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    19-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702245

1 in 4 @JUULvapor Tweeps is Underage, a #PublicHealth Concern

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

E-cigarette brand JUUL’s Twitter handle is attracting adolescents to the point that at least a quarter of its followers appear to be under age 18. Many of these minors – to whom it is illegal to sell nicotine-delivery products – are retweeting JUUL’s messages, amplifying its advertisements.

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16-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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    15-Oct-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702100

Linguistic Red Flags from Facebook Posts can Predict Future Depression Diagnoses

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Research from the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health and the World Well-Being Project marries social media data with medical-outcomes data for the first time.

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11-Oct-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702069

Stringent password policies help prevent fraud, study finds

Indiana University

An Indiana University study finds stringent password rules that encourage longer and more complicated passwords significantly lower the risk of personal data breaches, especially among employees at large organizations that handle sensitive data, like universities.

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11-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701814

Study Uncovers ‘Sextortion’ Prevalence in Teens

Florida Atlantic University

Sextortion, the threatened distribution of explicit, intimate and embarrassing sexual images without consent, is the fastest-growing cyberthreat to children. This study is the first to examine the prevalence and effects of sextortion among teens, using data from 5,568 middle and high school students in the U.S. Findings show that more males than females participated in sextortion both as a victim and as an offender. Overall, sextortion occurred within the context of an existing friendship (romantic or otherwise).

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9-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701328

Social Media, Social Problems

University of Delaware

Ann Manser's article on a new book by UD's Scott Caplan, associate professor of communication, on how some people use the internet to compensate for interpersonal communication issues.

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2-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Pop Culture

Article ID: 701150

Is That Selfie Edited? Why It May Matter for Women Viewers

Ohio State University

There’s a surprising upside to the fact that many people edit their selfies on Instagram and other social media sites to enhance their appearance. A new study found that when women believed that selfies of thin and sexualized women had been edited, viewing these images had less negative impact on one aspect of their mental health.

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26-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    17-Sep-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700392

More Than Half of Parents of Sleep-Deprived Teens Blame Electronics

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Fifty six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe this use of electronics is hurting their child’s shut-eye.

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12-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700259

Social Media, Social Problems

University of Delaware

A University of Delaware professor explores the effect the Internet and social media has on our well-being in a new book. One finding: The use of smartphones and other mobile devices that allow people to be online wherever they are has created new and different problems with interpersonal communication.

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10-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 699771

Do You Know Why and How You Forget Passwords?

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Do you frequently forget passwords to a baffling array of accounts and websites? Much depends on a password’s importance and how often you use it, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led study that could spur improved password technology and use.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 12:00 AM EDT

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