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The skinny: Using phone in bed becomes a new disease

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Using phone in bed becomes a new disease

Smartphones have become a major part of many people's everyday lives. More and more smartphone owners use their devices to text, email and surf the Internet throughout the day. Now, some people have started using them in their sleep.Sleep texting has become more common and in addition to being embarrassing it could also have some serious health consequences, a sleep specialist Dr. Josh Werber, explains. "They're not getting the deep sleep or the rapid eye movement which is really critical to higher brain function." To create optimal sleeping conditions, Werber suggests shutting down gadgets an hour before going to bed.

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Man aims to clone Lennon from tooth

A Canadian dentist is hoping to clone John Lennon using DNA from one of the singer's rotten teeth. Michael Zuk, who bought Lennon's molar at a 2011 auction, has begun sequencing the former Beatle's DNA, the first step in a process set out by scientists who propose to clone a woolly mammoth.The tooth has already been couriered to an unidentified U.S. lab where scientists are mulling over ways to extract its genetic code. "I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John Lennon's DNA," Zuk said.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Using phone in bed becomes a new disease 08/22/13 [Last modified: Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:56pm]
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