Technophobia Determined Before You Are Born

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Fear of technology determined before birth.

The fear of using technology could be established before we are born, scientists have claimed.  Even while still in the womb, hormones can shape a person’s attitude towards new technology in the brain, according to researchers from Bath University.

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Study: American Girls Hitting Puberty Earlier Than Ever Raising Health Concerns

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“Hitting puberty at a young age can be confusing and distressing.”

American girls are hitting puberty earlier than ever — a change that puts them at higher risk for behavioral problems as adolescents and breast cancer as adults, a new study shows.About 15% of 1,239 girls studied showed the beginnings of breast development at age 7, according to an article in today’s Pediatrics. One in 10 white girls, twice as many as in a 1997 study, showed breast growth by that age, as did 23% of black girls and 15% of Hispanic girls.

 

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Girls Reaching Puberty Before Age 10 – A Year Earlier Than 20 Years Ago

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Scientists are worried that young girls are ill-equipped to cope with sexual development when they are still at primary school.

The latest generation of girls are reaching puberty before the age of 10, a new study suggests, raising fears they may also begin sexual activity earlier.   Scientists have found that the average age that breast development begins is now nine years and 10 months – almost a year earlier than a previous study in 1991.

 

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A Good Night’s Sleep is Important for Health, Especially for Athletes

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Research indicates that a good night’s sleep does the body good and helps it stay fit.

Longer days could mean time for long evening workouts, but you need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later.

New findings by Harvard researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital show that a vast number of hormonal changes and neurochemical reactions occur only while you sleep, and many have serious implications for your weight, health and fitness. This is why you can’t compensate for missed sleep with coffee or vitamins.

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Sleep Yourself Skinny – Too Little Sleep Is Making Us Fat

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Chronic tiredness affects ability to function well

For women, lack of sleep is so common that the standard reply to ‘How are you?’ is: ‘Shattered!’ But a growing body of evidence indicates that chronic tiredness isn’t just affecting our ability to function well – it’s also making us fat.

 

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‘Dad Dancing’ – Blame It On Evolution

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‘Dad dancing’

Middle-aged men who embarrass their children with flamboyant dance moves now have the perfect excuse – evolution.  The cringeworthy “dad dancing” witnessed at wedding receptions every weekend may be an unconscious way in which ageing males repel the attention of young women, leaving the field clear for men at their sexual peak.

 

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