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TECH 09 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Teen vapers have easy time buying supplies online

Even though it’s illegal for teens to buy cigarettes in the US, nothing stops online stores from selling nicotine-infused liquids for kids to use with electronic cigarettes.

TECH 29 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM

Videogames with smoking characters lack tobacco warnings

Videogames popular with children and teens often feature characters that smoke even though few packages carry warnings about tobacco-related content, a US study suggests.

TECH 25 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM

A text message a day may keep the doctor away

Texting patients regular reminders to do things like eat right, exercise more and smoke less may help them make lifestyle changes linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests.

TECH 15 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM

Quit smoking with the help of connected devices

Among the most frequent resolutions people make after their summer holidays is to quit smoking. Various connected devices are coming to the aid of the more motivated.

TECH 25 Aug 2015 | 1:22 PM

Two held in US over plot to fly contraband into prison on drone

Two men are in custody in the US state of Maryland on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs and pornography into a prison with a drone, corrections officials said.

TECH 20 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM

Teens who try e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: study

US teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking conventional cigarettes as those who have never tried the devices, researchers said.

TECH 19 Aug 2015 | 9:30 AM

Mobile applications can help improve healthy habits

Researchers at the American Heart Association (AHA) have shown that smartphone applications and mobile sensors had the potential to improve users' cardiovascular health, particularly by allowing them to adopt healthier lifestyle choices.

TECH 12 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM

Sexting, Internet safety loom large as childhood health concerns

As more kids use mobile phones and surf the Web at increasingly younger ages, sexting and Internet safety are becoming bigger childhood health concerns, according to a new poll.

TECH 12 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM

Young adults use social media to quit smoking

Social media's success rate for helping young adults quit smoking is twice that of traditional methods, according to a new study.

TECH 26 May 2015 | 2:30 PM

What's hot? Life sciences challenge tech in global innovation

The life sciences industry is increasingly taking over from the tech sector in driving global innovation, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of global patents.