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Released: 22-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 and Connectedness: Finding a Balance in Our Online Lives
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

As uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine wears on, there remains one constant: a reliance on the internet, social media, and streaming services for work, school, entertainment, and keeping in touch with friends and family. But is the increased screen time — and the resulting onslaught of emails, memes, and media consumption that come with the removed barrier between work and home — taking a toll on our mental health? For answers, we turned to Simon Gottschalk, a UNLV sociology professor and author of “The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times,” which examines the social and psychological toll of our increasingly online lives on work, education, family life, interactions, our sense of self, and more.

Newswise: Harness artificial intelligence and take control your health
Released: 21-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Harness artificial intelligence and take control your health
University of South Australia

Sedentary behaviours, poor sleep and questionable food choices are major contributors of chronic disease, including diabetes, anxiety, heart disease and many cancers. But what if we could prevent these through the power of smart technologies?

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Released: 15-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Bizarre new species discovered... on Twitter
University of Copenhagen

While many of us use social media to be tickled silly by cat videos or wowed by delectable cakes, others use them to discover new species.

Released: 14-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel
Newswise

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

Released: 13-May-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Reddit Reveals Peaks of Public Interest in COVID-19 Topics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Online forums can be used by public health officials to quickly identify topics of public interest during the COVID-19 pandemic and to quell misinformation

Newswise: New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online
8-May-2020 4:30 PM EDT
New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online
George Washington University

Communities on Facebook that distrust establishment health guidance are more effective than government health agencies and other reliable health groups at reaching and engaging “undecided” individuals, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.

Released: 12-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Twitter study tracks early days of COVID-19 pandemic in U.S.
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A preliminary new study from Binghamton University, State University of New York looks at a snapshot of the U.S. coronavirus response on Twitter.

Released: 7-May-2020 9:30 AM EDT
GW Survey Evaluates Influence of Social Media in Attracting Patients
George Washington University

A recent survey from the George Washington University suggests that patients do not take social media into consideration when looking for a dermatologist and recommend that practitioners should use social media as a tool in engaging and educating patients.

Released: 6-May-2020 1:50 PM EDT
UCLA Health #TeamLA Campaign Unites Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health initiative to unite Los Angeles with four key goals: raise the collective civic spirit, encourage responsible behaviors like maintaining good health, acknowledge the hardships that COVID-19 has presented and show gratitude to local MVPs and heroes.

Released: 6-May-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Study finds that uploading photos to social media leaves self-image starving
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: May 6, 2020 | 1:03 pm | SHARE: Editing and uploading those flattering selfies in the hopes of appearing your best actually leaves you feeling worse and increases the risk of an eating disorder, Florida State University researchers have found. Clinical psychology doctoral candidate Madeline Wick and Professor of Psychology Pamela Keel studied 80 college students’ responses to uploading photos of themselves to Instagram, the dominant photo sharing platform.


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