Professor Phil Reed’s work on how excessive internet usage is related to reductions in immune function was featured in a range of media publications.

Media outlets such as The Times and Daily Mail, as well as Western Mail and Evening Post all featured the findings of Professor Reed's research showing how immune function is influenced by spending too long online. The research, which is published in PLoS ONE, evaluated 500 people and found that those who reported problems with over-using the internet also reported having more cold and flu symptoms than those people who did not report excessive use of the internet.

For a short clip of the coverage on ITV News, click here.