Social Network Health News

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8/14/2013
Could Facebook Habit Make You Less Happy?

Life satisfaction dropped as use increased among young adults, study found

8/7/2013
Nice Kids Get Treated Nicely: Study

Reputation matters among kindergarteners, Japanese researchers found

8/7/2013
Dolphins Remember for Decades, Study Finds

The unique 'signature' whistle that each dolphin uses appears to be recalled by others, even years later

7/18/2013
Social Media Helps Pin Down Source of Foodborne Strep Throat Outbreak

Facebook users realized many high school banquet attendees were ill, notified health department

7/5/2013
Employers May Misjudge Job Applicants Based on Facebook Pages

Online postings about drinking, drugs not a good reason to eliminate applicants, researchers find

6/11/2013
College Kids Trend Toward Twitter, Adults Favor Facebook

Whatever the vehicle, it reflects growing signs of self-absorbed behavior, study says

5/31/2013
Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

Latest technology lets you jog along with zombies, bulls and race cars

5/13/2013
Rich 'Cougar,' 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotypes Might Not Mirror Reality

Instead, couples with big age gaps tend to be poorer, study finds

5/9/2013
Socializing May Ease Pain of Breast Cancer

Study found that women with the largest support networks reported best quality of life

5/6/2013
16 Percent of U.S. High Schoolers Victims of Cyberbullying: Study

About 1 in 6 reported being targeted within past year

4/19/2013
Too Much Texting, Facebook Time May Lower College Women's Grades

Media use for freshmen adds up to 12 hours daily, poll finds

4/12/2013
Doctors Urged to Refrain from Social Media Contacts With Patients

Texting or 'friending' patients on Facebook frowned upon in new professional guidelines

3/25/2013
Isolation, Loneliness May Raise Death Risk for Elderly

Study found lack of social contact a bigger predictor of early death than just feeling alone

2/12/2013
Facebook Users Take 'Unfriending' Seriously, Survey Finds

And talking about it makes matters even worse

2/1/2013
School Bullies Often Popular, Survey Finds

Middle school students reported that the same kids who were 'cool' were also the most aggressive

1/31/2013
Texting Doesn't Replace the Feel-Good Effects of Talking, Study Says

Girls who actually spoke to their mothers experienced positive physical responses

1/14/2013
Twitter May Help Those Trying to Lose Weight

Adding 'tweets' to a weight-loss program encouraged success among participants, study finds

1/10/2013
Survey Refutes 'Loner' Stereotype of Video Gamers

Many play to boost their social lives, research suggests

11/15/2012
Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Quality, not just quantity, of personal relationships linked to better outcomes, researchers say

10/11/2012
Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests

Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

9/27/2012
TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds

But it's unknown if popular shows influence behavior

9/10/2012
Curbing Suicide Now a National Priority, U.S. Says

Facebook is reaching out to save lives, too, under new government-led initiative

8/22/2012
Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

6/21/2012
Who Has the Most Sway on Facebook?

Men, over-30 users are more influential than others, study finds

5/7/2012
People Love Talking About Themselves, Brain Scans Show

Self-disclosure on social media might serve evolutionary purpose, researcher says

4/16/2012
Media Multitasking Might Have Mental Upside

Young adults in study were better able to integrate sensory information

4/9/2012
Being Ignored Feels Just as Bad Online

Whether on social networking sites or face-to-face, exclusion stings, researchers report

3/20/2012
Physician Misconduct Showing Up on the Internet: Survey

New poll of medical boards reports online professional violations by doctors

3/2/2012
Twitter Adding to Stigma of Epilepsy, Study Says

'Tweets' mentioning seizures often include jokes about serious neurological disorder

2/14/2012
Teens With Autism Preoccupied With TV, Video Games: Study

But they're much less likely to use screen time for social media or email

2/9/2012
More Patients Seek Plastic Surgery Advice From Facebook, Twitter

Surveyed surgeons said Botox, nose and eyelid modifications among most common requests

2/7/2012
Facebook Might Be Tough on Users With Low Self-Esteem

Inundating friends with negative life details makes 'poster' less likeable, study finds

2/6/2012
More Americans Seeking Love Online: Study

Dating websites offer romance, but 'science' behind claims is called sketchy

2/1/2012
Too Much Testosterone Linked to Inflated Ego: Study

Female volunteers less apt to cooperate after taking the hormone supplement

1/18/2012
Gossiping Might Be Good for You

Telling others when you see someone behaving badly makes you feel better, study suggests

1/12/2012
Blogging Can Help Calm Anxious Teens: Study

Responses were positive, supportive when adolescents went online with social problems

11/5/2011
Online Forums Can Help Women Cope With Pregnancy Loss

After miscarriage or stillbirth, message boards offer safe, convenient way to share feelings, study shows

11/3/2011
College Students Still Vulnerable to Bullying

Harassment, especially cyberbullying, can continue beyond high school

10/19/2011
More Facebook Friends, More Gray Matter in Brain?

Finding could explain why some people are more social than others, researchers say

9/29/2011
Twitter Reflects World's Changing Moods

Global truths: people are happier on weekends, grumpier as workday drags

9/24/2011
Men Just as Cooperative as Women

Both genders likely to choose public good over self-interest, large review finds

6/30/2011
Internet Sex Offenders Reveal Some Patterns

Majority bring up sex in first chat with young computer users, study finds

6/30/2011
Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups

6/8/2011
Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?

For women rallying against 2009 mammography proposals, Internet was strategic new tool, expert says

5/24/2011
Closing Schools Seems to Prevent Flu's Spread

Social distancing reduced transmission in Mexico in 2009 by more than one-third, experts say