This Finnish investigation of electronic media (e-media) use in young children revealed 95% of 5-year-olds studied exceeded guidelines for time spent with e-media. The authors noted an association between more screen time and additional psychosocial symptoms at 5 years old and found these associations were less prominent when measuring use of electronic games alone.
An innovative statistical model examining the development of metabolic disturbances in a large sample of youths finds that having media in a bedroom (associated with higher risk) and belonging to a sports club (associated with lower risk) are among the modifiable risk factors in this population.
A new study revealed that youth who relied on family and friends for health information are not as well-informed as those who relied on medical providers. But the young adults who rely on medical information from the internet were just as well-informed as those who talked with their doctors and other providers.
Every business, including surgery centers, needs to know the social media landscape and how it can help or hurt their image and brand. Through social media, surgery centers can reach their clients with messages that help build trust and interest.
These investigators noted a correlation between adolescent social media use and depressive symptoms, online harassment, poor sleep, low self-esteem, and poor body image. However, causality could not be determined.
Surveillance data collected prospectively in Israel reveal a decline in progression from pneumococcal carriage to complex otitis media in both vaccine-targeted and non-vaccine serotypes following implementation of routine use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Vaccinating against pneumococcal serotypes causing early-life infections may reduce the risk of subsequently developing complex otitis media due to other organisms.
After a 2012 mass shooting occurred inside a movie theater in Aurora, CO, University of Colorado Hospital experienced an “overwhelming” amount of media interest from news outlets across the nation and around the world, recalls spokesperson Dan Weaver.