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Xinhua | Updated:2017-05-31 11:34[Photo/Xinhua]Late night mobile phone use has devastating effects on teenagers mental health, a new study by Australian researchers at Murdoch and Griffith Universities found Tuesday.Funded by the Australian Research Council, the worlds first long-term assessment of adolescent mental health regarding late night mobile phone usage examined students quality of sleep, along with mood, aggression, coping skills, self esteem and whether they were experiencing any symptoms of depression.The process was conducted as an annual survey over four years and included 1,100 students from 29 schools.When the subjects began the process, they were in year eight of high school, when the program concluded, they had hit year 11.The questionnaires focused on what time of the night students continued to receive or send text messages and phone calls.”We found that late night phone use directly contributed to poor sleep habits, which over time led to declines in overall wellbeing and mental health,” lead researcher, Dr Lynette Vernon said.”We have demonstrated how poor sleep is the key link connecting an increase in night-time mobile use with subsequent increases in psychosocial issues.”Around two thirds or 65 percent of students in year eight who owned a mobile phone, reported to use it regularly after “lights out.”Previous1 2 NextPrevious1 2 NextRelated StoriesGet phone app to help you cultivate a good habitCell phone photo contest to showcase beauty of ChinaGenetic molecule behavior responsible for human risk of autoimmune disease: Aussie studyMonthly high-dose vitamin D no help in preventing heart disease: studyChinese medical team to treat congenital heart-disease children in MyanmarPhotosWonder Woman is comingArtworks displayed at graduate talent show in Shandong University of Art & DesignLi Yifeng and Lindsey Wixson pose for fashion magazineRed carpet review: Chinese celebrities spotted in CannesActress Song Qian poses for fashion magazineTake closer look at North Americas largest festival for dogsTop ViewsMost PopularChinese faces shine at the Met GalaLooking into China’s regional culture through logosWelcoming back, Zixia FairyFemale celebrities featured in Chinese-style fashion photosChinese-style origins give vitality to domestic animationShinkai-style delights Chinese movie goersEditors picksTime-honored zongzi brand sticks to traditionFood that came along the Belt and Road routeVideoBritish menswear reinvents itself with Beckham in the leadUK menswear taps Chinas marketInternational food fiesta feeds friendsSpecialYearender: Major events in showbiz in 2014Food along the Silk RoadBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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