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28 Jul
How Trust in Science Can Make You Vulnerable to 'Pseudoscience'

How Trust in Science Can Make You Vulnerable to 'Pseudoscience'

Trusting science is good, but it could put you at risk for being duped by false science, or "pseudoscience," if you let your guard down, researchers warn.

Investigators found that people who trust science are more likely to believe and share false claims that contain sci...

27 Jul
Addictive, Harmful Vaping Is Super Cool on TikTok

Addictive, Harmful Vaping Is Super Cool on TikTok

Watch videos on TikTok and you're likely to see plenty of positive portrayals of vaping, a new study shows.

And that's a problem, according to researchers, who call for tighter regulation of the platform popular with kids and teens.

"Viewing other young people, fri...

07 Jul
1 in 20 College Students Has 'Internet Gaming Disorder,' Study Finds

1 in 20 College Students Has 'Internet Gaming Disorder,' Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Is it possible to become addicted to gaming on the internet?

Yes, warns new research that discovered when young people get too hooked it may trigger sleep difficulties, depression, anxiety and, in some cases,...

28 Jun
Juul to Pay $40 Million in N.C. Case Over Vaping's Harm to Teens

Juul to Pay $40 Million in N.C. Case Over Vaping's Harm to Teens

Juul, the leading e-cigarette maker in the United States, has agreed to pay $40 million to settle a lawsuit by North Carolina that alleged the company intentionally got scores of teenagers hooked on nicotine.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Ste...

17 Jun
Fast-Food Companies Spending More on Ads Aimed at Youth

Fast-Food Companies Spending More on Ads Aimed at Youth

The U.S. fast-food industry has boosted spending on ads targeting kids, especially Black and Hispanic youth, new research shows.

For the study, the researchers analyzed data on ad spending and TV ad exposure for 274 fast-food restaurants and found that annual spending hi...

14 Jun
Most Editors at Leading Medical Journals Are White, Study Finds

Most Editors at Leading Medical Journals Are White, Study Finds

The vast majority of editors at leading medical journals are white - with few of those influential spots going to Black or Hispanic professionals, a new study finds.

The study comes on the heels of a controversy that prompted the resignation of the editor-in-chief of the...

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...

02 Jun
Tennis Star Naomi Osaka's 'Time Out' Highlights Common, Crippling Mental Health Issue

Tennis Star Naomi Osaka's 'Time Out' Highlights Common, Crippling Mental Health Issue

On Tuesday, tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her withdrawal from the French Open. The reason: An ongoing battle with depression and anxiety.

As the world's No. 2 woman's tennis player and a four-time Grand Slam tournament winner at the age of just 23, many fans may...

01 Jun
Think You Can Spot Fake News? Many Can't

Think You Can Spot Fake News? Many Can't

Most Americans mistakenly believe they can spot fake news, which makes them more vulnerable to the false information, a new study claims.

The research included nearly 8,300 people who were asked to evaluate the accuracy of a series of Facebook headlines and then rate the...

24 May
Science Studies Most Likely to Be Wrong Are the Most Widely Read

Science Studies Most Likely to Be Wrong Are the Most Widely Read

Studies that can't be verified and may be untrue are much more likely to be cited in the media because they tend to be more interesting, researchers report.

They looked at studies in top psychology, economic and nature/science journals and found that only 39% of...

21 May
Too Much TV May Dull the Aging Brain

Too Much TV May Dull the Aging Brain

Mom always said too much TV would rot your brain, and as with so many other things it appears she was right.

Middle-aged folks who regularly turn to TV for entertainment appear to have a greater risk of decline in their reasoning and memory later in life, three new studi...

14 May
Can Some Movies Change Your Life? Maybe, Study Finds

Can Some Movies Change Your Life? Maybe, Study Finds

FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) - A good movie can be more than mere entertainment: It can also help you feel more prepared to tackle life's challenges and be a better person, a new study suggests.

This may be why folks sometimes choose films with difficult subject...

14 May
Media, TV Time Doubled for Kindergartners During Pandemic

Media, TV Time Doubled for Kindergartners During Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic kept young kids indoors, their time spent watching TV and other screens rose dramatically.

That's the finding of a new study that investigated the screen time of kindergarteners from low-income families in Ohio. The researchers found that their...

12 May
Debunking Social Media Myth, Study Finds COVID Vaccine Won't Harm Placenta

Debunking Social Media Myth, Study Finds COVID Vaccine Won't Harm Placenta

Contrary to misleading reports spread on social media, a new study finds the COVID-19 vaccine does no damage to the placenta in pregnancy.

In a study of placentas from patients who were vaccinated for COVID-19 during pregnancy, researchers found no evidence of any harm....

10 May
Feeling Down? Support Via Social Media May Not Be Enough

Feeling Down? Support Via Social Media May Not Be Enough

Looking for a morale boost or some solid encouragement? If so, socializing the old-fashioned way -- live and in-person -- will likely do more to lift your spirits than online interactions, new research suggests.

It's the key takeaway from a survey of more than 400 colleg...

20 Apr
High-Profile Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans' Mental Health: Study

High-Profile Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans' Mental Health: Study

As America awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, new research finds that such high-profile police killings of Black people may take a big mental health toll on psyches across the country.

Researchers found that, on average, Black Americans reported an increase in ...

14 Apr
4 in 10 Adults Over 50 Consult Online Reviews When Picking a Doctor

4 in 10 Adults Over 50 Consult Online Reviews When Picking a Doctor

Finding a new doctor can be a daunting task. For help, many older adults turn to online reviews, a new study finds.

In fact, many people rate online reviews as highly as they would a recommendation from friends and family when picking a doctor, the new research found.

12 Apr
Making E-Cigs Cool: Singers, Models in Music Videos Get Teens Vaping

Making E-Cigs Cool: Singers, Models in Music Videos Get Teens Vaping

DJ Khaled, Halsey and other musicians are selling electronic cigarettes to young people through product placement in music videos that receive hundreds of millions of views, a pair of new studies report.

Overall, music videos identified as featuring e-cigarette product p...

01 Apr
Boys Who Spend Lots of Time Online More Likely to Cyberbully

Boys Who Spend Lots of Time Online More Likely to Cyberbully

Here's yet another reason to keep your teenager from spending countless hours online and on popular social media: New research suggests it increases cyberbullying, particularly among teen boys.

"There are some people who engage in cyberbullying online because of the an...

17 Mar
More Guns on TV, More Gun Violence in Real Life: Study

More Guns on TV, More Gun Violence in Real Life: Study

When the proportion of gun violence on TV increases relative to other types of violence on television dramas, real-life gun violence among young people also grows, a new study suggests.

Researchers examined trends in the proportion of gun violence compared to other forms...

05 Mar
When Facebook, Twitter Flag Posts as 'Unverified,' Readers Listen

When Facebook, Twitter Flag Posts as 'Unverified,' Readers Listen

Readers pay attention when social media sites label an article as "unverified" or "suspicious," a new study suggests.

But how an article is presented -- including author credentials and writing style -- doesn't affect readers' views about its credibility.

The findi...

03 Mar
Social Media, Binge Eating Often Go Together for Kids

Social Media, Binge Eating Often Go Together for Kids

Could endless hours spent scrolling through social media and watching TV trigger binge eating in preteens?

Apparently so, new research suggests.

"Children may be more prone to overeating while distracted in front of screens. They may also be exposed to more food ad...

08 Jan
Facebook Posts Big Drivers in Vaccine Resistance, Study Finds

Facebook Posts Big Drivers in Vaccine Resistance, Study Finds

As Americans await their COVID-19 shot, a new study of a different vaccine shows the power of Facebook posts in fueling "anti-vax" resistance to immunization.

The study included more than 10 years of public Facebook posts on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. It fou...

07 Jan
1 in 4 Doctors Harassed Online, Study Finds

1 in 4 Doctors Harassed Online, Study Finds

One in four doctors has been personally attacked or sexually harassed on social media, a new study finds.

Women are more likely to be sexually harassed, while both men and women are attacked based on religion, race or medical recommendations, researchers say.

Docto...

18 Dec
As Social Media Use Rises, So Does Belief in COVID Misinformation

As Social Media Use Rises, So Does Belief in COVID Misinformation

You can't believe everything you read on social media, but those who rely on it for their news tend to think otherwise.

A new study found that the more a person turned to social media as their main source of news, the more likely that person was to believe misinformation...

14 Dec
Why COVID Lies on Social Media Are So Seductive

Why COVID Lies on Social Media Are So Seductive


Nearly all cases of COVID-19 are completely harmless. Masks deprive people of oxygen. COVID-19 is a hoax, dreamed up by politicians to control your life.

None of these statements is true, and yet every one has spread like wildfire through social media at one point or...

23 Nov
Junk Food, Booze Often Star in America's Hit Movies

Junk Food, Booze Often Star in America's Hit Movies

If there was an Oscar for "most unhealthy food in a leading role," many of America's most popular movies would be serious contenders.

That's the conclusion of a new review of food content featured in 250 top-grossing U.S. movies. More often than not, the fictional food c...

15 Oct
Pandemic Precautions: The TV News You Watch Might Matter

Pandemic Precautions: The TV News You Watch Might Matter

Masks or no masks? Social distancing or not?

New research suggests that the media Americans consume matters when these decisions are made. The study found that folks drawn to conservative-leaning TV news were much less likely to follow COVID prevention guidelines.

14 Oct
Losing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity

Losing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity

Limiting TV ads for sugary, salty and high-fat foods and drinks might help reduce childhood obesity, British researchers suggest.

They looked at advertising of these products between 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. If all such ads were withdrawn during those hours, the number ...

11 Aug
Another COVID Hazard: False Information

Another COVID Hazard: False Information

Be careful that the COVID-19 information you're getting is accurate and not opinion masquerading as the real McCoy, says the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Watch out for bold claims and instant cures touted on social media or by friends. Get health and me...

03 Aug
Many Americans Pause Social Media as National Tensions Rise

Many Americans Pause Social Media as National Tensions Rise

The coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have prompted some Americans to take a break from social media, new research finds.

The national survey by Ohio State Wexner Medical Center of 2,000 people found that 56% changed their social media hab...

16 Jun
'Trigger Warnings' May Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

'Trigger Warnings' May Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

Trigger warnings are meant to alert trauma survivors about unsettling text or content that they might find potentially distressing.

But these words of caution at the start of films or books may provide no help at all -- and might even hamper a traumatized person's ab...

27 Apr
Did the Movie 'Joker' Reinforce Prejudice Against Mentally Ill?

Did the Movie 'Joker' Reinforce Prejudice Against Mentally Ill?

The movie "Joker" won multiple awards and broke a box office record, but a new study is questioning whether it also fueled prejudices against people with mental illnesses.

Researchers found that shortly after viewing "Joker," moviegoers showed an uptick in negative f...

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...

15 Apr
Your Media Use & Coronavirus Precautions Are Probably Linked, Survey Shows

Your Media Use & Coronavirus Precautions Are Probably Linked, Survey Shows

Americans who are young, liberal and heavy consumers of news are most likely to follow COVID-19 safety recommendations, a new online survey reveals.

Three-quarters of the 1,000 U.S. respondents said they followed a majority of recommended social distancing behaviors ...

07 Apr
Beware of 'Media Overload' During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say

Beware of 'Media Overload' During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say

If you feel like the news about coronavirus is growing worse by the hour, then it might be time to take stock: How much do you really need to know?

As the pandemic unfolds, and people routinely wake up to uncertainty, it is necessary to stay informed, psychologists ...

26 Mar
An Expert's Guide to Fact-Checking Coronavirus Info Online

An Expert's Guide to Fact-Checking Coronavirus Info Online

With bogus information about the new coronavirus spreading fast online, how can you separate fact from fiction?

A communications expert at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg said identifying reliable and useful sources of information is key. Here's her advice:

"B...

23 Mar
Too Much 'Screen Time' Could Slow Your Toddler's Language Skills: Study

Too Much 'Screen Time' Could Slow Your Toddler's Language Skills: Study

Everyone is glued to some sort of media these days, but for young kids, that screen time could delay or limit their language skills, a new research review suggests.

"Our findings are really consistent with the guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP]...

19 Mar
Celebrity Suicides Spawn 'Copycat' Tragedies, Study Shows

Celebrity Suicides Spawn 'Copycat' Tragedies, Study Shows

When the media report on a celebrity's suicide, especially in a sensationalist way, it may fuel "copycat" tragedies, a new review finds.

In an analysis of 20 studies from more than a dozen countries, researchers confirmed a phenomenon sometimes called "suicide contag...

16 Mar
Hit by Coronavirus Panic? Look for Data Not Drama, Experts Say

Hit by Coronavirus Panic? Look for Data Not Drama, Experts Say

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Are you scared and confused over the threat of coronavirus? You're not alone: Every day, every hour, new media reports can have you worrying about worst-case scenarios.

Experts say panic is a natural -- if unhelpful -- re...

12 Mar
As Health Worsens, Facebook Posts Often Change

As Health Worsens, Facebook Posts Often Change

Could clues to future health emergencies be found in Facebook posts?

Maybe so, according to a new study that discovered there are changes in users' posts before they seek emergency care.

For the study, researchers analyzed the Facebook posts and medical rec...

06 Mar
Skipping Sleep to Watch Sports Is the Real March Madness

Skipping Sleep to Watch Sports Is the Real March Madness

No matter whether your favorite team wins or loses, March Madness will likely put a slam dunk on your sleep habits.

For many Americans, staying up late to watch NCAA basketball tournament games is a much-anticipated annual rite. But the American Academy of Sleep Medi...

24 Feb
Social Media Stokes Myths About Vaccines

Social Media Stokes Myths About Vaccines

Nearly 1 in 5 American adults has mistaken beliefs about vaccines, and misinformation is more common among those who rely on social media than on traditional media, a new study finds.

Researchers surveyed nearly 2,500 adults nationwide in the spring and fall of 2019,...

20 Feb
How 'Stranger Things' Widened Awareness of a Rare Disorder

How 'Stranger Things' Widened Awareness of a Rare Disorder

Teenage actor Gaten Matarazzo III was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects bone development. And ever since his Netflix series "Stranger Things" became a hit, public interest in the condition has shot up, a new study finds.

The disorder, called cleidocrania...

12 Feb
Coronavirus in America: Keep Your Panic in Check

Coronavirus in America: Keep Your Panic in Check

A deadly virus that's surging through a foreign country makes its way into the United States, carried into this country by an unwitting traveler.

In response, Americans panic, convinced the pathogen will soon sweep through the nation -- even though only a handful of ...

22 Jan
Vaping Is the Darling of Instagram

Vaping Is the Darling of Instagram

Vaping has been deemed hazardous for your health by public officials across America, but you wouldn't know it by scrolling through Instagram.

Instead, researchers discovered that Instagram posts that promote use of the devices outnumber anti-vaping content by a shock...

08 Jan
TV Can Be a Good Influence on Kids' Eating Habits

TV Can Be a Good Influence on Kids' Eating Habits

Can television teach kids how to eat healthy?

Maybe, suggests new research. Watching cooking shows that featured healthy recipes seemed to encourage healthy eating in children, the study showed.

"The findings from this study indicate cooking programs can be...

01 Jan
Expectations for New Star Wars Movie Could Sway Your Viewing Pleasure

Expectations for New Star Wars Movie Could Sway Your Viewing Pleasure

Millions of Americans have filled movie theaters over the holidays to watch the latest in the Star Wars saga, but a new study suggests that enjoyment of the film may be governed by prior expectations.

To see how expectations affect viewing pleasure, researchers surve...

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
More Teen Time on Social Media, More Eating Disorders?

More Teen Time on Social Media, More Eating Disorders?

The more often young teens turn to social media, the more prone they are to eating disorders, new research suggests.

While the study does not prove social media use causes eating disorders, it raises a red flag, said study author Simon Wilksch. He's a senior research...