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Weekly News Digest

August 21, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Shifting Opinions on Blue-Light Screens

Rachel Becker writes on The Verge, “If you believe the headlines that have been circulating over the past few weeks, staring at screens is ruining our eyes. ‘Blue light from phones, tablets could accelerate blindness and hurt vision, study finds,’ USA Today declared. Only, that particular study didn’t actually test the blue light that comes out of screens—and it didn’t look at the light’s effects on actual eyeballs.”

She notes that there is evidence that exposure to blue light can disrupt people’s sleep schedules. “And some research suggests blue light might damage rat retinas. But that doesn’t mean that the blue light from screens does the same thing to people—and ophthalmologist Rebecca Taylor told The Verge earlier this year that ‘the devices that we use do not appear to cause long-term eye damage.’”

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