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Dresp-Langley B. Children’s Health in the Digital Age. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3240. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093240 Abstract Environmental studies, metabolic research, and state of the art research in neurobiology point towards the reduced amount of natural day and sunlight exposure of the developing child, as a consequence of increasingly long hours spent indoors...
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Wang J, Li Y, Musch DC, et al. Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6239 Key Points Question  Is home confinement due to coronavirus disease 2019 associated with the burden of myopia? Findings  In this cross-sectional study that included 194 904 photoscreening tests conducted in 123 535 children, a substantial...
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University of Minnesota CIDRAP Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Source: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/01/vision-problems-arise-young-school-kids-covid-19-quarantine Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP News  | Jan 14, 2021 The prevalence of near-sightedness, or myopia, increased 1.4 to 3 times in Chinese children aged 6 to 8 years during COVID-19 quarantine, according to a study today in JAMA Ophthalmology. Led by researchers at Tianjin...
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Myopia (near-sightedness): Increased time spent indoors  and increased “near work” activities are leading to more people suffering from myopia. Increased outdoor time can reduce this risk. For more information about the report please see: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/08-10-2019-who-launches-first-world-report-on-vision   Image credit: (Craig Chivers/CBC) Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/myopia-children-1.4627366 Too much screen time linked to an...
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The 10 detrimental health effects of wireless devices. By Juhana Harju.  (Finnish non-fiction author and nutrition expert. Besides nutrition, he is also interested in the salutary effects of nature and adverse effects of technology.) Almost everyone nowadays has a smartphone. We use them so much every day that it is a good idea to consider...
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