Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

April 11, 2014

Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman’s sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests.


Facebook Feelings Are Contagious, Study Says

March 13, 2014

Before you post your latest mood on Facebook, consider whether it’s a mood you want your friends to catch. After analyzing 1 billion anonymous status updates among more than 100 million Facebook users between 2009 and 2012, researchers report that feelings can be highly contagious in the virtual world.


Acquaintances in Social Networks May Find Themselves ‘Replaced’

January 7, 2014

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although social networking sites let users keep in touch with a wide group of acquaintances, new research shows that people still put most of their efforts into communicating with a small group of friends or family members.
To maintain a manageable group of close contacts, people often institute an [...]


Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices

December 30, 2013

Peer pressure might play a part in what you eat and how much you eat, a new review suggests. British researchers said their findings could help shape public health policies, including campaigns to promote healthy eating.


Embarrassed on Facebook? Surprisingly Common, Survey Finds

December 30, 2013

If you spend much time on Facebook untagging yourself in unflattering photos and embarrassing posts, you’re not alone. A new study, however, finds that some people take those awkward online moments harder than others.


College-Age Cellphone Addicts Have More Anxiety, Lower Grades

December 13, 2013

Ever feel a little addicted to your cellphone? A new study suggests that college students who can’t keep their hands off their mobile devices — “high-frequency cellphone users” — report higher levels of anxiety, less satisfaction with life and lower grades than peers who use their cellphones less frequently.


Join a Choir, Sing Your Way to Happiness?

December 6, 2013

Singing in a choir might be good for your mental health, a new study suggests. British researchers conducted an online survey of nearly 400 people who either sang in a choir, sang alone or belonged to a sports team. All three activities were associated with greater levels of mental well-being, but the levels were higher among those who sang in a choir than those who sang alone.


Teens Sleep Better When Parents Are More Involved

December 6, 2013

Having involved parents and feeling connected to school increase the likelihood that a teen will get sufficient sleep, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that developmental factors, specifically lower levels of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, may explain why children get less sleep as they become teenagers.


Smaller Classes May Be Key to High School Friendships

November 25, 2013

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to making friends in high school, the classes a student chooses seems to set the course, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from about 3,000 students at 78 U.S. high schools and found that teens were more likely to make friends in small classes. These [...]


Smaller Classes May Be Key to High School Friendships

November 25, 2013

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to making friends in high school, the classes a student chooses seems to set the course, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from about 3,000 students at 78 U.S. high schools and found that teens were more likely to make friends in small classes. These [...]





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