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One-third of US kids not getting enough sleep on weeknights

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Roughly a third of U.S. schoolchildren do not get the recommended amount of sleep on weeknights, researchers reported here. The…

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VIDEO: Guiding pediatricians through a modern, digital world

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In 2016, the AAP released guidelines on childhood technology use. The organization offered recommendations on how to make TV…

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Not all screen time negatively affects kids’ academic achievement

September 26, 2019
Overall screen time does not negatively affect children’s and teenagers’ academic achievement, according to findings from a systematic…

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Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…

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Length of screen time fails to impact headache duration in teens

July 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The duration and type of screen time had had no impact on the number of days that teenagers had headaches, according to study…

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App that assesses headache pain inconsistent with ‘gold standard’

July 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The “Pediatric Pain Evaluator” app, designed to help users identify and describe their headache pain, disagreed with…

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Playing violent video games linked to dangerous gun-related behavior in kids

May 31, 2019
Children who played a video game that featured violence with swords or guns were more likely to engage in risky gun-related activities than children…


Esports’ explosive growth prompts warnings, tips for clinicians

May 6, 2019
Esports — “competitive gaming at a professional level,” according to Newzoo, an organization that monitors the industry — is…

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Social media influencers contribute to children’s unhealthy food intake

March 8, 2019
Children who viewed images of social media influencers with unhealthy snacks were more likely to consume unhealthy food compared with children who…

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Only 5% of teens meet recommendations for sleep, physical activity, screen time

February 8, 2019
A very small percentage of U.S. high school students met recommendations for sleep time, physical activity and screen time, according to study…

Minority youth targeted by unhealthy food advertising

January 23, 2019
Companies selling fast food, candy, sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks frequently target black and Hispanic youth in their advertising efforts…

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Superheroes are more violent than villains

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Although many viewers of superhero movies may think that the antagonist is responsible for violence depicted in these films…

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Text messages improve PrEP adherence among young people

September 28, 2018
Using a text message-based intervention can improve pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, retention and adherence among young adults aged between 18 and…

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Almost 40% of US teens text while driving

August 29, 2018
Among teenagers who reported driving in the last month, 38% said they texted while driving. This behavior, according to research published in the

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Screen activity may cause insomnia, depression in teens

June 13, 2018
Teens’ depressive symptoms were associated with screen-based activities, including social messaging and web surfing, and were brought about by…

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Parents likely to approve gun violence in movies when justified

June 5, 2018
Parents are more likely to allow their children to view gun violence in PG-13 movies when they perceive the violence is justified, according to

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Medical marijuana advertising exposure may increase adolescents' marijuana use

May 17, 2018
Exposure to medical marijuana advertising may play a role in the formation of adolescents’ opinions regarding marijuana, while simultaneously…

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Teens with depression less likely to use Facebook as outlet as they age

May 7, 2018
Teenagers diagnosed with depression were less likely to discuss their condition on Facebook as they grew older, according to findings presented at…

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Social media use proposed as addition to adolescent psychosocial screening

May 1, 2018
With the increased use of social media among adolescents, a group of researchers has suggested adding social media use questions to a standardized…

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Unhealthy foods, nonalcoholic beverages frequently promoted in sports

April 12, 2018
Food and nonalcoholic beverage sponsorships featured in televised sports broadcasts make up 18.8% of all sponsorships of these athletic