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Heavy Internet Use May Lead to Addictive Behaviors

Young people who spend a lot of time on the Internet may exhibit classic addiction behaviors, according to new research. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, tracked the Internet usage of 69 college students over two months. What they found was a correlation between certain types of Internet usage and addictive behaviors. “About 5 to 10 percent of all Internet users appear to show web...

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