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Sunday, January 25, 2015

ScienceDaily: Top Technology News

ScienceDaily: Top Technology News

Experts call for a rethink on guidelines about children's screen time

Posted: 21 Jan 2015 06:05 PM PST

The amount of time children spend using screens, such as televisions and computers, on a daily basis exceeds recommended guidelines, according to research. These guidelines were drawn up at a time when tablets, cell phones and other mobile devices were not as present in everyday life, which suggests they need to be redrafted, experts say.

Video-based therapy might benefit babies at risk of autism

Posted: 21 Jan 2015 06:04 PM PST

Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants' engagement, attention and social behavior, and might reduce the likelihood of such children developing autism, according to new research.

Long-term use of ventricular assist devices induces heart muscle regeneration, study finds

Posted: 21 Jan 2015 12:54 PM PST

Prolonged use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) by patients with heart failure may induce regeneration of heart muscle by preventing oxidative damage to a cell-regulator mechanism, a study finds.

Intrusive monitoring of internet use by parents actually leads adolescents to increase their risky online behavior

Posted: 21 Jan 2015 06:35 AM PST

The concern of many parents regarding their children's online habits tend to relate to hazardous behaviors, ranging from the disclosure of personal information on public forums and revealing feelings to strangers, to face-to-face meetings with strangers. Parents, naturally, want to prevent such precarious behaviors to the degree possible without infringing on their teens' feeling of independence.

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