Media Health News

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8/21/2018
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Toddlers on Touchscreens

Computer gaming is not inherently bad for young children, study finds.

3/26/2018
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12/13/2017
10/18/2017
The Value of Unplugging

Yes, this means turning off your devices!

10/11/2017
America's 'Beautiful People' Are Changing

Icons of attractiveness are more diverse, older now than in decades past

10/6/2017
9/25/2017
Gun Violence in Movies a Trigger for Teens?

Parents need to keep weapons locked up, limit exposure to media violence, experts say

9/21/2017
Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

Kids typically see images that boost the drinking culture, study finds

9/11/2017
Does Study Claim a Cure? Beware of Scientific 'Spin'

'Breakthroughs' are rare, so view bold claims with skepticism, researcher warns

8/17/2017
TV Binge-Watching May Leave You Like 'The Walking Dead'

Study suggests multi-episode viewers can end up sleepless and fatigued

8/8/2017
Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health

Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

8/7/2017
Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor

2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds

8/4/2017
Student Motivation 101: There's an App for That

College students who used game-style app got higher marks and fewer dropped out of class, study finds

7/31/2017
Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

7/6/2017
Smoking On the Rise in Movies Aimed at Young: Study

Rise prompts call for R rating on movies that show or imply tobacco use

5/31/2017
Did a 1980 Letter Help Spark the U.S. Opioid Crisis?

Doctors may have been misled by report calling painkiller addiction 'rare'

5/18/2017
Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits

New study finds a near doubling of sales of OraQuick test, showing power of celebrity announcements

5/4/2017
More Starring Roles for Booze in Kids' Movies, Study Finds

Drinking figured in 85 percent of the top children's films over 2 decades

5/4/2017
Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'

Netflix series is too explicit in depicting teen suicide while leaving out key elements, mental health experts warn

4/10/2017
Muppet With Autism Makes Her 'Sesame Street' Debut

4-year-old 'Julia' joins cast to help young viewers understand the disorder

4/5/2017
Hollywood Villains Are No Dermatologist's Friend

Skin specialists say on-screen creeps often have faces that equate blemishes with 'evil'

3/31/2017
Is Your TV Making You Fat?

People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds

3/22/2017
'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

3/14/2017
Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

3/8/2017
Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

3/6/2017
Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?

More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggests

3/1/2017
Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness?

Lower-income kids harmed more by excess screen time than affluent children, study finds

2/14/2017
Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency