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

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...

Next steps towards preventing cancer and Alzheimer's

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A new generation of drugs that prevent cancer and Alzheimer's could be developed, thanks to research from the University of Warwick.

Tinder: Users experience body dissatisfaction, body shame, low self-esteem

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study examining the connection between Tinder use and psychological well-being finds users report negative body image perception and low self-esteem.

Social media helps diagnose parasitic disease in teen travelers

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new report details how physicians and patients used social media to help diagnose cutaneous leishmaniasis in a group of teens who traveled on a youth adventure trip to Israel.

Sexual behavior: Millennials not the 'hookup generation' after all

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

While there is widespread notion that millennials are the 'hookup' generation through dating apps like Tinder, new research shows this is not the case.

Pediatric cancer families benefit from Facebook conversations

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

When it comes to sharing experiences caring for a child with cancer, parents often turn to social media as a way to connect with support.

App trains healthcare professionals to detect early stage skin cancer

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new app helps doctors learn to assess and detect skin cancer at early stages, lowering risks and reducing unnecessary referrals.