Digital multitasking can be detrimental to a child’s mental health, study warns

Digital multitasking can be detrimental to a child’s mental health, study warns

Children face a deluge of electronic information from traditional television and computers to tablets, smartphones and video games, but prior studies examining the impact of electronic media on children and adults have yield mixed results. The team of researchers from the University of Luxembourg and Universite´ de Genève studied 118 Swiss boys and girls, ranging from age eight…

Fauci says U.S. should prepare to do anything to fight omicron variant

Fauci says U.S. should prepare to do anything to fight omicron variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing titled Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response, in Dirksen Building on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Americans need to be…

Lifestyle main factor in determining longevity, Americans say – CBS News poll

Lifestyle main factor in determining longevity, Americans say – CBS News poll

Lifestyle tops the list as the most important factor when determining how long a person will live, according to a recent CBS News poll. A person’s lifestyle comes out far ahead of a person’s genes (19%), their emotional well-being (16%) and economic status (13%). Fewer Americans (4%) think that where a person lives is the…

The office building design idea key to worker health in Covid era

The office building design idea key to worker health in Covid era

An employee works on a laptop computer at the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, which opened in 2018. It is among companies that have focused on office air quality as part of building design standards. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, employees, managers and senior executives have been…

Biden promotes small businesses as stocks take a hit over Omicron fears

Biden promotes small businesses as stocks take a hit over Omicron fears

Biden promotes small businesses as stocks take a hit over Omicron fears – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Despite some concerns about the Omicron variants impact on an already fragile stock market, President Biden said he’s not at all worried about the possible fall. Weija Jiang updates. Be the first to know Get browser notifications…

New York Islanders games postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

New York Islanders games postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

The New York Islanders’ next two upcoming games, and possibly more, have been postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19, the NHL announced Saturday. The league said that “the team’s games will be postponed at least through Tuesday, November 30.” Eight players on the team are currently under the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. “You can say…

Exercise impacts appetite in unexpected ways, study finds

Exercise impacts appetite in unexpected ways, study finds

A new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise addressed the age-old question: does exercise make us eat more afterwards or decrease our appetite for the next meal? The research studied physically inactive men and women, finding that among those who worked out, when given a mouth-watering buffet lunch afterward, they did…

South African doctor says omicron variant symptoms ‘unusual but mild’

South African doctor says omicron variant symptoms ‘unusual but mild’

The South African doctor who first alerted authorities to the presence of the COVID-19 omicron variant reported that it presents “unusual but mild” symptoms.  Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a board member of the South African Medical Association, first noticed otherwise healthy patients demonstrating unusual symptoms on Nov. 18.  “Their symptoms were so different and so mild…

Dutch authorities check for COVID-19 omicron variant after 61 arrivals from South Africa test positive

Dutch authorities check for COVID-19 omicron variant after 61 arrivals from South Africa test positive

Dutch authorities are checking for the omicron variant after 61 passengers on two flights from South Africa tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.  The passengers who tested positive have been isolated and further investigations are being carried out.  NO CASES OF COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT IDENTIFIED YET IN US, CDC SAYS The planes arrived in the…