Misc. Computer Health News

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11/17/2017
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10/20/2017
Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep

Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology

10/18/2017
The Value of Unplugging

Yes, this means turning off your devices!

10/17/2017
Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

To be 'purrfectly' safe, check with your vet first, suggests FDA

10/13/2017
Texting Smarts for Adults and Kids

Cellphone safety when you're on the move

10/9/2017
Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter

Social media is a place where they vent, support each other's views, study finds

10/2/2017
Online Game Could Boost Family Fitness

But more research needed because study participants were all white, and wealthier than most Americans

8/30/2017
Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware

You may end up with a barber or a dentist instead

8/23/2017
Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People

Suicide attempts more common in both bullied and bulliers

8/15/2017
This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer

Smiley emoji may be OK once you know someone, but not in an initial contact, study finds

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

8/4/2017
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

7/25/2017
Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

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

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

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

6/14/2017
Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

6/9/2017
NBA Players' Late-Night Tweets May Be Bad for Their Game: Study

Those who posted turned in a poorer performance the next day; lack of sleep the likely culprit

6/5/2017
Diet Journaling Made Easier

Keep track of calories online

6/1/2017
Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

5/23/2017
You're Less Apt to Fact-Check 'Fake News' When It's on Social Media: Study

When users saw others looking at same report online, they were less likely to verify claims

5/18/2017
Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits

New study finds a near doubling of sales of OraQuick test, showing power of celebrity announcements

5/12/2017
Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction

It could be creating unrealistic expectations for young, inexperienced men, researcher says

5/12/2017
Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data

Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

5/5/2017
'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

5/3/2017
Striving for Facebook 'Likes' May Not Boost Your Self-Esteem

Australian study found no bump up in mood or confidence, no matter how many likes users got

4/28/2017
Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens

Suggestions to limit TV and PC time

4/20/2017
What to Know About Online Dating Sites

Always proceed with caution when looking for love in cyberspace

4/17/2017
Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?

Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online

4/12/2017
Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?

Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study 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

3/14/2017
Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

3/8/2017
Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

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

2/14/2017
Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

1/30/2017
Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways

Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

1/23/2017
When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

1/20/2017
Your Health Record in a Heartbeat?

Study suggests an ECG could serve as a secure 'password' for a patient's electronic medical history

1/19/2017
Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears

Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

12/16/2016
12/12/2016
11/30/2016
Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise

Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

11/28/2016
Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools

Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support