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 […]

Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later

August 6, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having good social connections at age 20 can lead to improved well-being later in life, a new study suggests.
Previous research has shown that people with poor social links are at increased risk for early death.
“In fact, having few social connections is equivalent to tobacco use, and [the risk […]

Social Skills Program for Young Adults With Autism Shows Promise

August 6, 2015

By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A special program for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improved their social skills, a new study finds.
Because autism research tends to focus on therapies for younger children, the study’s attention to this older age group is unusual, said lead author and […]

Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

July 31, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, new Canadian research reveals.
At issue is the amount of time adolescents spend browsing and posting on sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
“It […]

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

July 29, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged women with a solid social life face a significantly lower risk for suicide than those who live in relative isolation, new research suggests.
Moreover, friendships and outside activities were found to offer protection against suicide even for women who struggled with mental health issues, such […]

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

July 27, 2015

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting.
The study included 128 college-aged women who completed an online survey about their eating habits and their emotional connection to Facebook — such as how much time they […]

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

June 29, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Guns are owned by nearly one in three Americans. And many of those people are part of a “social gun culture” that includes hunters and gun club members, a new survey finds.
“We were not surprised by the degree of gun ownership,” said study lead author […]

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media

June 22, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new review suggests that estimates of cyberbullying are all over the place, ranging as low as 5 percent and as high as 74 percent.
But some findings are consistent: Bullied kids are more likely to be depressed and to be female, and cyberbullying mostly […]



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