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Study Probes 'Compulsive' Internet Use
A study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers published in CNS Spectrums: The International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine provides hard data showing how patterns of Internet use have come to resemble those associated with other compul...
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Survey Shows 'Cyberbullying' Up
With the ever-increasing use of blogs, instant messaging and social networking sites among teens and children has come a rise in bullying via the Internet, or "cyberbullying," a study published in the most recent issue of Pediatrics says. In a survey of te...
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Myelin 'Internet' Makes Human Brain Unique But Vulnerable, Researcher Says
Myelin, the layer of fat and protein insulating neurons and conducting the neuronal impulses in human brains, was called a "recent invention of evolution" which causes man's "unique vulnerability to highly prevalent neuropsychiatric disorders" in a paper pu...
How Teens Use Social Networking Sites
A nationwide survey of 12- to 17-year-olds shows that most teens are using social networking sites like MySpace responsibly and in ways that mimic normal social behavior. More than half of teens surveyed reported having a profile, but two-thirds of these a...
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Internet Helps Teens Bond With Real-Life Pals
Hours spent in front of the computer might not be the worst thing for teens after all--especially when it comes to their social lives. While findings from the early days of the Internet showed that teens mainly communicated online primarily with strangers ...
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The End of Social Television Viewing?
Watching television together is quickly becoming a social activity of the past.
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Twitter Triggers Bonding Hormone
Using sites like Facebook and Twitter may lead to an increase in the hormone responsible for human bonding, suggests new research.
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Does Facebook Put Teens at Risk for Depression?
The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions parents about social media dangers.
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