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With Too Much TV, Our Children’s Hearts are at Risk for Hypertension

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Experts recommend that children be kept from watching too much television. So many hours spent in front of a screen can be damaging. This is pubic knowledge. A recent study by the University of Saragozza (Spain) as well as one from San Paulo in Brazil confirms this thesis with a scientific foundation. Children that watch television or that sit in front of game consuls for more than two hours a day are at much greater risk of suffering from hypertension in comparison with their peers. The research was conducted with more than 5,000 children, between the ages of two and ten years old, who came from eight different European countries: Spain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Cyprus, Estonia, Switzerland, and Belgium. The research, called IDEFICS (Identification and Prevention of Dietary and Lifestyle Induced Health Effects in Children and Infants) was recently published in the International Journal of Cardiology.

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Paying Attention to Those Left Behind. Daniele Rosa tells us about the family’s value for Bayer

The phone is on hold for a few seconds, accompanied by a cheerful and lively waltz for background music. Then, a courteous voice on the other end of the line announces that Daniele Rosa is ready for his interview.

A bright “good morning” full of energy confirms for me that this will be a pleasant exchange of ideas and points of view - almost a getting to know one another and mutual sharing - not just a simple interview.

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The Family in the Social Media

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On March 12-13, 2014, the Canon Law Department of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome launched the Marriage and Family Conference. The theme was “The Anthropological Question and Evangelization of the Family”.

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Television, Family, and Childhood: TV is Not a Babysitter

A review of Juan Camilo Díaz Bohórquez’s book : Televisión, familia e infancia , U...

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The Woman at the Core of the Pro-Life Debate. New Ideas and Data

The Woman at the Core of the Pro-Life Debate. New Ideas and Data

Many countries worldwide currently have a law that permits the practice of volun...

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The Music of Man and Woman

Humanum , the interreligious and interfaith colloquium on the complementarity of m...

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The Twilight of Fatherhood/Motherhood

The Twilight of Fatherhood/Motherhood

To speak about philosophy’s reflection upon reality, Hegel often used the metaph...

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Film and Fiction to the Test of Bioethics

In the new millennium, film and television fiction have seen an increased intere...

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The Figure of the Father in TV fiction series

The Figure of the Father in TV fiction series

TV Miniseries show a vast array of genres to captivate audiences: charming and e...

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Is it possible to erase our recorded history on the internet?

Is it possible to erase our recorded history on the internet?

Google’s Advisory Council has met with experts in Rome to discuss “the right to ...

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An Open Letter by a FamilyAndMedia Reader

We received a long letter from one of our readers which responds to a widespread...

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The 10 Best Children’s Apps on iPad and iPhone

Whoever said that technology isn’t capable of creating moments rich in fun, grow...

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Is the Internet Our Children’s Bogeyman? A Few Reflections about Protection Policies and Web Filters

No doubt, the web is one of the greatest inventions of the last decades.

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The Best 10 Apps for Traveling Families

How many times have you traveled with your family and been unable to find a way ...

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Publications and Documents

pdf-icoMessage of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 49th World Communications Day
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pdf-icoThe love that brings new life into the world” – Rabbi Sacks on the institution of marriage.
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pdf-icoIt’s a synod on the family, remember?
Divorce, annulments, and contraception certainly have their impact on family life, but surely it is a negative one.

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pdf-icoCreative Language: Decoding, Reframing and Defending Concepts of Human Identity
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pdf-icoFamily or Families?
Towards a better understanding of Humanization and Generativity
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pdf-icoSocial Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.
Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the 47th World Communications Day
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pdf-icoThe Familiaris consortio (On the role of the Christian Family in the Modern World) thirty years later
Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna. Bologna, AMBER Association, 22 January 2012.
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pdf-icoFamily relationships, how they are presented in the media, and virtual relationshipsNorberto González Gaitano (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross).Giovanni Spadolini’s Hall. Senate of the Italian Republic.International Day of the Family, May 13, 2011.
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pdf-icoThe secret of brands. What’s hidden behind the communication of fashion: real needs or only emotive suggestions?The new edition of What’s left of the media by Gianfranco Bettetini and Armando Fumagalli (Quel che resta dei media; Franco Angeli, Milan) has recently hit bookstores.
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giovanni_paolo_ii_50_50Message of John Paul II for the 38th World Communications Day (2004)
"The Media and the Family: A Risk and a Richness ."
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giovanni_paolo_ii_50_50Message of Benedict XVI for the 43rd World Communications Day (2009)
"New Technologies, New Relationships. Promoting a Culture of Respect, Dialogue and Friendship."
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