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High social support associated with less violence among male teens in urban neighborhoods

Among teen boys in urban neighborhoods with low resources, the presence of adult social support is linked to significantly fewer occurrences of sexual violence, youth violence and bullying, and to more positive behaviors, including school engagement and future aspirations, according to a new study from researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University […]

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Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

Like health officials facing measles outbreaks, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. The digital scrapbooking site Pinterest—which has been a leading online repository of vaccine misinformation—in 2017 took the seemingly drastic step of blocking all searches for the term […]

Personal Health

Unhealthy food due to Social Media?

For children and adolescents social media such as Instagram &amp have; Co is of great importance. Many follow well-known bloggers who frequently share photos from Restaurants and cafes. Scientists have found that such images have a direct impact on the nutritional behaviour of teenagers: Who provides on such websites unhealthy Snacks, consumed and then even […]

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Teens’ Social Media Use Does Not Predict Later Depression

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 — Social media use does not predict later depressive symptoms among adolescents or college undergraduates, according to a study recently published in Clinical Psychological Science. Taylor Heffer, from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues studied associations between social media use and depressive symptoms over time among 594 adolescents […]

Health Problems

Does social media push teens to depression? New study says no

(HealthDay)—Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction—teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These findings run counter to a series of […]

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Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Improving clinic capacity to respond to patients’ social needs may reduce primary care physician burnout, according to a study published in the January-February issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Emilia De Marchis, M.D., from University of California San Francisco, and colleagues surveyed 1,298 family physicians […]