Computer-Related Health News

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Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills

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

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

Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs

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

Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER

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

Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands

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

Robots Stake Their Claim in the Operating Room

Study found they outperformed surgeons when stitching pig intestines back together

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

Implanted Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic Man

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

Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From Fatigue

Avoid too much computer use

Sleepless Nights May Fuel Daytime Facebook Binges: Study

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

Doctor-Patient Emails Can Help the Chronically Ill

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

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

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

Computer-Based Psychotherapy Not as Effective as Standard Care

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

3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants

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

Online Psychotherapy May Help Some With Emotional Problems

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

Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily

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

Health Tip: Help Kids Enjoy Technology

Parents should set guidelines

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

Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study

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

Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility

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

Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens' Mental Health

Adolescents could be more vulnerable than adults, expert says

Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term

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

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media

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

Online Community Helps People Manage Epilepsy

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

Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims

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

Most Teens Seek Health Info Online: Survey

Yet parents remain adolescents' No. 1 source of information

Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise

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

What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests

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

Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep

Light from these devices wakes your brain, study finds

Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

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

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online

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

Google Glass Might Curb Your Vision

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

Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds

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

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

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

Health Tip: Avoiding Computer Strain

Relax, and sit up straight

Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women

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

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

Is All That TV Killing You?

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

Eye 'Training' May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma

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

Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology

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

More Patients Are Checking Doctor-Rating Websites, Study Finds

But just how trustworthy these reviews are isn't clear

Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack

Can Meditation Help Paralyzed People Sync Their Brains to Computers?

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

Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

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

Think You Know What Your Child's Up to Online? Think Again

Parents underestimate exposure to bullying, sexual content, survey finds

FDA Sets Rules for Smartphone Medical Apps

Agency will only regulate those that turn phones into medical devices

Lying in Virtual World Can Be Spotted, Study Finds

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

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

College Kids Trend Toward Twitter, Adults Favor Facebook

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