Computer-Related Health News

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11/20/2012
'E-Medicine' May Not Be Cost Saver After All, Study Says

Patients with online access to medical records made more office visits

11/12/2012
Could iPads, Kindles Be Just What the Eye Doctor Ordered?

Digital tablets improve reading speed of those with central vision loss, study finds

10/30/2012
Smartphones Linked to Sexual Activity in Teens: Study

But whether one leads to the other isn't clear

10/21/2012
Electronic Records Do Aid Patient Care, Study Finds

Outpatients benefit from data organization, improved communication, researchers say

10/1/2012
Sharing Notes With Patients Empowers Them: Study

Reading doctor's remarks online also boosts treatment compliance, researchers find

9/25/2012
Can Facebook Prolong Post-Breakup Pain?

Those who 'stalk' their ex electronically show more longing, less personal growth, study says

9/12/2012
3-D Imaging Might Make Some Surgeries Safer

French doctors used virtual model to help them navigate patient's neck during operation

9/4/2012
Could Internet Addiction Be Genetic?

People hooked on nicotine share same gene mutation as those overusing the Web, study finds

8/3/2012
'Virtual' Patients New Addition to Psychiatry?

Researcher sees future for his characters in training sessions

7/28/2012
Experts Offer Tips to Cut Kids' Screen Time During Summer

Parents urged to limit the time children spend watching TV and playing video games

7/2/2012
More Than 1 in 4 Teens Have 'Sexted': Study

Houston-area survey finds more than half have been asked to send naked photos of themselves

6/26/2012
Magnets in iPad2 May Alter Settings on Brain Shunt Devices: Study

Effect seen only when tablet computer was within inches of the patient's head, researcher noted

5/25/2012
Cancer Patients Share Web Info With Docs for Insight, Advice

They are not typically challenging their treatments, study found

4/11/2012
Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise

If confirmed with further research, new technique could offer alternative to drilling into skull

3/26/2012
People With Autism May Be Better at Processing Information

Small study suggests this ability might be an advantage in IT careers

3/6/2012
Computerization May Not Curb Medical Tests, Costs

Doctors order more scans if they have easy access to results, study shows

1/27/2012
Experts Offer Tips on Avoiding iPad-Linked Shoulder, Neck Strain

Users should not keep tablet computers such as iPad or Xoom on their laps, small study suggests

12/23/2011
Many VA Patients Would Share Personal Health Records, Study Finds

Nearly 80% surveyed said they would allow spouse, others access to information

12/5/2011
Teen 'Sexting' Might Be Less Common Than Feared

But emotional, legal fallout can still occur, studies find

11/29/2011
New Software Might Help Predict Difficult Childbirth

Using 3-D reconstructions, program scores a mother's likelihood of normal delivery

11/9/2011
Computer 'Pathologist' Could Help Assess Breast Cancer Survival

Model under study may someday help, not replace, physicians, researchers say

11/3/2011
College Students Still Vulnerable to Bullying

Harassment, especially cyberbullying, can continue beyond high school

10/15/2011
Helping Teens Fend Off Attacks by Cyberbullies

Self-confidence and understanding how the Internet works may help head off problems

9/22/2011
Scientists Reconstruct the 'Movies in Our Minds'

Using MRI scans and computers, they interpreted brain patterns as people watched film trailers

8/24/2011
Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey

Fans of 'suggestive' TV shows also more likely to report using marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes

5/20/2011
Robotic Surgery Oversold on Hospital Websites, Study Contends

Like any procedure, outcome depends on surgeon's skill, expert says

5/13/2011
Teens Who Drink Seem Drawn to Social Networking Sites

Finding reflects youths' experimenting with alcohol and the Internet, expert says

4/24/2011
What Makes a Face Appealing to the Opposite Sex?

Those who think women prefer men to have a square jaw are in for a surprise

4/8/2011
College 101: Cellphones, Laptops, Music Players

After giving them up for a day, students in 10 different countries were miserable, study found

4/7/2011
Scientists Use Computer to 'Read' Human Thoughts

Technology could help disabled patients relate to world around them, findings suggest

3/11/2011
Text Messages May Help Smokers Kick the Addiction, Small Study Finds

Brain MRIs also provide data for smoking cessation 'texts' tailored to individual's capacity for self-control

3/3/2011
Computer Vision Syndrome: Fact or Fiction?

Eye experts take different views on whether it's a serious malady

3/3/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Take frequent breaks from the computer

2/23/2011
Violent Video Games May Not Desensitize Kids: Study

Data suggests children's long-term 'emotional memory' not affected

2/18/2011
Kids as Young as 5 Can Command a Computer Mouse

Study found practice more important than age in mastering skills

2/17/2011
Some Docs May Use Twitter for 'Unprofessional' Messages: Report

4% of physician 'tweets' said to be sexually explicit, violated patients' privacy or were otherwise inappropriate

1/18/2011
More Evidence That TV, Computer Time Could Harm Heart

After treadmill test, cardiac recovery worse in those with more 'screen time,' study finds

12/28/2010
Many Parents Frown on Kids' Internet Use, Survey Says

They worry about diminished time spent with friends, family

12/23/2010
Electronic Health Records May Not Always Improve Care

Experts say better tools needed to assess effectiveness of new record-keeping

11/19/2010
Computer Imaging Adds to 'Nose Job' Satisfaction: Study

Rhinoplasty patients who previewed their new nose before surgery were happiest with results

11/18/2010
Undergrads Who Twitter May Do Better, Study Finds

Social networking seemed to increase student engagement

10/19/2010
Online Gambling Rises Among College Males, High School Girls

1.7 million U.S. males aged 18 to 22 gamble online at least once a month, researchers estimate

9/27/2010
Health Tip: Sit Properly at the Computer

Suggestions for setting up your chair

9/14/2010
Action-Packed Video Games May Be Good for You After All

Decision-making improves with frequent shoot-'em-up play, study finds

9/13/2010
Researchers Develop Touch-Sensitive 'e-Skin'

May be used in robots and possibly one day to restore a sense of touch to patients with prosthetic limbs

8/2/2010
Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens

Even healthy ones can run into trouble with too much use, researchers say

5/28/2010
Scientist Becomes First Human 'Infected' With Computer Virus

As implantable medical device technology advances, so will potential risks, researcher warns

5/23/2010
Parents Want Electronic Access to Their Children's Docs: Survey

E-mail, Internet access could reduce frustration, researchers say

5/19/2010
Alcohol Companies Use New Media to Lure Young Drinkers: Report

Spirits industry says it's committed to responsible online advertising

4/20/2010
'Brain Games' Do Not Make You Smarter

British study found no evidence that popular computer games helped in any way