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Screen Time Linked to Back Pain in Kids. Questionnaires completed by 1,628 students revealed that nearly half (46.7%) experienced an episode of back pain in the previous twelve months. Further analysis showed an association between an increased risk for back pain and spending three or more hours per day watching TV or using a tablet, laptop, or smartphone. The findings suggest that reducing screen time could lower the risk for back pain among children and teens. Journal of Pediatrics (Brazil), September 2019