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.
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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.


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 […]




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