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Upgrade Your Brain One Night at a Time

People can sometimes underestimate the importance of sleep. Getting an adequate amount of sleep is essential to good physical and psychological health.

“We all know the importance of getting enough sleep, though most of us scrape by with as little as possible. It turns out that sleep can make or break your ability to lose weight, age slowly, prevent cancer, and perform at a high level. When your sleep suffers, you suffer major consequences far beyond the dark circles under your eyes.”

Read more at Dr Hyman

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Latest diet rethinks the approach to protein

Want to lose weight? The newly released CSIRO book is advocating an increase in protein consumption to shed unwanted weight. This new recommendation will also assist with increased muscle mass and improve overall health. Angie Tomlinson reveals the latest information in her article.

“The amount of protein we’re promoting in this menu plan is actually similar to the amount of protein we eat in our diet, we are trying to show how to get that through eating more whole foods and distributing that protein across the day,” says Professor Brinkworth, principal research scientist in Clinical Nutrition and Exercise at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.”

Read more at The West Australian

The ‘screen time’ is turning adults into ‘volatile three-year-olds’

What are the neurological effects of prolonged screen time? Is new technology further affecting the way people interact and think? asks Kate Aubusson.

“A leading neuroscientist has warned excessive computer screen use has dramatically altered our brains. She warned younger generations may be “heading towards an existence where there is no inner narrative, no inner train of thought”.

Read more at SMH

 “Alexa, Access my Medical Records”

A new article by Ty Bollinger reveals that Amazon’s Alexa is doing more than providing you music and weather details. Alexa will soon be able to provide users with their medical history, but at the cost of losing their personal privacy.

“Amazon is built to sell, and users who have Alexa spend on average about 10% more than they did before installing the voice assistant. What does this mean for healthcare applications? It could mean that Amazon will be able to specifically target you for pharmaceutical advertising, or even sell your personal information to manufacturers looking for a marketing advantage.”

Read more at TTAC

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