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 […]


Many Teens Suffer ‘Cyber’ Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

November 17, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many teens are abused online by the people they’re dating, a new study suggests.
This abuse can include being monitored, stalked, threatened and harassed through hurtful comments, the researchers said.
The findings were based on surveys of teens who visited northern California school health clinics, and don’t […]


Using Social Media to Manage Your Moods?

October 7, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Misery loves company, and apparently social media users are no exception.
When people are feeling low, they’re likely to try to make themselves feel better by searching social networking sites for people who are doing even worse, Ohio State University researchers report.
Their study included 168 college students who […]


The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies

October 3, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cyberbullying and negative messages targeting overweight and obese people are common on social media, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed more than 1.3 million messages that contained the words “fat,” “obese,” “obesity” or “overweight.” The messages were posted on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, forums and blogs, as well as […]


Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, a new study suggests.
The study included more than 3,400 survivors, aged 18 to 55, who were assessed […]


Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

September 19, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As kids transition from elementary to middle school, they are increasingly the targets of cyberbullies, according to a recent study.
But the researchers studying U.S schoolkids in grades 5 through 8 found that verbal and physical bullying declines as students get older.
Because bullying patterns vary, bullying intervention and […]


‘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.




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