Latest Internet use Stories

2014-04-08 12:26:12

Increasing Internet Use Among Older Americans Could Reduce U.S. Healthcare Costs WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Depression is a serious health issue among older adults in the United States, affecting between 5 and 10 million Americans aged 50 and older. Nearly 8% of the aged population reports current depression. The Internet offers older Americans a chance to overcome the social and spatial boundaries that are believed to fuel depression. In a new paper...

2011-12-07 23:02:28

Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have compared internet use and frequency in Spain with the rest of the 31 European countries. Their results suggest that Spanish women use the internet less frequently and the usage gap in Spain between men and women is higher than average. Juan Martín Fernandez, researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid and co-author of the study that was published in the Reis journal, states that "Spanish men and women score...

Internet Can Be Crucial To A Teen's Psychological Development
2011-09-27 04:14:44

American teenagers are spending an ever-increasing amount of time online, much to the chagrin of parents who can't seem to tear their children away from Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. But despite the dangers that lurk on the web, the time that teens spend on the Internet can actually be beneficial to their healthy development, says a Tel Aviv University researcher. Prof. Moshe Israelashvili of TAU's Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education, with his M.A. student Taejin Kim and...

2011-06-03 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forget Big Brother -- it's Big Business that's watching you. The annual study of the impact of the Internet on Americans conducted by the Center for the Digital Future found that almost half of Internet users age 16 and older -- 48 percent -- are worried about companies checking their actions on the Internet. By comparison, the new question for the Digital Future Study found that only 38 percent of Internet users age 16 and older are...

2011-05-20 06:05:00

A new study found that out of every 25 teens, at least one has "problematic Internet use," and brings in the question: What came first? The chicken or the egg: are teens online because they are depressed or are they depressed because they're spending too much time online? "It's really hard to explain the link," Dr. Aboujaoude, a Stanford researcher and author of the book "Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality", tells Reuters Health. The answer to the chicken or the egg...

2011-01-19 05:35:00

A new study finds that too much, or too little, Internet use may be linked to depression among teens.  The research showed that teens who spent no time online, as well as those who were heavy Internet users, were at increased risk of depression symptoms. Dr. Pierre-Andre Michaud and colleagues at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland surveyed 7,200 participants aged 16 to 20 years old about the frequency of their Internet use. Those who said they were online more than two hours per...

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