Cellphone Health News

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9/15/2017
Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk

Study finds elementary school children with phones are more likely to be cyberbullied

9/5/2017
Mom-to-Be's Cellphone May Not Harm Fetal Brain

Devices' electromagnetic fields aren't linked to problems with language or motor skills in study

8/8/2017
Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar

Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found

8/5/2017
Teen Drivers Take More Chances as Senior Year Begins

Experts urge parents to continue talking about consequences for unsafe behavior behind the wheel

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

6/23/2017
Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says

6/15/2017
When Parents Focus on Smartphones, Kids' Misbehaving Can Rise

Little ones can feel snubbed by the devices and consequently act out, study suggests

5/4/2017
A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay

Findings support American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on technology use by very young children

5/3/2017
Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

4/28/2017
Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

4/5/2017
The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

3/30/2017
U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016

Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike

3/24/2017
Smartphone Infertility App

Researchers develop at-home fertility test for men using smartphone app.

3/22/2017
Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

3/8/2017
'Pokemon Go' Players Add 2,000 Steps a Day

Smartphone game benefits overweight, sedentary people most, researchers report

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

2/13/2017
The 'Selfie' Paradox

People love their own, but aren't so crazy about others' on social media, study finds

1/24/2017
Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors

Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

1/20/2017
Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

1/17/2017
Working Out? Don't Bring Your Cellphone

Researchers say talking and texting makes workout less efficient and throws you off-balance

12/14/2016
Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

11/23/2016
New Skin Patch Analyzes Your Sweat During Exercise

Used with a smartphone app, it's designed to offer information about your health, inventors say

11/14/2016
Germs on Smartphones Yield Clues to Owners' Lifestyles

Personal molecules are deposited on your electronic devices, study says

11/10/2016
Smartphones and Sleep Quality

Want to get more good, quality sleep? Then you may want to put down that smartphone, new study finds.

11/9/2016
Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep

Study suggests a link between the devices and troubled slumber

10/31/2016
Smartphones, Tablets Keep Kids Buzzing at Bedtime

Children with access to these devices don't get enough sleep, study finds

10/25/2016
Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?

Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

10/14/2016
Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap

Smartphones can get in the way of family life, and stress is the result, study finds

10/13/2016
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

10/11/2016
For Medical Diagnoses, Doctors Still Trounce Computers

Popular symptom checkers were half as accurate in comparison study

9/16/2016
For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

9/12/2016
Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

8/31/2016
Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That

Smartphones can help keep you on track with lifestyle changes

8/22/2016
Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers

Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

8/16/2016
Don't Lose Sleep Over Screentime at Night

More exposure to daylight may help people get better shuteye after going online at bedtime, study finds

8/10/2016
After-Hours Work Email No Friend of the Family

Study finds expectation to respond threatens lifestyle balance

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

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

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

7/12/2016
Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You

Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

7/1/2016
Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work

In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

6/24/2016
Smartphones and Vision Problems

Staring at your smartphone in the dark may cause temporary "blindness," according to new study.

6/22/2016
Doing This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight

It's a common activity in today's digital world, leading some to fear blindness, researchers say

6/22/2016
Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That

Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

6/9/2016
Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That

Study found tracking symptoms, alerting doctors to trouble early led to longer survival

6/8/2016
Hey Drivers: Hands-Free Cellphones Not Risk-Free

Study finds they're as distracting, dangerous as hand-held versions because they interfere with what driver 'sees'

5/27/2016
NIH Experts Cast Doubt on Rat Study Linking Cellphones, Tumors

Rodents exposed to phone radiation actually lived longer than unexposed animals, reviewers point out

5/12/2016
Why Texting While Driving Can Be So Hazardous

It short-circuits brain's 'sixth sense' that helps drivers stay on course, researchers say

5/6/2016
Is Daily Blood Thinner Needed for Irregular Heartbeat?

Smartphone app may help some people with atrial fibrillation take drugs 'as needed,' study suggests

5/4/2016
CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds