Psychology & Psychiatry

Study suggests inflammation drives social media use

Inflammation is the body's response to injury and infection, but it is also a factor that can lead people to use social media, according to new research by a University at Buffalo communication researcher.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Consumer health: Back to school—and bullying

For many families, the start of school is a busy, exciting time of year. For some students, though, returning to school also means bullying and the feelings of anxiety, sadness, and loneliness bullying can cause.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Want to change attitudes on vaccination? Try a little empathy

Amid ongoing public scrutiny of major social media platforms for their handling of COVID-19 misinformation, a study conducted by researchers at George Washington University reveals an alternative approach, showcasing how ...


Youth of color turn to TikTok for diet, fitness information

Nearly 1 in 4 adolescents in the United States experienced obesity from 2017 to 2020, and youths of color experienced disproportionately higher obesity rates, at approximately 26 percent of Hispanic youth and 25 percent of ...

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