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Are Kids Hooked on Digital Heroin?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
There is a fine line between entertaining your child with some screen time – on your phone, tablet or computer – and a youngster developing an unhealthy need to for all things digital. The Doctors examine ways to prevent your kid from becoming addicted to the use of devices and ask do our kids need a digital detox? According to recent brain imaging research, screen time affects the brain’s frontal cortex, which controls executive functioning and impulse control, in the same way drugs like cocaine does. Additionally, surrounding oneself with technology and gadgets is said to be hyper-arousing and raises dopamine levels.
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Move over Sudafed, it's the anti-diarrhea medication Imodium A-D. Why does it have growing appeal with substance abusers? Gastroenterologist Dr. Su Sacher joins The Doctors to discuss this alarming trend. The recommended dose of Imodium A-D is 16 mg a day.
What Clinton & Trump Might Look Like after 8 Years in Office
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
There’s no doubt that being President ages you, but how might it affect candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? The Doctors employ the help of a specialized age progression company to find how the rigors of the highest elected office would change the appearance of Clinton and Trump.
Picture Perfect Lip Procedure
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Are you curious how celebrities are getting that picture perfect pout? The Doctors check out the new treatment the stars have been using to stay camera-ready. 
Girl’s Life
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
What should have been a fun trip to her grandmother’s house turned into a nightmare when Ahniah was attacked by the family’s dog. The 11-year-old was getting ready for bed when the family’s pit bull attacked her seemingly out of nowhere. “It was every mother, every parent’s, worse nightmare,” her mother Angela says of seeing her daughter after the attack.
Would You Wear a Caffeine Bracelet Instead of Drinking Coffee?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The Doctors test a new FDA-approved product that delivers caffeine through your skin via a patch. “I think they work great actually,” Leslie, who always has coffee in the morning and again in the afternoon, says. As always, The Doctors warn about using too much caffeine.
San Andreas Fault Earthquakes Are Triggered by Winter Rain and Snow, Scientists Discover
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California are being triggered by winter rain and snowfall, scientists have discovered. The finding is important as it helps us understand what triggers earthquakes—and when they are more likely to strike. Roland Bürgmann and Christopher Johnson, from the University of California, Berkeley, were investigating what impact seasonal loading has on fault systems—with the state’s multiple fault lines acting as a “natural laboratory” to track changes.
Satellite sends quantum
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 'entangled' light particles spookily interact with each other at huge distances.
Here’s how President Trump plans to participate in the congressional baseball game
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
According to the White House, President Trump will not attend the game because there was not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols.
‘Crooked H destroyed phones’: Trump tries to change the topic to Clinton after report of possible obstruction probe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In a pair of tweets Thursday, President Trump decried the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and complained he was the subject of disproportionate scrutiny compared to his election foe from last year, Hillary Clinton. The latest target of his Twitter ire: A Washington Post report the day before that said the Justice Department special counsel is looking into whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey to interfere with the bureau’s Russia probe.
America's dental
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
For Dorothy Macaione, a 97-year-old with false teeth that no longer fit, it felt like a bridge too far. Which is how she found herself taking a public shared-ride service in May, headed back to a teaching hospital in Boston for the next stage of discounted dental work. In the national debate over health-care, dental insurance is often overlooked.
What Congress is doing to stop Russian hackers next time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In the past week, a series of dramatic congressional hearings have sought to plumb possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia – or possible presidential obstruction of justice over the matter, which special counsel Robert Mueller is now reportedly investigating. Absent an administration that is staffed up or a president inclined to go hard on Moscow, Congress is looking to define its own strategy. “We don’t really have a Russia strategy” to prevent a repeat of election meddling, says James Lewis, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
11 Celebrities Who Will Make You Want to Go Ash Blonde
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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All the Ways You Can Dress Like a Disney Princess
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6 Bundt Cake Recipes You'll Fall For Immediately
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7 Teachers Reveal Their Best Back
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12 Refreshing Coleslaw Recipes to Make This Summer
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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Testosterone?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. As ads warning against “low T” or “low testosterone” have proliferated, more and more men have begun treatment with test...
9 Women Confess the Exact Moment They Knew Their Marriage Was Doomed
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Some relationships just can't be saved.
This Is What Country Music Star Sara Evans Really Eats In a Week
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
She doesn't follow a conventional five-meals-a-day diet.
How Disney World Is Honoring the Memory of the Toddler Killed by Alligator
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
It's been one year since Lane Graves' tragic death.
This Weird
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The built-in timer is pure brilliance.
'Plankton explosion' turns Istanbul's Bosphorus turquoise
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A sudden change in the colour of the Bosphorus Strait that divides the continents of Europe and Asia in Turkey's largest city Istanbul has surprised residents, with scientists putting it down to a surge in a species of plankton across the Black Sea. The sudden transformation of the usually blue waters of the Bosphorus to a milky turquoise since the weekend had alarmed some residents. Ahmet Cemal Saydam, professor of environmental science at Hacettepe University, told the Dogan news agency that the cause was a surge in numbers of the micro-organism Emiliania huxleyi, also known as Ehux.
E3 2017: 4k gaming leads the way
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Fox Gamer: Razer's Dorothy Ferguson on the biggest trends and news in gaming coming out of E3 2017
Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia: study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday. Air temperatures below 18 degrees Celsius (64.4 degrees Fahrenheit) prevent development of P. falciparum. Since temperatures decrease with altitude, much of the Ethiopian highlands -- 1,500 to 2,500 metres (4,921 to 8,202 feet) above sea level -- were beyond the reach of malaria transmission.
Magnetic Chaos Can Exist Around Newly Formed Stars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It was thought earlier that a strong and stable magnetic field around young protostars kept the star-forming material in place.
Scientists may have found a safer way to tan, minus the cancer risk
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists have discovered a small molecule that may be able to stimulate the darkening of human skin, without exposing it to potentially harmful UV radiation in the process. Here's how it works.
Primates at play show why monkeying around is good for the brain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New research adds to the evidence that playing is linked to learning brain power in primates.
New Selfie Danger? Camera Flash May Trigger Seizure
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In a recent case report from Canada, doctors saw seizure-like activity in a teen's brainwaves just after the teen took a selfie. The doctors who treated the teen called the phenomenon "selfie-epilepsy," according to the report, which was published in February in the journal Seizure. The teen, a girl, had previously had a seizure.
Solar eclipse 2017: The best places to see the rare phenomenon this August
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA produced these extremely accurate maps of the 2017 solar eclipse. On August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. If you’re in the bull’s eye center of the moon’s shadow known as the totality — the sky will go dark for a few minutes in the middle of the day, stars will appear, birds will become confused and start chirping their nighttime songs.
APNewsBreak: Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure is breaking down, the top Energy Department official at the site told The Associated Press.
Pelosi: It’s ‘outrageous’ for Republicans to blame Scalise attack on Democrats
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called comments from Republicans blaming the left’s rhetoric for Wednesday’s attack on a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia “outrageous.”
NYT issues correction to editorial linking Giffords shooting to Palin
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The New York Times has published an editor’s note correcting a column by its editorial board that said the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., had been inspired by former Alaskan governor’s divisive political rhetoric.
Former U.S. admiral: Possible obstruction of justice probe of Trump ‘significant for us as Americans’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Retired four-star Admiral William McRaven said Thursday that a report of a possible obstruction of justice probe into President Trump is “significant for us as Americans.”
Whopping $100 million water bill shocks North Carolina man
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The water bill wasn't so bad, but the service charge was eye-popping.
Why politicians must play ball
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The attempted killing of Republican lawmakers on a baseball field near Washington has united members of Congress in a way rarely seen in recent years. Civility in politics must be an active quality, one that needs constant nurturing. This can counter the disrespect rising in politics that has begun to seep into workplaces, friendships, families, and religious bodies.
Alex Jones flap: How should media handle conspiracy theories in the Trump era?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When NBC News host Megyn Kelly announced this week that her show would feature the radio host and conspiracy-promoting provocateur Alex Jones this Sunday, she may not have realized the furious backlash it would create. Mr. Jones has on numerous occasions called the massacre of children at Sandy Hook “a giant hoax” that “clearly used actors” and that “pretty much didn’t happen.” (He since has backed off, calling himself a “devil’s advocate.”) His website has also advanced the conspiracy that the 9/11 terror attacks were actually an “inside job” by the United States government – a view shared by others on the fringes of both the right and left. Some parents of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook were outraged.
What Turkey's crackdown on NGOs means for Syrian war relief
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
After two months of detention in Turkey, the four Syrian staffers from a Danish relief agency were released and expelled from the country, part of an escalating battle between the Turkish government and Western aid organizations that is complicating relief efforts for Syrian victims of war. Recommended: Think you know Turkey?
9 Super
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
These doting papas manage to carve out time for some serious workouts.
Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawback
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, technology
Microsoft's new Surface Pro is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop-tablet device with a ton of power and battery life.
Elon Musk Reveals Vision for a SpaceX City on Mars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Elon Musk has revealed his vision for what a SpaceX city on Mars would look like, saying he wants people to believe setting up a colony on the Red Planet will be possible within our lifetimes. The founder of SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) has discussed the possibility of creating a human settlement on Mars for several years. The company is currently planning to send a robotic mission to Mars by 2024, and says that manned missions could begin as early as 2024—long before NASA’s projected timescale of the early 2030s.
Scientists attached an electronic backpack to a genetically modified dragonfly and turned it into a drone
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At a certain point it becomes really difficult to scale down machines. A tiny drone can only be so tiny. Scientists at Draper have come up with a solution: make a drone out of a dragonfly. Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) genetically modified a dragonfly to make the nerve endings in its…
Moon Mining Mission Planned For 2020
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Privately owned Moon Express is planning to bring back a scoop of lunar soil — and sell it for profit.
KFC, I'm Not Sure You Know What 'Space' Means
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The company claims it's sending a sandwich into space, but in reality it's not even close.
Rare Genetic Mutation Makes People Prone to Colds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The case of a young girl who frequently got sick from colds has helped scientists pinpoint a rare genetic mutation that makes people more susceptible to cold viruses. The 5-year-old girl has suffered numerous life-threatening infections from human rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold, according to a new report. When she was just over 1 month old, she developed an infection with both a rhinovirus and a flu virus, and had to be placed on a ventilator so she could breathe.
Nano Dimension, in Collaboration with Semplastics, Receives Grant to Develop Unique Materials to Build 3D Low Density and High Thickness Ceramic Objec
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL / ACCESSWIRE / June 15, 2017 / Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics (NASDAQ: NNDM, TASE: NNDM) , announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano ...
Former Alexandria mayor: I’m the only person baseball shooter James Hodgkinson knew in town
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Alexandria mayor Bill Euille spoke with the man who opened fire on a GOP baseball practice Wednesday nearly every day while drinking coffee in the lobby of his local YMCA.
Maddow: Alexandria shooter never contacted my show
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The MSNBC responded Wednesday to the revelation that James T. Hodgkinson, the suspected gunman in the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, was a fan of hers.