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.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental well-being related to better brain health in older adults

A positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health among older adults, according to a new report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) and involving University of Exeter research.

Health

Big life insurer shifts to activity tracking in health push

Financial giant John Hancock is converting all its life insurance policies to an incentive-based system using activity tracking, a move aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles but which also raises privacy questions.

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