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November 4, 2019 JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 4, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3869 Question  Is screen-based media use associated with differences in the structural integrity of brain white matter tracts that support language and literacy skills in preschool-aged children? Findings  In this cross-sectional study of 47 healthy prekindergarten children, screen use greater than that recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines...
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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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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdermsci.2018.04.018 Conclusion: Artificial visible light induces drastic molecular and cellular changes in normal human fibroblasts. This may impede normal cellular functions and contribute to premature skin aging. The present results extend our knowledge of the effects of the low-energy wavelengths that are increasingly used to treat skin disorders.
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J Biomed Phys Eng. 2018 Dec; 8(4): 447–452. Published online 2018 Dec 1. Abstract Since the early days of human life on the Earth, our skin has been exposed to different levels of light. Recently, due to inevitable consequences of modern life, humans are not exposed to adequate levels of natural light during the day...
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Abstract Published online 2018 Nov 3. doi: 10.3390/cells7110197 The development in digital screen technology has exponentially increased in the last decades, and many of today’s electronic devices use light-emitting diode (LED) technology producing very strong blue light (BL) waves. Long-term exposure at LED-BL seems to have an implication in the dehydration of the epidermis, in the...
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Screen Time Colorado Published on Jun 5, 2017 Link to the full video: https://youtu.be/Hu3-i3IOS44 Link to the website: https://www.screentimecolorado.com/ A slide from the presentation:
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Excerpts: Karunarathne’s lab found that blue light exposure causes retinal to trigger reactions that generate poisonous chemical molecules in photoreceptor cells. “It’s toxic. If you shine blue light on retinal, the retinal kills photoreceptor cells as the signaling molecule on the membrane dissolves,” Kasun Ratnayake, a PhD student researcher working in Karunarathne’s cellular photo chemistry...
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Via Reti-Care www.reticare.com – Spain’s high court gives the reason of a work-related accident for an employee while working as an administrative at a Social Security office in Spain. The decision was established by the Supreme Court in Spain, after studying the case of a Social Security administrative, who suffered a retinal detachment suddenly, while she...
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When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own. Erika Christakis July/August 2018 Issue  https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/the-dangers-of-distracted-parenting/561752/ Excerpts: Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a unicycle—that it almost seems easier...
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By Dr. Screen-Free Mom http://www.screenfreeparenting.com/author/screen-free-mom/ November 21, 2017 Excerpts: The “digital divide” was a term originally coined in the early 2000s to describe the “have” and “have-nots” of computers and mobile technology. There was great concern that low-income children would be left behind because of their lack of technology in the home. In the United...
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