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USA Today

The  Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) has released a Study  on the costs of obesity for Mexico where it concludes that obesity generates high economic losses and reduces the country's competitiveness. This is due to the fact that overweight and obesity is leading to an increase of the costs to treat the related diseases, reduces labor productivity and generates higher costs for the population and loss of quality of life. According to the study, the health and productivity costs of type 2 diabetes associated with overweight and obesity rises to over 85 billion dollars annually....

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Mexico

According to a new survey of 2,188 UK parents of children aged 4 to 16 commissioned by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), 70% of parents have been pestered by their children to buy “junk food” they have seen advertised on TV. 43% also said that this happens to them at least once a week....

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United Kingdom

On 20 January, a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey dismissed the national wide privacy lawsuit against Google and Viacom accusing both companies of violating privacy of children under 13 by tracking their activities on Nickelodeon’s website....

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United States

On 22 January, the BioMed Central released a study entitled “Virtually Impossible: limiting Australian children and adolescents daily screen-based media use”.  The research conducted by scholars from the University of Western Australia (UWA) examined links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers. According to the study, the existing paediatric recommendations limiting screen-based media-use to less than two hours per day are outdated and impossible to enforce....

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Australia

Today AEf is publishing a comprehensive literature review on digital marketing communications and children, prepared by Dr Barbie Clarke, of...

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With Google processing 40,000 search queries a second — or 1.2 trillion a year — it's a safe bet that many of those doing the...

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USA Today

26 Sep 2014 - The Huffington Post: Google to revamp its products with 12-and-younger focus

We all know that kids love apps. From a parent's perspective, apps can provide a much more interactive, and educational experie

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The Huffington Post

One of the big challenges for children’s app developers is the reluctance of many parents to pay upfront for apps, even if they distrust...

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The Guardian

Britain's technology companies are struggling to attract a new generation of mobile-savvy&nb

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The Guardian