Social media is ‘no more harmful’ to youngsters’ mental health than TV was in the 1990s

Using social media is ‘no more harmful’ to young people’s mental health than watching TV was to youngsters in the 1990s, a new study claims.  Researchers from Oxford University used data from three large surveys to look into the lives of more than 400,000 young people in the UK and US. It is popularly believed … Read more

British gymnasts slam ‘outdated and sexist’ leotard guidance saying they perpetuate ‘harmful ideals’

British gymnasts have slammed ‘outdated and sexist’ guidelines about the leotards they are asked to wear when they compete.  Jennifer Pinches, who represented Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012, told The Times that the guidelines around wearing leotards at competition are ‘perpetuating extremely harmful ideals.’  According to current guidance laid out by the International … Read more

British gymnasts slam ‘outdated and sexist’ leotard rules saying they perpetuate ‘harmful ideals’

British gymnasts have slammed ‘outdated and sexist’ guidelines about the leotards they are asked to wear when they compete.  Jennifer Pinches, who represented Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012, told The Times that the guidelines around wearing leotards at competition are ‘perpetuating extremely harmful ideals.’  According to current guidelines laid out by the International … Read more

Household aerosols release more harmful smog chemicals than UK cars

Household aerosols now release more harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than all vehicles in the UK, a new study reveals. In 2017, the UK population emitted around 60,000 tonnes of VOCs from aerosols but only around 30,000 tonnes from UK cars running gasoline.  But even accounting for all forms of road transport in the country – not … Read more

Twitter relaunches feature on iOS that encourages users to revise ‘potentially harmful’ posts

Stop and think before you send that tweet! Twitter relaunches feature on iOS that encourages users to revise ‘potentially harmful’ replies Twitter has relaunched a feature that encourages users to revise tweets If its AI detects harmful language, a notification will appear to revise the context The roll out is currently an experiment on iOS and … Read more

Regularly using pot has harmful effects at ANY age a person starts

Regularly using marijuana has long-term harmful effects regardless of how old the person was when they began smoking, a new study suggests Researchers looked at people who began smoking or vaping cannabis routinely in high school or in their early 20s in comparison with non-users. They found that, by age 35, pot users who began … Read more

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, study claims Researchers monitored pollution from wood burners in 19 Sheffield homes  They found particle pollution increased three times when they were in use The team say the wood burners should come with a health … Read more

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles

Trendy wood burners TRIPLE the level of harmful pollution particles inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, study claims Researchers monitored pollution from wood burners in 19 Sheffield homes  They found particle pollution increased three times when they were in use The team say the wood burners should come with a health … Read more

False widow spiders’ fangs carry harmful bacteria resistant to antibiotic treatments

Many fear the bite of a false black widow spider, which can lead to painful swelling, stiffness and large abscesses. In rare cases it’s been blamed for paralysis, amputations and even death, but a new study confirms it’s not the arachnid’s bite that’s dangerous—it’s the bacteria on its fangs.  In a new study published in Scientific … Read more

Facebook puts AI in charge of its moderation queue to better prioritize ‘harmful’ content

Facebook is putting machine learning to work to help speed up and prioritize content moderation. Previously, human reviewers dealt with most flagged posts chronologically, with AI relegated to spam and other low-priority jobs. Now, the social media giant’s AI systems are prioritizing possibly objectionable content by virality and threat level. Messages, photos and videos relating … Read more