Study from @RCPCHtweets explores health impacts of screen time for young people

There is not enough evidence to confirm that screen time is in itself harmful to child health at any age, making it impossible to recommend age appropriate time limits.

10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign to help families cut back on sugar.

A mountain of evidence on air pollution’s harms to children

Associations identified between various fossil fuel combustion pollutants and multiple health effects in children in the context of assessing the benefits of air pollution and climate change policies.

Physical activity in the evening does not cause sleep problems

No excuses folks – Even after a tough day, exercising in the evening won’t affect your sleep. Go for a walk!

Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe

Report compares 49 countries; says 75 percent of countries have failing physical activity grades

Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

New research shows it’s better to express negative emotions in a healthy way than to tamp them down

Family dinners improve teens’ eating habits no matter how well family functions

teenagers and young adults who sit down for family dinners

Happy childhood memories linked to better health later in life

Fond recollections of parents a key factor, study says

Children’s sleep not significantly affected by screen time, new study finds

Screen-time has little impact on the quality of children’s sleep, according to new Oxford University.

Are children’s television programmes too cool for school?

New research to be presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition looks at how school life is depicted on children’s TV shows and what influence it may have on how children perceive school