Study finds link between ADHD and teens’ social media use

first_imgNZ Herald 19 July 2018Family First Comment: Yet more reasons for both parents AND schools to regulate screentime (but we’ve been saying this since 2015 when we released a report warning about this!)Teenagers who check social media several times a day are at risk of developing ADHD, research suggests.Adolescents who use mobile phones and other digital devices the most are at twice the risk of displaying symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a study has concluded.Experts believe receiving constant digital updates while the brain is rapidly developing makes teenagers find it hard to give anything their full attention, reports the Daily Mail.The constant beeps and pings of a mobile phone, alerting them to a text message or social media update, draw attention away from other tasks.The research team, from the University of Southern California, tracked 2,600 teenagers aged 15 and 16 for two years.They asked them how many times they checked their phones and other digital devices for various reasons, and then monitored them for symptoms of ADHD, including impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12091104&ref=twitterKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Weather Advisory: Weak unstable conditions are affecting the island.

first_img Share Share 8 Views   no discussions Tweet Photo credit: amild-blogspot.comWeather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, Issued: 6:00 AM on Wednesday, August 10, 2011A tropical wave which moved across the island chain is expected to maintain an increase in moisture levels during the earlier part of today. A weak 1013mb low pressure center is presently trailing this wave. Most of the significant convection associated with this wave is expected across the Northern Windward and Leeward Islands. As a result, a few periods of cloudiness with a few showers can be expected across the island during the day followed by a gradual drying out of the atmosphere with only localised showers expected.An area of disturbed weather associated with a tropical wave has formed about 390 miles southwest of the southern Cape Verde Islands or about 2000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Some slow development of this system is possible over the next couple of days as it moves westward at about 10 to 15 mph. This system has a low chance…10 percent…of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.We will continue to monitor the progress of this system as it moves westwards.Dominica Meterological Servicecenter_img Share LocalNews Weather Advisory: Weak unstable conditions are affecting the island. by: – August 10, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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