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Neural-digital interface advances raise ethical and social issues
Human-machine interfaces raise important ethical and social issues. These technological innovations have the potential to restore, alter, or enhance cognitive or physical function in humans, but also may exacerbate existing social tensions around equality, identity, security, privacy, and access. (2019-10-20)
'I Snapchat and drive!'
Researchers from the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) surveyed drivers aged 17 to 25 and found one in six used the social app Snapchat while behind the wheel. (2019-10-18)
Negative news coverage empowers collective action in minorities
When minorities perceive negative news about their racial ethnic groups as inaccurate, some believe they have the power to enact change. (2019-10-18)
Examining depression, postoperative regret after major head/neck surgery
Researchers investigated whether frail or elderly patients with head and neck cancer have worse depression or higher rates of regret after surgery. (2019-10-17)
Assigning workers to new networks boosts sustainability
Innovation comes from people in different units who have new knowledge, and a new study about conservation organizations suggests encouraging employees to think and act outside network boxes from time to time. (2019-10-17)
Study finds brands are resilient against 'fake news' on social media
'Fake news' stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands. (2019-10-16)
Exploring the link between daily stress, depression, and Facebook addiction disorder
Researchers have demonstrated a close positive association between daily stress, depression symptoms, and Facebook addiction disorder. (2019-10-16)
New study debunks myth that only children are more narcissistic than kids with siblings
The stereotype that only children are selfish, or more self-centered than those with siblings is sometimes used as an argument for having more than one child, but researchers from Germany find there's no evidence for the claim that only children are more narcissistic than children with sibling. (2019-10-15)
Women have substantially less influence on Twitter than men in academic medicine
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to a new study. (2019-10-14)
Why rats prefer company of the young and stressed
Researchers have identified a neural pathway implicated in social interaction between adult and juvenile animals, according to new research in rats published in JNeurosci. (2019-10-10)
Barriers to access to hearing aids for children
Researchers looked at demographic, socioeconomic and clinical factors that were associated with timely access to hearing aids for children. (2019-10-10)
Can being neighborly reduce depression in older adults?
In a Health & Social Care in the Community study of 10,105 older adults in China examined in 2011, 2013, and 2015, living in neighborhoods with a higher level of neighborhood social participation was related to lower rates of depression. (2019-10-09)
Irony and humour keep teenage #gymlads healthy on social media
Teenage boys rely on social media to access a wealth of information about living a healthy lifestyle -- but rather than being victims of online harms, such as an unhealthy body image obsession, the majority are able to use humour, irony and banter to navigate social media content. (2019-10-09)
Weight stigma affects gay men on dating apps
Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study. (2019-10-08)
Trump tweets were systematic plan of attack in Presidential campaign -- study
Donald Trump used Twitter effectively to promote his campaign, communicate policy goals and attack opponents as part of a systematic campaign ahead of the 2016 US Presidential elections -- a new study reveals. (2019-10-04)
Chinese activists protest the use of traditional treatments -- they want medical science
In China, traditional Chinese medicine has the same status in the health system as modern medical science. (2019-10-04)
New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers
The new generation of successful female bloggers and influencers on social media are changing the identity of the stereotypical 'ideal' housewife. (2019-10-03)
Full-body interaction videogames enhance social skills in children with autism disorders
Communicating with others is one of the biggest difficulties for autistic children. (2019-10-01)
Positive relationships boost self-esteem, and vice versa
Does having close friends boost your self-esteem, or does having high self-esteem influence the quality of your friendships? (2019-09-26)
Interactive avatar boosts performance of children with ADHD
A new study has shown that an interactive avatar, which gives both instructions and feedback on the attention of the learner, can improve the performance of ADHD children on a complex problem-solving task. (2019-09-26)
Stressed out: Americans making themselves sick over politics
Nearly 40% of Americans surveyed for a new study said politics is stressing them out, and 4% -- the equivalent of 10 million US adults -- reported suicidal thoughts related to politics. (2019-09-25)
Impostor syndrome is more common than you think; Study finds best way to cope with it
A new study from researchers reveals that perceptions of impostorism are quite common both in the workplace and the classroom and uncovers one of the best ways to cope with such feelings: seeking social support from those outside their academic program. (2019-09-24)
Diving birds follow each other when fishing
Diving seabirds watch each other to work out when to dive, new research shows. (2019-09-23)
Developmental psychology -- One good turn deserves another
Five-year-olds enforce reciprocal behavior in social interactions. A study by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich psychologists shows that children come to recognize reciprocity as a norm between the ages of 3 and 5. (2019-09-18)
How often do hospitals, physician practices screen patients for food, housing, other social needs?
National survey data helped the authors of this study examine how common it is for US hospitals and physician practices to screen patients for social needs such as food insecurity, housing instability, utility and transportation needs, and experience with interpersonal violence. (2019-09-18)
Dartmouth study examines prevalence of screening for social needs
A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice finds that most US physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for disadvantaged patients report higher screening rates. (2019-09-18)
Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer
When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. (2019-09-17)
Study: Bigger cities boost 'social crimes'
The same underlying mechanism that boosts urban innovation and startup businesses can also explain why certain types of crimes, like car theft and robbery, thrive in a larger population. (2019-09-17)
New algorithm can distinguish cyberbullies from normal Twitter users with 90% accuracy
A team of researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, have developed machine learning algorithms which can successfully identify bullies and aggressors on Twitter with 90 percent accuracy. (2019-09-16)
Social isolation derails brain development in mice
Female mice housed alone during adolescence show atypical development of the prefrontal cortex and resort to habitual behavior in adulthood, according to new research published in eNeuro. (2019-09-16)
Study examines patterns of violence among young urban males
This observational study of adolescent men in urban neighborhoods examined associations between social support, patterns of violence, and violence-related risk behaviors or protective factors that might mitigate them. (2019-09-13)
Negative posts on Facebook business pages outweigh positive posts 2 to 1
There are more than 60 million business pages on Facebook and that number is from 2017. (2019-09-13)
How marketers can shape customer sentiment during events
Marketers' ability to influence user-generated content surrounding customers' brand or firm-related interactions, and its sentiment in particular, may be an un-tapped use of social media in marketing. (2019-09-12)
Social media use by adolescents linked to internalizing behaviors
A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents who do not use social media at all. (2019-09-11)
Is time spent using social media associated with mental health problems among adolescents?
Adolescents who spend more than three hours a day using social media may be at higher risk for mental health problems. (2019-09-11)
Cell-mostly internet users place privacy burden on themselves
Do data privacy concerns disproportionately affect people who access the internet primarily through cell phones? (2019-09-11)
Tweets indicate nicotine dependence, withdrawal symptoms of JUUL users
As e-cigarette brand JUUL continues to climb in popularity among users of all ages, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers took a unique approach to analyzing its impact by using Twitter to investigate any mention of nicotine effects, symptoms of dependence and withdrawal in regards to JUUL use. (2019-09-09)
Are there health consequences associated with not using a smartphone?
Many studies have examined the health effects of smartphone abuse, but a new study looks at the sociodemographic features and health indicators of people who have a smartphone but do not use it regularly. (2019-09-09)
Teens who don't date are less depressed and have better social skills
Adolescents who were not in romantic relationships during middle and high school had good social skills and low depression, and fared better or equal to peers who dated. (2019-09-06)
Social networking sites affect nurses' performance
Addiction to social networking sites reduces nurses' performance and affects their ability to concentrate on assigned tasks, according to a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. (2019-09-05)
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