Greater Media Use Found Among Minority Kids: Black and other minority children in the United States spend far more time than white children watching TV and videos, listening to music, using computers and playing video games, new research shows. (HealthDay)
Mental Illness Leading Cause of Disability in Youth: Mental health problems such as depression account for nearly half of all disability among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO). (CNN.com)
‘Active’ Video Games May Be Better for Kids’ Weight: Overweight kids might benefit from swapping their traditional video games for “active” ones that get them off the couch, a new study suggests.
Prolonged Bottle Feeding Tied to Kids’ Obesity: Researchers who studied 6,750 U.S. children found that toddlers who were still drinking from bottles at age 2 were one-third more likely than other kids to be obese at the age of 5. (Reuters)
Anthony Weiner and His Teachable Moment: It’s hard to believe, but this spring’s latest lurid scandal can actually be an opportunity for parents. (Washington Post)