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Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressure

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the first randomized, double-blinded trial of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure (the...



Mobile health apps show promise for improving health outcomes

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Consumers and health providers have their pick of thousands of health apps and programs delivered via mobile devices, but there has been little information available on how effective they are at...



Playing Pokémon Go may help people reach 10,000 daily steps goal

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After playing Pokémon Go, people were twice as likely to reach the 10,000-steps-per-day goal.



Facebook use may alter perception of time, study finds

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that using the Internet and Facebook may impair our perception of time, with the latter having the strongest impact.



Cancer survivors find online and telephone communication with health care professionals beneficial

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Coinciding with World Cancer Day, researchers from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey have completed the first ever systematic review of cancer survivors' experience of...



Why is some social media content interpreted as bragging?

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who post personal content on social networking sites such as Facebook and try to present themselves in a positive light may be perceived as bragging, and therefore be less attractive to...



Study finds discrepancy between what symptoms patients report, what appears in electronic medical record

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers found significant inconsistencies between what symptoms patients at ophthalmology clinics reported on a questionnaire and documentation in the electronic medical record, according to a...



1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies.



How to avoid Facebook-induced depression

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A review has been conducted to analyze the link between Facebook use and depression. The research has highlighted some ways to avoid 'Facebook depression.'



Learning by listening: Penn physicians say online reviews can improve health care

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Online platforms that allow users to read and write reviews of businesses and services afford health care providers an opportunity to learn by listening, Penn Medicine physicians say in a new...



Feeling blue? Taking a break from facebook might help

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life.



Pokémon Go may boost exercise, but not for long

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study published in The BMJ's Christmas edition finds that Pokémon Go can increase the number of steps taken daily, but the effect is not sustained.



Smartphones and tablets and adolescents: Small size, big problems?

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases.



New app helps children with asthma overcome fear of inhalers

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new app which rewards children with asthma for using inhalers correctly by blowing away cartoon baddies could help them overcome their fear of breathing devices.



Research uses mobile technology to help people quit smoking

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What if a smartphone app could help you avoid relapsing back to smoking even before you knew you were at risk?



App launched to help doctors assess risk of lung cancer in people with lung nodules

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new smartphone app1 has been launched to help guide doctors on the next steps for patients who have small masses of tissue in their lungs - known as pulmonary nodules.



Cancer patients take comfort in peer stories on online forums

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 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.