Research + News | Topic: Health

Fitbit Considers Developing Smartwatch For Kids

In recent years the market for devices that help parents track their children’s health has grown enormously. Read the article here.

If Your Kids Are Glued To Their iPads, It’s Probably A Good Idea To Unglue Them

Is it possible that our children’s ubiquitous use of tablets, computers, and televisions harms their vision? Read the article here.

Tech At Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids

Kids and their smartphones aren’t easily parted, but if you want your children to get a good night’s sleep and to stay at a healthy weight, limiting bedtime screen time appears key, new research suggests. Read the article here.

The Harmful Prison Your Kids Experience Every Day

Tim Elmore blogs about the benefits of putting technology aside and going outside instead. Read his blog here.

Sleep Loss In Teens Linked To Social Media

Sleep loss in teenagers is correlated with frequent social media use, according to a new study by researchers in the UK, titled “Sleepless in school? The social dimensions of young people’s bedtime rest and routines” published in the Journal of Youth Studies.

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Social Media Linked to Sleep Loss, Again

The latest study, conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and scheduled for publication in Preventive Medicine, surveyed 1,788 U.S. adults ages 19-32 about their social media use and sleep habits. Read the article here.

Digital Eye Strain Worse For Multitaskers, Survey Finds

It used to be that staring at a computer screen all day was bad for your eyes. Now we interrupt that staring to look at our smartphones, smartwatches, tablets and e-readers, all while keeping an eye on the TV. And that, it seems, is especially bad.

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Cutting Back on Mobile Usage May Improve Your Health

One in two Americans check their cell phone before getting out of bed in the morning, and the average person looks at their phone 134 times during the day.

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Certain Adolescent Brains Can’t Stop Gaming. That’s Good and Bad – Here’s Why

Psychologists refer to the addiction as Internet gaming disorder, identified as a “condition for further study” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Read the article here.

Compulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers

Youngsters who check their phones continually, snap if you interrupt them and are so preoccupied with texting that they skip sleep and don’t get their work done may be compulsive texters.

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