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( Yoga Nidra Might Be a Path to Better Sleep and Improved Memory
Dec 15th 2023, 11:19

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthPracticing yoga nidra—a kind of mindfulness training—might improve sleep, cognition, learning, and memory, even in novices, according to a pilot study publishing in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on December 13. After a two-week intervention with a cohort of novice practitioners, researchers found that the percentage of delta-waves in deep sleep increased and that all tested cognitive abilities improved.


( Pope Francis Calls for Binding Global Treaty on Artificial Intelligence
Dec 15th 2023, 11:19

Source: ( ABC News - InternationalPope Francis on Thursday called for an international treaty to ensure artificial intelligence is developed and used ethically, arguing that the risks of technology lacking human values of compassion, mercy, morality, and forgiveness are too great. Francis added his voice to increasing calls for binding, global regulation of AI in his annual message for the World Day of Peace, which the Catholic Church celebrates each January 1st.


( U.S. Panel Recommends Children with Obesity Start Counseling From Age 6
Dec 15th 2023, 11:18

Source: ( Google News - HealthChildren with obesity should receive intensive counseling to promote healthy diet and exercise habits starting at age 6, according to a draft recommendation issued by a panel of U.S. experts on Wednesday. The government-backed U.S. Preventive Services Task Force had recommended in 2017 that screening for obesity start at age 6. Research since then has shown the effectiveness of intensive behavioral interventions for achieving a healthy weight.


( Humanitarian Crises Will Worsen in 2024, IRC Report Warns
Dec 15th 2023, 11:18

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportClimate change, worsening armed conflicts, growing debt-loads, and shrinking international support will accelerate humanitarian crises worldwide in 2024, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said in a report Thursday. In its 2024 Emergency Watchlist, the IRC pointed to 20 nations at the greatest risk of a worsening humanitarian situation next year. Sudan ranked at the top of the watchlist, followed by the occupied Palestinian territories and...


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