News tagged with social medicine

Social networks can motivate people to exercise more

Can the Web make people more fit? It's a question hot on the minds of everyone from health insurers to gym owners to public health officials. Although millions of dollars a year are being spent designing promotional ads and ...

Oct 07, 2015
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Paying people incentives to make healthy choices

Monetary incentives to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles only work in the longer term when they are designed to stop negative behaviour, rather than promote positive choices, suggests new research from the London ...

Jun 16, 2015
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Poor social integration = poor health

There are many benefits to being supported by a strong social network. But can having more friends actually make you healthier? New research from Concordia shows that social relationships affect not only our mental but also ...

Jan 20, 2015
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