Social media use may harm teens’ mental health by disrupting positive activities

The research, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, involved interviews with almost 10,000 children between the ages of 13 and 16 in England. The researchers found that social media may harm girls’ mental health by increasing their exposure to bullying and reducing their sleep and physical exercise. “Our results suggest […]

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Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

  “Younger women under the age of 55 tend to do worse than older individuals and men,” said University of Alberta cardiologist Paolo Raggi. “The long-term complication rate and the recurrence rate for heart attacks are much higher.” Researchers followed 662 heart patients for up to three years. Each person was assessed for symptoms of […]

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Eating junk food can raise your risk of depression, proves new study

New US research has found that eating a poor diet low in nutrients may be associated with an increased risk of developing mental health problems. The study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. The […]

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Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, reveals study

Many people with acne are negatively impacted by perceived social stigma around the skin condition, a new study from University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, has found. A survey of 271 acne sufferers has revealed that their own negative perceptions of how society views their appearance is associated with higher psychological distress levels and further physical […]

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Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study

“Although the relationship between significant distress and the onset of arthritis, chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD), cardiovascular disease, and diabetes is well established,” says Prof. Catharine Gale, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, “there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the link between lower and moderate levels of distress and the […]

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