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Too much screen time can change visual perception

We spend increasing amounts of time transfixed to our screens. There are studies published about addiction and the effect in our sleep patterns. But what about the impact on the way we perceive things? New research weighs this up.

Overuse of screen time affects academic performance

The overall finding of some new research that considers academic attainment and a prodigious use of technology is perhaps unsurprising (it affects performance). However, it is the scale of the impact is of most interest.

Essential Science: Linking screen time and obesity together

New research suggests that too much screen time, for young people, is correlated with an increased consumption of sugary-foods and caffeine. This draws a connection between the use of devices and obesity.

Study: Too much screen time may speed up ageing

New research, from the U.S., finds that daily exposure to blue light could accelerate ageing, even if it the light does not reach the eyes of the person viewing the screen.

Too much screen time and snacking raises heart disease risk

New research finds too much screen time plus the temptation for snacking while glued to a device increases the risk for metabolic disorder in teenagers. The risk increases after six hours per day spent looking at a device.

'Nearly all' children under 4 use mobile devices on a daily basis

A U.S. study of mobile device usage by children under the age of 4 has concluded that they are faced with "almost universal exposure" to digital devices and most will have their own device by the time they turn four.

Expert urges parents to 'limit kids' screen time'

Psychologist Dr. Aric Sigman is urging that children's time in front of TVS, computer screen, smartphones and devices of the like, be limited as to not create problems with obesity-related diseases or literal television addiction.

Report: Canadian kids need to be active

Children in Canada should be limited to no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time, according to the Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines.

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