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Less or more? Parents grapple with kids' screen time limits

Screen Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages use of electronic media by kids under age 2 and recommends older kids be limited to one to two hours of educational programming daily. That may make intuitive sense to any parent who has watched a kid grow slack-jawed in front of the tube or beg for just five more minutes on the iPad.“That look on their faces – it’s panic-inducing. They look transfix...


Kids sexting less common than thought, study says


Explicit “sexting” by kids may be far less prevalent than previously thought, and police intervention may also be less common according to two new reports published online today in the journal Pediatrics.


New ADHD guidelines: Kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can now be diagnosed in children as young as 4 and as old as 18, according to the nation's largest organization of pediatricians.


Report: Kids should stick to water, low-fat milk

If you wonder what kinds of beverages you should allow your kids to drink, a report published Monday morning in the journal Pediatrics makes things crystal clear: That’s just one of many useful nuggets of information from the report’s informative review of sports and energy drinks, the differences between the two and the way they should and, more important, shouldn’t be consumed.


Research links pesticides with ADHD in children

Research links pesticides with ADHD in children

A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits ...

Senh: The article recommends that people buy organically grown fruits and vegetables for their kids. Farmers' markets or locally grown fruits and vegetables are good alternatives too.


Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives

Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives

If most new moms would breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, it would save nearly 1,000 lives and billions of dollars each year, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.


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