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The Teen Brain Likes Social Media 'Likes' June 02, 2016

Effect is similar to eating chocolate or winning money, researchers say

Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark May 13, 2016

Study found only 4 of 53 online calculators accurately predicted best days for conception

What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time May 13, 2016

Key points: setting regular schedules for media use, and stopping when it feels 'natural,' researchers say

Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call February 18, 2016

People may benefit from face-to-face virtual visit with their doctor, small study suggests

Sleepless Nights May Fuel Daytime Facebook Binges: Study February 16, 2016

Researchers found less sleep linked to more distracted behavior and computer browsing

Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes? February 05, 2016

Survey of Instagram users suggests sharing these photos online may make romantic partners jealous

More Patients Satisfied With Doctor Visits: Survey January 22, 2016

Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room and online access to information were key factors in trend

Doctor-Patient Emails Can Help the Chronically Ill January 04, 2016

Online communications reduced need for phone calls and office visits for many, study shows

Toddlers Adept at Using Touch-Screen Devices, Study Finds December 22, 2015

Children as young as 2 years old can swipe, unlock and search for features and games, research shows

Doctor-Patient Relationship May Suffer When Technology Takes Over: Study November 30, 2015

Care was not rated as high when clinician focused too much on computer screen while in exam room

Computer-Based Psychotherapy Not as Effective as Standard Care November 12, 2015

Study found people often didn't complete device-driven programs

Online Psychotherapy May Help Some With Emotional Problems November 03, 2015

But remote counseling is not suited to people with severe mental illness, researchers add

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

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