Research + News | Topic: Health
Jul 22, 2021
Instagram ‘Pushes Weight-Loss Messages To Teenagers’
Researchers find minimal interactions by teen users can trigger a deluge of thin-body and dieting images. Read the article here.
Jun 23, 2021
Your Teen’s Smartphone Could Be Key To Unhealthy Weight
New research out of South Korea shows that teens who spend too much time on their smartphones are also more prone to eating habits that increase their odds for obesity. Read the article here.
Jun 8, 2021
Smartphone Use Associated With Unhealthy Eating And Overweight In Teens
Teens who used a smartphone for more than 2 hours per day were significantly more likely to eat more junk food and fewer fruits and vegetables than those spending less time on their phone. Read the article here.
Jun 4, 2021
More Children Battling Vision Problems Thanks To Rise In Screen Time During Pandemic
Researchers say the combination of home confinement and too much time looking at digital screens appears to be severely impacting kids’ vision. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2021
Research Identifies Impact Of Teenage Screen Use
Two thirds of children use more than one screen at the same time after school, in the evenings and at weekends as part of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, according to new research. Read the article here.
Mar 8, 2021
Excessive Screen Time Impacts Teens’ Sleep, Weight, And Activity Levels
Experts are particularly concerned about young people using multiple devices at the same time. Read the article here.
Feb 8, 2021
How Smartphones Can Help You Become Trans
Plume is a new medical service that allows people to go online and get whatever they want… including gender reassignment hormones and medical letters of support for reassignment surgery… all without actually seeing a doctor. Read the article here.
Jan 13, 2021
The Paradox Of Online “Body Positivity”
It has always sucked to compare yourself to the prettiest girl in school, but it sucks a lot more to feel like everybody else in the entire world is the prettiest girl in school. Read the article here.
Jan 4, 2021
Experts Say This Is What Children Need To Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic
USA TODAY spoke with experts in child development on how remote school, reduced socialization and increased screen time is affecting kids. Read the article here.
Oct 26, 2020
YouTube ‘Kidfluencers’ Exposing Children To ‘Staggering’ Amounts Of Junk Food Ads
Researchers found that almost half of the clips looked at on the video site’s “wildly popular” channels featuring child stars promoted unhealthy food and drinks. Read the article here.