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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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From the American Mensa Review of Screenformation: “This book is deeply researched … a must-read for parents, grandparents, and teachers.” — MENSA BULLETIN September 2019___The BOOK Screenformation presents the latest scientific studies, academic research, and expert commentary on the harmful effects of screentime. It is the definitive collection of the biological, psychological, physiological, sociological, and...
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Jan 30, 2019 Tech Insider: Americans spend more than seven hours a day starting at digital screens. This screen time often leads to blurred vision, eyestrain, and long-term vision problems like nearsightedness. What’s more, screens emit blue light, which disrupts our circadian rhythms at night when we’re trying to fall asleep. And all of this...
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Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/09/03/coronavirus-sleep-insomnia/ Excerpt: As if the novel coronavirus has not already wrought devastation aplenty on the world, physicians and researchers are seeing signs it is doing deep damage to people’s sleep. “Coronasomnia,” as some experts now call it, could prove to have profound public-health ramifications — creating a massive new population of chronic insomniacs grappling...
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California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education. (2020). The Shift to Online Education During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Concerns and Recommendations for California. Contributing authors include Christine Sleeter, Alison Dover, Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, Roxana Marachi, Kyle Beckham, Carol Batker, and Kevin Kumashiro. http://www.care-ed.org In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity...
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Engberg, E., Figueiredo, R.A.O., Rounge, T.B. et al. Heavy screen users are the heaviest among 10,000 children. Sci Rep9, 11158 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46971-6 Abstract This cross-sectional study examined the associations of recreational screen time (viewing TV programs on any screen-based device and computer use, performed while sitting) with body mass index (BMI) categories and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) tertiles in 10,228...
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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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