MedMinute: Parents of sleep-deprived teens blame electronic use


Parents of sleep deprived teens say late-night use of electronics is to blame, according to a new survey conducted at the University of Michigan. Roughly 43% of parents reported their teens struggle to fall asleep or wake up and can’t get back to bed because they’re up on social media on their cell phones.

A new study finds taking low-dose aspirin each day, won’t lead to a longer, healthier life. Researchers examined people 70 and older, where half took 100 milligrams of aspirin daily, while the other half took a placebo. They found both groups had about the same life span and similar rates of disability and dementia. 

Parents who use infant walkers may want to think twice. According to a study published in Pediatrics, while the number of infant walker-related injuries dipped in the past 25 years, more than 230,000 children younger than 15 months were still treated at emergency rooms for walker-related injuries like concussions or skull fractures. The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for a ban of infant walkers in the U.S.

1. Michigan Medicine – University Of Michigan Ann Arbor
2. NIH/National Institute On Aging
3. Pediatrics 

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