Cellphone Health News

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10/18/2013
4 of 5 Colleges Students Text While Driving: Study

Young men may overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel, researchers say

9/23/2013
FDA Sets Rules for Smartphone Medical Apps

Agency will only regulate those that turn phones into medical devices

9/13/2013
Teens' Antisocial Texts May Foretell Bad Behavior

But teenagers also use texting in positive ways, study finds

9/11/2013
Lying in Virtual World Can Be Spotted, Study Finds

Researchers found slower, shorter responses in electronic messaging were clues to deception

8/12/2013
ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds

One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

7/25/2013
Breathalyzer Device Tells You When Your Workout Is Burning Fat

Paired with smartphone, prototype device helps gauge weight-loss success, developers say

7/18/2013
Your Smartphone May Be Making You Fat

Heavy use tied to sedentary lifestyle, less fitness in study of college students

7/17/2013
States Boosting Efforts Against Distracted Driving: Report

But increased education, law enforcement is stymied by drivers' reluctance to 'put down their phones'

6/25/2013
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER

Talking, texting users aren't looking out for dangers, study finds

6/18/2013
Lots of Americans Want Health Care Via Their Smartphone

But all too often, the demand outpaces the technology to deliver it, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

6/12/2013
Even 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report

They cause mental distraction that can lead to crashes, experts warn

5/31/2013
Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

Latest technology lets you jog along with zombies, bulls and race cars

5/17/2013
Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That

Experimental app shaves critical seconds off smartphone transmissions of EKG images, study says

5/17/2013
Cellphone Use May Reveal Your 'Dominant Brain'

People with left-brain dominance tend to listen with right ear, and vice-versa, study finds

5/15/2013
Cellphone Calls During Blood Pressure Readings May Skew Results

Interruption can cause spike in systolic pressure, study found

5/9/2013
Fatal Crashes Involving Cellphone Use May Be Under-Reported

Various factors indicate that phone-related road deaths are underestimated, experts say

5/6/2013
Many Parents Texting, Phoning While Driving Their Kids: Survey

Cell phone chats most common, but distractions also include grooming, Web surfing and child care

5/6/2013
More Than 4 in 10 U.S. Teens Text While Driving: Survey

State laws banning behavior don't seem to help much, researchers find

4/19/2013
Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

Work-related calls a priority for nearly one-third polled

4/12/2013
Doctors Urged to Refrain from Social Media Contacts With Patients

Texting or 'friending' patients on Facebook frowned upon in new professional guidelines

4/4/2013
Fewer U.S. Teens Dying in Teen-Driver Crashes

Risky rider behavior and passenger fatalities have lessened, but texting and speeding remain deadly habits, report says

3/15/2013
Phones, Texting May Be as Dangerous as Alcohol for Drivers

Small study found distracted driving performance similar to being legally drunk

3/15/2013
Incoherent Text Messages May Signal Stroke, Doctors Say

Case study describes man whose only clear symptom was not realizing his messages were garbled

3/14/2013
American Drivers Phone, Text More Often Than European Motorists

Distracted driving kills more than 3,000 people in U.S. a year, CDC says

3/13/2013
Hate Other People's Cellphone Calls? You're Not Alone

Study found working people were more distracted by one-sided versus two-sided conversations

2/13/2013
'Cyberbullying' as Harmful as Physical Threats, Study Finds

Online activity must be considered when creating policies to combat bullying, researchers say

1/31/2013
Texting Doesn't Replace the Feel-Good Effects of Talking, Study Says

Girls who actually spoke to their mothers experienced positive physical responses

1/23/2013
Drivers Who Multitask Often Overestimate Their Skills

Those who do it most are least capable, study suggests

1/16/2013
Smartphone Apps for Skin Cancer Risk Aren't Reliable, Study Finds

They could delay people seeking medical advice on possible melanoma lesions, researchers say

1/15/2013
Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Study takes advantage of technology to educate kids on nutrition, fitness

1/14/2013
Twitter May Help Those Trying to Lose Weight

Adding 'tweets' to a weight-loss program encouraged success among participants, study finds

12/13/2012
Texting While Walking May Be as Dangerous as Texting While Driving

Study found many use cell phones when crossing streets, which puts them at risk for accidents

12/10/2012
Your Smartphone Might Help You Lose Weight

Personalized feedback and coaching along with education let patients shed pounds, study found

12/4/2012
Can Excessive Cellphone Use Become an Addiction?

New study suggests potential harm, but one expert says jury is still out on the issue

11/9/2012
Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority

9/17/2012
'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens

Study found association with other forms of sexual risk-taking among high school students

8/8/2012
All That Txtng May B Hrtng Kids' Grammar

Parents can set good example by avoiding shorthand like 'ur' and '2' in own text messages, expert says

6/16/2012
More People Stay 'Connected' on Vacation Via Web: Study

Today's travelers use smartphones, other personal electronic devices instead of postcards, payphones

6/15/2012
'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey

Many are not aware of the legal, social consequences, researchers found

4/30/2012
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies Show

One study -- using car simulators -- indicates phone use hazardous no matter where it's held

4/26/2012
College Kids Often Use Cell Phones While Driving: Study

Students seem to have 'misplaced confidence' in their ability to multitask, researcher says

4/24/2012
Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

4/16/2012
Media Multitasking Might Have Mental Upside

Young adults in study were better able to integrate sensory information

4/5/2012
Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting

Study found average student texted or read five texts during class

3/26/2012
Teen Girl Drivers Likelier to Use Electronic Devices: Study

In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel

3/15/2012
Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice

Behaviors seemed to rise with added exposure, but experts stress that rodent findings are preliminary

1/27/2012
People May Lie More When Texting: Study

Researchers suggest it's easier to deceive than when in person or during video chat

1/21/2012
Texting, Talking on Cellphone Slows Walking Pace: Study

Findings may shed light on ways to improve functional walking in physical therapy patients

1/12/2012
Your Smartphone May Be Stressing You Out

The more people checked the Web for personal reasons, the more anxious they were, study found

12/30/2011
Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011

Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines