Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests

June 29, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who regularly attend religious services may have a lower risk of suicide than those who don’t, a new study suggests.
U.S. researchers reviewed data on nearly 90,000 women. They were enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study from 1996 to 2010. During that time, there were 36 suicides.
About 19 […]

The Teen Brain Likes Social Media ‘Likes’

June 2, 2016

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Social media “likes” appear to have a powerful effect on the teen brain, new research suggests.
Getting a large number of likes on their own photos or the photos of their peers activated the same brain circuits turned on by such things as eating chocolate or winning money, the […]

Facebook’s Lure the Same for Young and Old

May 13, 2016

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Older adults are joining Facebook in large numbers for the same reasons as kids and younger adults — to develop social connections, a new survey finds.
“Earlier studies suggest a positive relationship between bonding and bridging social capital and Facebook use among college students,” said researcher Eun Hwa Jung, […]

Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

May 3, 2016

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Despite concerns about their children’s use of social and other media, many parents may set a less-than-ideal example by spending a lot of time using the technology themselves, British researchers report.
The study included 107 parents of children who were age 5 and older. The researchers asked them how […]

The Complex Link Between Social Media and Depression

March 25, 2016

The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests.

Could Twitter Be a Recruitment Tool for Cancer Trials?

March 3, 2016

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Twitter might help boost the number of cancer patients who enroll in clinical trials of potential treatments, a new study suggests.
A number of cancer centers and cancer care groups use Twitter, the online social networking service, to provide health information and education. But it wasn’t known how much […]

Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study

February 16, 2016

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — College students whose friends text while driving are more likely to engage in this risky behavior as well, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, in College Park, questioned 861 college students about their use of instant messaging while they were driving.

You May Live Longer After Retirement If You Join Groups and Socialize More

February 16, 2016

Staying socially active by joining book clubs or church groups may add years to your life after retirement, a new study suggests.

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.


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