Latest News

Hungry for 'likes': Anxiety over Facebook photos linked to eating disorders

There is a positive correlation between an increased use of social media and decreased body image in young women, reveals a study. Facebook has become a global phenomenon and an active space for social comparison. "Facebook merges powerful peer influences with broader societal messages that focus on the importance of women's appearance into a single platform that women carry with them throughout the day. As researchers and clinicians attempt to understand and address risk factors for eating disorders, greater attention is needed to the emerging role of social media in young people's lives," researchers state.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harms, current evidence suggests

  • New mapping approach lets scientists zoom in and out as the brain processes sound

  • Insular cortex alterations in mouse models of autism

  • Political attitudes derive from body and mind: 'Negativity bias' explains difference between liberals and conservatives

  • Study of twins discovers gene mutation linked to short sleep duration

  • First grade reading suffers in segregated schools

  • How can Britain be made more creative?

  • Children and hot cars a cause for deadly concern

  • Monoamine oxidase A: Biomarker for postpartum depression

  • Effect of loud noises on brain revealed in study

  •