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NHS criticism on social media ‘risks undermining health service’

NHS criticism on social media ‘risks undermining health service’

“Reactionary criticism” about the health service, especially on social media, risks undermining the NHS, the health minister will say later. Vaughan Gething is expected to warn in a speech that it might put off young people from pursuing health careers. He will also announce that an extra £100m for NHS Wales over the next two [...]

February 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on NHS criticism on social media ‘risks undermining health service’

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and academics as adults, a study has found. Maltreatment experienced before age five can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, researchers said. “It is not a controversial statement to say abuse [...]

January 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Model selfies should probably come with a warning to young girls. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Our addictive feeds of fitness models, exotic travel, and photo-perfect moments don’t often match with our comparatively humdrum and badly lit lives. The discontent caused by that disconnect is enough that a growing body of research suggests social media is contributing to [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

Tom Shicowich “really, really, really liked Coca-Cola” before he began a new nutrition program targeting his Type 2 diabetes and weight. Being on a “very tight budget,” he couldn’t afford the fruit and vegetables he cut up for a living at his part-time grocery store job. Dinner was often a pizza or fast food meal he picked up on [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology, according to Stanford research

Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology, according to Stanford research

Adults over 80 who use information and communication technology are more likely to report mental and physical well-being, according to Stanford research. Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity find that adults over 80 benefit from using technology to connect with friends and family. (Image credit: DragonImages / Getty Images) “Critics say that people might [...]

November 28, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology, according to Stanford research

A&E’s The Killing Season is only a so-so true crime series, but it’s a powerful social documentary

A&E’s The Killing Season is only a so-so true crime series, but it’s a powerful social documentary

If you set out to find a serial killer based primarily on the speculation of an amateur internet forum, you might get as far as tracking down a couple of leads, but you probably wouldn’t be able to dedicate your time, money, and energy to following those leads as far as you could go. And [...]

November 13, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on A&E’s The Killing Season is only a so-so true crime series, but it’s a powerful social documentary

Male and female brains regulate social behavior differently: Study

Male and female brains regulate social behavior differently: Study

There are chemical differences in how male and female brains regulate aggression in response to stress, Georgia State University scientists suggest. In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research team found that male and female brains process serotonin and arginine-vasopressin, or AVP, in opposite ways to influence [...]

November 2, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Male and female brains regulate social behavior differently: Study

Two arrested for spreading rumour on Jayalalithaa’s health through social media

Two arrested for spreading rumour on Jayalalithaa’s health through social media

The Chennai City Police on Monday arrested two persons who allegedly posted false statement and rumours on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s health through Facebook and an website. Following complaints from AIADMK IT wing secretary G. Ramachandran and Rajakamal of Nungambakkam, Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested two persons. Sathish Sharma, one of the accused, has allegedly posted [...]

October 11, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Two arrested for spreading rumour on Jayalalithaa’s health through social media

Q&A: Richard Keller says social interventions are helping minimize world health crises

Q&A: Richard Keller says social interventions are helping minimize world health crises

Richard Keller tells students in his medical history and global health classes not to look for happy endings. “This is pretty depressing material. But of course there are important moments when we see solutions beginning to emerge, when we see human solidarity coming together to solve a problem,” said Keller, a professor of medical history [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Q&A: Richard Keller says social interventions are helping minimize world health crises

Gurujam, tigers and friendship lessons: social media buzz

Gurujam, tigers and friendship lessons: social media buzz

Gurugram If you thought renaming Gurgaon to Gurugram was funny, the citizens of the area had another option in mind – especially after Thursday evening’s downpour.  The traffic nightmare due to waterlogging in the Millennium City was so bad that some commuters were stuck since Thursday evening. Some reached home only in the wee hours [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Gurujam, tigers and friendship lessons: social media buzz

Experts: Keep Social and Emotional Learning Out of the Testing ‘Quagmire’

Experts: Keep Social and Emotional Learning Out of the Testing ‘Quagmire’

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in December to replace No Child Left Behind, requires states to use at least one “non-academic” factor to help measure school progress. For the National Education Association and other advocates of a broader vision of student success, this key provision guarantees that schools start addressing the needs of the whole child so that [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Experts: Keep Social and Emotional Learning Out of the Testing ‘Quagmire’

Social Club at Harvard Rejects Calls to Admit Women, Citing Risk of Sexual Misconduct

Social Club at Harvard Rejects Calls to Admit Women, Citing Risk of Sexual Misconduct

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Members of the oldest all-male club at Harvardhave almost never spoken publicly about the organization since its founding in 1791. This week, that silence was broken when an official with the group, the Porcellian Club, said that admitting women could increase the chances of sexual misconduct. “Forcing single-gender organizations to accept members [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Social Club at Harvard Rejects Calls to Admit Women, Citing Risk of Sexual Misconduct