Spending hours in front of digital screen may be harmful for adolescents.
Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep -- especially if the gadget is used just before bedtime.
A new study has found a link between amounts of screen time and obesity in kids. The study has indicated that kids who spend a lot of time in front of television and phone screens ...
Not only is the heavy exposure to the smartphones and TV affecting their eyes and brains, a recent study suggests that children are at risk of developing diabetes.
Digital distractions, and a more classical one, talking on the phone, are linked to shorter sleeping time and greater daytime sleepiness for teens, Canadian researchers say.
Children with greater emotional dysregulation were more likely to be obese later, researchers said.
The causes of obesity are complex and multiple. Screen time is a part of the bigger picture.