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19 Oct

Online Sexual Abuse of Kids Is Common, New Study Finds

Researchers say a considerable number of children have been victims of online sexual abuse and the perpetrators are most often NOT strangers.

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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18 Nov
Using an Online Pharmacy to Buy Meds? It's Buyer Beware, FDA Says

Using an Online Pharmacy to Buy Meds? It's Buyer Beware, FDA Says

It might be tempting to buy prescription medication online, but buyers should beware, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

While some pharmacy websites operate legally and can offer convenience, privacy and lower costs, others may be selling unapproved, counterfe...

08 Nov
Telemedicine's Popularity Has Risen During Pandemic

Telemedicine's Popularity Has Risen During Pandemic

Telemedicine became widespread during the pandemic, and that may have shifted patient views about using technology as way to communicate with their doctors, a new study suggests.

Certain groups, including Black patients and those with lower education levels, became espec...

03 Nov
How the Pandemic Affected Americans' Blood Pressure

How the Pandemic Affected Americans' Blood Pressure

Although blood pressure levels among Americans rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests things could have been far worse.

"We expected blood pressure control to be worse due to decreased physical activity, stress, poor sleep and other cardiovascular disea...

26 Oct
New TikTok Trend of Mouth Taping During Sleep Carries Dangers

New TikTok Trend of Mouth Taping During Sleep Carries Dangers

A new trend promoted on the social media platform TikTok has people taping their lips shut at bedtime -- a practice that could be dangerous, an expert warns.

The purpose of mouth taping is to keep from breathing through your mouth at night.

"If you have obstructive...

24 Oct
Video Games May Bring Cognitive Benefits to Kids: Study

Video Games May Bring Cognitive Benefits to Kids: Study

School-age kids who spend hours a day playing video games may outperform their peers on certain tests of mental agility, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that compared with children who never played video games, those who regularly spent hours gaming had higher sc...

18 Oct
Online Sexual Abuse of Kids Is Common; Perps Usually Friends, Partners

Online Sexual Abuse of Kids Is Common; Perps Usually Friends, Partners

Substantial numbers of kids and teens are being tracked, lured and sexually abused online, and adult strangers aren't always the perps.

In many cases, it's friends and dating partners who are doing the grooming, a new study shows.

The prevailing image of

17 Oct
Telehealth Boosts Odds That Patients Show Up for Post-Surgery Care

Telehealth Boosts Odds That Patients Show Up for Post-Surgery Care

Telehealth became a common way for doctors to see patients during the early days of the pandemic.

New research suggests that surgical patients offered ...

17 Oct
Most Docs Want Telehealth for Opioid Abuse Treatment to Stick Around

Most Docs Want Telehealth for Opioid Abuse Treatment to Stick Around

Many doctors who used telehealth to treat patients with opioid addiction because of the COVID-19 pandemic would like to make it a permanent part of their practice.

A new study from Yale School of Public Health surveyed more than 1,100 physicians who treated opioid-use d...

10 Oct
Patient Care Delayed at Large Hospital Chain After Ransomware Attack

Patient Care Delayed at Large Hospital Chain After Ransomware Attack

A ransomware attack at one of the country's largest hospital chains disrupted care at hospitals from Seattle to Tennessee last week.

06 Oct
Instagram 'Post-Baby' Body Shots Don't Reflect Average Women, Study Finds

Instagram 'Post-Baby' Body Shots Don't Reflect Average Women, Study Finds

Millions of women routinely check Instagram after giving birth, only to see posts by other new moms showing off how fast they got back into svelte shape.

Of course, photos like those can be a real downer for women who don't have the time or resources to lose

13 Sep
One App Is Especially Bad for Teens' Sleep

One App Is Especially Bad for Teens' Sleep

Many teens look at screens at bedtime, but some apps are more likely to keep them awake than others, leading to sleep problems.

That's the upshot of a new study in which researchers found YouTube fa...

07 Sep
Telemedicine Diagnoses Match Those of In-Person Doctor Visits Most of the Time

Telemedicine Diagnoses Match Those of In-Person Doctor Visits Most of the Time

With online medical visits growing in popularity, a new study offers some reassurance: Diagnoses made via video are usually on the money.

Mayo Clinic researchers found that of preliminary diagnoses made during video appointments at their centers, 87% were later confirmed...

02 Sep
Used During Pandemic, Telehealth Lowered U.S. Opioid Overdoses

Used During Pandemic, Telehealth Lowered U.S. Opioid Overdoses

Telehealth flourished during the pandemic, and now a new study shows it saved lives: The practice meant more people struggling with opioid addiction stayed in treatment longer and thereby lowered their risk of dying fro...

02 Sep
'Digital Self-Harm': When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

'Digital Self-Harm': When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

Up to 9% of American teens say they've engaged in what's known as "digital self-harm" -- anonymously posting negative comments about themselves on social media.

As is the case with acts of physical self-harm such as cutting, this "virtual" self-harm is associated with a ...

02 Sep
Many Teens Easily Fooled by Fake Online Health Messages

Many Teens Easily Fooled by Fake Online Health Messages

Many teenagers have a hard time discerning between accurate health messages and “fake news," a new study finds.

Presented with a choice between fa...

23 Aug
Too Much TV Time May Really Harm Your Brain

Too Much TV Time May Really Harm Your Brain

Older adults who get a lot of "screen time" may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends...

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

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 conclusion is an outgrowth of nearly four years spent analyzing how so...

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...

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