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Cancer patients take comfort in peer stories on online forums

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

When faced with potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer, people often seek information about the disease and support from peers.

Do Android and iPhone users have different personalities?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines key psychological differences between Android and iPhone users. Choice of smartphone predicts user's personality.

Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.

Increased smartphone screen-time associated with lower sleep quality

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Exposure to smartphone screens is associated with lower sleep quality, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Christensen from the University of California...

Study: Internet gaming's 'not as addictive as gambling but more research is needed'

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

It is the first research that has tried to measure the scale of gaming addiction in the general population using symptoms of 'internet gaming disorder' as defined by the American Psychiatric...

Telemedicine, in addition to clinical care, may help manage diabetes

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

Telemedicine, including text messaging and Web portals, may help patients with diabetes and their doctors manage blood sugar levels, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...

Facebook updates could provide a window to understanding - and potentially treating - mental health disorders

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Our Facebook status updates, 'likes' and even photos could help researchers better understand mental health disorders with the right ethical safeguards, argue researchers from the University of...

Adolescents do not 'get the gist' when it comes to making risky decisions online

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved, according to new research by the University of Plymouth.

New guidelines for kids' media use help families balance digital, real life

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

The American Academy of Pediatrics have released a new statement with recommendations of healthy digital media use for infants, children, and adolescents.

Doctors call on medical journals to improve health content on Wikipedia

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Wikipedia is the most read source of medical information by the general public, as well as medical students, doctors, and policymakers.

Plugged-in parenting: How parental smartphone use may affect kids

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Technology means work and outside pressures can't be avoided at home; but these blurred boundaries may make it difficult to be present with kids.

How is the world feeling? Largest real-time mental health survey investigates

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Matthew Driver, managing editor of The Journal of mHealth, writes for MNT about an app that aims to gather the moods of around 7 million people worldwide.

A new type of psychotherapy may help psoriasis

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics outlines new prospects for the treatment of psoriasis.

New 'ecosystem' test strongly predicts ovarian cancer survival

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

Assessing the cell 'ecosystems' at sites where ovarian cancer has spread round the body strongly predicts the chances of surviving from the disease, a new study reports.

Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Uppsala University have used computer modelling to study how brain tumours arise.

Study shows internet addiction may indicate other mental health problems problem in college-aged students

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems.

Pokémon Go distracts drivers and pedestrians, causes accidents

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PST

Playing the popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go is a distraction for pedestrians and drivers, and may cause motor vehicle crashes, study shows.

Exercise app reduces incontinence

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and...

New iPad game could help diagnose autism in children

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PST

Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study involving the University of Strathclyde has found.

iPads as effective as sedatives for children before operations

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PST

New research presented at this year's World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong (Aug. 28 - Sept.

What are the health risks of having a different "Facebook self?"

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PST

People may express their true self more easily on Facebook than in person, and the more one's "Facebook self" differs from their true self, the greater their stress level and the less socially...

Cognitive offloading: How the Internet is increasingly taking over human memory

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Our increasing reliance on the Internet and the ease of access to the vast resource available online is affecting our thought processes for problem solving, recall and learning.

Virtual world improves communication following stroke, says study

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to research by academics at City University London.

National Capitol Poison Center: First online app for poison emergencies

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

webPOISONCONTROL® is the first App for poison emergencies. It was developed by the National Capital Poison Center and is being used by Poison Centers in New Mexico, Minnesota, North Carolina...

Team of US Navy doctors suggests internet pornography may be fueling rise in sexual dysfunctions

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

A team of urologists, neuroscientists and psychiatrists from the US Navy has reported in a new review published in Behavioral Sciences that sexual difficulties appear to be increasing sharply among...