Cellphone Health News

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3/15/2016
Smartphones and Medical Help

Is your smartphone dependable in a health emergency?

3/14/2016
Siri, Other Smartphone 'Assistants' May Fall Short in a Crisis: Study

Most programs were confused about concepts of rape, domestic abuse

3/9/2016
Health Care Apps Often Offer Little Privacy Protection: Study

Many have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say

3/8/2016
Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Projected to Jump 10 Percent

Combination of more people walking, more traffic, more distractions could be to blame, report suggests

3/3/2016
Could Twitter Be a Recruitment Tool for Cancer Trials?

Study suggests it has untapped potential for linking patients to clinical trial enrollment websites

3/2/2016
Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong, Study Finds

Measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when popular mobile application was tested

2/29/2016
iPads Often Used to Pacify Difficult Kids

Mobile technology the go-to tool of some frustrated parents, study finds

2/22/2016
Study Shows Just How Big a Role Cellphones Play in Car Crashes

In-vehicle videos highlight other distractions, such as reading, writing and touchscreen menus on dashboards

2/16/2016
Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study

Safety campaigns should target social influences involved in distracted driving, researcher says

2/5/2016
Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades

Disruptive effects of 'blue light' on sleep are intensified in the dark, researchers say

2/2/2016
Text Messages May Prompt People to Take Their Meds

New analysis finds these reminders double chances patients take drugs as prescribed

1/29/2016
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find

In-person communication better at conveying emotions, and helps preteens read nonverbal cues, researchers say

1/27/2016
Too Sedentary? There's an App for That

Pilot study shows that smartphone reminders get people moving more

1/26/2016
Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

12/28/2015
Watch Out for Distracted Walkers

To avoid injury, pedestrians should 'engage with their surroundings,' surgeon says

11/2/2015
Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily

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

10/26/2015
Truckers' Fatigue, Cellphones Boost Their Crash Risk: Study

Researchers also found that troubling blood pressure readings increased odds of an accident

10/7/2015
Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous to Teens' Health

Researcher suggests placing limits on technology use

10/6/2015
Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

But similar link with poor school performance wasn't seen for boys

10/1/2015
Sender Often Focus of Mobile Tweets, Study Says

Social media posts from stationary devices appear less egocentric

9/30/2015
Could Your Cellphone Be Harming Your Love Life?

Partners don't like it if you take calls or send texts when you're spending time together, survey shows

9/22/2015
Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?

Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

9/3/2015
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

8/26/2015
Teens Not the Only Ones Using Cellphones While Driving

Many adults are calling, texting when behind the wheel, survey finds

8/13/2015
Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?

Special apps, trackers may boost weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, early studies suggest

8/11/2015
Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

8/10/2015
Many U.S. Adults Sext, and It May Even Help Some Relationships

Survey found three-quarters do so in context of a committed couple

7/17/2015
When Teens 'Tweet' About Pot, It's Typically Positive

Study finds few messages mention potential harmful effects

7/14/2015
Cell Calls, Texts Can Distract Even If Unanswered

Just knowing you have a message can affect your performance, study finds

6/30/2015
Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey

But many are unaware of existing options, findings suggest

6/22/2015
Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?

Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets

6/10/2015
Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives

Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

5/15/2015
Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

5/6/2015
Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

4/27/2015
Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving

New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents

4/27/2015
Too Many Teens Still Texting While Driving

But state bans have led to decreases, study finds

4/27/2015
Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

4/27/2015
Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

4/15/2015
College Kids Text on Dates, in Shower, at Funerals: Survey

Most know it's bad behavior but can't help themselves, research shows

4/10/2015
Smartphones Could Be Early Warning System for Earthquakes

Technology could detect problems and alert people in developing countries

4/3/2015
Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries

Hospitalizations from auto accidents down 7 percent in states with restrictions

3/26/2015
Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

3/6/2015
Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence?

Study suggests that devices might promote lazy thinking and less brain use

2/4/2015
Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis

Low-cost accessory replicates laboratory-based blood test, researchers report

2/3/2015
Electronic Devices May Disrupt Teen Sleep, Study Reports

Kids using computers and phones take longer to drift off at night

1/29/2015
Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study

Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key

1/5/2015
Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

Experts recommend limiting use of small screen devices

12/30/2014
Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows

But, experts stress that distracted driving is dangerous at any age

12/23/2014
Smartphones May Charge Up Your Thumbs

Study finds boost in brain signals from fingertips in people who use touch screens

12/5/2014
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says