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Apple promises upgrades to tackle iPhone addiction among kids after pressure from major shareholders (Video)

Apple Inc. is pushing back on claims that it isn ’t doing enough to curb iPhone addiction among children, saying its engineers are working on new tools that will give parents more control of their kids’ mobile experience. “Apple has always looked out for kids, and we work hard to create powerful products that inspire, entertain, and educate children while also helping parents protect them online,” the Cupertino-based company said in a statement to reporters late Monday. “We have new features…
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Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and more have become an icon of modern times alongside the internet itself, Facebook being the largest social media platform in the world with nearly a third of the world’s population having profiles on the website. As the popularity of the internet grew, depression and mood disorders among adolescents have steadily risen, becoming the most lethal affliction to young people in the developed world. Research on social media use has concluded over and over again that as social media use rises, so does the number of cases of depression and mood disor...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Children and Teens Communication Depression Inspiration & Hope Research Self-Esteem Self-Help Technology Adolescence approval seeking Comparison Destructive Behavior Dopamine emotional contagion Friendship Neuroscience Rewa Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThe results provide further evidence that κ-opioid receptors play a role in controlling ethanol intake and that accumbal κ-opioid receptors participate in the modulation of the reinforcing effects of ethanol. Furthermore, the results suggest that κ-opioid receptor antagonists may be a valuable adjunct in the pharmacotherapy of ethanol us e disorders.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Condition:   Depressive Disorder Intervention:   Sponsor:   University Hospital, Toulouse Not yet recruiting
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By now, you likely know that Prince William and Kate Middleton had their third child, joining older siblings George and Charlotte. You likely also know that Prince Harry is set to marry American actor Meghan Markle next month. Perhaps you even know that the royal wedding will be held at St. George’s Chapel, and will include a lemon- and elderflower-flavored cake and a teenage cellist. In short: The royals have infiltrated our collective consciousness. The question is, why? “We’re social animals,” says Dr. Frank Farley, a professor and psychologist at Temple University and a former American Psycholog...
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Researchers say Project IMPACT gives providers a needed toolset.
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Drinking alcohol disrupts the fine balance of our oral bacteria, a new study shows. Thus, harmful types are fostered over helpful ones, promoting disease.
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(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) In the largest study of its kind, a three-minute version of a brain stimulation treatment was shown to be just as effective as the standard 37-minute version for hard-to-treat depression. These results were published in a new Canadian study in The Lancet co-led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University Health Network's Krembil Research Institute, in collaboration with the University of British Columbia.
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(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute are launching a pair of studies on genetic factors behind oxycodone and cocaine addiction and treatment.
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BACKGROUND: Despite recognition of the negative impact of psychiatric comorbidity on addictive disorders, the mechanisms underlying this association remain poorly understood. The present investigation applied mobile technologies to examine the effect of co...
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AbstractThe use of smartphones is revolutionizing the way information is acquired, leading to profound modifications in teaching medicine. Nevertheless, inadvertent use can negatively affect student learning. The present study aims to evaluate smartphone use in the educational context as well as Internet addiction and its repercussions on surface and deep learning and to compare them during the different phases of medical students ’ education. This is a cross-sectional study involving medical students in all phases of education. Sociodemographic data, type and frequency of smartphone use, degree of digital addiction ...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
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