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Wellbeing Weekly—New Generation of Wearables, Your Brain on Smart Phones and Kid Movies Fueling Obesity Issues

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New Health Trackers Warn of Heart-Attack Risk, Discreetly
USA Today

 A new generation of apps and wearables is emerging with the ability to monitor vital signs crucial to spotting heart problems.

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smartphone-addictionSmartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet.

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child-obesityKids' Movies Promote Poor Diet and Stigmatize Obesity
Medical News Today

New research questions whether children’s movies are contributing to unhealthy responses to the obesity epidemic. It shows that children's movies regularly present sedentary activities and unhealthful foods as the norm, while painting healthy eating in a negative light. On the other hand, these movies stigmatized obesity by the way overweight characters were consistently given negative or unflattering traits.

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