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pediatrics

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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

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Popular white noise machines may be too loud for babies

Out of 14 infant sleep machines tested, all were louder than the 50-decibel limit set by hospital nurseries, while two were louder than what's considered hazardous to adult ears in the workplace.

By Mar. 3, 2014

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Study: Most parents drive distracted with child in car

A poll of 618 parents found that almost 90 percent of them multitask while behind the wheel, even with kids in the car.

By May. 6, 2013

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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

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TVs injure a child every half-hour

Data published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that ill-mounted televisions injure more than 17,000 children in the U.S. every year.

By Jul. 22, 2013

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Reduce the risk of TVs falling on children (podcast)

About 17,000 children are admitted to the emergency room each year as a result of TVs falling on them, a recent study found. Larry Magid talks with Ryan Hagberg of Sanus about the dangers and some ways to reduce risk.

By Aug. 8, 2013

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A solid step toward vaccinating against type 1 diabetes

Scientists at Stanford are working on a vaccine to stop a type 1 diabetic's immune system from attacking the cells that make insulin.

By Jun. 27, 2013

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For 1 in 3 teen girls, online meetings lead to offline encounters

Study of 251 girls ages 14 to 17 also finds that abused or neglected teens are more likely to portray themselves online in a sexual manner.

By Jan. 15, 2013

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Sexting far less prevalent than previously reported

A study published in Pediatrics finds that only about 1 percent of teens have sent nude or sexually explicit images of themselves to others, which is far fewer than some studies have suggested.

By Dec. 5, 2011

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Study: Preschoolers are overdosing on screen time

Researchers in Seattle find that, on average, children under 5 are exposed to four hours of screen time every weekday, twice the recommended daily limit.

By Nov. 1, 2010