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Study claims social media 'increases depression and loneliness'

She is the associate director of clinical training in the department of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. A correlative study would, for example, find that people who report more social media use are more likely to also experience depression .

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My Health Record's opt-out system in meltdown

Labor will push to extend the opt-out deadline for the controversial My Health Record system by 12 months. "The Morrison government has been dragged kicking and screaming into accepting an extension to the My Health Record opt-out period", she said.

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HHS Updates Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health. In closing, the investigators emphasized, "Health professionals and policy makers should facilitate awareness of the guidelines and promote the health benefits of physical activity and support efforts to implement programs, practices, and policies to facilitate increased physical activity and to improve the health of the USA population".

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Withings Pulse HR: Specs, price, release date, and features

Withings says Pulse HR will ship in time for Christmas. "With Pulse HR, we wanted to give people a new form factor from our Steel and Steel HR range that still offers the same wearability, quality design and best in class battery life", noted Carreel, who now serves as President of Withings.

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DeepMind Health Team Moving to Google

DeepMind, a British artificial intelligence firm, was acquired by Google in 2014. DeepMind Health was previously part of the AI-focused research group DeepMind, which is officially a sibling to Google, with both divisions being owned by the organisation's holding company Alphabet .

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World Health Organization denounces the misuse of antibiotics

Antibiotics, while wonderful medicines invented to fight off infections, are becoming less effective due to over-prescribing physicians, veterinarians, dentists and their misuse by farmers and agronomists. Even if one bacteria survive the antibiotic attack, it can pass on its resistance to other bacteria. "Members of the public should not demand antibiotics from health workers based on information obtained from the Internet; they should rather seek advice from health professionals for ...