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The long suspected link between TV and attention deficit in children is now backed by science. A new study shows that toddlers parked in front of the TV have a higher risk of developing ADHD by age 7.
A new study shows that children as young as two years old easily recognise brand logos and that the amount of TV they watched determined how much branding they recognised.
A new study from Cornell University shows that television is responsible for the developed world's rising rates of autism in children. If this is true, can parents and governments have any choice but to stop children watching it?
A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine claims that "TV viewing time may have adverse health consequences that rival those of lack of physical activity, obesity and smoking; every single hour of TV viewed may shorten life by as much as 22 minutes." Let the class action suits begin!
The American Academy of Pediatrics has made clear what many parents have suspected for a long time: Television is bad for young children. In the August issue of the Academy's journal Pediatrics the report's authors write: "Pediatricians should urge parents to avoid television viewing for children under the age of 2 years."

Programmers on both sides of the Atlantic were quick to dismiss the advice of 55,000 doctors. But the report will add to concerns raised in 1996 by a study in Manchester showing that exposure to television causes delayed acquisition of language in toddlers. No wonder the Tubbies talk funny!

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