Problematic Smartphone Use Tied to Lower Grades, Mental Health Issues in College Students

Problematic Smartphone Use Tied to Lower Grades, Mental Health Issues in College Students

In a new survey of 3,425 university students, one in five respondents said they engaged in problematic smartphone use which in turn was tied to lower grades, mental health problems and a higher number of sexual partners. Previous research has linked excessive...
New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

Researchers have developed a new tool to systematically and effectively detect online abuse and then take remedial action to protect victims. Working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Cornell Tech researchers created and...
Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

It is common for a person to be much better at giving useful advice to a friend in trouble than they are in dealing with their own problems. Researchers explain that although we usually have continuous internal dialogue, we become trapped inside our own way of...

Mental Health Intervention Reduces Burnout, Stress in Trauma Social Workers

A new study finds that a mental health intervention for social service workers called Caregivers Journey of Hope can help relieve the stress, trauma and burnout social workers may be experiencing while helping residents heal from a community disaster. The findings are...
Depression Symptoms, Protein Buildup in Brain Tied to Later Cognitive Decline

Depression Symptoms, Protein Buildup in Brain Tied to Later Cognitive Decline

Depression symptoms in cognitively healthy older adults together with brain amyloid — protein deposits which are a biological marker of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) — could trigger changes in memory and thinking over time, according to a new study published in the journal...