Navigation Links
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision
Date:1/30/2009

Study finds youngsters who are parked indoors more likely to develop myopia

FRIDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who spend more time outside -- and away from the television set -- are less likely to develop myopia, the inability to see things clearly at a distance.

The new report, from researchers in Boston, doesn't determine whether too much indoor activity actually causes poor eyesight. And even if it does, researchers haven't pinpointed what the exact mechanism might be.

Still, "it would seem prudent to encourage outdoor activities -- not necessarily sports -- for all growing children and young adults in order to reduce the progression of myopia," said Howard C. Howland, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University.

About a third of Americans suffer from myopia, said study author Jane Gwiazda, director of research at The New England College of Optometry. The rates are much higher in some parts of Asia.

The condition seems to be caused by both genetics and the environment, Gwiazda said. The condition is more common in people who engage in a lot of "near work" due to their jobs, she said.

The study authors gave questionnaires to the parents of 191 children who were at an average age of 13.3 years. Among other things, the researchers asked about the children's time spent using the computer, reading for pleasure and watching TV.

The children's eyesight was tested annually.

The findings were published in the January issue of Optometry and Vision Science.

The children who developed myopia -- also known as nearsightedness -- spent less time in outdoor activities, an average of 8.3 hours a week compared to 12.6 hours among the other children.

Those with myopia also watched more television (12.5 hours vs. 8.4 hours a week).

What's going on? "One possibility is that all the hours spent viewing objects at a distance rather t
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds drug spending caps cause some seniors to quit taking key medicines
2. Medicare Spending Caps Cause Seniors to Stop Meds
3. United States continues to have highest level of health spending
4. Study finds drug spending caps cause some seniors to quit taking key medicines
5. Spending more for lung cancer treatment did not substantially increase patients lives
6. New Records & Information Management: Are You Spending Right on Records Management, Data Security and Compliance?
7. Big Tobacco Spends Record $12 Million to Deceive Oregon Voters
8. Bayer Temporarily Suspends Global Trasylol(R) Marketing
9. Big ticket: Youll spend more thinking about your bank account than about your wallet
10. Blunt: Democrats Flawed Spending Compromise
11. MultiVu Video Feed: NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT HALF OF CAREGIVERS SPEND 10 PERCENT OF THEIR INCOME CARING FOR AN OLDER LOVED ONE
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision
(Date:8/1/2015)... CT (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... ... Point Partners I, L.P. (“GPP”) portfolio company has acquired Premier Physical Therapy & ... it into its portfolio of state-of-the-art clinics. , “Our acquisition of Premier Physical ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... “ reTXT ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly AppWatch, which ... Android, and Windows. Joe Toohey, the host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the ... message including ones already sent. , While text messaging has more features than it ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... to strut their stuff, Super-Sod debuted their new type of sod called Leisure ... registered trademark application in process. , To commemorate introduction of this new type of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Precision Aesthetics is ... years. It was also the first provider of Exilis non-surgical fat reduction in ... after procedures it has attracted a large International clientele. Many patients travel to ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... GA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Sculpted ... , the CoolSmooth PRO this week. Zeltiq Aesthetics released this new applicator in ... in January 2014 for treating the outer thighs. The original applicator required a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Professional Physical Therapy Now Largest Outpatient Physical Therapy Provider in Northeast With Acquisition of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness 2Health News:Correct Auto-Correct and Clarify the Unclear with reTXT Messaging App 2Health News:Super-Sod Introduces Leisure Time(TM) Zoysia Grass with an Adirondack Chair Promotion 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 3
... Study Defining Mechanism,and Potential Treatment for Rett Syndrome, Leading ... trial to test molecule in humans is being planned ... to other forms of autism - , BOSTON ... research, clinical and family collaboration dedicated to radically accelerating ...
... 9 Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Alternext: IMM) today ... 31, 2008.For the three months ended December 31, 2008, ... three months ended December 31, 2007. The decrease ... a research and testing agreement. Loss from operations ...
... The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate sponsors ... Nevada on March 4 - 8, 2009.This year,s sponsors are ... pleased that these two companies have chosen to support emergency ... ENA Leadership Conference," said William T. Briggs, RN, MSN, CEN, ...
... ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9 A research brief ... percent of children used,health services due to influenza-like illness ... than double the rate for adults. , ... children used healthcare,services for ILI than families without children ...
... of cardiovascular disease, cancer , , MONDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay ... supplement industry, researchers find no evidence that multivitamin use ... the top two killers of women, respectively. , "Women ... seem to do no harm, but they also seem ...
... & IVF Institute,s New SALUTE(TM) Program Honors Military FAIRFAX, Va., ... that it is offering special discounts on in vitro fertilization ... of the military who retired after at least twenty years ... a 25% per cycle discount on single cycles of in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Autism Consortium members publish in PNAS: Mechanism, treatment for Rett syndrome -- top cause autism girls 2Health News:Autism Consortium members publish in PNAS: Mechanism, treatment for Rett syndrome -- top cause autism girls 3Health News:Immtech Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Immtech Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2009 Results 3Health News:Emergency Nurses Association Announces Corporate Sponsors for Leadership Conference 2Health News:Kids and Their Families Are Hit Hardest During Flu Season, According to Thomson Reuters Study 2Health News:Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good 2Health News:Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good 3Health News:Special Discounts On Fertility Treatment For Active Duty and Retired Military 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... HILL, N.C. , July 31, 2015  In ... of customers who are increasingly mobile, increasingly connected, and ... a growing variety of customer interaction channels and tools ... technology, including social media. According to ... the over the counter (OTC) segment in a call ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015 RnRMarketResearch.com ... market research report that provides an overview of ... data sourced from in-house databases, secondary and primary ... needles market products pipeline spread across 124 pages, ... 73 tables and 5 figures is now available ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015  Xcelience, a contract ... it has made a structured cash investment in ... specializing in milling, micronization and powder size classification ... grow Powdersize,s business while simultaneously adding a complete ... portfolio of capabilities. "As we ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Best Practices in Building World-Class Consumer & Over-the-Counter Call Centers 2Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 2Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 3Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 4Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 5Xcelience Makes Structured Cash Investment in Powdersize 2Xcelience Makes Structured Cash Investment in Powdersize 3
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- To expand our scope of services, ... establish a long-term business relationships with a city hospital in ... and clinics with more health-care equipment. Wuzhou Changlian ... with a local Chinese clinic, which puts a focus on ...
... new data published in Clinical Therapeutics , the ... impact on whether patients take it as prescribed. The ... Corp. (NYSE: MWV ), a provider of ... adherence behavior in patients when compared with traditional pill ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Shenzhen Wuzhou Changlian International Trading Co. Establishes Relationship with Hospital in Africa 2Shellpak® Demonstrates Statistically Significant Improvement in Patient Medication Adherence 2Shellpak® Demonstrates Statistically Significant Improvement in Patient Medication Adherence 3Shellpak® Demonstrates Statistically Significant Improvement in Patient Medication Adherence 4Shellpak® Demonstrates Statistically Significant Improvement in Patient Medication Adherence 5
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Ethicon Endo-Surgery provides disposable handheld instruments that provide reliable, precise performance every time. Our handheld instruments come in 5mm and 10mm sizes....
... Enhanced features including aspiration holes ... in laparoscopic procedures requiring precise dissection ... and increased suction demands. ,Flexible ... retractable and nonretractable electrodes and multiple ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: