Pediatrics

Less pediatric screen time tied to better well-being

(HealthDay)—A higher amount of screen time per day is associated with decreased psychological well-being in children and adolescents, according to a study published in the December issue of Preventive Medicine Reports.

Ophthalmology

Most older adults willing to play game to monitor vision

(HealthDay)—Many older patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) use personal electronic devices, and most are willing to play a game to monitor vision, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Clinical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Electronic games—how much is too much for kids?

Most parents view their children's playing of electronic games as potentially problematic – or even dangerous. Yet many children are engaging with electronic games more frequently than ever.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxious, stressed post-election? Limit social media

Got the post-election blues? Want to celebrate your candidate's win without someone bringing you down? You know you could stay off your social-media accounts to keep your pulse low, but if you're like many of us, you can't ...

Health

Increased anxiety associated with sitting down

Low energy activities that involve sitting down are associated with an increased risk of anxiety, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. These activities, which include watching TV, ...

Health

Study: US teens are drinking less, texting more

American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.

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