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Health implications of new technology

AYPH Research Summary

Health implications have been attributed to all forms of new media, yet it is hard to pin down the research evidence on whether these effects have been positive or negative. The short answer is, of course, that they have been both. What we have tried to do in this research summary is pull together some themes emerging from the literature, presenting the main messages and a selection of the resources identified.

Topics covered by earlier updates include adolescent sleep, long-term conditions, accidents and injuries, health inequalities, disability, physical activity, alcohol & substance use, teenage pregnancy & sexual health, and mental health & emotional wellbeing.