Self-Driving Cars With 'Remote' Drivers Could Test on California in April

Self-Driving Cars With ‘Remote’ Drivers Could Test on California in April

Self-driving cars that back up their computerised system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.

Relying on a remote human operator – who could control multiple autonomous vehicles from miles away – is a step that would allow a path to profitability in the nascent field of self-driving technology by eliminating California’s requirement for in-car minders.

Experts believe early adopters of the technology will include ride-hailing services seeking to maximise paying passengers while eliminating paid backups traveling with them.

The race to develop autonomous vehicles includes such global automakers as General Motors and technology giants like Alphabet Inc’s Waymo […]

What Happens in Your Body When You’re Lonely?

What Happens in Your Body When You’re Lonely?

Ah, look at all the lonely people. There’s more of us than ever before despite so many convenient ways to connect, including texting, Facebook and other social media sites.

“Loneliness is an epidemic,” says psychologist Amy Sullivan, PsyD . “We’re the most socially connected society, yet so many people experience extreme loneliness.”

The problem of loneliness has a surprising impact; it can drill into both mental and physical health, she says. How does loneliness hurt?

Feeling lonely is an unpleasant experience that can also have long-term health consequences.“We know clearly that sitting, smoking and obesity are linked to chronic disease,” Dr. Sullivan says. “But I think of loneliness as another risk factor for chronic health conditions.”Dr. Sullivan points out that loneliness […]

Nutrition Check: Heart healthy eating tips

Nutrition Check: Heart healthy eating tips

mail@floridanewsline.com By Kristen Hicks-Roof Ph.D., RDN, LDN and Paige Chaffin

Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States? (AHA, 2018) Have you ever heard the phrase “You are what you eat?” Well is it true! Making SMART dietary and lifestyle choices can be the best defenses against heart disease. Below are some simple dietary tips that provide important health benefits.

Consume more whole grains: Whole grains are a great source of fiber. Dietary fiber can help improve blood cholesterol levels and lower your risk of heart disease.

Fiber helps you feel full so you will be content with less food When looking for whole grains at the store, look […]

Diet and depression: How important a healthy diet is for our mental health

Diet and depression: How important a healthy diet is for our mental health

(WXYZ) – Eating healthy seems to affect many aspects of our lives, preventing heart disease, dementia and cancer. Now evidence supports it can affect our mental health as well.

I’ve always said food is medicine. And when it comes to depression, researchers looking at multiple studies found some eye-opening news.

They linked eating too much red or processed meats, high-fat dairy products, butter, potatoes, refined grains and sweets to an increased risk of depression.

Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits are important. And you can pretty much reverse the food list I just mentioned– by eating whole grains, low-fat dairy, olive oil, fish, and very little animal foods, researchers found you can lower the risk of depression.Researchers found the risk of developing […]

Healthy but hearty beef recipes: Burgers, tacos, stir-fry and more easy meals

Healthy but hearty beef recipes: Burgers, tacos, stir-fry and more easy meals

As a great source of protein and essential vitamins and nutrients, including iron, B vitamins, and zinc, beef really can be a healthy meal choice — despite some food myths you may have heard.

One key to fitting beef into a healthy diet is choosing the right cuts of meat. That means looking for lean and extra-lean picks, which deliver the nutritional benefits without excess saturated fat and calories. For example, "A 4-ounce serving of lean flank steak contains about 30 grams of complete protein, 9 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat and 220 calories, while the same serving of fat-marbled porterhouse steak has similar protein, but three times more fat and saturated fat, and 340 calories," NBC […]

9 surprising things you should know before cutting meat out of your diet

9 surprising things you should know before cutting meat out of your diet

It’s not easy to cut out meat completely. About 11 years ago, I read about slaughterhouses in a book called " Skinny Bitch " (by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin) and promptly gave up eating meat. I haven’t looked back since. In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll say that I’m a pescetarian: I eat seafood (a little) and I still eat dairy. As a picky eater, I will say that I had never been a huge fan of chicken, turkey or a lot of different red meat, so going without it completely seemed almost natural to me.

That said, switching up your diet in such a big way is always going to be tough, especially if you do it […]