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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

Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report August 23, 2012

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows

Most Parents Think Social Media Not a Bad Thing: Survey August 16, 2012

Many believe it prepares their kids for future work world, broadens their thinking

Experts Offer Tips to Cut Kids' Screen Time During Summer July 28, 2012

Parents urged to limit the time children spend watching TV and playing video games

U.S. Doctors Embracing Electronic Health Records: Survey July 17, 2012

Over half have such a system, and another quarter plan to use one in the coming year

More Than 1 in 4 Teens Have 'Sexted': Study July 02, 2012

Houston-area survey finds more than half have been asked to send naked photos of themselves

Magnets in iPad2 May Alter Settings on Brain Shunt Devices: Study June 26, 2012

Effect seen only when tablet computer was within inches of the patient's head, researcher noted

More People Stay 'Connected' on Vacation Via Web: Study June 16, 2012

Today's travelers use smartphones, other personal electronic devices instead of postcards, payphones

More Families Seek Kidney Donations on Facebook May 30, 2012

Researchers unsure if social media is a safe, effective route to finding donors

Cancer Patients Share Web Info With Docs for Insight, Advice May 25, 2012

They are not typically challenging their treatments, study found

Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains May 01, 2012

Combination seems to help reduce odds of age-related memory loss, study finds

Online Dating Scams Can Take Emotional, Financial Toll April 19, 2012

British researchers believe 'romantic' fraud often goes unreported