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Screen time linked to risk of myopia in young people

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  Screen time linked to risk of myopia in young people A new study published in one of the world's leading medical journals has revealed a link between screen time and higher risk and severity of myopia, or short-sightedness, in children and young adults. The open-access research, published this week in  The Lancet Digital Health,  was undertaken by researchers and eye health experts from Singapore, Australia, China, and the UK, including Professor Rupert Bourne from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). The authors examined more than 3,000 studies investigating bright device exposure and myopia in children and young adults aged between 3 months old and 33 years old. After analyzing and statistically combining the available studies, the authors revealed that high levels of intelligent device screen time, such as looking at a mobile phone, is associated with around a 30% higher risk of myopia and, when combined with excessive computer use, that risk rose to around 80%. The research comes

BETTER MENTAL HEALTH FOR CHILDREN WHO EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

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  BETTER MENTAL HEALTH FOR CHILDREN WHO EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. According to new research from the University of East Anglia, children who eat a better diet packed with fruit and vegetables have better mental wellbeing. A new study published today is the first to investigate the association between fruit and vegetable intakes, breakfast and lunch choices, and the mental wellbeing of UK school children. It shows how eating more fruit and veg is linked with better wellbeing among secondary school pupils. And children who consumed five or more portions of fruit and veg a day had the highest mental wwellbeingcores. The study was led by UEA Health and Social Care Partners in collaboration with Norfolk County Council. The research team says that public health strategies and school policies should be developed to ensure that good quality nutrition is available to all children before and during school to optimize mental wewellbeingnd empower children to fulfill their full potential. Le

A 'cousin' of Viagra reduces obesity by stimulating cells to burn fat

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  A 'cousin' of Viagra reduces obesity by stimulating cells to burn fat Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have found that a drug first developed to treat Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and sickle cell disease reduces obesity and fatty liver in mice and improves their heart function -- without changes in food intake or daily activity. These findings, published online Oct. 7 in the  Journal of Clinical Investigation , revealed that a chemical inhibitor of the enzyme PDE9 stimulates cells to burn more fat. This occurred in male and female mice whose sex hormones were reduced by removing their ovaries, thus mimicking menopause. Postmenopausal women are well known to be at increased risk for obesity around their waist and at risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Inhibiting PDE9 did not cause these changes in female mice with their ovaries, so the study's female sex hormone status was important. "Currently, there isn't a pill that has been proven ef

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CDC UPDATES TO HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR HEALTH.

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CDC UPDATES TO HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR HEALTH.