Category: General

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A Political Prescription for Donald Trump’s Brain

In January, a few thousand mental healthprofessionals, led by John Gartner, organized a Facebook petition warning that Donald Trump is psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States. By April, the group, Duty to Warn, at a conference at Yale, agreed that the issue no...

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Children ’embarrassed by tipsy parents’

Moderate drinking by parents can have a negative impact on children, causing anxiety and disrupting bedtime routines, a study says. The Institute of Alcohol Studies said parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts around children for them to notice changes in adults’ behaviour....

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About 2000 children diverted from State care

The Child and Family Support Unit (CFSU) of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has implemented strategies to successfully divert 1,901 children from becoming wards of the State. Speaking in a recent interview with JIS News, Team Leader at the CDA and Overseer in the Child...

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John Lewis pulls children’s smartwatch from sale over spying fears

John Lewis has removed a children’s smartwatch from sale amid concerns that it could be easily hacked to track their location. The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) revealed that several brands of children’s smartwatch, have such poor security controls that hackers could easily follow their movements and...

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Why you should ban your kids from watching certain TV stations

Regulators and program makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and smartphones. France urges parents not to allow children under three to watch TV, and American paediatricians also favour a total ban on screen time until...

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Fruit that boosts children’s reaction times by 9%

Blueberries boost children’s reaction times by nine per cent, a study found. Researchers believe this is due to the fruit containing a specific antioxidant, known as flavonoids. Previous research reveals flavonoids boost communication between nerve cells and aid brain cell regeneration. Study author Professor Claire...

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Hurricane Maria’s Effects on Young Children in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is home to nearly 175,000 U.S. citizen children aged birth to 4 years old. More than half of these children live below the federal poverty level. Much like in the rest of the United States, young children in Puerto Rico are most likely to live in families that are...

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Don’t Let a Loved One Steal Your Joy

“You didn’t cause it, you can’t control it and you can’t cure it.” When I first heard that sentence at a loved one’s meeting, I felt relieved. I didn’t have to blame myself for my son’s addiction; I didn’t have to try to fix him, and...

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Five Changes That Can Reduce Cancer Risk

In case you didn’t know, October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This special month aims to increase awareness of the deadly disease as well as to raise funds for research, treatment and cure. Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer among...