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Article ID: 715013

Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Michigan State University

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, finds a new Michigan State University study. Communication technologies and social media platforms make it easier to maintain relationships and access health information, which could explain it, says Keith Hampton, professor of media and information at Michigan State University.

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 714988

Study: Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that "social robots" used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.

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26-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714661

Early adversity in life may lead to stress-related drinking during adulthood

Research Society on Alcoholism

Many factors influence alcohol consumption during adulthood. Individuals who experience early adversity (EA) in their lives tend to be more vulnerable to stress-related drinking or other stress-related addiction. This vulnerability can be exacerbated by an existing genetic predisposition. These findings and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.

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19-Jun-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714662

Love and alcohol: Romantic relationships can influence genetic predispositions for alcohol problems

Research Society on Alcoholism

How do the people we love shape our drinking? Researchers know that both genetic and environmental factors – the latter including relationships with other people – influence alcohol outcomes such as abuse or dependence. Interdisciplinary research indicates that romantic relationships can even alter the impact of genetic influences on alcohol outcomes. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.

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19-Jun-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Injury More Likely Due to Abuse When Child Was With Male Caregiver
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Article ID: 714821

Injury More Likely Due to Abuse When Child Was With Male Caregiver

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

The odds of child physical abuse vs. accidental injury increased substantially when the caregiver at the time of injury was male, according to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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24-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714928

Get your rest: Why interrupted sleep affects more than your alertness

LifeBridge Health

Don’t take a good night’s sleep for granted. It’s more important for your overall health than you may think.

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25-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714927

Tech or traditional toys: Which are best for your children?

LifeBridge Health

Your kids are probably crazy about those interactive, flashy, customizable digital toys.

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25-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714911

Babies can learn link between language and ethnicity, study suggests

University of British Columbia

Eleven-month-old infants can learn to associate the language they hear with ethnicity, recent research from the University of British Columbia suggests.

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25-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714910

Viewing pornography increases unethical behavior at work

Brigham Young University

New research discovers employees who view pornography aren't just costing companies millions of dollars in wasted time, they're causing harm to the company.

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25-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges similar to dating

Article ID: 714894

Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges similar to dating

Indiana University

Indiana University psychologists who study relationship choice have found that when it comes to picking a canine companion, what people say they want in a dog isn't always in line with what they choose.

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25-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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