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The Internet May Be Changing Your Brain In Ways You've Never Imagined
Five years ago, journalist Nicholas Carr wrote in his book The Shallows: How The Internet Is Changing Our Brains about the way technology seemed to be eroding his ability to concentrate. "Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words," he wrote. "Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski." In the book, which became a New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Carr explored the many ways that technology might be affecting our brains. Carr became particularly concerned about how the Internet seemed to be impairing our ability to think deeply and to ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use
Title: Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet UseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/9/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 9, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Does surfing the internet raise your blood pressure?
ConclusionThis cross-sectional study looked for an association between time spent on the internet and elevated blood pressure in a group of adolescents in the US. Overall, the results of this study did not find increased internet use was associated with hypertension in adolescents. The only statistically significant result was that heavy internet use was associated with a slightly higher diastolic blood pressure compared with light internet use, but this was still within the normal range.Although researchers say this is the first study to their knowledge that examines the association between internet use alone and elevated...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Pregnancy/child Source Type: news
First NBN satellite launched to serve 200,000 in remote areas by mid-2016
The $500m Ariane 5 rocket is the first of two national broadband network satellites designed to bring fast internet to rural and regional AustraliansThe first of two national broadband network satellites designed to bring fast internet to about 200,000 Australians in remote areas has been successfully launched.The $500m satellite was launched aboard a 780-tonne Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana on Thursday morning. The rocket reached speeds of more than three kilometres a second as it covered the first 450km of its 36,000km journey into orbit. Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 1, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Staff and wires Tags: Satellites National broadband network (NBN) Internet Technology Space Australia news Malcolm Turnbull Coalition Labor party Source Type: news
Internet Addiction Isn’t An ‘Official’ Diagnosis, But This Center Is Devoted To Treating It
FALL CITY, Wash. -- When Roey Gabay finally got home from the college library, he found his twin sister, Reut, waiting for him in the living room. It was around 1 a.m. on June 9, the night before finals. But she knew he hadn't gone to the library to study. And he knew she knew it. "Come here," she said, as Gabay tried to make a beeline for his bedroom in their house by the California State University, East Bay, campus. "We need to talk." Months later, Gabay, 20, could still remember the tears in his sister's eyes that night, and how he sensed what was about to happen. After years of watching him blow off friends, sports, s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Psychology research links distress to perceived internet pornography addiction
A study of Internet pornography users suggests a person’s own feeling of being addicted to online pornography drives mental health distress, not the pornography itself. The research adds a fresh perspective to commonly held concerns that Internet pornography can be a threat to mental health. The research suggests that feeling addicted to Internet pornography is associated with depression, anger, and anxiety, but that actual use of pornography is not.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Update: QualComm buys Capsule, looks to ‘internet of medical things’
Updated with comments from Qualcomm and Capsule Tech Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) said yesterday its subsidiary Qualcomm Life has purchased medical data management company Capsule Tech for an undisclosed amount. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said the acquisition will allow Qualcomm Life to expand from into hospitals, taking over Capsule’s 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries. “For Qualcomm Life, finding capsule as an established, well executed technology that’s already operating in 2,000 hospitals was really an exciting acquisition opportunity and fits so perfectly with the overall strategy of the intern...
Source: Mass Device - September 16, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Mergers & Acquisitions Patient Monitoring Software / IT Capsule Tech Inc. Qualcomm Source Type: news
Violent frames: analyzing internet movie database reviewers' text descriptions of media violence and gender differences from 39 years of US action, thriller, crime, and adventure movies - Gosselt JF, van Hoof JJ, Gent BS, Fox JP.
The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) is the largest and most successful website for movie information, yet crowdsourced contents of sites like these have rarely been studied. Therefore, using IMDb synopsis texts, reviewers' movie descriptions were an...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
International consortium hopes to ensure high-speed internet for the future
The next generation of mobile wireless systems, known as “5G”, will ensure that the internet is always accessible and if a new European project, 5G-XHaul, achieves its ambitious goals then coverage dead spots will be a thing of the past.
Source: University of Bristol news - September 14, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news
India, China and US governments all censor the internet when they don't want citizens to learn the truth
(NaturalNews) A surge of caste-related unrest in India has led the government there to close off the internet in another attempt to silence opposition and control the narrative. This is a tactic that is often used in neighboring China, and it might even be coming to U.S. networks...
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Making the 'Internet of Things' configuration more secure and easy-to-use
With an ever increasing number of everyday objects from our homes, workplaces and even from our wardrobes, getting connected to the Internet, known as the ‘Internet of Things' (IoT), researchers have identified easy-to-use techniques to configure IoT objects, to make them more secure and hence help protect them from online attacks.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
An investigation of problematic internet use among adolescents in terms of self-injurious and risk-taking behavior - Oktan V.
This study was performed with 736 high school students, 328 females and 408 males studying at various high schools in Trabzon (i...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Study uses internet, social media to show how fracking documentary influenced public perception, political change
A new study is the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film reshaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic fracking.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
The Internet Now Sees A 'Stars Wars' Ship On Mars
An object that looks like a Star Destroyer from "Star Wars" wasn't found in a galaxy far far away. It was sighted on the planet next door. The Internet is now buzzing that an item photographed by NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover resembles the aircraft from George Lucas' space series. The dark pointy formation contrasts with the surface around it. "I found this anomaly in the latest Curiosity Rover photo," Scott C. Waring wrote on UFO Sightings Daily. "The black object looks like a crashed UFO. The craft is only about 2.5-3 meters across, so it probably only held a few passengers." RT.com not...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
The association between problematic internet use, suicide probability, alexithymia and loneliness among Turkish medical students - Alpaslan AH, Avcı K, Soylu N, Guzel HI.
OBJECTIVE: It is known that problematic internet use (PIU) increasing especially among the youth and has become an important public health problem. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of PIU among the medical students and the rel...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
32 Gorgeous Photos Of Kids Having Fun Without The Internet
Since 2012, Polish photographer Izabela Urbaniak has been taking pictures of her children and their cousins playing outdoors during their summers in the countryside. Living at a lake house in the village of Lugowiska, the family enjoys spending time with each other in nature, without televisions or computers. "Since most of us are dependent on technology, I'm glad when I am for a while to some extent cut off from that, spending time in the countryside," she told The Huffington Post. "These pictures show that children can play and to be happy without the Internet and computers," she added. From playing in fi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Altered brain reactivity to game cues after gaming experience - Ahn HM, Chung HJ, Kim SH.
This study attempted to test whether this elevated cue reactivity observed in game players is a result of repeated exposure to Internet games. Healthy youn...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news
New internet routing method allows users to avoid sending data through undesired countries
(University of Maryland) University of Maryland computer scientists have developed a method for providing concrete proof to Internet users that their information did not cross through specified, undesired geographic areas. Called Alibi Routing, the system is immediately deployable and does not require knowledge of -- or modifications to -- the Internet's routing hardware or policies. The method will be presented on August 20 at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Data Communication conference in London.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Study: Exercise app use decreases BMI, increases leisure-time activity levels
Apps can help increase the amount of leisure time that users spend exercising as well as positively impacting their BMI, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The researchers surveyed 726 people via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk on their usage of exercise apps and their exercise habits. It was conducted by […]
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Metrics activity tracker BMI exercise apps JMIR Journal of Medical Internet Research physical activity Source Type: news
Mobile phone and internet use linked to poor attention span
Dr Lee Hadlington of De Montford University Leicester found the more times a person used the internet or a mobile phone the more likely they were to experience 'cognitive failures'.
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Haemonetics Introduces Award-Winning HaemoCloud - Embracing the Internet of Things To Connect The Global Blood Supply Chain
Haemonetics has announced HaemoCloud, an Internet of Things ("IoT") software platform designed to connect all Haemonetics devices and software. HaemoCloud is a foundational suite of products including HaemoCommunicator and HaemoCloud, which allow Haemonetics blood management devices to communicate with hospital information systems and provide real-time device operational data for service and support.
Source: Medical Design Online News - August 14, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news
Searching the Internet inflates estimates of internal knowledge
Actively searching the Internet inflates our sense of the knowledge we actually possess because we fail to recognize the extent to which we rely on external sources for information.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Sexting, Internet Safety Loom Large as Childhood Health ConcernsSexting, Internet Safety Loom Large as Childhood Health Concerns
As more kids use mobile phones and surf the web at increasingly younger ages, sexting and Internet safety are becoming bigger childhood health concerns, edging out longtime worries like smoking and teen pregnancy, a new poll suggests. Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
Health Tip: Teach Children About Internet Safety
Title: Health Tip: Teach Children About Internet SafetyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/11/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 11, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey
Title: Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in SurveyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/11/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 11, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Sexting, internet safety loom large as childhood health concerns
(Reuters Health) - As more kids use mobile phones and surf the web at increasingly younger ages, sexting and Internet safety are becoming bigger childhood health concerns, edging out longtime worries like smoking and teen pregnancy, a new poll suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
How being addicted to the internet could make you sick
Scientists at Swansea University found excessive internet use led to a lack of interaction with other people - and less time spent outside being exposed to immune-boosting germs.
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Google's Internet Balloons Connect Remote Locations To The Web
Discussion On Internet Accessibility For The Disabled The What’s Working Honor Roll highlights some of the best reporting and analysis, from a range of media outlets, on all the ways people are working toward solutions to some of our greatest challenges. If you know a story you think should be on our Honor Roll, please send an email to Aaron Barksdale at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "WHAT'S WORKING." Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Medical device cybersecurity: The Internet of Things could kill you
The FDA’s warning last week about a flaw in Hospira‘s (NYSE:HSP) Symbiq drug infusion pump that hackers could exploit to take over the device has cybersecurity experts worried about the rise of the Internet of Things, as more and more medical devices are connected to the web. The federal safety watchdog said the Symbiq pump can potentially be accessed remotely through a hospital’s network, potentially opening the door to unauthorized changes to the dosage delivered by the pump, according to the federal safety watchdog. The flaw was confirmed by Hospira and an independent researcher. Although no adverse event...
Source: Mass Device - August 5, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Cybersecurity/Hacking Source Type: news
Internet accessibility an important factor in government transparency
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Charles Menifield, a professor in the MU Truman School of Public Affairs, found that county governments in densely populated urban areas tend to be more transparent on their official websites if their citizens have good Internet access.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Industrial Internet of Things: Buzzwords Have Feelings, Too
For the first time in a long time, the Internet is abuzz with something that might actually eclipse the Internet in terms of impact on the world.
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 30, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Online memorialization and grief after suicide: an analysis of suicide memorials on the internet - Krysinska K, Andriessen K.
Although several studies have looked at the phenomenon of online memorialization, online involvement of those bereaved by suicide (suicide survivors) remains an under-studied area. The current study analyzed 250 memorials dedicated to those who died by sui...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news
Patterns of internet use and mental health of high school students in Istria County Croatia: cross-sectional study - Bezinovic P, Roviš D, Rončević N, Bilajac L.
AIM: To examine associations between different forms of internet use and a number of psychological variables related to mental health in adolescents. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out on a representative sample of students (N=1539) ...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Identification and characterization of adolescent internet user's profiles - Rial A, Gómez P, Picón E, Braña T, Varela J.
This study aims to identify the different types or profiles of a...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Internet-based brief intervention for young men with unhealthy alcohol use: a randomized controlled trial in a general population sample - Bertholet N, Cunningham JA, Faouzi M, Gaume J, Gmel G, Burnand B, Daeppen JB.
AIM: To test the efficacy of an internet-based brief intervention (IBI) in decreasing alcohol use among young Swiss men aged 21 year on average. DESIGN: 2 parallel-group randomized controlled trial with a 1:1 allocation ratio containing follow-up...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
Chemical bum from vinegar following an internet-based protocol for self-removal of nevi - Feldstein S, Afshar M, Krakowski AC.
"Natural home remedies" for nevi removal found on the Internet can be ineffective, or worse, dangerous. Children and teens, in particular, may be more likely to attempt self-treatment in order to avoid discussing their concerns with their parents. Here, th...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Small 'planet' Pluto rides large on world wide web's meme machine
The internet’s dwarf planet-watchers gaze into Pluto’s newly revealed landscape and see everything from the Death Star to a Wrecking BallIt took Nasa’s New Horizons probe nine years to reach Pluto and complete its historic flyby, but it only took the internet about nine minutes to transform the incredible new image into a canvas for pop culture fun.With anticipation for the new Star Wars film reaching astronomical heights, it’s no surprise that George Lucas’s world was pulled into our own solar system. The threat from Death Star Pluto remains low for now, but let’s just hope it hasn’t received news of its pla...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ryan Kincaid Tags: Pluto Internet Nasa Space Science Source Type: news
Internet-based tools help ease chronic pain
Stephen FellerPULLMAN, Wash., July 8 (UPI) -- With the help of an Internet-based program, people with chronic pain were able to manage their symptoms and reduce their reliance on opioid drugs.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Faster internet? Electrical engineers break power and distance barriers for fiber optic communication
Photonics researchers have increased the maximum power -- and therefore distance -- at which optical signals can be sent through optical fibers. This advance has the potential to increase the data transmission rates for the fiber optic cables that serve as the backbone of the Internet, cable, wireless and landline networks. The new study presents a solution to a long-standing roadblock to increasing data transmission rates in optical fiber.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Addiction and engagement: an explorative study toward classification criteria for internet gaming disorder - Lehenbauer-Baum M, Klaps A, Kovacovsky Z, Witzmann K, Zahlbruckner R, Stetina BU.
The DSM-5 introduced Internet gaming disorder (IGD) as a condition needing more research. Proposed criteria include tolerance, preoccupation, deceiving, or continued excess despite psychosocial problems. However, studies suggest differences between addicte...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Has breast milk become an Internet commodity, and not just for infants?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The practice of breast milk sharing among mothers has evolved into an Internet-based marketplace in which this valuable commodity is being bought and sold not only to feed babies, but as a 'natural superfood' for body builders and athletes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
The use of the internet for prevention of binge drinking among the college population: a systematic review of evidence - Bhochhibhoya A, Hayes L, Branscum P, Taylor L.
AIMS: There are many consequences of binge drinking compared with light or moderate drinking behaviors. The prevalence rate and intensity of binge drinking is highest among the college-aged population. Given the popularity and high use of the Internet amon...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
State agency HIPAA security gaffe puts patient data on the Internet
A Texas state agency has come forward to notify its Medicaid recipients that due to security shortfalls, their Social Security numbers and protected health information became accessible on the Internet. Privacy & Security read more
Source: Healthcare IT News - June 12, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Erin McCann Tags: Online Only Privacy & Security Source Type: news
Elon Musk's SpaceX Wants Approval To Beam Internet From Space
Elon Musk is one step closer to bringing the Internet to space. The billionaire entrepreneur’s private space-travel company, SpaceX, has requested permission from the Federal Communications Commission to start testing satellites that would beam down Internet from space. The company filed a license application to “deploy a large constellation of satellites for low-latency, worldwide, high capacity Internet service,” according to an FCC filing. An FCC spokesman declined further comment. Phil Larson, a SpaceX spokesman, confirmed the firm filed a request with the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nati...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Innovations in Science: A Birthday, the Internet of Things and the Future of Science Research
I'd like to start this column by wishing Tim Berners-Lee a happy 60th birthday (June 8). I don't know him personally, but Tim invented the World Wide Web, and like the billions of us who use the Internet on a daily basis, I tip my hat to his legacy. There isn't any facet of our lives that hasn't been impacted by the Internet in some way and certainly business today couldn't function without it. (Remember when we thought fax machines were breakthrough technology?) But it's probably had greater impact on science research than on anything else since the invention of the printing press. Today we have the Internet of Thing...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Exploring depression and problematic internet use among college females: a multisite study - Moreno MA, Jelenchick LA, Breland DJ.
Objective The purpose of this study was to assess associations between depression and problematic internet use (PIU) among female college students, and determine whether Internet use time moderates this relationship. METHOD This cross-sectional s...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
When adults without university education search the Internet for health information: The roles of Internet-specific epistemic beliefs and a source evaluation intervention - Kammerer Y, Amann DG, Gerjets P.
In the present research, N = 48 adults without university education were tasked to conduct two web searches on unfamiliar health-related issues. Three research objectives were examined: the predictive value of individuals' Internet-specific epistemic belie...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
Internet privacy manifesto calls for more consumer power
A revolutionary power shift from internet giants such as Google to ordinary consumers is critically overdue, according to new research from an online privacy expert. In a manifesto that ranges from "the right to be treated fairly on the internet" to finding a better, more nuanced approach to using the internet as an archive, the author delves deeper into his research on the so-called 'right to be forgotten.'
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news