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Switch off the TV, too much screen time can cause heart disease and cancer

Spending too much time watching TV can be injurious to health. A new study done by the University of Glasgow and published in BMC Medicine reveals a link between higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease. The effect was more among those with low fitness, low muscle strength or physical activity levels. Previous studies linked increased screen time with bowel cancer for men as well as diabetes, obesity and a weak heart. Discretionary screen time, time spent watching TV or looking at a computer screen during leisure time, is an important contributor to…

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ZTE Axon M Dual Screen Smartphone First Impressions

When both displays are open, ZTE Axon M has a large square-shaped display HIGHLIGHTS ZTE Axon M has two 5.2-inch displays and only one camera When the display is folded, the secondary display becomes inactive The dual-display design can be useful for multitasking If you’re bored with your standard candybar smartphone and miss the days when phones came in all shapes and sizes, the new ZTE Axon M might appeal to you. It’s basically a clamshell smartphone, but instead of a keyboard, ZTE Axon M has a second screen that…

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Can Moderate Screen Time Increase Teenagers’ Well-Being?

Spending hours in front of digital screen may be harmful for adolescents. However, moderate use may not harm but increase their well-being, researchers say. “Digital screens are now an inextricable part of modern childhood. Our findings suggest that adolescents’ moderate screen use has no detectable link to well-being and levels of engagement above these points are modestly correlated with well-being,” said lead researcher Andrew Przybylski, psychological scientist at the University of Oxford. The findings showed that as a result of a digital “sweet spot” between low and high technology use,…

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Screen Time, Phone use Linked to Less Sleep for Teens

Digital distractions, and a more classical one, talking on the phone, are linked to shorter sleeping time and greater daytime sleepiness for teens, Canadian researchers say. “Today’s adolescents sleep much less than previous generations, their sleep quality is poorer, and they report more daytime sleepiness, all of which have health and social consequences,” said Jennifer O’Loughlin, an author of the paper in the journal Sleep Health and researcher at the University of Montreal. At the same time, electronic media are becoming a larger part of teen’s lives and are often…

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LG X cam, X screen Start Rolling Out Globally

LG as promised last month, on Tuesday announced it has started rolling out its LG X series smartphones globally. To recall LG introduced its X series smartphones, namely the X cam and the X screen, ahead of its MWC 2016 event last month. The South Korean tech giant says the handsets will first be made available in its home turf South Korea followed by other key markets including Europe, Latin America, and Asia. India-specific availability details of the devices are not yet known. “What’s appealing about the X screen and…

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