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First NHS-funded internet addiction centre

First NHS-funded internet addiction centre

Technology
A hospital in the UK is to be the first to set up an NHS-funded internet addiction centre. The west London centre will start in the next couple of weeks and be aimed at people with gaming disorders.Other internet-based addictions could be treated in future, however.Psychiatrist and clinic founder Henrietta Bowden-Jones said the centre will seek to provide treatment, do research and give advice to families.She told The Guardian: "Gaming disorder is finally getting the attention it deserves."The distress and harm it can cause is extreme and I feel a moral duty on behalf of the NHS to provide the evidence-based treatment these young people and their families need."We are unlikely to witness an epidemic of young players with an addiction to gaming but for the ones who do strugg...
Exclusive ride on first self-driving motorbike

Exclusive ride on first self-driving motorbike

Technology
Sky News has been given an exclusive ride on the first self-driving motorbike. The BMW C1 can steer, control its speed and keep itself upright without any human intervention.It is the first step towards a fully autonomous machine that could whisk passengers through city traffic far more safely.Engineer Torquil Ross-Martin has set up a company, AutoRd Limited, to develop the bike.He said the on-board computer reacts far more quickly than a brain to dangerous situations, such as a gust of wind or an obstruction."A computer can do a better job than a human can because it is always concentrating."When commuting you are not necessarily completely focussed on what you are doing."You are thinking about what you are going to do when you get to the office or whether you are running ...
Bilingual microbe is first ever to use two different DNA translations

Bilingual microbe is first ever to use two different DNA translations

Science
June 15 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a microbe that uses two different translations of DNA, the world's first. The bilingual nature of the microbe makes it near impossible for scientists to predict which proteins its genome codes for. DNA is composed of a sequence of four chemical bases, or nucleobases, represented by the letters A, T, C and G. Different sequences code for different combinations of nucleic acids, the building blocks of proteins, which fuel myriad biochemical processes inside the cells of all living organisms. Three nucleobases, called codon, code for a single amino acid, and until now, scientists assumed the same three nucleobases always coded for the same amino acid. But while studying the genomes of a unique group of yeasts, scientists realized they'd found an e...
Carabao Cup first round draw: Championship, League One and League Two clubs in action as fixtures are revealed

Carabao Cup first round draw: Championship, League One and League Two clubs in action as fixtures are revealed

Sports
UP FOR THE CUP The EFL Cup draw was broadcast EXCLUSIVELY on talkSPORT 2 live from Vietnam on Friday morning The fixtures for the first round if this season’s Carabao Cup have been revealed after the draw live from Vietnam on Friday morning. See EFL Cup first round draw IN FULL below! The pick of the ties include an all-championship clash between Leeds United v Bolton, League One newcomers Sunderland against Sheffield Wednesday and Frank Lampard’s Derby County against League Two Oldham Athletic. The draw was conducted by Premier League greats Louis Saha, Steve McManaman and Dennis Wise in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was split into two categories – the north and the south – to keep travel down ...
Should I pay off my debt or save for emergencies first?

Should I pay off my debt or save for emergencies first?

Finance
Three simple ways to pay off credit card debt Why do financial experts recommend creating an emergency fund before paying off credit card debt?—Brandon You have some credit card debt and you're up for doing the hard work of paying it off. Then along come financial experts who tell you: Hold on! Emergency fund first! But why wouldn't you pay off debt as quickly as possible, especially when the average credit card charges a 16.73% interest rate? "Because life happens," says Rey Cruz, a certified financial planner with Cruz Investments and Wealth Management in Aurora, Illinois. And relying on a credit card in an emergency is incredibly expensive. In addition to the cost of borrowing, it isn't a safe fallback, says Cruz. "You can't extend your credit if the credit ...