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Article ID: 695568

Negative Social Media Experiences May Have More Impact than Positive Experiences on Depression

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new University of Pittsburgh analysis.

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4-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695728

Can a Twitter-Based Reporting Tool Improve Foodborne Illness Tracking?

Washington University in St. Louis

Foodborne illness is a serious and preventable public health problem, affecting one in six Americans and costing an estimated $50 billion annually. As local health departments adopt new tools that monitor Twitter for tweets about food poisoning, a study from Washington University in St. Louis is the first to examine practitioner perceptions of this technology.

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6-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695694

RECORDED CALLS BEAT FACEBOOK ADS IN GETTING RESIDENTS TO REQUEST FREE SMOKE ALARM, STUDY SUGGESTS

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found automated phone calls were far more effective than Facebook ads in getting Baltimore City residents to request a smoke alarm through the city’s free installation program.

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6-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695665

The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Technology carries the promise to make our lives easier, but at what price? UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk explains his research in a new book.

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5-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695487

SU Expert Available to Discuss Celebrities and Social Media in the Current Political Climate

Salisbury University

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1-Jun-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Pop Culture

Article ID: 695278

What a New Study Reveals About Selfies and Teenage Body Image

University of Kentucky

From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky.

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31-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695165

Professor Joins Program to Fight the Spread of Foreign Propaganda

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and social media infiltration expert Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been selected as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Tech Demo program to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science, leads COSMOS (Collaboratorium for Social Media and Behavioral Studies) at UA Little Rock. Agarwal’s team of researchers is one of 14 groups throughout the country that is participating in the program, which is organized by the Global Engagement Center that is charged with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries.

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25-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694984

Social Media Usage Linked to Underage Drinking

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine researchers found a statistically significant relationship between teen and young adult alcohol related social media engagement and both alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.

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23-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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    22-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694795

Facebook and Twitter Postings May Indicate a Drinking Problem

Research Society on Alcoholism

Despite the pervasive use of social media by young adults, little is known about whether, and how, social-media engagement influences their drinking patterns and risk of alcohol-related problems. Reviews thus far have looked at drinking relative to risky behaviors and advertising. This review examined associations between young adults’ alcohol-related social-media activity – defined as posting, liking, commenting on, and viewing of alcohol-related content on social media – and their drinking behaviors and alcohol-related problems.

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18-May-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Gay Male Teens Use Adult Hookup Apps to Find Friends, Partners

Northwestern University

CHICAGO - Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. It also was common for these teens to use the apps to connect with friends and find new gay, bisexual and queer friends and boyfriends, which sheds new light on who uses adult male hookup apps and why.

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21-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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