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Health, International

UN issues new guidelines for very young children’s health

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends children under five spend less time sitting watching screens or restrained in prams and seats, that they get better quality sleep and have more time for active play. These are included in new guidelines» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Screen time not proven harmful to children, complicating advice

British pediatricians have found there is not enough evidence to prove that the time children spend on televisions, computers and other screens is harmful to their health. There are negative associations between screen time and poor mental health, sleep and» 

Health

Pregnant women urged to exercise

Physical activity is a “critical component” of achieving a healthy pregnancy, say doctors and researchers in Canada. This is one step up from their previously calling exercise “a recommended behaviour.” A review of 25,000 studies done at Western University was» 

Health, Society

Very young Canadians not getting enough sleep, activity

Health officials say only 12 per cent of toddlers and 13 per cent of pre-schoolers are getting the right amounts of sleep, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. They add that these very young children are spending too much time in» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

First-ever guidelines for Type 1 diabetics who exercise

People with Type 1 diabetes must be careful to control their sugar levels and doing exercise can make that more difficult and even dangerous if they miscalculate. But now an international team of researchers and clinicians led by York University» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Stem cell guidelines aim to assure integrity

Stem cell research is evolving so fast that new international guidelines have been developed to insure rigour, oversight and transparency. The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). is the world’s largest professional organization of stem cell scientists and while» 

Health, Society

Many young Canadians exceed alcohol guidelines

As young Canadians return to college and university, parents may be alarmed by news that more than 60 per cent of 18-24 year olds consistently drink above national alcohol guidelines. A new study by researchers at the University of Victoria’s Centre»