School-based screen can be effective at improving and protecting the mental health of adolescents

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have found that a school-based screen for mental health problems, combined with a referral system, can be…

Outdoor play reduces some of the negative effects of screen time for young children

If you have young children, you’re likely worried about how much time they spend staring at a screen, be it a tablet, phone, computer, or television. You probably also want…

Less screen time and more physical activity may improve executive function in toddlers

A new study explored whether adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for diet and physical activity had any relationship with toddlers’ ability to remember, plan, pay attention, shift between…

How to Clean a Glass Shower Screen

How to Clean a Glass Shower Screen to get it shiny!  Sometimes I feel like I’m just smearing it with product to make it look even worse! Glass shower doors…

How to limit screen time for teenagers – CHOC

Teens tend to spend a lot of time in front of screens. But too much screen time can interfere with getting enough exercise, doing homework and being with friends and…

After-school activities can make children happier and healthier than screen time

Whether it’s sports practice, music lessons or a casual catch up with friends, when children are involved in after-school activities, they’re more likely to feel happier and healthier than their…

Poor sleep, screen time, alcohol and tobacco use increased among Australian teens after the pandemic

Australian teens had overall improvements in sleep over the two years and some improvements in dietary choices during lockdown, however these were offset by increases in already concerning levels of…

Passive and active screen time can adversely affect teens’ mental health

Whether it is watching television or playing electronic games, teenagers are experiencing serious physical and mental health consequences after just two hours of screen use, according to University of Queensland-led…

Families with multiple children find it difficult to adhere to screen time guidelines

Australian parents with multiple children often struggle to ensure their kids meet screen time guidelines, research has revealed. A University of Queensland study has found slightly more than half of…

Increased screen time leads to more eye strain and convergence insufficiency in children

When COVID-19 first shut down classrooms and virtual schooling became the new norm, ophthalmologists predicted an increase in digital eye strain in children. New research from ophthalmologists at Wills Eye…