Some viewers may find this distressing: How watching harrowing footage on the news can bring on post-traumatic stress

The Daily Mail: With 24-hour news channels bringing a constant stream of images from far-flung conflict zones into our lives, we are increasingly able to watch global drama unfold almost minute-by-minute. But scientists say that constant exposure to distressing television footage could actually be having a long-lasting negative impact on More

Repeated Exposure to Media Images of Traumatic Events May Be Harmful to Mental and Physical Health

From 24-hour cable news to YouTube and Twitter, today’s mass media can turn local disasters into international events within minutes, and research reveals that widespread transmission can have a traumatic impact far beyond the people who are directly exposed. More

Children exposed to sex scenes in movies ‘will be more promiscuous and have more sexual partners’

Daily Mail: Watching sex scenes in movies can make children more sexually active from a younger age, research suggests. Whether it’s Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet making love on the Titanic or Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart cuddling in bed on their vampire honeymoon in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn More