Computer-Related Health News

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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

4/8/2010
Electronic Medical Records' Benefits Still to Be Seen

Most systems not yet fully implemented, survey finds

4/2/2010
Medical Misinformation Can Spread Quickly Via 'Tweets'

Twitter users reveal misuse of antibiotics, including sharing leftover drugs, study finds

3/13/2010
Eye Health and Safety Should Be Job One

Spotlight focuses on work-related risks during Save Your Vision month

3/3/2010
People Still Trust Their Doctors Rather Than the Internet

They'll go online first, but turn to physicians for final decisions, survey shows

2/16/2010
Cell Phones, Video Games Don't Spur Teen Headaches

But listening to music could be a source of pain, study finds

1/21/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

Most linked to computers or overuse injuries from sports

11/5/2009
Doctors Point Out Gaps in U.S. Health Care

Survey finds poorer results, higher costs than in other countries

10/6/2009
Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction

In a wired world, obsessive use is likely to increase, experts say

10/3/2009
In Health Care Today, It's Electronic All the Way

Despite telemedicine advances, doctor-patient relationship remains key, experts say

6/9/2009
Computers Causing Injuries in the Home

Falling monitors, dangerous wires a growing risk, especially for kids, study shows

6/8/2009
Too Much Computer Gaming Can Steal Your Sleep

Hard-core gamers lose almost two hours of slumber a night, study suggests

6/5/2009
Interactive Video Games Offer Exercise Benefits

Payoff was especially evident with seniors, researchers say

5/26/2009
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On

Computer- and Web-based programs may help smokers stop, study finds

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

4/28/2009
Brain-Computer Interface Posts Message on Twitter

Electrical signals ID letters for texting, giving home-bound a way to communicate, team says

3/25/2009
Few Hospitals Embracing Electronic Health Record Systems

Researchers say cost, doctors' reluctance to change are main barriers to adoption

2/23/2009
Media Influences Cancer Care

Patients who search Web, other media more likely to get newer treatments, study finds

2/10/2009
New Technology May Boost Artificial Arms

Surgery, computer allow better nerve link to brain, researchers say

1/27/2009
'Wired' Hospitals Post Lower Death, Complication Rates

But researchers note system chosen needs to match needs, culture of staff

1/26/2009
Health Tip: Sit Properly at the Computer

How to avoid overuse injury

1/2/2009
Health Tip: Relief From Carpal Tunnel

Suggestions to ease the pain

10/29/2008
Less Exposure to Violent Media Makes Youths Less Aggressive

Study found they were less likely to bully others, get into fights

10/21/2008
Sex Partners Get STD Alerts by E-mail

Report shows 30,000 have used Internet service to handle delivery of delicate news

10/14/2008
Surfing the Web Stimulates Your Brain

Internet searches keep the mind active, study finds

10/1/2008
Computer-Aided Mammogram Reading Effective

Detection rates rival those of two radiologist readings, study says

9/15/2008
Web Site Helps Cancer Patients With Fertility Preservation

Northwestern consortium's program features message boards, videos and advice

9/11/2008
Time Teaches Brain to Recognize Objects

Research could pave way for enhanced computer vision systems, MIT study suggests

8/19/2008
Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery

Fluorescent dyes light up diseased tissue on video monitors, helping spare healthy cells

8/15/2008
Study Probes Internet Health-Related Search Patterns

Use of Google Trends mirrors data sought in other countries as well, researchers say

7/21/2008
Medicare to Pay Bonuses for 'E-Prescribing'

Doctors can earn additional money by initiating computerized prescribing systems

7/3/2008
Barcode Technology Flaws Put Some Patients at Risk

Nurses forced to use 'workarounds' to ensure medication errors are kept to minimum, study says

6/18/2008
Doctors Slow to Embrace Electronic Medical Records

But family practitioners and doctors in the West are increasingly wired, survey finds

6/13/2008
Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone

Poll finds they fret about kids' knowledge of safety, privacy, emergency practices, but will leave them alone anyway

6/10/2008
Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders

But their tech savvy helps them use online programs as well as drugs to help problem

6/3/2008
Health Tip: Symptoms of Computer Strain

Signs that you may have an injury

5/9/2008
Telemedicine a Cost-Effective Alternative to ER Visits

Study finds more than 25% of pediatric 'emergencies' could have been handled online

5/8/2008
Computer Program Helps Drug Abusers Stay Clean

Software training supplements counseling, could also treat other psychiatric disorders

4/18/2008
Computer Program Helps COPD Patients Monitor Breathing

It helped to reduce air trapped in the lungs during exercise, researchers find

3/30/2008
Combining Internet With Office Visits Cut Heart Attack Risks

Enhanced doctor-patient communication showed big drops in blood pressure, disease scores

3/5/2008
Brain Scans Let Computer 'Read' Visual Activity

Researchers suggest finding could lead to ways to decode the mind for therapeutic purposes

3/4/2008
Restricting TV and Computer Time Helps Kids Lose Weight

Finding offers hope for curbing pediatric obesity epidemic in U.S.

2/29/2008
Disabled Cite Need to Improve Wireless Devices

Survey finds use of these aids is increasing but better functionality is sought

2/18/2008
E-mails Improve Patient-Surgeon Communication

Study found more exchanges occurred when people were encouraged to use them

2/18/2008
Portable Computer Devices Can Aid Exercise Programs

PDAs beeped reminders to participants, and they worked out longer, study shows