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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

Electronic Health Records May Slow Rise of Health-Care Costs July 16, 2013

Study found small but measurable savings in 3 Mass. communities that have embraced the technology

Your Internet Medical Search Isn't Private, Study Finds July 08, 2013

Companies track and sell the information, researcher says

College Kids Trend Toward Twitter, Adults Favor Facebook June 11, 2013

Whatever the vehicle, it reflects growing signs of self-absorbed behavior, study says

Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey June 04, 2013

First generation to have lots of exposure to technology not as worried about its effects, researchers report

Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer June 03, 2013

Study found couples who met online were slightly more likely to stay together

Health News Reports May Spur 'Symptoms' in Some People May 28, 2013

Power of suggestion, 'nocebo' effect can make you feel sick, study suggests

Facebook a Boost for Your Self-Worth? March 26, 2013

Website may strengthen notion that you're a good person and loved by others, study contends

Facebook 'Likes' Leave a Personal Trail, Study Warns March 11, 2013

Individual beliefs and even intelligence can be gathered by others, raising privacy concerns, researchers report

Internet Search History May Reveal Unknown Drug Side Effects March 07, 2013

Method also used for tracking flu outbreaks

Many Younger Parents Weigh Online Doctor Reviews: Poll February 20, 2013

But word of mouth still prevails overall

Gadget Givers Urged to Consider Ramifications December 14, 2012

Electronic gifts should come with efforts to help kids be responsible users, experts say

Family Grapples With Kids' Tech Time December 14, 2012

Parental diligence and a few rules allow the good with less risk

Use Social Media to Fight Childhood Obesity, Heart Experts Say December 05, 2012

When one teen makes healthy changes, cyber 'friends' may follow

With Bullying, What's a Parent to Do? November 23, 2012

What to look for and how to help if your child is being victimized

Could iPads, Kindles Be Just What the Eye Doctor Ordered? November 12, 2012

Digital tablets improve reading speed of those with central vision loss, study finds

Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens November 09, 2012

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority

Smartphones Linked to Sexual Activity in Teens: Study October 30, 2012

But whether one leads to the other isn't clear

Could Internet Addiction Be Genetic? September 04, 2012

People hooked on nicotine share same gene mutation as those overusing the Web, study finds