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Google’s algorithm for happiness | Cnn

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful. A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company’s first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and unhappy at work, so he decided to do something about it. ... Read More »

Screen Time: Mental Health Menace or Scapegoat? | Cnn

In the book, she argues that those born after 1995 are on the “brink of a mental-health crisis” — and she believes it can be linked to growing up with their noses pressed against a screen. Her newest study provides more backing to that connection, showing that teens who spent more than an hour or two a day interacting with ... Read More »

Investors to Apple: Fight iPhone addiction among kids | Cnn

Should you be concerned about smartphone addiction? Two heavyweight investors say Apple should do more to combat iPhone addiction among young people. California State Teachers’ Retirement System and Jana Partners — two major funds that own about $2 billion in Apple (AAPL) stock between them — are pressuring the tech giant to take a stronger stance on the mental health ... Read More »

Possible link between sugary drinks and cancer  | Science Daily

A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer. While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases. The consumption ... Read More »

Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Launches GoFundMe for PTSD Treatment  | Military

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has launched a crowdsourced fundraising campaign to help other veterans receive an obscure post-traumatic stress disorder treatment that he says changed his life. The 31-year-old Marine veteran launched the GoFundMe.com effort on July 9 to promote stellate ganglion block (SGB), a treatment that involves injections of a local anesthetic into the stellate ganglion, a ... Read More »

Alexa to help identify patients’ symptoms to ease burden of NHS  | Independent

Alexa will soon be able to diagnose patients’ symptoms to help ease the burden on doctors and hospitals. A partnership with the NHS means the Amazon digital assistant will be able to answer questions such as “Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?” by searching the official health service website. Source: Alexa to help identify patients’ symptoms to ease burden ... Read More »

SOCOM ‘does not envision’ mandatory keto diet for SEALs or otherse | Stars and Stripes 

U.S. Special Operations Command is not launching an all-out assault on carbs in a war of nutrition. Word that the Pentagon was set to mandate a low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet for servicemembers spread like spilled avocado oil across the internet last week, with some respected outlets repeating the claim. From the Pizza Hut in Bagram, Afghanistan, to the Subway at ... Read More »

The Affordable Care Act Is Back In Court: 5 Facts You Need To Know | NPR

The fate of the Affordable Care Act is again on the line Tuesday, as a federal appeals court in New Orleans takes up a case in which a lower court judge has already ruled the massive health law unconstitutional. If the lower court ruling is ultimately upheld, the case, Texas v. United States, has the potential to shake the nation’s ... Read More »

Work your way to wellness | Business Journal

Today’s top executives spend countless hours focused on company and career, often to their physical detriment. It doesn’t have to be that way.   Source: Work your way to wellness | Business Journal Read More »

Trouble Sleeping? 5 Tips To Improve Sleep At Night | Medical Daily

A third of all Americans are getting less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per day. Lack of sleep leads to diabetes, weight gain and high blood pressure. Unfortunately, many people struggle to find ways to improve their sleep quality. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every adult must sleep at least seven hours per ... Read More »