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Pediatricians: Limit kids' media use to 2 hours a day

American Academy of Pediatrics also tells parents to discourage any screen time for children 2 and younger and keep Internet-connected devices out of kids' bedrooms.

By Oct. 28, 2013


When parents limit screen time, kids behave, sleep, and test better

Since the average kid is in front of a screen more than 40 hours a week, researchers say even small limits on screen time can reap multiple health benefits.

By Mar. 31, 2014


'Smart Diaper' with QR code may track tots' health

New disposable diapers making a run on Indiegogo test a baby's pee to track urinary tract infections, dehydration, or kidney woes.

By Jul. 11, 2013


Senator: Let's study violent video games -- again

Sen. Jay Rockefeller says he will call on the National Academy of Sciences to investigate the impact of violent video games on youth.

By Dec. 20, 2012


For babies, no such thing as educational screen time

Pediatricians find that children under the age of 2 learn best from live interaction with humans, not screens.

By Oct. 18, 2011


'Problematic Internet usage' more common than asthma

Studies examining the effect of media on youth in the U.S. find a correlation between over-usage and depression, sleep issues, obesity, and poor school performance.

By Jun. 29, 2011


Diagnostic device looks to correct kids' eyes young

A new portable device is designed to help pediatricians and family practitioners detect children's vision problems early with a quick, non-invasive eye exam.

By Oct. 6, 2008


LENA recorder IDs autism with 86 percent accuracy

New research suggests that an algorithm based on 12 acoustic parameters associated with vocal development identifies autism in children with 86 percent accuracy.

By Jul. 20, 2010


Is there really 'Facebook depression?' (podcast)

A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers good advice for parents, but triggers questions about whether it's right in asserting that Facebook may cause depression

By Mar. 29, 2011


Microsoft projects target young and old

Software giant hosts exhibits to educate doctors on answering parents' questions on Net safety as it partners with Miami to provide free computer training in senior centers.

By Oct. 29, 2007