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Therapy Via Video? Rural Patients Sign Up for 'Telepsychiatry'
For patients in rural areas of the United States, getting to a therapist once involved hours of driving on country roads. Now thanks to a rapidly expanding network of telepsychiatry centers being set up in rural health clinics across the U.S. however, thera...
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Mothers with PTSD Drawn to Violent Entertainment; Children May Suffer
A study of 76 mothers with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has found that these mothers watch more violent programming than other mothers, said researchers at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in ...
Report: Children's Shows Contain Twice the Violence of Primetime TV
An analysis of children's programming released by the Parents' Television Council (PTC) reports that shows aimed at five- to ten-year-olds involve even higher levels of violence and other mature content than many prime-time programs. Examining almost 450 ...
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Preschoolers Say McDonald's Carrots Taste Best
The marketing of obesity-friendly foods may have the strongest effect on preschool aged children, shows a study from the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Researchers asked 63 children between the ages of three and five to play ...
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Violent Programming Cultivates Aggressive Behavior in Boys
A Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute study published in the November issue of Pediatrics suggests the more violent television preschoolers view, the more likely particularly boys were to exhibit aggressive behavior.
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Television Enforces Racial Stereotypes
A study on television viewing shows that the way Latinos are depicted may affect viewers' racial stereotypes. University of Arizona researchers exposed white subjects to television clips that depicted Latinos in flattering and unflattering ways.
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Teens with TVs Engage in Unhealthy Habits
It may come as no surprise that teenagers with televisions in their rooms get less exercise than those without (1.8 hours per week versus 2.5 hours to be exact) but findings to be released in the May issue of Pediatrics show negative effects extend to eating.
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Background Television May Impair Attention In Young Children
A new study published in the journal Child Development shows homes with a T.V. always on may harm a young child's ability to focus--even if they're not actually watching it.
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The End of Social Television Viewing?
Watching television together is quickly becoming a social activity of the past.
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