In the News: Exposing Children to Pets May Prevent Asthma, Large Number of Girls Are Depressed by Age 14, Magnesium Intake May Impact Dementia

Exposing children to pets early on may prevent asthma. According to the CDC, around eight percent of children in the U.S. have asthma. New research out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that exposing children under the age of 3 to pet and pest allergens may actually prevent asthma from developing. This study, which was part of a larger study known as Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma (URECA), looked at the effect of cockroach, mouse, and cat allergens found in house dust and found that the higher the levels of pet and pest dust exposure for children under three, the lower the risk of developing asthma by the age of seven. Researchers also confirmed that if a pregnant woman is stressed, depressed, and smoking tobacco, these habits can also increase the child’s risk of developing asthma. These findings prove that early exposure to various environmental factors can play a big role in the health conditions they do or don’t develop. Can’t tell if you have a cold or asthma? Check out this clip. (MN)

One out of four girls under the age of 14 is depressed. Research out of the University of Liverpool and University College London has unearthed some alarming findings. After analyzing 10,000 participants from 2000-2001 and having parents report on their children’s mood and mental state, they then asked the children how they felt once they turned 14 and found that 24 percent of the girls and nine percent of the boys were depressed. Researchers found that children from wealthier families were less depressed than those in poorer families, raising questions about stress at home and potential factors leading to depression. Interestingly, when parents reported on their children’s mental health the boys and girls were on the same page up until they turned 14, when the girls began eclipsing the boys in terms of depression and anxiety. (SD)

Magnesium levels may play a role in developing dementia. New research out of the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands has found that too little or too much magnesium may increase the risk of developing dementia. Researchers measured magnesium levels in 9,569 participants, adjusting the results to accommodate sex, education, health conditions, and other factors. At the start of the study nobody had dementia but by the end of it, 823 people developed dementia, and 662 were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. They found that participants which fell in the high and low magnesium groups had a 30 percent higher likelihood of developing dementia than those who fell into the middle category. Check out this gallery to learn more about magnesium. (MN)

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Report: iPhone X Production Hasn’t Started Yet – PCMag


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Report: iPhone X Production Hasn’t Started Yet
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The iPhone X is Apple’s new flagship iPhone that paves the way for the future of the company’s smartphone designs. Consumers will be able to pre-order the iPhone X from October 27, with the phone’s launch date set as November 3. However, actually …
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Apple TV 4K review: so close, so far – The Verge


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Apple TV 4K review: so close, so far
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Listeners of The Vergecast know that I’ve been ridiculously excited about the new Apple TV 4K for weeks now, because there isn’t a great standalone streaming device that supports Dolby Vision 4K HDR and the new Dolby Atmos surround sound format.
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Wait, so Google only wants the HTC team that copies iPhones? – BGR


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Wait, so Google only wants the HTC team that copies iPhones?
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Just as anticipated, Google and HTC announced a few hours ago that Google is indeed going to buy a part of the struggling Taiwanese company. But while we thought Google will buy the entire mobile division of HTC, that’s not actually what happens
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Google’s $1.1 billion HTC deal: Can Google learn from its Motorola miscues? – ZDNet


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Google’s $1.1 billion HTC deal: Can Google learn from its Motorola miscues?
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Google is serious about manufacturing its own hardware…again. Google has acquired “certain HTC employees” mostly working on the Pixel smartphones and a non-exclusive license to intellectual property in a move that foreshadows that it is serious about …
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Duterte reportedly orders cops to kill son if drug smuggling ‘rumors’ are true – Fox News


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Duterte reportedly orders cops to kill son if drug smuggling ‘rumors’ are true
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Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president notorious for his strict drug policy, reportedly said in a speech Wednesday that police could kill any of his children if it is proven they are involved in drugs. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Duterte
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Roy Moore’s defiant road to become US senator – ABC News


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Roy Moore’s defiant road to become US senator
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Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country – CNN


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Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country
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Neighbors yell ‘he can’t hear you’ before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man – Washington Post


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Neighbors yell ‘he can’t hear you’ before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man
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What Would Bill Gates Change About Windows – The Next Digit


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What Would Bill Gates Change About Windows
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