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Researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Harvard School of Public Health have established a link between the time children spend in front of the tube and the duration of their nightly sleep. Their findings suggest that more time spent watching TV corresponds with less time asleep, particularly when there is a TV in the child's room.
In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers concluded that zinc supplements taken at the first signs of a cold could reduce the duration of symptoms by as much as half.
Doctors need to move beyond the "yes or no" debate about physician-assisted death and begin preparing policies and guidelines in the event the act is legalized in Canada, a group of palliative-care specialists argues.
Boys who spend more time in front of the computer are more likely to have low bone mineral density and suffer from osteoporosis later on in life, compared to their counterparts who enjoy more physical activities, a new study finds.