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Smart Speakers May Detect Cardiac Arrest

Smart Speakers May Detect Cardiac Arrest

Home devices that use A I may be able to pick up signs of distress and call for help. Amazon Alexa and Google Home could be lifesavers — quite literally. A team at the University of Washington (UW) created a new tool that can monitor people for cardiac arrest through your at-home smart speaker. When someone experiences cardiac arrest, they become unresponsive and may stop breathing or gasp for air. The tool can detect that gasp, known as agonal breathing,…

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Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Kids' Sleep Hormone

Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Kids' Sleep Hormone

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber By Alan Mozes     HealthDay Reporter     WebMD News from HealthDay WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) – New research offers a compelling reason for parents to ban smartphones, tablets and laptops in their children’s bedrooms at night: The bright light of these devices may lower levels of melatonin, a hormone that prompts sleep. The effect was most pronounced for kids just entering puberty, with nighttime melatonin…

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3 Simple and Effective Ways to Stress Less

3 Simple and Effective Ways to Stress Less

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha Encountering stressful situations on a daily basis is a near certainty. We’re overworked, overscheduled and unrested. We’re connected, distracted, and unsettled. These stressors don’t just vanish without a trace – negatively affecting your physical, mental and emotional functions. Quite simply, stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response….

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