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Sleep affected by screen use 'during the day as well as the night'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
A survey of almost 10,000 adolescents in Norway correlates time on electronic devices with poorer bedtimes, times taken to fall asleep, times in bed and sleep durations.

Arsenic stubbornly taints many US wells, say new reports

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
New light on a neglected threat to health, child developmentThese are hot spots of dangerously high arsenic content (yellows to reds) can be found in many states.

Sequencing genetic duplications could aid clinical interpretation

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
Copy number variations major cause of developmental disordersCopy number variations (deletions or duplications of large chunks of the genome) are a major cause of birth defects, intellectual...

A combination of early-life risk factors 'could quadruple the risk of childhood obesity'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
Children may be over four times more likely to be overweight or obese at the age of 6 years if they have four or five early-life risk factors linked to obesity, a new study finds.