Cellphone Health News

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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

12/13/2011
U.S. Safety Board Urges Nationwide Ban on Drivers' Use of Cellphones

Recent texting-linked tragedy in Missouri points to the need for national approach, board says

12/5/2011
Teen 'Sexting' Might Be Less Common Than Feared

But emotional, legal fallout can still occur, studies find

11/21/2011
Bullying Moves From Online to Text-Messaging: Study

Technologies change but distressed kids, concerned adults are constants

11/7/2011
Text Message Reminders Prompt Kids to Take Asthma Medicine

In small study, children paid attention to texts but teens didn't

11/2/2011
Teen 'Sexting' Common and Linked to Psychological Woes

Survey of Boston-area students found more signs of depression in those involved

10/21/2011
Cell Phones Don't Raise Brain Cancer Risk, Study Says

One of the largest, longest looks at possible dangers found none, researchers report

7/27/2011
Cell Phones Don't Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study

But the researchers and other experts urge more research on possible link

7/21/2011
Survey Suggests 'Sexting' Rampant in College

More than half have gotten sexual images on their phones, researcher says

6/30/2011
Motivational Text Messages May Help Smokers Quit

Encouragement and tips to avoid cravings doubled quit rates in study participants

6/10/2011
Heavy Cell Phone Use Might Raise Risk of Brain Tumors

Study found small increase in incidence, but experts suggest using ear piece, speaker phone to be safe

6/10/2011
Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws

Compiling, comparing legislation might help find best way to curb texting, talking, researchers say

6/1/2011
Hospital Visitors' Cellphones May Carry 'Worrisome' Germs

Dangerous bacteria twice as likely to enter facility via patients' phones than staff's, study finds

6/1/2011
Earpieces Can Minimize Possible Risks From Cellphones, Experts Say

Advice follows warning that microwave radiation from the devices a possible carcinogen