Cellphone Health News

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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

4/15/2015
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

11/17/2014
Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight

Study found MyFitnessPal made no difference six months after doctors recommended it for patients

11/17/2014
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

10/16/2014
Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

10/10/2014
Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

10/6/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

8/8/2014
Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

7/10/2014
Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away?

Study says too much time spent on social media can create friction in relationships

7/3/2014
Stay Safe On The Roads This July Fourth

Nearly 400 people may die in accidents over holiday weekend, National Safety Council estimates

6/26/2014
Get Tougher on Texting While Driving, Americans Say

Poll finds support for stricter enforcement, harsher penalties

6/24/2014
Your Smartphone Carries Your Personal Bacteria

Findings suggest the devices could be used as health sensors, researchers say

6/19/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

6/10/2014
Cellphone Exposure May Harm Male Fertility

Review found sperm were less viable in men who had been exposed to electromagnetic radiation of devices

6/6/2014
Text Messages May Double Smoker's Odds of Quitting

Cellphone reminders and encouragement help people stick to smoke-free goal, study finds

5/12/2014
App for Bipolar Disorder Being Tested

Smartphone device uses voice analysis for early warning, researchers report

5/2/2014
Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Survey

With some spending 3 or more hours daily, other childhood activities get crowded out, expert warns

4/28/2014
U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys

School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

4/2/2014
Hands-Free Cellphones Don't Make Driving Safer, Review Shows

But survey found 80 percent of drivers think they are less dangerous than hand-held versions

3/26/2014
Smartphone App May Help People Overcome Alcoholism

Study found more abstinence, less 'risky' drinking among A-CHESS users

3/10/2014
When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

3/6/2014
Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert

Distraction causes people to fall down stairs, step into traffic, trauma doctor says

2/18/2014
'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve

Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

2/7/2014
Smartphone Use for Business at Night May Not Be So Smart

Late evening use disrupts sleep and may hurt productivity, study suggests

1/29/2014
Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work?

You can use them to count carbs, log blood sugar, but users say they're no substitute for patient knowledge and a doctor's care

1/22/2014
Texting While Walking a Dangerous Combination: Study

Pedestrians who did both had poorer balance, were less able to walk in straight line, researchers say

1/7/2014
Acquaintances in Social Networks May Find Themselves 'Replaced'

Study finds people tend to keep up with small group of friends, family

1/6/2014
20 Percent of Seventh Graders Have 'Sexted'

And they were more likely to have engaged in some type of sexual behavior, study says

12/19/2013
Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences

Peer pressure seems stronger than parental warnings, study suggests

12/13/2013
Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades

Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected

11/29/2013
11/21/2013
Texting Your Way to Weight Loss

Women in small study used it to track their eating and exercise habits

11/19/2013
Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

11/18/2013
Text Message From Your Heart Doc: 'Take Your Medicine'

New study finds reminder texts help patients stay on the right track for health

11/12/2013
Exposure to the Metal Tungsten May Raise Stroke Risk

Study measured levels in 8,600 Americans

11/5/2013
Is Texting Helping or Hurting Your Relationship?

Young women text to connect; guys text to distance themselves, study author says

10/28/2013
Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge

Smartphones, social media and TV take up large chunks of most kids' days

10/18/2013
Too Much Texting May Leave College Kids Sleepy

Study found more texting lined up with less high-quality slumber