Social Network Health News

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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

1/27/2016
Too Much Social Media Could Mess Up Your Sleep, Study Finds

The more time young adults spent online, the tougher it was to be well-rested, researchers say

1/26/2016
Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

1/8/2016
Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

1/7/2016
Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

12/16/2015
Kids Now Find More Anti-Anorexia Videos on YouTube Than 'Pro-Ana' Ones

Social media analysis uncovers some good news

10/6/2015
Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

9/11/2015
Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens' Mental Health

Adolescents could be more vulnerable than adults, expert says

8/6/2015
Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later

People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

8/6/2015
Social Skills Program for Young Adults With Autism Shows Promise

PEERS involves patients and caregivers to maintain social support and guidance

7/31/2015
Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems

7/29/2015
Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

7/27/2015
Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

6/30/2015
1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

6/22/2015
1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

11/17/2014
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

10/7/2014
Using Social Media to Manage Your Moods?

Study finds that misery loves company, and vice verse

10/3/2014
The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies

'Fat' jokes, other negative messages common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, study finds

9/30/2014
Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

9/20/2014
Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

8/19/2014
Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

8/4/2014
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Play Key Role in Kids' Social Skills

While looking for possible link to autism, researchers found hormone affected all kids

7/17/2014
Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women

Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds

7/10/2014
Are You Tweeting Your Marriage Away?

Study says too much time spent on social media can create friction in relationships

6/20/2014
Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

4/10/2014
Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

3/13/2014
Yes, You Can Catch a Bad Mood on Facebook

Researchers report that emotions spread through online world, just like in real life

3/7/2014
Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?

College students who 'untagged' self-photos, cared a lot about 'likes' had more body-image issues in study

1/7/2014
Acquaintances in Social Networks May Find Themselves 'Replaced'

Study finds people tend to keep up with small group of friends, family

12/30/2013
Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices

Researchers found people were more likely to eat what they thought others were eating

12/26/2013
Facebook Faux Pas: Awkward! Or Maybe Not

Survey found those intent on putting best face forward were likelier to feel bad about online miscues

12/13/2013
Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades

Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected

12/6/2013
Join a Choir, Sing Your Way to Happiness?

Study found singing in a chorus boosted mental well-being, sense of meaningfulness

12/5/2013
Why Johnny Can't Sleep

New research on teens says parenting, social ties play bigger role than biology

11/25/2013
Smaller Classes May Be Key to High School Friendships

Teens tend to bond in 'elective' courses such as Latin, calculus, woodshop, study finds

11/12/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Social Butterflies

Small study found three regions were larger, more connected than they were in more isolated people

10/31/2013
Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Strong link observed between online forums and suicide risk, study says

10/28/2013
Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement

Patients lacking social support at higher risk of ongoing pain 2 years after surgery, study found

10/18/2013
Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Users built strong connections to others, felt more empowered to quit, study found

9/13/2013
Teens' Antisocial Texts May Foretell Bad Behavior

But teenagers also use texting in positive ways, study finds

9/11/2013
Lying in Virtual World Can Be Spotted, Study Finds

Researchers found slower, shorter responses in electronic messaging were clues to deception

9/5/2013
Friends' Online Photos May Sway Teens' Behavior

Pictures of peers smoking or drinking might encourage others in social network to do the same, study says

8/29/2013
Facebook Use Linked to Brain's Reward Center

The nucleus accumbens is more strongly activated by positive social feedback, small study finds