Do More ‘Selfies’ Mean More Relationship Woes?

February 5, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Posting too many “selfies” on social media might lead to serious problems with your romantic partner, according to a new study.
Researchers conducted an online survey of 420 users of the social media site Instagram. The users were aged 18 to 62. The investigators found that those who believed […]


How Social Media Is Wrecking Your Sleep

January 28, 2016

Young adults who spend too much time on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may pay the price in poor sleep, new research suggests.


Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

January 26, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices — such as smartphones — for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.
The main culprit is texting. Almost nine out of 10 reported that texting was their main digital diversion while in class. About three-quarters […]


College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices: Survey

January 26, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices — such as smartphones — for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.
The main culprit is texting. Almost nine out of 10 reported that texting was their main digital diversion while in class. About three-quarters […]


Why Your Family and Friends Are as Important for Health as Diet and Exercise

January 8, 2016

Social ties are as important to your long-term health as exercise and healthy eating, a new study suggests.


Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

January 7, 2016

THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to bullying prevention, certain students may turn out to be the best teachers, a new study reveals.
Over the 2012-2013 academic year, schools with students promoting the anti-bullying messages had a 30 percent drop in reports of student conflicts, the researchers found.
Schools with the largest numbers […]


Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than ‘Pro-Ana’ Posts on YouTube

December 16, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For years, people surfing YouTube may have accidently or intentionally encountered so-called “pro-ana” videos extolling the virtues of a deadly disease: anorexia.
But a new Norwegian study finds that people opposed to these pro-anorexia videos have mounted a response. Now, the vast majority of anorexia-themed videos […]


Here’s How Often Happy Couples Have Sex

November 18, 2015

How does sexual frequency affect well-being?


You Need Face-to-Face Contact for Your Mental Health

October 6, 2015

While your days may be filled with electronic communications, a new study suggests that face-to-face contact may have more power to keep depression at bay, at least if you are older.


Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens’ Mental Health

September 11, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who feel a round-the-clock compulsion to participate on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter may pay a price in lost sleep. They may also face a higher risk for depression and anxiety, new research suggests.
British researchers surveyed nearly 470 teens to explore […]




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