Research + News | Topic: Health

Social Media Challenge Has Teens Trying To get COVID-19

A new social media challenge could have your child licking different public objects to possibly get the coronavirus. Read the article here.

‘Metabolism Drops’ Recall: What To Know About TikTok’s Latest Dangerous Trend

The maker of Metabolism Drops, Rae Wellness, has issued a recall after teens began promoting this weight-loss supplement on TikTok. Read the article here.

Most Parents Fear Their Kids Will Suffer Hearing Damage From Their Various Music Players And Smartphones

A majority of parents — 70 percent — are concerned about their children developing hearing damage from listening to music players, tablets and smartphones, according to a new national poll released this week. Read the article here.

Cellphone-Related Head And Neck Injuries On The Rise

Those aged 13 to 29 make up almost 40 percent of such patients. Distraction was a major culprit. Read the article here.

Teens Overwhelmingly Engage With Junk Food On Social Media Because There’s No Kale TikTok

While teens are using social networking platforms, they are exposed to marketing from food brands. Read the article here.

Millennial Parents Turn To Tech To Treat Their Children

Depending on where they live, millennial parents would consider a range of high-tech treatments for the health and wellness of their children. Read the article here.

Ohio Resolution Seeks To Declare Pornography A ‘Public Health Hazard’

An Ohio lawmaker has drafted a new resolution that could declare pornography a public health hazard. House Resolution 180 also links viewing pornography to violence against women. Read the article here.

Study Blames Disturbing Rise In Teens Who Need Glasses On Excessive Screen Time

A new study is warning parents that all that screen time may be behind a stunning rise in children who need prescription glasses. Read the article here.

Many Teens Sleep With Their Phones, Survey Finds – Just Like Their Parents

Four out of five teenagers with mobile devices keep them in their rooms overnight — and nearly a third of those bring them into their beds while sleeping — according a study Wednesday that offered new evidence that mobile devices undermine the rest necessary for peak health. Read the article here.

Is Porn Making Young Men Impotent?

Up to a third of young men now experience erectile dysfunction. Some are turning to extreme measures such as penile implants – but is kicking their pornography habit the only solution? Read the article here.