June 9, 2024

Cashless Payments Make You Spend More: Research

Researchers recommend consumers carry cash instead of cards whenever they can, as it acts as a self-control method. Consumers tend to spend more money when using cashless payment methods rather than traditional cash, Australian university researchers revealed. The findings were published in the Journal of Retailing following an analysis of 71 research papers from 17 […]

June 9, 2024

Doctors, Medical Groups Call for Focus on Mental Health in Gender-Confused Children

New declaration sounds alarm on the long-term risks of subjecting children to so-called “gender affirming” interventions. More than 100 medical professionals and groups have signed onto a declaration, which calls for a shift in focus toward addressing underlying psychological problems in children who experience discomfort with their sex. The Doctors Protecting Children Declaration was issued […]

June 8, 2024

Cam Sutton gets a second chance with the Steelers following domestic violence incident

PITTSBURGH — Cameron Sutton is getting a second chance in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The club signed the veteran defensive back to a one-year deal on Wednesday, more than two months after the Detroit Lions released Sutton for his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident in Florida. Sutton eventually surrendered to authorities […]

June 8, 2024

Survey Says Australian Voters Want Ban on Deepfake Election Content

‘Adopting protective technologies like content credentials will be crucial to help restore trust in the digital content we are consuming,’ Ms. Mulveny said. An overwhelming majority of Australian voters are concerned over how AI technology could be used to spread misinformation via fake election ads created with synthetic footage. Findings released by Adobe on June […]

June 8, 2024

Concurrent Water and Food Insecurity Doubled for US Children: Study

Between 2005 and 2020, simultaneous food and water insecurity among children grew from 4.6 percent to 10.3 percent in the United States. Simultaneous food and water insecurity more than doubled for American children between 2005 and 2020, increasing from 4.6 percent to 10.3 percent, according to a new study published in Nature Water on Friday. […]

June 8, 2024

Randy Gregory sues the NFL and the Broncos claiming discrimination

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Randy Gregory is suing the NFL and the Broncos claiming discrimination over being fined $532,500 for taking medication containing THC for disabilities during his brief time in Denver. In the complaint filed this week in Arapahoe County District Court, the 31-year-old pass rusher who now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said […]

June 8, 2024

Humans Locked in a Digital Arms Race With Robots

It sounds like science fiction, but experts and leaders are now warning bots could be calling the shots on everything from product purchases to elections. Analysis If the internet were the real world, it may very well resemble a sci-fi movie where robots have taken over the planet, or at the very least, started living […]

June 8, 2024

COVID Severity Not Affected by Viral Load Upon First Infection: Study

The study findings contradict those of earlier studies that found that patients with severe COVID-19 presentations tended to have a high viral load. The viral load or quantity of SARS-CoV-2 in the nasal cavity does not predict disease severity, according to a recent JAMA Network Open study. “We observed considerable variability in VL (viral load) […]