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Screen time: How smartphones really affect our bodies and brains

If you believe the headlines, screens are supposed to warp our skeletons, damage our mental health and alienate us from our families. But the evidence paints a more nuanced picture Technology 25 September 2019 By Douglas Heaven Michal Bednarski YOU’LL get square eyes!” my mother used to say as I sat for hour after hour… Read More »

American Medical Association lays out new policy to combat physician suicide requiring data collection by key accrediting bodies

The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy aimed at pinpointing patterns that could ultimately predict and prevent suicide among practicing physicians and medical students. The policy calls on the accrediting bodies for medical schools and residency training programs, specifically the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education,… Read More »

Hungry? Resting bodies burn more calories in late afternoon, early evening

In the name of biological science, it was a particularly big ask. Boston researchers kept seven people in windowless rooms for 37 days. No clocks, radios, televisions, phones or internet. Bedtimes were adjusted so that each night, participants went to sleep four hours later, throwing their body’s circadian rhythms so off balance the effect was… Read More »