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One of the sinister goals of 5G conspiracy theory creators is fearmongering. Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Unsplash Videos on Facebook, TikTok, Gettr and Telegram claim that heads are exploding after 5G was “turned up in Israel”.  However, the original video has been deliberately falsified and stems from Iraq, not Israel and has nothing to...
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Pizzo A, Drobinin V, Sandstrom A, Zwicker A, Howes Vallis E, Fine A, Rempel S, Stephens M, Howard C, Villars K, MacKenzie LE, Propper L, Abidi S, Lovas D, Bagnell A, Cumby J, Alda M, Uher R, Pavlova B. Active behaviors and screen time in offspring of parents with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and...
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The fire caused extensive damagehttps://t.co/YrhnSBtdVD— The Chronicle (@ChronicleLive) October 1, 2021 Source: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gateshead-conspiracy-theorist-5g-mast-21731739 David Patterson, of Felling, was suffering a psychotic episode when he set fire to the BT mast above a garage in Gateshead. Excerpt: Newcastle Crown Court heard Patterson, who has schizophrenia, was suffering a mental disorder at the time and had been adversely...
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"Smartphone access and internet use increased in lockstep with teenage loneliness," @JonHaidt and @jean_twenge write.  https://t.co/trSzP0IR76— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) July 31, 2021 July 31, 2021 By Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge The authors are psychologists who have spent years studying the effect of smartphones and social media on our daily lives and mental health. As students return...
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Jean M. Twenge, Jonathan Haidt, Andrew B. Blake, Cooper McAllister, Hannah Lemon, Astrid Le Roy,Worldwide increases in adolescent loneliness, Journal of Adolescence, 2021, ISSN 0140-1971, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2021.06.006.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140197121000853) Abstract Introduction Several studies have documented increases in adolescent loneliness and depression in the U.S., UK, and Canada after 2012, but it is unknown whether these trends appear worldwide...
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British Society for Neuroendocrinology Briefing 58 Dr Manuel Spitschan In addition to seeing the colourful and detailed world around us, light profoundly impacts our brains and bodies – exposure to light in the evening and at night suppresses the production of melatonin and disrupts our circadian rhythm, which can have negative consequences on physical and...
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•Russia Oleg A. Grigoriev DrSc., PhD. (radiobiology & hygiene of non-ionizing radiation); Chairman, Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RusCNIRP) 3rd of February 2021 Mobile #phones ban in schools in Russia (Jan 21): mandatory State sanitary rules #prohibit the use of #mobile communication devices for educational purposes (at #school, at home, in the park...
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Silva ESME, Ono BHVS, Souza JC. Sleep and immunity in times of COVID-19. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2020 Sep 21;66Suppl 2(Suppl 2):143-147. doi: 10.1590/1806-9282.66.S2.143. PMID: 32965373. SUMMARY BACKGROUND Analyze how the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and its social restriction measures affect sleep quality and the immunological system. METHODS An integrative bibliographical review was carried out...
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California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education. (2020). The Shift to Online Education During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Concerns and Recommendations for California. Contributing authors include Christine Sleeter, Alison Dover, Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, Roxana Marachi, Kyle Beckham, Carol Batker, and Kevin Kumashiro. http://www.care-ed.org In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity...
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Paksarian D, Rudolph KE, Stapp EK, et al. Association of Outdoor Artificial Light at Night With Mental Disorders and Sleep Patterns Among US Adolescents. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online July 08, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1935 Key Points Question  Are levels of outdoor artificial light at night associated with adolescent sleep patterns and past-year mental disorder? Findings  In a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey...
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