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Children with Smartphones in Bedroom Sleep Less

Children with Smartphones in Bedroom Sleep Less

Smartphones have become such an important part of many people's life that they cannot imagine a day without their devices. Besides making calls, these devices provide several benefits such as internet connectivity, directions through GPS, images which can be easily shared with friend, unlimited apps and music. But according to a new study, these latest gadgets could be the reason of sleep disorders among children.

Cancer deaths in US have fallen 22% since 1991

Cancer deaths in US have fallen 22% since 1991

A study from the American Cancer Society has found that since 1991, more than 1.5 million Americans have avoided death due to cancer. The reason for it is the falling smoking rates and also better cancer prevention, detection as well as treatments.

Researchers have found that the overall rate of deaths from cancer decreased from 215 per 100,000 people in 1991 to about 169 per 100,000 in 2011.

Five People Escape without Injury after Bedroom Catches Fire

Five People Escape without Injury after Bedroom Catches Fire

Five people survived after a bedroom caught fire in their eastside Las Vegas home on Wednesday and no one among them was injured. The people received help from the American Red Cross as they were provided with temporary housing.

Firefighters replied to 4409 Halbert Ave after 9-1-1operators received various calls that house caught fire. At the time firefighters came on scene, fire was coming out of the front bedroom window of the one-story house.

ASA bans three e-cigarette ads

ASA bans three e-cigarette ads

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on Wednesday banned three television advertisements for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as the ads were not complying with the newly introduced stricter rules.

The new rules concerning e-cigarettes prohibit dignifying smoking and encouraging people to smoke. In two the three banned ads, young women were being shown exhaling vapors from e-cigarettes. The advertising industry watchdog concluded that the ads were glamorizing the smoking of tobacco products.

Abortion-Rights Advocates Urge North Carolina Health Officials to concentrate on Science

Abortion-Rights Advocates Urge North Carolina Health Officials to concentrate on Science

On Friday, North Carolina health officials have been suggested by abortion-rights advocates to pay attention on science than politics as the rules for abortion clinics were updated.

For public comment, the updates have been given, including Friday's meeting in Raleigh. Nearly 60 people have been collected into a Department of Health and Human Services. Several of the people were wearing shirts that promote abortion rights.

Sugar is worse for blood pressure compared to salt: Study

Sugar is worse for blood pressure compared to salt: Study

A recent study has shaken the common notion of people by revealing that sugar consumption may be considerably worse for blood pressure than salt intake.

Now, since we all know that sugar have many factors on heart diseases and eye problems. Salt is considered to increase blood pressure and sugar is linked with diabetes and obesity.

However, authors of a new study in Open Heart argue sugar can be more effective to give trouble than salt. Sugar, in high amounts, poses negative effects on the body, and in particular, on one's metabolic profile.

Google provides Genome Sequencing Service on its Cloud Platform

Google provides Genome Sequencing Service on its Cloud Platform

Autism Speaks, autism advocacy group, said it was collaborating with Google for sequencing of the genomes of 10,000 people on the autism spectrum together with their family members.

"We believe that the clues to understanding autism lie in that genome. We'd like to leverage the same kind of technology and approach to searching the internet every day to search into the genome for these missing answers", said Rob Ring, Autism Speaks' chief science officer.

Smoking associated with Loss of Y Chromosome

Smoking associated with Loss of Y Chromosome

According to a new study, there is a link between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells that leads to increased risk of developing cancer in males.

It is evident that smoking is a main risk factor, which could lead to cancer. According to lead researcher Prof. Jan Dumanski, of Uppsala University in Sweden, males have the Y chromosome, which could somewhat explain why men usually have a shorter life span than women, and why smoking is more risky for men.

Going to bed early makes people worry less: study

Going to bed early makes people worry less: study

Going to bed early and taking sufficient sleep can keep people at an arm's length from negative thoughts and worry, a new study by U. S. Binghamton University researchers suggested.

Researchers Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles analyzed people and reached the conclusion. The team asked 100 volunteers to complete some questionnaires and finish two computerized tasks in order to measure their repetitive negative thinking (RNT). The volunteers were also asked to answer questions regarding their sleep habits and schedules.

Alan Alda dares scientists to elucidate sleep to children

Alan Alda dares scientists to elucidate sleep to children

An easy question has been asked in a contest run by Stony Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Alan Alda is actor-turned-part-time professor. He is famous for his role in the 1970s sitcom 'M.A.S.H.' has had a lasting curiosity in science.

Alda's native place is New York and he teaches at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University on Long Island. He started the annual 'Flame Challenge' contest in 2011. In the contest scientists are asked to explain complicated concepts in ways a kid can understand.

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