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Smartphone screens impact kids' sleep

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A new study finds that even small-screen devices interrupt children’s sleep.


Major study of bereaved military families underway

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Widowers, parents, siblings and children are sharing accounts of their grief as part of the largest study ever of America’s military families as they go through bereavement.


Ulrich Beck, Sociologist Who Warned of Dangers of Technology, Is Dead at 70

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Mr. Beck shot to fame in 1986 with his book “Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity,” which argued that technology had also created new risks in spheres ranging from ecology to finance.


Gut bacteria and anxiety

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New research shows evidence of a connection between gut bacteria and mental health.


Ebola lapses show lab safety protocols should factor in human error

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Researcher asks if current safety measures are effective, or if lapses are early warning signs of systemic problems.