Health

Modern conflict: Screen time vs. nature

Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In US, spread of Zika linked to time outdoors

When Zika first buzzed into the continental United States during the 2016 outbreak, Florida was hit first—and hardest—with 1,174 documented cases to date. So, when Marco Ajelli, associate research scientist at Northeastern ...

Ophthalmology

Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

Half the world's population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published ...

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