pitt. “The kids are great. They’re growing up,” the Ray Donovan actor, 80, told Us Weekly exclusively at the International Champions of Jewish Values Gala on Thursday, March 28. “They’re doing very well.” Voight added: “It’s just amazing […]

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Obesity and alcohol responsible for nearly 30,000 cases of breast cancers in the next decade

Maintaining a healthy weight and not consuming alcohol regularly could help prevent thousands of breast cancer cases, a new big data study by UNSW Sydney researchers has found. The findings could help inform future cancer control strategies. The large collaborative study led by UNSW’s Centre for Big Data Research in Health was published in the International Journal of Cancer. It […]

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AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age two, study finds

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy. “This prediction could help identify children at risk for poor cognitive development shortly after birth with high accuracy,” said senior author John H. Gilmore, MD, Thad and Alice […]

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