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Little exercise but lots of screen time for kids with weight issues – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on February 9th, 2017.

A new study from the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute has found that children and teenagers struggling with weight issues had low physical activity levels but high screen time. The collaboration with Taranaki District Health Board and Sport Taranaki studied 239 children aged 4-16 who were enrolled in a 12-month intervention programme. All participants had body […]

More screen exposure = worse relationships for teens

Peter Griffin posted in on March 2nd, 2010.

University of Otago researchers have discovered that  increased exposure time either to television or computer screens amongst teenagers is linked with poorer relationships with their parents and peers. On the other hand, teenagers who spent more time doing their homework or reading had higher levels of attachment to their parents. Published in the Archives of […]

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