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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
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 ...