Category Archives: Social Media

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid

Teens Take the Tide Pod Challenge

What started as a few satirical articles on the uncanny resemblance of tide pods to candy has escalated to teenagers challenging each other to put Tide Pods in their mouths. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly concentrated detergent can

Teens Take the Tide Pod Challenge

What started as a few satirical articles on the uncanny resemblance of tide pods to candy has escalated to teenagers challenging each other to put Tide Pods in their mouths. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly concentrated detergent can

Schools Should Help Kids Learn Healthy Social Media Habits

Should a curriculum on the “emotional side of social media” be taught at schools? England’s children’s commissioner says yes, children are over-dependent on chasing “likes” and worrying about their image. Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42563173

Schools Should Help Kids Learn Healthy Social Media Habits

Should a curriculum on the “emotional side of social media” be taught at schools? England’s children’s commissioner says yes, children are over-dependent on chasing “likes” and worrying about their image. Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42563173

Investors Pressure Apple to Study the Effects of iPhones on Kids

Apple investors fear that smartphones have created a public health crisis in children and urge the company to investigate the effects of heavy usage on mental health. Will Apple be forced to build new features for smartphone parental control? Full

Investors Pressure Apple to Study the Effects of iPhones on Kids

Apple investors fear that smartphones have created a public health crisis in children and urge the company to investigate the effects of heavy usage on mental health. Will Apple be forced to build new features for smartphone parental control? Full

Phone “addiction” shows chemical changes in the brain

A new study looks at the ways in which regular phone use can affect brain chemistry.  In particular, after examining two groups (one addicted and one not addicted), it was shown that those who had that desire to reach for

Phone “addiction” shows chemical changes in the brain

A new study looks at the ways in which regular phone use can affect brain chemistry.  In particular, after examining two groups (one addicted and one not addicted), it was shown that those who had that desire to reach for

Influence of Media on Adolescent Contraceptive Use and Sexual Behavior

This article discusses a variety of factors in adolescent sexual behavior, specifically the impact that media can have on teen contraceptive use in an age of increasing sexualization of adolescent media content. Multiple studies have shown that increased knowledge of

Influence of Media on Adolescent Contraceptive Use and Sexual Behavior

This article discusses a variety of factors in adolescent sexual behavior, specifically the impact that media can have on teen contraceptive use in an age of increasing sexualization of adolescent media content. Multiple studies have shown that increased knowledge of

Social Media: A Threat to Professionalism

Most everyone in the modern world is connected through social media, including medical professionals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is full of people sharing the details of their day, no matter how mundane. So it is no surprise that young

Social Media: A Threat to Professionalism

Most everyone in the modern world is connected through social media, including medical professionals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is full of people sharing the details of their day, no matter how mundane. So it is no surprise that young