Using Social Media to Manage Your Moods?

October 7, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Misery loves company, and apparently social media users are no exception.
When people are feeling low, they’re likely to try to make themselves feel better by searching social networking sites for people who are doing even worse, Ohio State University researchers report.
Their study included 168 college students who [...]


The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies

October 3, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cyberbullying and negative messages targeting overweight and obese people are common on social media, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed more than 1.3 million messages that contained the words “fat,” “obese,” “obesity” or “overweight.” The messages were posted on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, forums and blogs, as well as [...]


Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, a new study suggests.
The study included more than 3,400 survivors, aged 18 to 55, who were assessed [...]


Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

September 19, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As kids transition from elementary to middle school, they are increasingly the targets of cyberbullies, according to a recent study.
But the researchers studying U.S schoolkids in grades 5 through 8 found that verbal and physical bullying declines as students get older.
Because bullying patterns vary, bullying intervention and [...]


‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin May Play Key Role in Kids’ Social Skills

August 4, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The “love hormone” oxytocin has a tremendous effect on kids’ ability to function socially, Stanford University researchers report.
Children blessed with naturally high levels of oxytocin are more savvy at communicating with others and interpreting social signals or situations, said study author Karen Parker, an assistant [...]


Other Women Judge You For Your Sexy Facebook Selfies

July 18, 2014

Teen girls and young women who post sexy photos of themselves on social media sites are viewed negatively by their peers, a new study finds.


The Weird Way Twitter Can Mess With Your Relationship

July 10, 2014

Forget about the Twitter wars that break out regularly between outspoken celebrities: too much Twitter can be bad for your own relationship, a new study suggests.


Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds

June 20, 2014

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Checking Facebook and emails during class leads to lower grades for college students of varying intelligence levels, a new study finds.
While this might seem like a no-brainer, previous studies had suggested that smarter people are better at multitasking and filtering out distractions, the Michigan State University researchers [...]


Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

April 11, 2014

Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman’s sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests.


Facebook Feelings Are Contagious, Study Says

March 13, 2014

Before you post your latest mood on Facebook, consider whether it’s a mood you want your friends to catch. After analyzing 1 billion anonymous status updates among more than 100 million Facebook users between 2009 and 2012, researchers report that feelings can be highly contagious in the virtual world.



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