Reuters - The U.S. National Institutes of Health has concluded that spending a lot of time in front of a video screen is unhealthy. In other news, beer is discovered to be a mild intoxicant and water is found to be wet.
"I think we were pretty surprised by how overwhelming the number of studies was that showed this negative health impact," NIH bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the researchers in the report released by the advocacy group Common Sense Media, said in a telephone interview.
"The fact that it was probably more a matter of quantity than actual content is also a concern. We have a media-saturated life right now in the 21st century. And reducing the number of hours of exposure is going to be a big issue."