TV

How much TV is too much?
How much TV is too much? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Watching more than three hours of television a day is associated with poorer language skills for 11-year-olds, according to a new international study. The study, by researchers from England’s Newcastle University, Scotland’s Queen Margaret University and La Trobe University and ... Read More »

Children who watch lots of TV have weaker bones in adulthood
Children who watch lots of TV have weaker bones in adulthood (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have found children who spend a lot of time watching television, have poorer and weaker bones in young adulthood which could significantly impact their health in later life. Lead researcher Dr Joanne McVeigh, Curtin’s School of Occupational ... Read More »

Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos
Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

UK teens are heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images and lyrics in digital YouTube music videos, say researchers at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at The University of Nottingham. The study, published today in the Journal of ... Read More »

Spelling Bee not to be taken seriously
Spelling Bee not to be taken seriously (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Great Australian Spelling Bee does not translate to real world learning and should not be taken seriously by parents or teachers, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) spelling expert. Mrs Tessa Daffern is a higher degree researcher at ... Read More »

High-Calorie and Low-Nutrient Foods in Kids’ TV
High-Calorie and Low-Nutrient Foods in Kids’ TV (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fruits and vegetables are often displayed in the popular Swedish children’s TV show Bolibompa, but there are also plenty of high-sugar foods. A new study from the University of Gothenburg explores how food is portrayed in children’s TV programmes as ... Read More »

More TV watching may mean less sleep for children
More TV watching may mean less sleep for children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study that followed more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The report, by investigators at Harvard School of Public Health ... Read More »

Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity
Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The study, which examined the sleep habits of Australian children aged 4-8, revealed children who sleep less than their peers could be at risk of obesity. “We found that shorter sleep durations predicted higher BMIs (body mass index), which is ... Read More »

’16 & Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom’ Contributed to Record Decline in U.S. Teen Childbearing Rate
’16 & Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom’ Contributed to Record Decline in U.S. Teen Childbearing Rate (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Television series 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have had an impact on teen birth rates—but not in the way critics of the shows originally thought they might. Rather than glamorising teen pregnancy, a new study by Phillip B. Levine, ... Read More »

Girls can do everything boys can, but they have to look attractive – tween TV and their effects on self-concept
Girls can do everything boys can, but they have to look attractive – tween TV and their effects on self-concept (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

“Girls can participate in everything that boys can, but while doing so they should be attractive.” This, according to American researchers Ashton Lee Gerding of the University of Missouri and Nancy Signorielli of the University of Delaware, is one of ... Read More »

Attention to TV is key link between screen media use and obesity
Attention to TV is key link between screen media use and obesity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using a new research method that tracks moment-by-moment use of electronic media by young people, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have shown that paying attention to TV is strongly associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI). The study found no ... Read More »

 
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