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17 Jun
How Secure Is Your Health or Fitness App?

How Secure Is Your Health or Fitness App?

Your health and fitness apps may have privacy issues that put your personal information at risk, researchers warn.

"This analysis found serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices in mHealth [mobile health] apps. Clinicians should be aware of these a...

14 Jun
Teens Who Text While Driving May Take Other Risks Behind the Wheel

Teens Who Text While Driving May Take Other Risks Behind the Wheel

When it comes to teens, one risky driving behavior may beget other risky behaviors on the road: New research finds that those who use cellphones while behind the wheel are more likely to engage in other types of risky driving.

"This study found that frequent cellphone us...

08 Jun
Your Teen's Smartphone Could Be Key to Unhealthy Weight

Your Teen's Smartphone Could Be Key to Unhealthy Weight

Your teens' route to a healthy or unhealthy weight may be in their hands -- literally.

New research out of South Korea shows that teens who spend too much time on their smartphones are also more prone to eating habits that increase their odds for obesity.

One nutri...

19 May
What Type of Stent Did I Get, Where? Most Heart Patients Don't Know

What Type of Stent Did I Get, Where? Most Heart Patients Don't Know

When someone comes in for a new heart stent, it's critical that the medical team doing the procedure knows several key facts about previous stents the patient has had.

But fewer than half of patients receiving a stent were still carrying the stent card that has those de...

14 May
Magnets in Cellphones, Smartwatches Might Affect Pacemakers, FDA Warns

Magnets in Cellphones, Smartwatches Might Affect Pacemakers, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that strong magnets in some cellphones and smartwatches can interfere with pacemakers and other implanted medical devices.

Studies have shown that these high-strength magnets may cause some implants to switch to "magnet mo...

26 Mar
Most Post-Surgical Opioids Go Unused: Study

Most Post-Surgical Opioids Go Unused: Study

Using cellphones to track patients' painkiller use, a new study found more than 60% of opioid painkillers prescribed to surgical patients after their procedures went unused.

That has implications for the ongoing epidemic of opioid misuse in the United States, where unuse...

19 Mar
Does Too Much 'Screen Time' Have Your Preschooler Acting Out?

Does Too Much 'Screen Time' Have Your Preschooler Acting Out?

Preschoolers who spend a lot of time watching movies and shows on TVs and other screens are more likely to develop emotional and behavioral problems by age 5, a Finnish study warns.

But despite their reputation, video games did not appear to promote any emotional problem...

02 Mar
For Some Young Drivers, Smartphone Use Is One of Many Bad Habits

For Some Young Drivers, Smartphone Use Is One of Many Bad Habits

Young drivers who cruise down the highway with a cellphone in hand probably exhibit other risky behind-the-wheel behaviors, a new study suggests.

Talking or texting on a smartphone while driving correlates with a whole range of dangerous driving practices for many young,...

28 Jan
Do Touchscreens Make Your Toddler More Distractible?

Do Touchscreens Make Your Toddler More Distractible?

Too much screen time can make your toddler more distractible, British researchers warn.

The use of smartphones and tablets by babies and toddlers has soared in recent years.

"The first few years of life are critical for children to learn how to control their attent...

25 Dec
Most Kidney Patients OK With Getting Text Reminders on Care

Most Kidney Patients OK With Getting Text Reminders on Care

Adults living with kidney failure are receptive to using mobile devices to help with their care, according to a new study.

Mobile health can provide many benefits for patients, especially for those whose care is complicated and who have dietary restrictions, researchers ...

23 Nov
Does Parents' Nagging Kids About Screen Time Even Matter?

Does Parents' Nagging Kids About Screen Time Even Matter?

Parents' constant refrain, telling their teens to turn off the TV, stop playing video games or put down the cellphone, may not be necessary.

And new research suggests those worried about their kids becoming addicted to technology may even be able to breathe a sigh of rel...

09 Nov
Teens Benefit With Less Screen Time, More Time With Sports and Art

Teens Benefit With Less Screen Time, More Time With Sports and Art

Walking away from TV, laptops and cellphones and spending more time in sports and other extracurricular activities boosts teens' mental health, Canadian researchers say.

Spending less than two hours a day browsing the internet, playing video games and using social media ...

01 Sep
Smartwatch EKGs Quickly Deliver Crucial Heart Data

Smartwatch EKGs Quickly Deliver Crucial Heart Data

Could a smartwatch app save a heart attack patient's life? Quite possibly, according to Italian researchers.

They found that electrocardiograph (EKG) readings from a smartwatch were nearly as accurate as standard EKGs among patients with suspected heart attacks.

...

01 Sep
Cellphone Tracking Can Help Predict Pandemic's Spread

Cellphone Tracking Can Help Predict Pandemic's Spread

Cellphone activity could be used to monitor and predict spread of the new coronavirus, researchers say.

They analyzed cellphone use in more than 2,700 U.S. counties between early January and early May to identify where the phones were used, including workplaces, home...

14 Aug
Fast Food Makes an Unhealthy Comeback Among Kids

Fast Food Makes an Unhealthy Comeback Among Kids

After a period of improvement, U.S. kids are eating as much fast food as they were in the early 2000s, new government figures show.

Researchers found that between 2003 and 2010, there was a decline in U.S. kids' intake of fast-food calories -- dipping from an average...

24 Jun
Cyberbullies and Their Victims Can Both Develop PTSD

Cyberbullies and Their Victims Can Both Develop PTSD

Both cyberbullies and their victims can suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new British study finds.

Cyberbullying is bullying online rather than in person. It's so pervasive that pediatricians should routinel...

16 Jun
Telehealth May Help Rural Americans Keep the Weight Off

Telehealth May Help Rural Americans Keep the Weight Off

Although many people can lose weight, few maintain the loss. Could individual telephone support be the key to keeping extra pounds at bay?

New research suggests that telehealth counseling after weight loss may be just the support that people in rural areas need to m...

01 Jun
Parents Unaware of Young Kids' Smartphone Use: Study

Parents Unaware of Young Kids' Smartphone Use: Study

Preschoolers may spend more time on smartphones or tablets than their parents realize, and some use apps intended for teens and adults, researchers report.

A new study tracked mobile device use among 350 children aged 3 to 5 over nine months and compared their findin...

05 May
Cellphones Are 'Trojan Horses' for Viruses, Study Finds

Cellphones Are 'Trojan Horses' for Viruses, Study Finds

Cellphones carry all kinds of germs, a new study finds, and researchers say phones should be cleaned regularly to cut the risk for coronavirus transmission.

The advice follows a review of 56 studies that looked at the risk of cellphones being contaminated with bacter...

20 Apr
Screen Time for Tiniest Tots Linked to Autism-Like Symptoms

Screen Time for Tiniest Tots Linked to Autism-Like Symptoms

Letting a baby watch a smartphone, tablet or TV at 12 months increases the odds the child will develop autism-like symptoms during the next year, new research suggests.

On the other hand, if parents spent active play time with their child every day, the odds of au...

09 Apr
Smartphone Apps Might Track, Slow Spread of COVID-19

Smartphone Apps Might Track, Slow Spread of COVID-19

Your smartphone could help stem the spread of coronavirus, British researchers claim.

How? Their proposal for an app would record other app users who had recently been in close proximity. If a user became infected, he or she would update their status on their smartph...

04 Mar
Could Smartphones Be Making Migraines Even Tougher to Treat?

Could Smartphones Be Making Migraines Even Tougher to Treat?

If you have raging headaches and you spend a lot of time on your smartphone, a new study suggests you might want to put your phone down whenever you can.

Researchers found that folks who use their smartphones frequently and have headaches or migraines also tend to ne...

25 Feb
Is Your Smartphone or Tablet an Injury Risk?

Is Your Smartphone or Tablet an Injury Risk?

Here's a good reason to put your electronic devices down whenever you can: Experts say that using them incorrectly or too often can put you at risk for a range of injuries.

"When people position their hand, arm or neck in uncomfortable positions for a prolonged perio...

24 Feb
For Tracking Steps, Patients Stick With Phones, Not Wearable Devices: Study

For Tracking Steps, Patients Stick With Phones, Not Wearable Devices: Study

Smartphones appear to be more effective than wearable fitness devices in helping doctors track patients' physical activity, researchers say.

Their new study included 500 patients who joined activity tracking programs at two Philadelphia hospitals. Half used a smartp...

19 Feb
Texting Trauma: Many Teens Suffer 'Digital Dating Abuse'

Texting Trauma: Many Teens Suffer 'Digital Dating Abuse'

Many U.S. teenagers may be using their smartphones to harass, humiliate or otherwise abuse their dating partners.

That's according to a recent national survey of teens who'd been in a romantic relationship in the past year. Researchers found that 28% had been vic...

04 Feb
Texting While Walking Is Risky Business

Texting While Walking Is Risky Business

The dangers of "distracted driving" are well-known, but texting while walking may also be a road hazard, a new research review finds.

Pedestrians who are busy texting are less likely to look both ways before crossing the street and have caused a growing number of "cl...

04 Feb
Can Siri or Alexa Help You Beat Addiction? Don't Count on It

Can Siri or Alexa Help You Beat Addiction? Don't Count on It

Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri are little help for people seeking information about how to quit drinking, smoking, vaping or taking opioids, a new study finds.

"Alexa can already fart on demand, why can't it and other intelligent virtual assistants also provi...

27 Dec
Your TV, Smartphone Screens May Send Toxins Into Your Home

Your TV, Smartphone Screens May Send Toxins Into Your Home

Your smartphone, television and computer screens may be contaminating your home with potentially toxic chemicals, a new study suggests.

An international team of researchers found the chemicals -- called liquid crystal monomers -- in nearly half of dozens of samples o...

05 Dec
Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER

Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER

Talking and texting on your smartphone is a big no-no for drivers, but new research suggests the same should be true for pedestrians.

According to one database, more than 2,500 men and women went to an emergency room for head and neck injuries sustained while using a...

29 Nov
Sex Isn't Always What Drives 'Sexting'

Sex Isn't Always What Drives 'Sexting'

"Sexting" may sound salacious, but it isn't always about sex, a new study shows.

In fact, two-thirds of adults who send these sexually oriented text messages don't have sex in mind at all, the Texas Tech University researchers report.

Some sexting is about...

25 Nov
Smallest Tots Spending Too Much Time on Screens

Smallest Tots Spending Too Much Time on Screens

Even infants are now watching screens, and as they grow so does the time they spend doing it, two new studies show.

In fact, watching TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets or electronic games occupies about an hour a day of an infant's time and increases to more than ...

15 Nov
Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company

Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company

More Americans are having trouble falling and staying asleep, and smartphones and technology are probably to blame, researchers report.

Their analysis of data from nearly 165,000 adults nationwide showed that the number who reported difficulty falling asleep at least...

05 Nov
Too Much Screen Time May Be Stunting Toddlers' Brains

Too Much Screen Time May Be Stunting Toddlers' Brains

Toddlers who spend loads of time looking at tablets, smartphones or TVs may be changing their brains, and not for the better.

A new study using brain scans showed that the white matter in the brains of children who spent hours in front of screens wasn't developing ...

01 Nov
Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey

Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey

While 6 in 10 Americans say they're concerned about developing cancer, only 1 in 4 make cancer prevention part of their daily lives, a new online survey reveals.

Roughly a quarter think there's nothing they can do to prevent it. But the American Society of Clinical O...

21 Oct
Smartphone App Gets Heart Patients to Follow Their Rx

Smartphone App Gets Heart Patients to Follow Their Rx

Forget doctor's instructions: New research shows a smartphone app is the best way to get heart patients to remember to take their medicines.

Heart attack survivors are typically prescribed medications to prevent another attack, but one in four stop taking at least o...

09 Oct
'Smartphone Slouching' More Serious Than It Sounds

'Smartphone Slouching' More Serious Than It Sounds

The health risks that spring from poor posture while using mobile devices don't concern many Americans, a new survey finds.

But maybe it should.

Poor posture can lead to health issues such as chronic pain in the back, neck and knees, circulation problems, h...

10 Sep
Don't Blame Technology for Young People's Mood Problems: Study

Don't Blame Technology for Young People's Mood Problems: Study

Spending time on their phones or online doesn't harm teens' mental health, according to a new study that challenges a widely held belief.

"It may be time for adults to stop arguing over whether smartphones and social media are good or bad for teens' mental health an...

06 Sep
How Phubbing Can Threaten Your Love Life

How Phubbing Can Threaten Your Love Life

As helpful as your smartphone is, it's easy to develop an unhealthy attachment to it, one that can even become an addiction. It also can isolate you from other people.

For instance, looking at your phone in social settings keeps you from looking at others, whether lov...

14 Aug
Less 'Screen Time,' More Sleep = Better-Behaved Kids

Less 'Screen Time,' More Sleep = Better-Behaved Kids

School kids who get to bed early rather than staring at their devices at night may be better equipped to control their behavior, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that 8- to 11-year-olds who got adequate sleep and had limits on "screen time" were less likely th...

14 Aug
Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It's Tough at First

Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It's Tough at First

Taking a vacation from social media and digital technology while you travel can cause withdrawal symptoms, but a small study suggests you'll come to enjoy the offline experience.

The British study included 24 people. During their travels to 17 countries and regions, ...

06 Aug
Many Young Americans Regret Online Posts Made While High

Many Young Americans Regret Online Posts Made While High

In a new study, more than a third of young people surveyed said they'd posted on social media while under the influence of drugs, while more than half had called someone or sent a text.

But in the cold light of day, one in five said they regretted a social media p...

06 Aug
'Selfies' Might Someday Track Your Blood Pressure

'Selfies' Might Someday Track Your Blood Pressure

Taking your blood pressure may become as easy as taking a video selfie if a new smartphone app proves itself.

High blood pressure can be a warning sign of a heart attack or stroke, but half of those with hypertension don't know it. Developing an easy at-home blood pr...

29 Jul
Could Your Cellphone Charger Electrocute You?

Could Your Cellphone Charger Electrocute You?

Because of their capacity to distract, cellphones and sleep are not the best of bedfellows.

But besides keeping you awake, new research warns that bringing your smartphone to bed could literally shock you.

The report describes instances of people who were...

25 Jul
Can Your Smartphone Make You Fat?

Can Your Smartphone Make You Fat?

While you're watching your calories to avoid packing on extra pounds, you might also want to cut down on your smartphone usage, new research suggests.

Spending too much time on your smartphone is linked to a higher risk of obesity, investigators report.

The...

16 Jul
Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

With most people never far from their cellphones, new research on college students finds that "problematic" use is tied to a variety of mental health problems, as well as lower grades and more sexual partners.

The study, which surveyed more than 3,400 students in the...

24 Jun
Med Students' Smartphones Loaded With Staph, Other Germs

Med Students' Smartphones Loaded With Staph, Other Germs

Smartphones have become an essential part of modern medicine, but they might be exposing patients to potentially deadly staph infections, a new study suggests.

Tests of cellphones at a Brazilian medical school revealed that 40% carried Staphylococcus aureus

10 Jun
Bedroom Light at Night Might Boost Women's Weight

Bedroom Light at Night Might Boost Women's Weight

Women, beware: Sleeping with a light on or the TV going in your bedroom could make you put on weight.

That's the finding of new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. While the study doesn't prove that sleeping with a light on causes weight gain, it sug...

29 May
Have Apps, Get in Shape?

Have Apps, Get in Shape?

Exercise apps and fitness trackers are all the rage, and now a new study shows they might actually work.

A combination of an exercise app, an activity tracker and personal counseling increased women's physical activity levels, researchers found.

The study o...

27 May
Does Taking Screens Away Help Sleep-Deprived Teens?

Does Taking Screens Away Help Sleep-Deprived Teens?

Cutting teens' evening screen time can improve their sleep in just one week, a new study finds.

Research shows that exposure to too much light in the evening -- particularly blue light from smartphones, tablets and computers -- can affect the brain's clock and produc...

15 May
Suspect Your Child Has an Ear Infection? There May Soon Be an App for That

Suspect Your Child Has an Ear Infection? There May Soon Be an App for That

Can a smartphone app spot an ear infection?

It did so with high accuracy in new research.

Ear infections occur when fluid builds up behind the eardrum and gets contaminated. Though an ear infection can hurt and make it hard to hear, sometimes there are no s...

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