Overweight Children With School Issues May Have Sleep Disordered Breathing

Overweight children aged 10-16 years old with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) often have difficulties with attention span, and suffer increased depression and anxiety. This study found that 30% of students with moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) received a grade “C” or below, while only 15% of students without obstructive sleep apnea received a C or lower. Conversely, 15%…

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Fast-paced Cartoon Watching Impairs Kids Attention and Cognition

A small, randomized, controlled study found that 4 year olds who watched fast-paced cartoons for only 9 minutes did significantly worse on tests of attention and cognition than those who spent the same amount of time drawing with crayons. How long do these effects last? More research is needed.PositiveTip: Allowing your young children to watch…

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Do Less at One Time: You Will Accomplish More!

Have you seen any high-tech jugglers? They keep several instant message threads and email conversations going, listen to music, watch television, and jump from one website to another while trying to complete another task!A new study conducted at Stanford University has found those who regularly bombard themselves with several streams of electronic information do not…

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