Psychology & Psychiatry

Can new Snapchat features help troubled teens?

Snapchat has announced a new feature called "Here For You" that promises to "provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

False virus cure claims infect the internet

Gargle salt water, use herbal eyedrops, steam-clean a face mask—false claims about how to combat a deadly coranavirus epidemic emerging out of China are flooding the internet.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN health agency tackles misinformation over virus outbreak

The World Health Organization chief has traveled a dozen times to monitor the Ebola response in Congo . But when he planned to visit China's capital last week over a new viral outbreak emerging from central Hubei province, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Redesigning social media platforms to reduce 'FoMO'

Fear of missing out, or FoMO, is commonly described as that anxious feeling you get when you think other people might be having a good time without you. Excessive FoMO is closely related to symptoms of behavioural addiction. ...

Medications

Want OxyContin in China? Pain pill addicts get drugs online

China has some of the strictest regulation of opioids in the world, but OxyContin and other pain pills are sold illegally online by vendors that take advantage of China's major e-commerce and social media sites, including ...

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