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Excessive TV Time Can Lead To Poor Dietary Choices And Cardiovascular Risks For Kids
2014-03-31 04:46:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Middle school students who watch at least two hours of television per day are more likely to experience cardiovascular disease risk factors than those spending an equal amount of time surfing the Internet or playing video games, according to a new study backed by the Project Healthy Schools (PHS) program. The study, which was presented during the American College of Cardiology's (AAC) 63rd Annual Scientific Sessions, found that...

2013-09-09 20:39:13

Program increased children's sleep time, decreased television watching and reduced weight gain In the battle to reduce childhood overweight and obesity, several in-home factors have been identified as reducing those risks – participation of children in regular family dinners, getting enough sleep and less time watching television or other "screen time." A new study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics describes how a home-based program that helped at-risk families improve household routines was...

2013-07-17 08:23:28

Viamedia's 2013 Television & Advertising Survey also reveals that Americans are most likely to act on a commercial when watching it on their computer, followed by television set, smartphone, tablet and Smart TV LEXINGTON, Ky., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viamedia, the cable industry's leading independent cable rep firm and provider of online advertising services, today announced the results of its 2013 Television & Advertising Survey, conducted online among 2,029 American...

2013-06-10 12:24:18

Findings of Study, from Council for Research Excellence, to be Presented at Advertising Research Foundation Conference NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers' interaction with social media in relation to their television viewing is relatively modest compared to other forms of communication and lags behind other online media, TV promotions and, especially, offline communication, according to a new study. Only 12% of respondents use social media one or more times per day...

Lower Sustained Attention Seen In Developing Children Exposed To Background TV
2012-10-02 17:09:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Even though children may not be watching it, even having a television on in the background may be bad for development, according to a new study. Researchers wrote in the journal Pediatrics children between eight months and eight-years-old are exposed to nearly four hours worth of background TV a day, compared to the 80 minutes a day of active TV viewing. The study, which was presented at a meeting of the International...