Rossendale Free Press
■ Little ones often have more screen time in winter, but this can be bad for eye health.
“Children should take regular breaks,” says Roshni Patel, optometrist at Lenstore. “Set time limits and boundaries – perhaps no screens in the bedroom or at the dinner table.”
Help your child set goals for their screen time, and explain that it can be damaging for their eyes. “Be conscious of the time you spend watching TV or on your phone as you are setting an example.”
Several genes play a role in causing stutters, according to US scientists at Wayne State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Centre.
It wasn’t previously known what the genetic link was. Blood and saliva were collected from 1,800 stutterers, including 250 families with three generations of people who stuttered.
The research could go on to inform new treatments for the condition, which has no cure.