Short attention spans linked to social media distress

New Curtin University research has found that people who get distracted easily are more prone to suffer psychological distress and mental health issues from high levels of social media use. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the research tracked the phone data of 69 participants ranging from 18 to…

Naloxone access law in Pennsylvania falls short

A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that only one-third of pharmacies in Philadelphia carry naloxone nasal spray, a medication used to rapidly counter the effects of opioid overdose, and that many of the pharmacies that do carry the drug require patients to have…

Child vaccination levels falling short in large parts of Africa

A study by the University of Southampton shows that several low-and middle-income countries, especially in Africa, need more effective child vaccination strategies to eliminate the threat from vaccine-preventable diseases. Geographers from the University’s WorldPop group found diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination levels in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the…

Almost All U.S. Teens Falling Short on Sleep, Exercise

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 — Too little sleep. Not enough exercise. Far too much “screen time.” That is the unhealthy lifestyle of nearly all U.S. high school students, new research finds. The study, of almost 60,000 teenagers nationwide, found that only 5 percent were meeting experts’ recommendations on three critical…