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Wellbeing Weekly – Obesity Big Deal in Small Places, A Smartwatch for Stress and Tech Addiction a Public Health Issue

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Obesity a Larger Problem in Rural Areas Than in Cities 

Americans in rural areas are more likely to be obese than metropolitan-area residents, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Can This Anti-Seizure Smartwatch Help Us All Manage Stress? 
Fast Company

The Embrace wearable was designed to help epileptics monitor seizures. But its creators are looking to expand its use by monitoring stress levels as well.

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Technology Addiction Should Be Classed as a Public Health Issue, Medical Expert Says Amid Calls for New NHS Services 
The Telegraph

A UK expert recently warned that the rapid proliferation of technology, from social media to smartphones, had resulted in an increasing number of teenagers being diagnosed with gaming disorders or addiction.

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