Tag Archives: Time

‘Time outs’ don’t do any harm, parents told

Using “time outs” to discipline children is not going to harm them or your relationship with them, US research suggests. Despite criticism of the “naughty step” strategy, children’s anxiety did not increase and neither did their aggressive behaviour, the eight-year study of families found. But a UK psychologist said the key was how the technique… Read More »

Teens who spend more time on social media suffer worse depression

Teens who spend hours on social media are more likely to suffer depression: Screen time fuels negative comparisons and ‘spirals’ for high-schoolers, study finds Teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day looking at screens  Many psychologists have blamed social media for worsening mental health, especially among young people – but haven’t been able to… Read More »

Anti-aging research: ‘Prime time for an impact on the globe’

Research into longevity and healthy aging has progressed rapidly in recent years, but intense interest from the public, corporations, and the media has created an environment in which unfounded claims can be hard to separate from scientific facts. In February, a group of 16 researchers from Harvard, MIT, and other institutions around the U.S. and… Read More »

Sweeteners: Time to rethink your choices?

When it comes to low-calorie sweeteners, you have a lot of choices. There’s the blue one, the pink one, the yellow one, or the green one. Whichever one you choose, know that scientists have probably studied it extensively. What they’ve found may surprise you. Artificial and other non-caloric sweeteners: The major players The marketers for… Read More »