Health

How stress can affect your sleep

Stress not only harms your well-being but it also can prevent you from getting a reasonable amount of sleep. A Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert explains how stress can interfere with your nighttime schedule and ways ...

Pediatrics

Tummy timetables: WHO has lifestyle advice for kids

The United Nations on Wednesday released its first-ever recommendations on physical activity for children under five, with disputed advice on subjects ranging from screen time to "tummy time".

Health

How your smartphone can encourage active living

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for death globally and has reached the status of a global pandemic —a definition that is usually associated with infectious diseases like influenza.

Pediatrics

Screen time plus snacking a risk for metabolic disorder in teens

Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games while eating unhealthy snacks are at increased risk for a group of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to research to be presented ...

Health

How much sleep do teenagers really need?

Parents worry about whether their teenagers are getting enough sleep. Research studies suggest that teenagers are suffering an "epidemic of sleep deprivation" globally —one that will have long-term health impacts.

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