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Doctor insights on: Kids Watching Too Much Tv

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Does watching too much television cause cancer?

Does watching too much television cause cancer?

No, but: Television itself has no link to cancer. Leading a sedentary lifestyle because of excessive television watching, that is not exercising enough and maintaining a healthy weight, can increase your risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Can too much video games hurt our eyesight?

Can too much video games hurt our eyesight?

No: Eyes might get fatigued, feel dry or irritated/look red; a lot of near work at a young age could induce myopia. ...Read more

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Can watching too much tv cause health problems?

Can watching too much tv cause health problems?

YES!: It has been proven beyond a doubt in medical studies that increased tv time is assciated with obesity, cardiovascular desease, diabetes and other medical problems that arise from sedentary lifestyle. It is not know what effect large amounts of tv have on the developing brains of children, but it is not believed ot harm the brain or cogntive function of adults. ...Read more

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What does it mean when people say playing too much video games and watching tv is bad for your eyes?

What does it mean when people say playing too much video games and watching tv is bad for your eyes?

Induced myopia: Excessive near work can cause the eyeball length to grow and create more nearsightedness (induced myopia). Epidemic of myopia around the world thought to be due to this phenomenon. ...Read more

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Could you damage your eyes by watching too much tv or videogames?

Could you damage your eyes by watching too much tv or videogames?

No.: No. This is an old wife's tale. Watching tv and playing video games does not damage vision. ...Read more

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Can too much tv cause eyestrain?

Can too much tv cause eyestrain?

No: Too much tv does not cause eye strain. However, if you need glasses and you are not wearing them, your eyes may become tired after watching tv without them. This is not harmful to the eyes. ...Read more

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Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Certainly: Kids who watch porn get exposed to a totally unrealistic and often violent depiction of women (or men) as objects of sex. This can only have negative effects later in life. ...Read more

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How does playing too much video game make our eye sight bad?

How does playing too much video game make our eye sight bad?

Actually no: Video games do not in any way have a known effect on the health and function of the eyes. They may in fact train eye hand coordination to a certain degree. Because the blink rate drops, sometimes avid games players might get a bit of dryness. But the eye sight will not be altered by frequent playing. ...Read more

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Does watching to much tv make your eyes smaller?

Does watching to much tv make your eyes smaller?

No: Watching tv will not make your eyes smaller. It is possible that overuse of your eyes will cause fatigue. This could cause your eyelids to become swollen and give the appearance that your eyes are smaller. ...Read more

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Can your vision change from watching television too much?

Can your vision change from watching television too much?

Yes, due to dry eyes: Tv viewing or intense computer or video game use may lead to decreased blink frequency and secondary dry eye. ...Read more

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What is impact of watching too much tv (more than 4 hours) on young children under 5 ?

What is impact of watching too much tv (more than 4 hours) on young children under 5 ?

Young children/TV: While some educational and safe entertainment value can be extracted from TV in moderation, children under the age of 5 who watch more than 4 hours/day of TV are more likely to be overweight, are more likely to be aggressive if they watch violent shows and are more likely to be fearful that something bad might happen to them; TV also reinforces gender role and racial stereotypes. More below... ...Read more

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Can eating too many tv dinners constipating?

Can eating too many tv dinners constipating?

Yes, if…: If the dinners do not contain an adequate amount of fiber, they can certainly cause constipation. You may need to add a fiber supplement and drink plenty of fluids to help solve this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to keep kids from eating too much candy?

How to keep kids from eating too much candy?

Try not to have any : Try to keep as little candy as possible available at home . Try to have acceptable alternatives available-- fresh fruits , child friendly vegetables --easily available to your child. Make eating fruit and veggies fun and family-friendly.. ...Read more

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What can my kids do instead of watching tv or playing video games?

Play outside: Your child should always be encouraged to play outside. ...Read more

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Can watching tv before bed effect my sleep?

Can watching tv before bed effect my sleep?

Yes: Sleep and dreaming can be greatly affected by your experiences throughout the day and specifically what you are doing right before you fall asleep. Watching a tense or horror filled tv show will affect your dreams and may lead to nightmare. A pleasant relaxing show may give you good dreams and good rest. Be selective with what you put in your head prior to failing asleep. ...Read more

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My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?

My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?

Maybe: Tv and video games are geared for a 4 second attention span. Most 2 year olds have longer attention spans than that. The 4 second attention span keeps your son alert via a neural reflex. It also lowers his attention span for the real world. Research states of those who watch 1 hour a day 9% will lower their attention span to add levels. 2 hours lowers 18% and 3 hrs 27%. Limit both to 45 min/day. ...Read more

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Does watching tv cause students grades to drop?

No: Students, parents and teachers cause grades to drop. The television is an inanimate object. ...Read more