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Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Health
The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or smartphone daily -- an amount of screen time associated with inferior cognitive development and academic performance, according to a new study of over 4,500 children between the ages of eight and 11 published yesterday in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The study was conducted by Canadian researchers, but examined children in the U.S. using the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Those guidelines recommend that children get nine to 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep, less than two hours of screen time and at least one hour of physical activity every day. The children who scored best on tests for assessing language abilities, memory, executive function, attention, and proc...
Watch: Europe sweeps USA in foursomes for first time in Ryder Cup history

Watch: Europe sweeps USA in foursomes for first time in Ryder Cup history

Sports
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Europe swept the USA in foursomes for the first time in history at the 2018 Ryder Cup on Friday at Le Golf National near Paris. Team USA began the day strong, winning 3-to-1 over the Europeans in Friday morning four ball play. But the Europeans came storming back, winning 4-0 in foursomes. Europe held a 5-3 edge when the first day was settled. "I guess it was two tales," USA captain Jim Furyk told reporters. "Up 3-1, Europe flipped it quickly and got some unbelievable momentum in the afternoon for 4-0. Two totally different sides in the morning and the afternoon." Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose beat Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler 3-and-2 in the first match. Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy beat Team USA's Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 4-and-2 in Match 2. Sergio Garcia and ...
Newly named dinosaur species named largest land animal of its time

Newly named dinosaur species named largest land animal of its time

Science
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered a new giant dinosaur species in South Africa's Free State Province. The plant-eating dinosaur weighed 12 metric tons and stood more than 13 feet tall at the hip, roughly twice the size of an African elephant. Scientists named the species Ledumahadi mafube, Sesotho for "a giant thunderclap at dawn." The Sesotho language is indigenous to the region where the species was discovered. "The name reflects the great size of the animal as well as the fact that its lineage appeared at the origins of sauropod dinosaurs," Jonah Choiniere, a professor of paleontology at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, said in a news release. "It honors both the recent and ancient heritage of southern Africa." The proportions of the newly named species r...
Emotional Woods wins for first time in five years as Rose takes $10m Tour jackpot

Emotional Woods wins for first time in five years as Rose takes $10m Tour jackpot

Sports
Tour Championship final-round leaderboard (US unless stated)-11 T Woods; -9 B Horschel; -7 D Johnson; -6 H Matsuyama (Jpn), W Simpson, J Rose (Eng); -5 R Fowler, J Thomas, X Schauffele, R McIlroy (NI)Selected others: -4 T Fleetwood (Eng), P Casey (Eng); -3 T Finau; -1 B DeChambeau; +13 P MickelsonFull leaderboardAn emotional Tiger Woods completed an astonishing comeback to win the season-ending Tour Championship by two shots and record his first win in five years.The 42-year-old's victory in Atlanta was his 80th PGA Tour title - only fellow American Sam Snead has more - but his first since August 2013.Less than a year ago he was 1,199 in the world after spinal fusion surgery - the latest of multiple operations....
Brighton vs Tottenham: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time and team news for clash at the Amex Stadium

Brighton vs Tottenham: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time and team news for clash at the Amex Stadium

Sports
LISTEN LIVE Spurs are looking to bounce back after three defeats on the spin in all competitions - and you can hear it live on talkSPORT After a strong start, it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped for Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost three on the spin to Watford, Liverpool and Inter – but will be hopeful of getting back to winning ways at Brighton. Getty Pochettino saw his side throw away a lead against Inter It will be far from easy at the Amex, where the hosts have already beaten Manchester United this season. And Chris Hughton’s side demonstrated their fighting spirit after coming from behind to draw with Southampton on Monday night. What time is kick-off? This is the early-evening offering in the Pre...