‘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.


Acquaintances in Social Networks May Find Themselves ‘Replaced’

January 7, 2014

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although social networking sites let users keep in touch with a wide group of acquaintances, new research shows that people still put most of their efforts into communicating with a small group of friends or family members.
To maintain a manageable group of close contacts, people often institute an [...]


Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices

December 30, 2013

Peer pressure might play a part in what you eat and how much you eat, a new review suggests. British researchers said their findings could help shape public health policies, including campaigns to promote healthy eating.


Embarrassed on Facebook? Surprisingly Common, Survey Finds

December 30, 2013

If you spend much time on Facebook untagging yourself in unflattering photos and embarrassing posts, you’re not alone. A new study, however, finds that some people take those awkward online moments harder than others.


College-Age Cellphone Addicts Have More Anxiety, Lower Grades

December 13, 2013

Ever feel a little addicted to your cellphone? A new study suggests that college students who can’t keep their hands off their mobile devices — “high-frequency cellphone users” — report higher levels of anxiety, less satisfaction with life and lower grades than peers who use their cellphones less frequently.



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