Tag Archives: Social

AHA News: Can Social Connection Aid Heart Health in African-American Community?

Print this page WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — For black adults, connecting with neighbors could do much more than create a sense of community — it also might be good for their heart. A study presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions… Read More »

Data show no evidence that teens' social media use predicts depression over time

Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. However, the findings do show that relatively higher depressive symptoms predicted later social media use among adolescent girls. This research stands… Read More »

Social and network factors may explain higher HIV infection rates for black men who have sex with men in the US

This cohort study with young men who have sex with men in Chicago explored the effects of networks on HIV transmission in order to explain the racial disparities in HIV rates among MSM in the US. As well as individual factors, the authors took a network approach, involving measures of sexual connectedness within networks which… Read More »