News tagged with texting
(Medical Xpress) -- Research designed to understand the effect of text messaging on language found that texting has a negative impact on people's linguistic ability to interpret and accept words.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2012 | 2.7 / 5 (11) | 4 |
Short interruptions – such as the few seconds it takes to silence that buzzing smartphone – have a surprisingly large effect on one's ability to accurately complete a task, according to new research led ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Do you know what the numbers 5683 and 3327 mean? According to a recent study, if you are a person who frequently sends text messages, your brain knows what these numbers mean and is unconsciously influencing ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 28, 2011 | 2.3 / 5 (6) | 9 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have known for many years that human beings, as a general rule, are an overly optimistic bunch. We close our eyes to statistics suggesting our eating habits may be killing us, ...
Neuroscience Sep 25, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 4 |
Women speak to their male partners less often as they grow older and turn their attention to a younger generation, according to an unusual study Thursday that tracked nearly two billion phone calls and text ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Psychiatry is employing smartphone technology as an innovative tool in the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia and other serious mental illness. Prominent in this endeavor is Dror Ben-Zeev, an assistant professor of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
For centuries, Indian housewives have used homemade remedies based on cow's milk to cure constipation—but in 2009 Swiss giant Nestle applied for a patent to protect a similar product of its own.
Medications Oct 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers using a new approach to identifying genes associated with depression have found that variants in a group of genes involved in transmission of signals by the neurotransmitter glutamate appear to increase the risk ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 13, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Support for quitting smoking via text and video messages can help smokers kick the habit according to a new Cochrane systematic review. The authors of the review found that people were more likely to stay away from cigarettes ...
Addiction Nov 13, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices while crossing busy road junctions, finds an observational study published online in Injury Prevention.
Health Dec 12, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
New research proves that 'text mining' or using the power of computers to read the entire biomedical knowledge base, is a promising new tool in the search for Alzheimer's disease biomarkers.
Medical research Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Following last week's mHealth Summit, the largest event of its kind where leaders focus on how wireless technology can improve health outcomes, text4baby announced results from the first randomized evaluation of its service. ...
Health Dec 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
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
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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