Social Network Health News

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11/14/2017
11/13/2017
11/8/2017
11/7/2017
11/3/2017
10/18/2017
The Value of Unplugging

Yes, this means turning off your devices!

10/9/2017
Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter

Social media is a place where they vent, support each other's views, study finds

8/30/2017
Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware

You may end up with a barber or a dentist instead

8/8/2017
Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health

Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

8/7/2017
'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat

Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggests

6/9/2017
NBA Players' Late-Night Tweets May Be Bad for Their Game: Study

Those who posted turned in a poorer performance the next day; lack of sleep the likely culprit

6/1/2017
MS-Related Brain Changes May Affect Social Skills

Study might explain why some multiple sclerosis patients stop understanding what others are feeling

5/23/2017
You're Less Apt to Fact-Check 'Fake News' When It's on Social Media: Study

When users saw others looking at same report online, they were less likely to verify claims

5/19/2017
Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

Study found men were just as good at gauging others in social settings

5/3/2017
Striving for Facebook 'Likes' May Not Boost Your Self-Esteem

Australian study found no bump up in mood or confidence, no matter how many likes users got

4/27/2017
Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds

When students are engaged in a classroom, their brainwaves sync up, new research finds

4/26/2017
Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online

Study shows social networks help bring solace, healing after loved one dies

4/17/2017
Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?

Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online

4/5/2017
The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

3/30/2017
A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold

People who feel isolated tend to have worse symptoms, research shows

3/22/2017
'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

3/7/2017
Social Media and Isolation

Spending too much time on social media could lead to social isolation, study finds.

3/6/2017
Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?

More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggests

2/21/2017
Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

2/20/2017
Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

1/30/2017
Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study finds

1/20/2017
Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

1/6/2017
Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer!

Study finds slight improvement in thinking and memory for civically minded

1/3/2017
Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests

Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

12/16/2016
How Is the HPV Vaccine Perceived on Twitter?

Researchers find that positive messages prevail

12/14/2016
A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival

Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds

12/14/2016
Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

11/9/2016
Friendly Competition on Social Media May Get You to the Gym

This type of motivation worked even better than a 'supportive' approach, study found

10/31/2016
Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?

Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

10/25/2016
Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?

Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

10/21/2016
Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

9/26/2016
Always Feeling Lonely? Maybe It's in Your DNA

Genes might be responsible for up to one-quarter of perception of isolation, study says

9/15/2016
Facebook Bullying Can Cause Depression

Social media attacks have 'real emotional consequences,' researchers say

9/12/2016
Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

9/9/2016
Something to 'Like' About Facebook

Personal messages from close ties may boost your well-being, study says

9/9/2016
Social Media and Happiness

How does using Facebook affect your happiness and life satisfaction?

6/29/2016
Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests

Going to services at least once a week seemed to reduce the odds fivefold

6/2/2016
The Teen Brain Likes Social Media 'Likes'

Effect is similar to eating chocolate or winning money, researchers say

5/13/2016
Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

5/3/2016
Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Study finds kids often mirror what mom and dad do when it comes to technology use

3/24/2016
Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression?

Study did not prove cause-and-effect, and researchers say more investigation is needed

3/3/2016
Could Twitter Be a Recruitment Tool for Cancer Trials?

Study suggests it has untapped potential for linking patients to clinical trial enrollment websites

2/16/2016
Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study

Safety campaigns should target social influences involved in distracted driving, researcher says

2/16/2016
Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' Lives

Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

2/5/2016
Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?

Survey of Instagram users suggests sharing these photos online may make romantic partners jealous