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`Fat` jokes linked with anti-obese attitude

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 19:30

Despite being considered to be in bad taste, jokes on fat people are widespread in movies or TV shows, research shows.

`Background TV` may affect kids` health: Study

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:54

A recent study has revealed that television programmes running in the back ground have a negative impact on the children, during their play and learn phase.

TV, smartphones as destressers lead to guilt feeling

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:24

If you destress yourself daily by watching TV or playing games on your smartphone after a tiring day at work, you may not be doing yourself any good.

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.

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