News tagged with texting
Each day, an average of nine people are killed in the United States and more than 1,000 injured by drivers doing something other than driving.
Health May 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
College students eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise more on days when they communicate more with their parents, according to researchers at Penn State.
Health May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a smart phone app that helps users lose weight by carefully recording their food consumption.
Overweight and Obesity May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Using a simple smartphone application to photograph one's meals is a useful slimming aid for the overweight, according to an experiment reported on Sunday.
Overweight and Obesity May 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Many parents are putting their precious cargo at risk while driving, according to survey results that will be presented May 5 and 6 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Pediatrics May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Simply sending children with asthma a text message each day asking about their symptoms and providing knowledge about their condition can lead to improved health outcomes. In a study by ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Veteran filmmaker David Lynch says US authorities should use more transcendental meditation to help soldiers returning from Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new report on teen driver safety released today by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm shows encouraging trends among teen passengers. In 2011 more than half of teen passengers ...
Health Apr 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
As recently as the Vietnam and Korean wars, soldiers' families commonly had to wait months to receive word from family members on the front lines. Now, cell phones and the internet allow deployed soldiers and their families ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Fourteen-year-old Sophia, an eighth-grader in Miami-Dade County, sends her first text at 7:30 a.m. On school nights, her phone is turned off at 10:30 p.m. But in those 15 hours in between, she sends or receives ...
Health Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Nursing professor Elizabeth Dowdell, of Villanova University has reported in an interview with a CBS news affiliate in Philadelphia, that she has discovered a new phenomena she calls "sleep texting." She says it's just like ...
Health Feb 18, 2013 | 2.9 / 5 (7) | 4 |
Children who are bullied online or by mobile phone are just as likely to skip school or consider suicide as kids who are physically bullied, according to a study led by a Michigan State University criminologist.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Detaching from work—mentally, physically and electronically—is the key to recovery from job stress during nonwork hours, according to a Kansas State University researcher.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Health information technology (IT) can improve pediatric obesity screening rates and treatment, but the effect on weight loss and other outcomes is less clear, according to a study published ...
Pediatrics Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—It's hard to quibble with the speed and convenience of connecting through texts and instant messages, but scientists say that today's ubiquitous online social communication may not confer the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Text messaging, or texting is a colloquial term referring to the exchange of brief written messages between mobile phones, over cellular networks. While the term most often refers to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS), it has been extended to include messages containing image, video, and sound content, such as MMS messages. Individual messages are referred to as "text messages" or "texts".
The most common application of the service is person-to-person messaging, but text messages are also used to interact with automated systems, such as ordering products and services for mobile phones, or participating in contests. Advertisers and service providers use texts to notify mobile phone users about promotions, payment due dates, and other notifications that were previously sent by post or left as voicemail. There are internet services available that allow users to send text messages free of direct charge to the sender.
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