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Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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When new players learn slot-machine tricks, they avoid gambling addiction

Novice gamblers who watched a short video about how slot machines disguise losses as wins have a better chance of avoiding gambling problems, according to new research.

20 minutes ago from Medical Xpress

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Gentle touch soothes the pain of social rejection

The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research.

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Disney and Pixar films present opportunities for parents to discuss end-of-life with children

Bambi's mother, Mufasa from "The Lion King" and Elsa's and Anna's parents in "Frozen" represent some of the characters who die in Disney and Pixar animated films, and these potentially shocking ...

10 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Team finds training exercise that boosts brain power

One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. It also results in ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Police satisfaction in developing countries dependent on less corruption

Improving police satisfaction in developing nations will require a reduction in corruption and greater public security and safety, a new study by researchers at the universities of Kent and ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Before assigning responsibility, our minds simulate alternative outcomes, study shows

How do people assign a cause to events they witness? Some philosophers have suggested that people determine responsibility for a particular outcome by imagining what would have happened if a ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Anxiety and depression linked to migraines

In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and depression. In the Headache study, ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Who's most at risk of head injury in youth football?

(HealthDay)—Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they're part of a team's running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Breast cancer treatments today—and tomorrow

The concept of "collective intelligence" is simple - it asserts that if a team performs well on one task, it will repeat that success on other projects, regardless of the scope or focus of the ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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