Many parents have likely given their child a device or screen to entertain or occupy them, but some estimates suggest kids are watching 5-7 hours of screen time each day.
Is your child lobbying hard for a smartphone? If you’re thinking of giving the go-ahead, ask yourself 4 questions that will help you decide whether he or she is ready.
Everyone likes to feel connected, and our smart phones and tablets help us to do that. But too much connectivity may not be good for the brain.
Smartphones and power lines can interfere with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. However, while possible, problems are unlikely, say two studies.
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Virtually unheard of two years ago, “text neck” is a repetitive strain injury that’s becoming more common as more people hunch over smartphones. Aggravating muscle pain in the neck and shoulders, and sometimes lower back, is occurring even in teens and adolescents. “Typically, incidence of neck pain increases with age. But today we’re seeing and … Read More
Now, “citizen responders” alerted to nearby sudden cardiac arrests can rush to the victim’s side with an automated external defibrillator to restore heart rhythm and save their life.
There’s ample information — as well as misinformation — out there about the causes of male infertility, or the inability to father a child. Let’s take a look at the most common suspects and see what’s truth and what’s myth. Dangers of heat The testicles are generally slightly cooler than the abdomen because they are outside the … Read More
A new study finds that adults pay more attention to their smart phone than their children during restaurant outings. And adults tend to react harshly – and in some cases, physically – to the children who interrupt their screen time. Researchers from Boston University spent time watching 55 adults at a fast-food restaurant. Each of … Read More
Are you reading this story on your smartphone? Take a quick look around and see how many others are glued to their devices, too. Smartphones and tablets enrich our lives, but they also come with risks. A few healthy habits can help you avoid those risks. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”652″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″]