When it comes to media exposure at a young age, the expert bodies are clear. Media exposure should be avoided. That is because there is an association between media exposure in young age groups and behavioural outcomes regardless of what the content of the show is.
Scientists have long known that chronic inflammation underpins the development of cancer. The first recognized example was scrotal cancer in chimney sweeps. Now, two centuries later, we know that chronic inflammation increases the risk of many types of cancer.
More than 350 million people worldwide have diabetes according to a newly published article in Diabetes Care. We know that with the dramatic rise in obesity and our aging population, this number is expected to climb.
In young children, parents have the greatest influence on outdoor play. In this week's Archives of Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine is a U.S survey that finds that only about half of kids go outside on a daily basis.
For most of us who battle the bulge, we find it challenging to get the 30 minutes 5 times a week that is basic for good health. Endurance athletes at the Olympics, however, can burn 15 or 20 calories a minute!