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Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen use

The study indicates that by simply limiting their exposure to blue-light emitting devices in the evening, adolescents can improve their sleep quality and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood, after just one week. Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening light, particularly the blue light emitted from screens […]

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Can staring at a computer screen all day make you blind?

With the amount of screen time we get everyday, especially through computers if we work at an office, it’s become a pretty common suspect when we start losing our 20/20 vision and have to set eye doctor appointments for prescription glasses. And if you’re the least bit knowledgeable about computers, it ‘kind of’ makes sense. […]

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More kids around the world are in need of prescription glasses, reveals study

As social media users become younger in many parts of the world, researchers warned that many children are facing health problems linked to long hours spent facing screens. A new study found a growing number of kids requiring prescription glasses. Researchers from Scrivens Opticians, an eye care company in the United Kingdom, said longer screen […]

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Want to limit your child’s screen time? Follow these tips

Too much screen-time can invite dozens of health problems like obesity, may encourage violent behaviour, and to top it all, children may become anti-social too. In this article, we lay-down a few vital tricks to help you limit the screen time of your child Has your kid become a disconnected zombie? Does your child refuse […]

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Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children, states study

The increase in childhood obesity is one of the largest health problems globally. The study investigated links between screen time and overweight by utilising the Finnish Health in Teens data (Fin-HIT), encompassing more than 10,000 children from across Finland. The children studied were between 9 and 12 years of age. The subjects reported the time […]

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What strategies can parents use to help prevent smartphone addiction in children?

It’s not easy to remember what exactly things were like before smartphones. So they are hiring professionals. A new screen-free parenting coach economy has sprung up to serve the demand. Screen consultants come into homes, schools, churches and synagogues to remind parents how people parented before. Rhonda Moskowitz is a parenting coach in Ohio. She […]

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Excessive social media use, television viewing increase depression in teenagers

Changes in adolescent social media use and television use predict increases in symptoms of depression. The study, published July 15 in JAMA Pediatrics, revealed that a higher than average frequency of social media and television viewing over four years predicts more severe symptoms of depression over that same time frame. Over and above a potential […]

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Too much screen time hurts toddlers’ social skills, shows new study

The findings come on the heels of another University of Alberta study that showed kindergarteners who get too much screen time may be more at risk of behaviour and attention problems in school. In the new study, behavioural epidemiologist Valerie Carson and her research team examined associations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with social […]

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