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Top Five on Spotify - 5/7/21
1. Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) - Doja Cat
2. RAPSTAR - Polo G
3. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X
4. Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon) - Justin Bieber
5. Levitating (feat. DaBaby) - Dua Lipa
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3. Wockesha - Moneybag Yo
4. Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) - Doja Cat
5. Wants and Needs (feat. Lil Baby) - Drake
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3. Selena: The Series
4. The Circle: A Social Media Competition
5. Shadow and Bone
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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on StudyFinds.

If you think children just sit in front of a computer screen all day, you’re wrong. Most are actually sitting in front of several screens now. Once school ends, a recent study finds two-thirds of children spend their evenings and weekends staring at up to four screens at once. Researchers from the University of Leicester say the worrying trend of “screen stacking” may lead to poor health later on.

Scientists say the habit only adds to the increasingly sedentary lifestyles people are leading. Less physical activity can also lead to the development of diabetes and obesity. Meanwhile, study authors find too much screen time has links to sleep problems as well.

Researchers studied 800 girls between the ages of 11 and 14 during the study. Results show 59 percent use two or more screens right after school. That number grows to 65 percent in the evenings and 68 percent on weekends. More than 90 percent of adolescents in the study either own their own smartphones or have access to one.

“Sadly, this study reminds us that we are in danger of creating a new generation of sedentary children. Increased sedentary time is closely linked to type 2 diabetes, which is increasing in younger age groups,” says Prof. Melanie Davies, co-director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre. “The number of young people with type 2 diabetes has gone up by 50% in just five years.”

The findings appear in the journal Acta Paediatrica.

Source: Study Finds

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.

Bullied and mistreated teens are much more likely to fantasize about hurting or killing others, a new study warns.

"One way to think about fantasies is as our brain rehearsing future scenarios," said lead author Manuel Eisner, director of the University of Cambridge Violence Research Center in the U.K.

His research included more than 1,400 young people in Zurich, Switzerland, who were asked about their thoughts and experiences at ages 15, 17, and 20. Among other things, they were asked whether they'd had violent thoughts in the last month, and the types of bullying or aggression they had faced in the past year.

Researchers also asked about participants' experiences with 23 forms of victimization, including taunts, physical attacks, and sexual harassment by peers; aggressive parenting such as yelling and slapping; and dating violence such as being pressured into sex.

Most reported at least one type of victimization. But being subjected to a range of mistreatment was closely linked with increased thinking about killing, attacking, or humiliating others.

Boys were generally more likely to have violent thoughts, but the effect of multiple types of victimization on violent fantasies was similar in both boys and girls.

The rate of violent fantasies in the last month among 17-year-old boys who had not been victimized in the preceding year was 56%. Every additional type of mistreatment increased the probability of violent fantasies by up to 8%.

Those who reported five forms of victimization had an 85% likelihood of having had violent fantasies. That rose to 97% among those who reported 10 forms of victimization.

Among 17-year-old girls, violent fantasy probability was 23% among those who reported no victimization; 59% among those who reported five types of mistreatment; and 73% in those who said they had suffered 10.

The influence of victimization on violent fantasies didn't lessen as study participants grew up, suggesting that the intensity of this mental health effect may not fade, according to the authors of the study published in the journal Aggressive Behavior.

Source: HealthDay