Can Coffee Ease Chronic Computer Pain?
New research out of Norway suggests, drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee in the morning may help reduce chronic neck & shoulder pain tied to long hours at a computer.
Subjects who had consumed coffee before starting a pain provoking office work task exhibited attenuated pain development compared with the subjects who had abstained from coffee intake. These results might have potentially interesting implications of a painmodulating effect of caffeine in an everyday setting.–National Institute of Occupational Health-Oslo, Norway
Other recent computer related research of note:
New research suggests that computer use can lower the risk of dementia by up to 40 percent in men.
Study found that the risk of dementia was about 30 to 40 per cent lower among older computer users than non-users and that their findings could not be attributed to age, education, social isolation, depression, overall health or cognitive impairment.
Older people should therefore be encouraged to embrace computer technology as long as they understand the dangers of prolonged physical inactivity and the many advantages of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, the authors write.
46% of internet users post original photos and videos online they have created themselves.
46% of internet users post original photos and videos online they have created themselves and 41% curate photos and videos they find elsewhere on the internet and post on image-sharing sites.
Internet Use Cuts Depression In Elderly, Study Finds
The research, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, found that regular internet usage in retired Americans aged 50 and older reduced depression by 20-28% and helped promote mental well-being among this group.
90% of Americans regularly use a computer or electronic device of some kind in the hour before bed.
In the study, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, the researchers had volunteers read, play games and watch movies on an iPad, iPad 2 or PC tablet for various amounts of time while measuring the amount of light their eyes received. They found that two hours of exposure to a bright tablet screen at night reduced melatonin levels by about 22 percent.