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Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression October 06, 2015

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

Parents Differ on Definition of Cyberbullying, Survey Shows September 24, 2015

And there's no consensus on appropriate punishments, penalties for perpetrators

Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility September 23, 2015

Translating thoughts into electrical signals sent over the Internet allowed two people to communicate

Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids September 03, 2015

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey August 11, 2015

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections August 07, 2015

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term August 03, 2015

Beefing up electronic programs with human help might make them more effective, expert says

Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens July 31, 2015

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems

Online 'Symptom Checkers' Often Miss Diagnosis, Study Finds July 09, 2015

Computer-generated analysis correctly identified problem about one-third of the time

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media June 22, 2015

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online June 18, 2015

International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites

Online Community Helps People Manage Epilepsy June 17, 2015

Computer support aided most for tracking seizures, medication side effects, study says

Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims June 05, 2015

Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

Most Teens Seek Health Info Online: Survey June 02, 2015

Yet parents remain adolescents' No. 1 source of information

Glamour Shots on Dating Sites Draw More Prospects: Study May 08, 2015

Even though men found women in flattering photos less trustworthy, they still wanted to date them

Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise April 14, 2015

Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online

All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are April 01, 2015

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study March 05, 2015

Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say

What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests February 13, 2015

It can be as important as an attractive photo, researchers say

Electronic Devices May Disrupt Teen Sleep, Study Reports February 03, 2015

Kids using computers and phones take longer to drift off at night

Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed December 13, 2014

People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online November 28, 2014

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests November 17, 2014

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

Google Glass Might Curb Your Vision November 05, 2014

Some peripheral sight may be obstructed while wearing device, researchers find

Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says September 26, 2014

Electronic lights, action keep kids up at night and can impact school performance

Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: Study September 24, 2014

Also more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds September 22, 2014

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School September 20, 2014

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study September 17, 2014

Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC July 09, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study July 01, 2014

Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact

Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds June 20, 2014

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

Illegal Online Meds Targeted in Worldwide Crackdown, FDA Says May 22, 2014

More than 19,600 packages seized in U.S., including drugs for diabetes, glaucoma and impotence

Yelp Can Help Spot Food Poisonings at Restaurants May 22, 2014

The online review service was used to identify several foodborne outbreaks in New York City

Doctors' Use of E-Records More Than Doubles May 20, 2014

Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, report says

Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study May 16, 2014

Researchers find measurement errors, misleading information

Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression April 24, 2014

Social connections lessen loneliness, especially for older adults living alone, researcher says

Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies? April 10, 2014

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds April 04, 2014

Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say

Yes, You Can Catch a Bad Mood on Facebook March 13, 2014

Researchers report that emotions spread through online world, just like in real life

More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk March 10, 2014

But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

Is Technology Creating a World of Sickly Couch Potatoes? February 10, 2014

Study found people in emerging nations with TVs, computers and cars more likely to be obese, have diabetes

20 Percent of Seventh Graders Have 'Sexted' January 06, 2014

And they were more likely to have engaged in some type of sexual behavior, study says

Two Questions May Rule Out Strep Throat November 04, 2013

Researchers say home test could determine when a sore throat doesn't warrant a trip to the doctor

Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm October 31, 2013

Strong link observed between online forums and suicide risk, study says

Think You Know What Your Child's Up to Online? Think Again October 30, 2013

Parents underestimate exposure to bullying, sexual content, survey finds

Doctors Want to Provide Best Care Possible to Patients: Survey October 09, 2013

But time spent dealing with electronic health records one of the biggest obstacles they see to doing that

FDA Sets Rules for Smartphone Medical Apps September 23, 2013

Agency will only regulate those that turn phones into medical devices

Facebook Use Linked to Brain's Reward Center August 29, 2013

The nucleus accumbens is more strongly activated by positive social feedback, small study finds

Smart Technology May Help Kids With Autism Learn, Communicate August 02, 2013

Study found apps on iPad, iPod made it easier for them to concentrate, show what they know