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TV and Computer Screen Time May Be Associated With High Blood Pressure in Young Children

CHICAGO – Sedentary behaviors such as TV viewing and “screen time” involving computer use, videos and video games appear to be associated with elevated blood pressure in children, independent of body composition, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The recent trend…

High blood pressure linked to learning problems

In the last week or so, we’ve reported on the possible impact of fluorescent lighting, sleep problems, and stress related to racial stereotypes on school achievement. Research has also linked high blood pressure in children to learning problems. Dr. Marc Lande, a pediatric nephrologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has spent years researching…