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Psychologists say there's a growing unhappiness epidemic — and smartphones could be the culprit

Both teenagers and adults seem to be suffering from an unhappiness epidemic, according to psychological research.

A new study finds the rise of digital technology such as smartphones, laptops, and social media have been a major factor.

People may be able to reclaim happiness by limiting their tech use.

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You Can’t Protect Another Person from Pertussis

Pertussis vaccines do not contain pertussis bacteria. The Tdap and DTaP vaccines that were phased in during the 1990s don’t confer immunity to pertussis bacteria. The vaccines contain pertussis toxoid. Toxoid is the inactivated version of the nasty exotoxin that the bacteria secrete during an infection that causes major damage to the human body. These “acellular” (meaning not whole cell) vaccines also contain pertactin, fimbria, and filamentous hemagglutinin– all of the gook that pertussis produces –in a failed attempt to stop pertussis from sticking to itself and posting up in your throat. Pertussis and pertussis toxin are not the same thing— think of it like the difference between grapes and wine. Do you get arrested for driving after eating grapes? No, you don’t. Because although one is made from the other, they’re not the same thing.

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Increases in Depressive Symptoms, Suicide-Related Outcomes, and Suicide Rates Among U.S. Adolescents After 2010 and Links to Increased New Media Screen Time

In two nationally representative surveys of U.S. adolescents in grades 8 through 12 (N = 506,820) and national statistics on suicide deaths for those ages 13 to 18, adolescents’ depressive symptoms, suicide-related outcomes, and suicide rates increased between 2010 and 2015, especially among females. Adolescents who spent more time on new media (including social media and electronic devices such as smartphones) were more likely to report mental health issues, and adolescents who spent more time on nonscreen activities (in-person social interaction, sports/exercise, homework, print media, and attending religious services) were less likely. Since 2010, iGen adolescents have spent more time on new media screen activities and less time on nonscreen activities, which may account for the increases in depression and suicide. In contrast, cyclical economic factors such as unemployment and the Dow Jones Index were not linked to depressive symptoms or suicide rates when matched by year.

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Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues

•Preteens spent five days in a nature camp without access to screens and were compared to controls.

•Both groups took pre- and post-tests regarding nonverbal emotional cues.

•The experimental group’s recognition of cues improved significantly over the control.

•Time away from screen media, with increased social interaction, may improve comprehension of nonverbal emotional cues.

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Vaccines and Brain Inflammation

Inflammation is a biochemical process resulting from pathogens, irritants, or damaged cells. It should not be compared to infection, although inflammation can result from infection. A cascade of biochemical events propagates and matures the inflammatory response, involving the local vascular system, the immune system, and various cells within the injured tissue. [Emphasis added]

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Inoculated - How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism

Science teacher and author, Kent Heckenlively tells the story of how vaccines have become a thirty-year disaster since passage of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.

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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

Silicon Valley parents can see firsthand, either through living or working in the Bay Area, that technology is potentially harmful to kids.

Many parents are now restricting, or outright banning, screen time for their children.

The trend follows a long-standing practice among high-level tech executives who have set limits for their own children for years.

This is an installment of Business Insider's "Your Brain on Apps" series that investigates how addictive apps can influence behavior.

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Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber

Over the past decade, educational instruction has become increasingly digitized as districts rush to dole out laptops and iPads to every student. Yet the most important question, “Is this what is best for students?” is glossed over. Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. On a mission to educate and empower parents, they show how screen saturation at home and school has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what’s really going on in schools: teachers who are often powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and unsocial; administrators who are influenced by questionable science sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.

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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag

Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other tech elites consistently reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use.

A new book suggests the signs may have been clear years ago that smartphone use should be regulated.

There may be a way to integrate tech into the classroom, however, that avoids its harmful effects.

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Exposes Ugly Truth Behind Vaccines, GMO's and Big Pharma.

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B Cell Maintenance of Subcapsular Sinus Macrophages Protects against a Fatal Viral Infection Independent of Adaptive Immunity

Neutralizing antibodies have been thought to be required for protection against acutely cytopathic viruses, such as the neurotropic vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV). Utilizing mice that possess B cells but lack antibodies, we show here that survival upon subcutaneous (s.c.) VSV challenge was independent of neutralizing antibody production or cell-mediated adaptive immunity. However, B cells were absolutely required to provide lymphotoxin (LT) α1β2, which maintained a protective subcapsular sinus (SCS) macrophage phenotype within virus draining lymph nodes (LNs). Macrophages within the SCS of B cell-deficient LNs, or of mice that lack LTα1β2 selectively in B cells, displayed an aberrant phenotype, failed to replicate VSV, and therefore did not produce type I interferons, which were required to prevent fatal VSV invasion of intranodal nerves. Thus, although B cells are essential for survival during VSV infection, their contribution involves the provision of innate differentiation and maintenance signals to macrophages, rather than adaptive immune mechanisms.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia following immunization with the hepatitis B vaccine: another angle of the 'autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) syndrome induced by adjuvants' (ASIA).

The objectives of this study were to gather information regarding demographic and clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with either fibromyalgia (FM) or chronic fatigue (CFS) following hepatitis B vaccination (HBVv) and furthermore to apply the recently suggested criteria of autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) syndromes induced by adjuvants (ASIA), in the aim of identifying common characteristics that may suggest an association between fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and HBV vaccination.

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