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18 Aug

Allergy Info on YouTube Is Often Misleading, New Study Finds

More than one third of hay fever videos on YouTube contain misinformation, researchers say.

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16 Aug
'Virtual' Museum Visits Are Good Medicine for Seniors

'Virtual' Museum Visits Are Good Medicine for Seniors

By combining technology with interactive art activities, older people at home can have museums come to them -- and this can support their physical, mental and social well-being, a new study reports.

"This participatory art-based activity could become a model that could ...

16 Aug
Looking for Reliable Hay Fever Advice? It's Probably Not on YouTube

Looking for Reliable Hay Fever Advice? It's Probably Not on YouTube

Need information about hay fever? Steer clear of YouTube, a new study advises.

Researchers found misinformation about allergic rhinitis, the medical name for the disord...

04 Aug
Skip the Texts: Face-to-Face Meetings Make College Students Happier

Skip the Texts: Face-to-Face Meetings Make College Students Happier

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a world where everyone spends more and more time with eyes fixed on their phones, new research suggests young people feel happier after socializing with friends in person rather than virtually.

The conclusi...

28 Jul
Telehealth, Phone Visits a Lifesaver for Veterans Addicted to Opioids

Telehealth, Phone Visits a Lifesaver for Veterans Addicted to Opioids

There are many obstacles to opioid addiction treatment, but a new study shows one that one outgrowth of the COVID pandemic -- telehealth -- is enabling more U.S. veterans to get help.

Researchers examined care given to vets before and after a transition to telehealth vis...

26 Jul
Telehealth Visits Can Boost Prenatal, Maternal Care

Telehealth Visits Can Boost Prenatal, Maternal Care

Seeing their doctors via telehealth instead of in person during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have been as good, and sometimes even better, for pregnant women and new moms.

Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University reviewed 28 randomized clinical trials and ...

28 Jun
Facebook, Instagram Take Down Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Facebook, Instagram Take Down Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Facebook and Instagram have started taking down posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to get them after the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.

These po...

15 Jun
Want Reliable Diet Advice? Don't Head to TikTok

Want Reliable Diet Advice? Don't Head to TikTok

A new study warns that the social media giant TikTok is filled with confusing and wrong information about the heart-healthy, plant-based approach to eating dubbed the Mediterranean diet.

For the study, researchers analyzed 200 videos posted to the platform last August. T...

15 Jun
Telemedicine Could Really Help People Battling Advanced Cancers

Telemedicine Could Really Help People Battling Advanced Cancers

As a bill that would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth services makes its way through the U.S. Senate, a new study of people with advanced cancer suggests the practice could impro...

13 May
Is Telemedicine Closing the 'Race Gap' in Primary Care?

Is Telemedicine Closing the 'Race Gap' in Primary Care?

Here's one way in which the pandemic did not exacerbate health care disparities: A new study shows that telemedicine has closed the gap in access to prim...

11 May
Week Off Social Media Boosts Mental Health: Study

Week Off Social Media Boosts Mental Health: Study

It's no secret that too much social media can be bad for one's mental health. Now, research suggests that taking even a brief break from TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can ease symptoms of dep...

10 May
Misinformation on Cancer Nutrition Abounds on Pinterest: Study

Misinformation on Cancer Nutrition Abounds on Pinterest: Study

About one-third of cancer nutrition information on the social media site Pinterest is misleading and posted by businesses trying to sell products, according to a new study.

"Our results...

28 Apr
Teens on TikTok: Fun, But Addictive and Maybe Harmful

Teens on TikTok: Fun, But Addictive and Maybe Harmful

In the fall of 2021, TikTok announced a major milestone to coincide with its fifth anniversary: The amassing of roughly 1 billion global users, many of them young, turning to the app every month as a way to view, make and share bite-sized videos.

But what exactly do tho...

27 Apr
Do Zoom Meetings Kill Creativity?

Do Zoom Meetings Kill Creativity?

Zoom meetings became the lifeblood of many workplaces during pandemic, but a new study points to a downside: They may limit employees' capacity for creativ...

19 Apr
Virtual Learning Didn't Slow Preschoolers' Reading Skills

Virtual Learning Didn't Slow Preschoolers' Reading Skills

Preschoolers can learn reading skills in a virtual classroom, University of Washington researchers say.

"Children are ready to learn to read at the age of 5. But the pandemic robbed children of the opportunity for in-person reading instruction," said Patricia Kuhl, co-di...

30 Mar
Computer Helps 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate, Shop Online

Computer Helps 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate, Shop Online

A handful of "locked-in" amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients can now work a laptop computer using their brain waves, thanks to an implant lodged in a major vein inside their skull.

T...

11 Mar
Could Russian Hackers Cripple U.S. Health Care Systems?

Could Russian Hackers Cripple U.S. Health Care Systems?

FRIDAY, March 11, 2022 -- Sick people seeking lifesaving care in the United States could fall victim to a hidden part of Russia's war on Ukraine -- vicious cyberattacks aimed at sowing disruption, confusion and chaos as ground forces advance.

Cybersecurity experts warn t...

04 Mar
Are Health Care Apps in Your Future?

Are Health Care Apps in Your Future?

Are you managing a chronic health problem, be it obesity or diabetes or heart disease or asthma?

There's likely an app for that.

Health apps are becoming more and more sop...

03 Mar
Telemedicine Helped Many MS Patients During Pandemic

Telemedicine Helped Many MS Patients During Pandemic

Telemedicine was widely used by Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS) during the pandemic, and many were happy with the results, a new study finds.

"The findings suggest that telehealth services were well liked d...

16 Feb
Are Cancer Patients More Apt to Believe COVID Lies?

Are Cancer Patients More Apt to Believe COVID Lies?

Misinformation about COVID-19 abounds, and cancer patients who are currently receiving treatment are more likely to believe COVID lies than cancer survivors who've completed treatment and people who've never had cancer, a new study says.

The findings are from a survey of...

04 Feb
Crowdfunding for Medical Costs Almost Always Fails

Crowdfunding for Medical Costs Almost Always Fails

You have almost certainly seen the pleas while scrolling through social media: Called crowdfunding, folks try to raise money to pay for their sick loved one's mounting medical bills.

But new research sh...

24 Jan
U.S. Teens Were Already in Mental Health Crisis Before Pandemic Hit

U.S. Teens Were Already in Mental Health Crisis Before Pandemic Hit

MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay Now) -- Alaina Stanisci has grappled with an eating disorder since she was 10, and the disruptions of the pandemic only made things worse for the high school senior.

"I actually experienced a relapse at the beginning of the pandemic becau...

20 Jan
Binge-Watching Could Raise Your Blood Clot Risk

Binge-Watching Could Raise Your Blood Clot Risk

Who hasn't started to watch a new drama series on TV, and suddenly realize that hours have slipped by as they binged on one episode after the next?

Now, a new study suggests that too much binge-watching may raise the risk of life-threatening blood clots in the legs or lu...

20 Jan
Ordering Groceries Online? Good Luck Finding Nutrition Info

Ordering Groceries Online? Good Luck Finding Nutrition Info

Online grocery shopping has skyrocketed during the pandemic, but many websites are making it hard to find nutrition information on products, a new study shows.

In the United States, packaged foods are required to have a

13 Jan
Celebrities' Social Media Promotes Junk Food, Often for Free

Celebrities' Social Media Promotes Junk Food, Often for Free

Images of people eating and drinking are a staple of social media, but new research finds such posts from celebrities often puts the spotlight squarely on junk food.

Profit isn't always the reason why, investigators found: Celebrities often highlight unhealthy food favor...

04 Jan
Zoom Meeting Anxiety Doesn't Strike Everyone

Zoom Meeting Anxiety Doesn't Strike Everyone

The pandemic has made Zoom meetings a daily reality for millions. For many, having to watch their own face in a meeting is the worst part.

But that's not true for everyone, new research shows.

"Most people believe that seeing yourself during virtual meetings contr...

03 Jan
Telemedicine as Good as In-Person for Many Health Conditions: Review

Telemedicine as Good as In-Person for Many Health Conditions: Review

Chatting with your doctor via video about your health issues works just as well as an in-person office visit, at least when it comes to managing chronic illnesses, a new review suggests.

Replacing office visits with video checkups delivered results that were just as effe...

23 Dec
Parents Underestimate How Much Time Teens Spent Online During Pandemic

Parents Underestimate How Much Time Teens Spent Online During Pandemic

Parents, think you have a good handle on how much time your teens are spending on social media?

Don't bet on it. New research suggests your best guesstimate is likely way off.

Parents significantly underestimated their teens' social media use -- especially girls' -...

21 Dec
'You Didn't Tag Me!' Instagram Snubs Hurt, Study Confirms

'You Didn't Tag Me!' Instagram Snubs Hurt, Study Confirms

Think what happens online stays online? Think again.

According to new research, a social media diss can leave people feeling genuinely hurt and ostracized.

"Social media ostracism means being excluded or ignored online on social media networks like Instagram, Face...

16 Dec
Junk Food Ads Reaching Kids Through Livestream Gaming Platforms

Junk Food Ads Reaching Kids Through Livestream Gaming Platforms

Children and teens who use livestreaming gaming platforms may be bombarded with influencer-endorsed ads for energy drinks, junk food and alcohol, new research shows.

"This type of marketing can normalize high-fat, high-sugar and

14 Dec
Online Programs, Phone Apps Can Help Treat Depression

Online Programs, Phone Apps Can Help Treat Depression

People with depression symptoms might find some help from online programs or smartphone apps -- but the human component remains key, a new research review suggests.

Not everyone with depress...

29 Nov
Many Kids, Teens Think Girls Don't Care About Computer Science

Many Kids, Teens Think Girls Don't Care About Computer Science

The misconception that girls are less interested than boys in computer science and engineering begins at a young age in the United States.

And it's one reason for the gender gap in those career fields, according to a new study.

In surveys of more than 2,200 U.S. ch...

23 Nov
Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

The latest in a spate of studies investigating links between use of social media and depression suggests the two go hand in hand.

"The relationship between social media and mental health has been the subject of a lot of debate," said Dr. Roy Perlis, lead author of the ne...

23 Nov
Singer Selena Gomez to Launch Mental Health Platform

Singer Selena Gomez to Launch Mental Health Platform

A new mental health media platform meant to connect people with educational resources and reduce the stigma around mental illness is planned by pop star Selena Gomez and her partners.

Wondermind is set to launch in February 2022 and will include mental health experts sha...

17 Nov
Teen Social Media Posts About Cutting, Other Self-Harm Are Soaring

Teen Social Media Posts About Cutting, Other Self-Harm Are Soaring

American teens are increasingly turning to the social media giant Instagram to share graphic images of their own attempts to harm themselves, a new study reveals.

"It could be an attempt to share their emotional or psychological pain with others or find support from othe...

08 Nov
No Evidence Violent Video Games Lead to Real Violence: Study

No Evidence Violent Video Games Lead to Real Violence: Study

Will boys fixated on gore-filled video games become violent in real life? Many parents may worry that's the case, but new and reassuring research finds violent video games don't trigger actual violence in kids.

The study included boys aged 8 to 18, the group most likely ...

02 Nov
U.S. Adolescents' Daily Screen Time Doubled During Pandemic

U.S. Adolescents' Daily Screen Time Doubled During Pandemic

As teens dramatically stepped up their screen time during COVID-19 lockdowns, their well-being took a hit, a new study reveals.

Recreational screen time among U.S. teens doubled from before the pandemic to nearly eight hours per day during the pandemic, according to the ...

14 Oct
Death Threats, Trolling Common for Scientists Who Speak to Media About COVID

Death Threats, Trolling Common for Scientists Who Speak to Media About COVID

Doctors who discuss COVID-19 in the media frequently face abuse and harassment, including threats of death or violence, a new report reveals.

More than two-thirds of experts surveyed have experienced trolling or personal attacks after speaking about COVID-19 in media int...

14 Oct
Many Addicts Turned to Telemedicine During Pandemic, But Does It Beat In-Person Care?

Many Addicts Turned to Telemedicine During Pandemic, But Does It Beat In-Person Care?

The coronavirus pandemic forced a significant shift to telemedicine treatment for addiction, but it's not clear whether that approach is better than in-person care, a new study finds.

Before the pandemic, addiction treatment services in the United States had many restric...

05 Oct
As Kids Turned to Screens During Pandemic, Their Mental Health Suffered

As Kids Turned to Screens During Pandemic, Their Mental Health Suffered

Even in normal times, getting regular exercise and spending less time on screens can be good for kids. So it should come as no surprise that researchers discovered that kids who exercised more and used technology less during the pandemic had better mental health outcomes.

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04 Oct
Facebook Became Emergency Network During Early Days of Pandemic

Facebook Became Emergency Network During Early Days of Pandemic

In a health emergency, social media giants like Facebook can be both quagmires of misinformation and sources of social support and reliable guidance, a small, new study suggests.

Researchers surveyed 32 Facebook users weekly for eight weeks. All were asked about their on...

30 Sep
Active Learning Best for Students: Study

Active Learning Best for Students: Study

Whether you're a kid or a college student, you'll learn more with interactive activities, discussions, movement and even AI-enhanced technologies than you will just sitting still and listening, a new study suggests.

Learning methods that work best are hands-on, as well a...

27 Sep
Retired and Want to Stay Sharp? Hop on the Internet More Often

Retired and Want to Stay Sharp? Hop on the Internet More Often

Help in retaining mental function when you age could be only a few keystrokes away.

While crosswords and exercise are often touted as ways to retain thinking skills, U.K. investigators found that the internet may also help seniors stay sharp in retirement.

Those wh...

27 Sep
Smartphone Apps May Aid in Heart Attack Recovery

Smartphone Apps May Aid in Heart Attack Recovery

After a heart attack, a smartwatch app may help keep patients from being hospitalized again, researchers say.

The app helps patients keep track of medications and make lifestyle changes. It may also reduce rehospitalization in the month after discharge by half, according...

20 Sep
Telemedicine Gets High Marks for Follow-Ups After Surgery

Telemedicine Gets High Marks for Follow-Ups After Surgery

After routine surgery, a "virtual" follow-up visit might be just as good as a traditional office appointment, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that surgery patients who had video follow-up appointments were just as satisfied with their care as those who made a tri...

16 Sep
White House Offers Nicki Minaj a Call After She Balks on COVID Vaccine

White House Offers Nicki Minaj a Call After She Balks on COVID Vaccine

The White House has reached out to rapper Nicki Minaj over her concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, which she said had caused swollen testicles in a friend of her cousin in Trinidad.

A White House official said Minaj was offered a call with a doctor to address her questi...

02 Sep
Got 'Zoom Fatigue'? Taking Breaks From the Camera Can Help

Got 'Zoom Fatigue'? Taking Breaks From the Camera Can Help

If you feel exhausted after a day filled with online meetings, well, you are not imagining it.

A new study found that the pressure of having the camera on for a long time is draining. This so-called "Zoom fatigue" is even worse if you're a woman or a new employee.

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27 Aug
One Benefit of Online Learning: Better Sleep for Kids

One Benefit of Online Learning: Better Sleep for Kids

Despite all of the criticism of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests there was a silver lining: more shut-eye for middle and high school students.

"Without the required transportation time or time required to get ready for school in the mor...

23 Aug
Too Much Screen Time Could Raise Your Odds for Stroke

Too Much Screen Time Could Raise Your Odds for Stroke

You've heard the warnings about kids who are forever glued to their screens, but all that screen time can have devastating health effects for grown-ups.

If you're under 60, too much time using a computer, watching TV or reading could boost your risk for a stroke, Canadia...

16 Aug
More 'Green Time,' Less Screen Time Boosts Kids' Mental Health

More 'Green Time,' Less Screen Time Boosts Kids' Mental Health

Want to see a temperamental tween or teen act happier?

The formula is simple, a large international study suggests.

"Screen time should be replaced by 'green time' for optimizing the well-being of our kids," said study author Asad Khan, an associate professor in bi...

16 Aug
Online & Outraged? Facebook 'Likes' Stoke the Fire

Online & Outraged? Facebook 'Likes' Stoke the Fire

Rewards such as "likes" and "shares" fuel expressions of moral outrage on social media because they reward people who post such messages, a new study suggests.

"Social media's incentives are changing the tone of our political conversations online," said first author Will...

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