Concerns grow for children’s health as screen times soar during Covid crisis | Coronavirus- Tempemail

The rise in children’s screen time during the pandemic has triggered calls for greater interactivity and outdoor exercise to bolster learning and guard against an epidemic of shortsightedness. Time spent online has increased dramatically in the past year. Millions of pupils have been forced to switch to remote learning, while Continue Reading

The sneaky revolution: ‘It’s changing absolutely every job’ | Australia news

“This industrial revolution is a sneaky one,” says Dr Alan Montague, a lecturer in business at RMIT. “It’s changing absolutely every job, and we just take on new skills without realising that we’re using new technology.” We are talking over Microsoft Teams, something which, just a year ago, Montague would Continue Reading

Covidsafe app identified close contacts in just 20 NSW cases in six months, researchers say | Health

Just 21% of Covid-19 patients reported in New South Wales between May and October had been using the Covidsafe app, and close contacts were identified through the app in just 20 cases, new data reveals. A Senate committee led by Labor has this month recommended an independent review be commissioned Continue Reading

Facebook to remove false claims about Covid vaccines | Technology

Facebook is to begin removing false claims about Covid vaccines, the company has announced, as the UK prepares to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. It is the strongest move yet by Facebook to prevent its platform from being used to promote anti-vaccination rhetoric. The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid jab is an mRNA Continue Reading

Olympic fans from aboard may have health tracked by app Health fans fans Health Toshiro Muto- Tempemail

A mobile app could be among the measures used to track the health of fans from abroad if they are permitted to attend next year’s Tokyo Olympics. An interim report on contingencies for holding the Tokyo Games was released on Wednesday. It was compiled by the Japanese government, the Tokyo Continue Reading

Cyber Hygiene for System Health and Online Security – Tempemail

Stefan van de Giessen, General Manager: Cybersecurity at Networks Unlimited Africa Organisations in the COVID-19 pandemic era have been forced to look at their security hygiene best practices in order to minimise risk, data leakage and non-compliance, while still allowing for operational flexibility and efficiency.  Employees have increasingly been both Continue Reading

Video games can improve mental health. Let’s stop seeing them as a guilty pleasure | Games

After an Oxford study this week showed that people who play more video games report greater wellbeing, the headlines reflected a sense of stunned incredulity. “Playing video games BENEFITS mental health,” exclaimed MailOnline, while Business Insider went with “Video games might actually be good for you.” My dad sent me Continue Reading

Video gaming can benefit mental health, find Oxford academics | Games

Playing video games can be good for your mental health, a study from Oxford University has suggested, following a breakthrough collaboration in which academics at the university worked with actual gameplay data for the first time. The study, which focused on players of Nintendo’s springtime craze Animal Crossing, as well Continue Reading

Social media firms must face sanction for ‘anti-vax content’, demands Labour | World news- Tempemail

Social media companies that fail to act to “stamp out dangerous anti-vaccine content” should be subject to financial and criminal penalties, Labour has demanded. As hopes rise that a vaccine against coronavirus could be ready within weeks, analysis by Labour has revealed that dedicated online groups with hundreds of thousands Continue Reading

Doctor’s office misunderstandings are frequent. Recording consultations could help | Ranjana Srivastava | Opinion

“Just checking if you advised the last patient to take six tablets once daily or twice daily?,” a nurse asks. “Definitely the first,” I gasp. Ingesting six potent chemotherapy tablets instead of 12 could spell the difference between life and death but patients can get confused, especially when printed instructions Continue Reading