Tag: time

New findings add twist to screen time limit debate

Many parents want to know how much time their kids should be spending in front of screens, whether it’s their smartphones, tablets or TV. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics had suggested a limit of two hours a day of TV for children and teens. But after screen time started to include phones and

Limiting children’s recreational screen time to less than two hours a day linked to better cognition

Only one in 20 US children in the study met the full recommended guidelines on recreational screen time, physical activity and sleep. Limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and having sufficient sleep and physical activity is associated with improved cognition, compared with not meeting any recommendations, according to an observational

AHA: Get Your (Exer)game On to Make Screen Time Pay Off

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Parents, can’t seem to tear the kids away from their screens? There are ways you won’t have to — and still get them off the couch. Exergaming allows players to engage in physical activity while also participating in video games — using a video camera, an infrared

Do You Know Your ‘Body Time’?

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 — No matter what your watch says, your body may be on a whole other schedule. Now, scientists say they’ve created a blood test that pinpoints the timing of your own internal clock. The TimeSignature test evaluates dozens of genes to reveal an individual’s “circadian rhythm” — the crests and troughs

For the first time, a neural link between altruism and empathy toward strangers

Giving up a kidney to a stranger requires a certain sense of selflessness, what’s come to be known in social science as extraordinary altruism. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz wanted to understand the connection between this trait and empathy, specifically empathy for distress emotions. Using fMRI scans, Brethel-Haurwitz and colleagues from Georgetown University discovered

How the brain creates the subjective experience of time

Space and time are closely related — not just in physics, but also in the brain. This intimate connection becomes clearer when we take a look at how our brains form episodic memories. Episodic memories are autobiographical memories — that is, memories about specific events that happened to someone at a specific point in time

Is too much screen time harming children’s vision?

As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists—physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care—are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. But does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should your child

Blame the Restaurant's Music Next Time You Cave & Order a Burger

Have you ever walked into a restaurant fully intending to order that strawberry-walnut with Gorgonzola salad you’ve been dreaming about the whole car ride over, but next thing you know, you’re reaching into a basket of bottomless fries and staring down a cheeseburger dripping with grease? You were probably thinking to yourself, "What went wrong

Peer-led education helps physicians save time with EHRs

(HealthDay)—A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record (EHR) use, according to an article published in the American Medical Association’s AMA Wire. An educational program called Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect Essentials (KP HCE), which was designed to maximize the effectiveness of physicians’ use of EHRs, was established after problems were reported by

It’s official – spending time outside is good for you

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. Populations with higher levels

The Best Time of Day to Give in to Cravings

Let’s be real: You know that chowing down a big ol’ juicy burger, is not a good idea—especially if you do it more than once in a blue moon.  Fatty foods can increase your risk for a range of diseases, not to mention make you feel pretty crappy. But if you’re going to splurge anyway (because

Here's Why You Should Spend More Time With Your Mum

When’s the last time you called your mum? According to a new study, the more time you spend with your mum, the longer she will live. The study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that there was a link between loneliness and functional decline which caused premature death in older people.

Considering The Time Of Your Next Meal Helps You Stay Lean

A new study from the University of Bristol found that lean people generally consider the time interval between two meals when selecting portion sizes. This means, for example, that they might go easy on arvo tea, if there’s an early dinner on the horizon. The researchers found people with a high BMI were less influenced

Why seeing the same doctor every time could save your life

Why seeing the same doctor every time could save your life: Patients are open about symptoms, trusting of medical advice and inclined prescriptions from familiar GP Researchers from University of Exeter Medical School looked at 1.4m patients Findings showed patients were more likely to die if they used different doctors  One US study found nearly a

July is peak time for illness from poop in pools: CDC

(HealthDay)—Is it safe to go in the water this summer? Not if microscopic germs like E. coli or cryptosporidium are swimming in the pool with you, U.S. health officials warn. “These germs make people sick when they swallow water contaminated with poop,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated frankly in a news