Computer-Related Health News

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8/8/2016
Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills

But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores, Australian study finds

8/5/2016
Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send

Erotic images and messages a popular way to flirt, but don't expect them to stay private, study finds

8/2/2016
Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs

Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

7/15/2016
Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER

Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

6/28/2016
Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands

Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

5/4/2016
Robots Stake Their Claim in the Operating Room

Study found they outperformed surgeons when stitching pig intestines back together

5/3/2016
Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Study finds kids often mirror what mom and dad do when it comes to technology use

4/13/2016
Implanted Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic Man

Technology bypasses damaged spinal cord to help patient move fingers, hand and wrist

2/29/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From Fatigue

Avoid too much computer use

2/16/2016
Sleepless Nights May Fuel Daytime Facebook Binges: Study

Researchers found less sleep linked to more distracted behavior and computer browsing

1/4/2016
Doctor-Patient Emails Can Help the Chronically Ill

Online communications reduced need for phone calls and office visits for many, study shows

12/24/2015
More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

12/22/2015
Toddlers Adept at Using Touch-Screen Devices, Study Finds

Children as young as 2 years old can swipe, unlock and search for features and games, research shows

11/12/2015
Computer-Based Psychotherapy Not as Effective as Standard Care

Study found people often didn't complete device-driven programs

11/9/2015
3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants

Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests

11/3/2015
Online Psychotherapy May Help Some With Emotional Problems

But remote counseling is not suited to people with severe mental illness, researchers add

11/2/2015
Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily

New study suggests an income-based 'digital divide' is narrowing

10/21/2015
Health Tip: Help Kids Enjoy Technology

Parents should set guidelines

10/6/2015
Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

9/28/2015
Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study

Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

9/23/2015
Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility

Translating thoughts into electrical signals sent over the Internet allowed two people to communicate

9/11/2015
Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens' Mental Health

Adolescents could be more vulnerable than adults, expert says

8/3/2015
Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term

Beefing up electronic programs with human help might make them more effective, expert says

6/22/2015
1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

6/17/2015
Online Community Helps People Manage Epilepsy

Computer support aided most for tracking seizures, medication side effects, study says

6/5/2015
Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims

Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

6/2/2015
Most Teens Seek Health Info Online: Survey

Yet parents remain adolescents' No. 1 source of information

4/14/2015
Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise

Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online

2/13/2015
What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests

It can be as important as an attractive photo, researchers say

12/22/2014
Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep

Light from these devices wakes your brain, study finds

12/13/2014
Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

11/28/2014
Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

11/5/2014
Google Glass Might Curb Your Vision

Some peripheral sight may be obstructed while wearing device, researchers find

10/24/2014
Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds

Researchers say future doctors and nurses learn more from the human body

9/24/2014
Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests

9/15/2014
Health Tip: Avoiding Computer Strain

Relax, and sit up straight

7/17/2014
Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women

Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds

7/9/2014
Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

6/25/2014
Is All That TV Killing You?

Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles chance of early death, but one expert questions the connection

4/22/2014
Eye 'Training' May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma

Gains seen after 3 months using experimental computer program, study says

2/25/2014
Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology

But researchers note it's not clear if treatment will work for anyone else

2/18/2014
More Patients Are Checking Doctor-Rating Websites, Study Finds

But just how trustworthy these reviews are isn't clear

12/2/2013
Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack

11/11/2013
Can Meditation Help Paralyzed People Sync Their Brains to Computers?

Practicing mind and body awareness speeds mastery of the systems, study suggests

10/31/2013
Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Strong link observed between online forums and suicide risk, study says

10/30/2013
Think You Know What Your Child's Up to Online? Think Again

Parents underestimate exposure to bullying, sexual content, survey finds

9/23/2013
FDA Sets Rules for Smartphone Medical Apps

Agency will only regulate those that turn phones into medical devices

9/11/2013
Lying in Virtual World Can Be Spotted, Study Finds

Researchers found slower, shorter responses in electronic messaging were clues to deception

8/2/2013
Smart Technology May Help Kids With Autism Learn, Communicate

Study found apps on iPad, iPod made it easier for them to concentrate, show what they know

6/11/2013
College Kids Trend Toward Twitter, Adults Favor Facebook

Whatever the vehicle, it reflects growing signs of self-absorbed behavior, study says