Despite Nintendo's recent warning that children ages 6 and younger shouldn't play games in 3-D mode on the company's upcoming 3DS portable video game system, eye doctors say parents shouldn't be overly concerned that their kids' eyesight could be damaged by the toy."This is just a precaution by Nintendo," said Martin Banks, an optometry and vision science professor at University of California, Berkeley. "No one's shown anything that this is a direct concern for kids less than 6 years of age."Nintendo recently posted a warning on its Japanese website that playing games on the device might make some people feel sick, and could be dangerous to young children's developing vision. In an official statement from Nintendo of America, spokesman Charles Scibetta said, "Nintendo's position is children 6 and under should not use the 3-D feature of Nintendo 3DS, and parents should use the parental controls feature to restrict access to the 3-D mode."The video game device is set to be released by … [Read more...] about 3-D Video Games Unlikely to Damage Children’s Eyes
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Meditate on this!Sitting in total silence, palms facing upward and eyes closed, mouthing the traditional "Ommmmm" sounds, would seem a practice for monks and other ascetic humans. Turns out, various types of mindful meditation (no Tibetan temple needed) can fit perfectly into the lives of a 9-to-5 business man or woman. And plenty of science suggests the benefits can be great. Here are seven enlightening benefits.Dulls the ouchThough your back or other body part may be feeling the aches, part of that pain may actually be in your head. In fact, a study published in the April 6, 2011, issue of the Journal of Neuroscience found just 80 minutes of meditation training could cut pain perception nearly in half. In the study, volunteers were given a pain test before and after the meditation training; brain scans using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of pain-reception regions revealed significant changes before and after meditation, too.Another study, this one published in 2010 in the journal … [Read more...] about Mind Games: 7 Reasons You Should Meditate
In a nutshell: The Pixel 4 XL is an excellent smartphone for those who love stock Android, but its high price relative to direct competitors could make it less attractive to a lot of people. I've been an iPhone owner since 2012. I have owned an iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone X. My primary reasons for sticking with Apple were the general ease of use, yearly updates, iMessage and FaceTime. However, I've always been a fan of Android. Before moving into the world of Apple, I had an HTC Evo 4G and I was into rooting and installing CyanogenMod. I've had a chance to use several Samsung devices including the Galaxy S9, S10, Note 9, and Note 10. However, the Pixel family had piqued my interest ever since Google unveiled the first model in the series in 2016. Every year, I became more interested as Google showed off their machine learning prowess and the ability to take better photos than other flagships using just one lens. While I enjoyed Apple's ecosystem, I started to miss … [Read more...] about One month with the Google Pixel 4 XL
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"The Healthy Geezer" answers questions about health and aging in his weekly column.Question: Fruit juices give me a stomachache. Do you think I'm allergic to them?Answer: I never diagnose because I'm a journalist, not a physician. If you have a problem digesting fruit juices and this is interfering with your life, you should see your doctor and get a check-up.Meanwhile, you might want to keep a diary of all the foods you eat. Doing this will isolate those foods that are triggering digestive problems. The intensity of your reaction can determine whether or not you are allergic to certain foods, or have a food intolerance.A food allergy is an abnormal response to a food that's triggered by the body’s immune system. This type of reaction occurs quickly—sometimes within minutes. Reactions include itching in the mouth, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. You may experience a drop in blood pressure, asthma and skin reactions such as hives or eczema. An allergic reaction … [Read more...] about Food Allergy, or Food Intolerance?