Tag: "television" at medical news
Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior
...ly to become bullies in grade school, but the more television
four-year-olds watch the more likely they are to b... lead to decreased competence with peers; and that television
violence may produce aggressive behavior. Frederick J. Zimmerman, Ph.D., of the University of Washin...
Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study
...idemiology. And sedentary behaviour like watching television
was strongly correlated with being overweight, he...ing physical activity participation and decreasing television
viewing should be the focus of strategies aimed at preventing and treating overweight and obesity in...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...cation, not a specific brand, saying they viewed a television
program about depression which 'got them thinking'. Actor-patients assigned "none" made no request concerning medications. Two visits were spread over several months so as to avoid detection by the participating doctors; 13 percent of the time, the d...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic glitch in the heart's electrical system
...ere unsuccessful. Akin to the investigators on the television
show Crime Scene Investigation, senior research technologist David Tester is one of Dr. Ackerman's lead sudden death investigators who cracked the code and pinpointed the critical misspelling in the 3 billion base pair genetic code for these drowning...
Response of New York City public school children to September 11
...ia exposure, having spent "a lot of time" watching television
coverage. Direct exposure consisted of witnessing the attack, being hurt in the attack, in or near the cloud of dust and smoke, evacuated to safety or being extremely worried about a loved one. Family exposure was having one or more family member kil...
Attention full-time workers: Get off the computer and out to exercise in your free time!
...women, those who spent five or more hours watching television
or using the computer during their time off were slightly less physically fit than those who didn't spend any time engaging in leisure-time sedentary activities. All the analyses took into account factors that could skew the results, such as gender,...
Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity
...tics, decreases in physical activity, increases in television
watching, and consumption of fast food are factors that have led to an increase of childhood obesity in the United States. Excessive consumption of sugar sweetened drinks may also be a key factor. A commentary in the May issue of The Journal of Ped...
Majority of parents don't actively limit children's media time
...a third of families (36 percent) reported having a television
in their child's bedroom but did not associate this with unlimited media exposure, Barkin said. The results also showed that 72 percent of parents worry about media use and confirmed that the more parents were concerned about the negative effects of...
Clinical trial proves link between chiropractic and migraines
...d down from around 1000 who applied after seeing a television
program about the research. This group was divided into a treatment group who received chiropractic care, and a control group who were told they were receiving a form of electrical physical therapy. "Both groups kept a record of their migraines for t...
Eight aspects of early life put UK children at risk of obesity
... children who spend more than eight hours watching television
per week are at an increased risk of obesity, find...oth parents) More than eight hours spent watching television
per week at age 3 years Short sleep duration (less than 10.5 hours per night at age 3 years A furth...
Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment
...ot known. Interest in shark cartilage grew after a television
news magazine aired a segment in 1993 that showed patients with advanced cancer in Cuba who had gone into remission after being treated with shark cartilage. The results of the study were never published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, and the Na...
New benefits of soy revealed
..."Communities, schools, legislative bodies, movies, television
and food companies should partner in promoting healthful food choices. Where childhood obesity is concerned, we are all responsible," Anderson said. Anderson, professor of medicine and clinical nutrition, UK College of Medicine, and director, UK Meta...
TV confuses children about which foods are healthy, new study finds
...ut healthy eating. A study has found that the more television
kids watch, the more confused they are about which...to help them grow up strong and healthy. Increased television
viewing had, in fact, a double-negative effect on the children in the study. Regardless of their ini...
Media violence linked to concentration, self-control
...ount of time per week that the adolescents watched television
or played video games depicting human injury. Th...ucted. "We found high rates of exposure to violent television
and video games in teens, but we are just beginning to explore the possible implications of this exp...
Research: Noise, visual cues affect infants' language development
...ehold - such as other children playing or watching television
- can pose the same problem for children that an older adult with hearing loss encounters at a cocktail party. "Older adults who are hard of hearing use their other senses, such as vision, to better understand speech," Hollich says. "We thought this ...
Watching more TV increases seniors' negative views of aging
...to evaluate how older characters were presented on television
viewed that day. "As expected, all participants showed a correspondence between greater television
exposure and more negative images of aging," said Levy. "Participants reported watching an average o...
Kids with bedroom TV sets have lower standardized test scores, Stanford/Packard study shows
...scores? You might want to start by booting out the television
that likely occupies a place of honor in your youn... more evidence that parents should either take the television
out of their child's room, or not put it there in the first place," said Thomas Robinson, MD, direct...
Television in the bedroom may hurt child's school performance
...entary school students found that children who had television
sets in their bedrooms scored significantly lower ...ford Achievement Test. Overall, children who had a television
set in the bedroom but did not have a computer at home scored the lowest, while students without TV ...
TV has negative impact on very young children's learning abilities
... children watch an average of two or more hours of television
or videos per day and much of this is not children...o years regularly watch an average of 1.3 hours of television
per day, despite the fact that there is no programming of proven educational value for children this...
Young children who watch less TV more likely to finish college
CHICAGO Children who watch the most television
during childhood and adolescence may be less likel...ch, there is little consensus on whether childhood television
viewing has beneficial, harmful or negligible effects on educational achievement, according to backg...
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