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Unhealthy food habits in TV programs set bad paradigms for kids

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:47

A new study has revealed that positive portrayal of unhealthy food habits by TV characters lead to set bad example for kids in real life.

Watching too much violence on TV linked to irregular attention

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:09

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine found that young adult men who watched more violence on television showed indications of less mature brain development and poorer executive functioning.

Children`s time spent on TV and computer closely linked to parents` habits

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 12:49

A new study has found that the amount of time children spend in front of TV, phone and computer screens is closely associated with their parents` own habits.

Anti-smoking TV ads using anger more persuasive to viewers

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:26

Researchers have said anti-smoking television advertisements that appeal to viewers` emotions are more persuasive when they use anger rather than sadness.

Excessive TV viewing can turn your kids into couch potatoes

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:31

Parents need to closely monitor the TV time of their kids as research has bolstered the link between TV habits and obesity in kids.

TV smoking triggers adult tobacco use

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:28

A new study suggests that even though smoking appears far less frequently in US television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers.

TV viewing reduces young kids` sleep

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:51

Researchers have confirmed that television viewing indeed results in reduced sleep among young children.

Bedtime TV affects kids` sleep badly

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:30

Kids who watch more television sleep for shorter duration, a study has confirmed.

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