• Watching online videos of cats can help to reduce stress

    Watching online videos of cats can help to reduce stress

    Watching online videos of cats can help to reduce stress and increase happiness, a new study has found.

  • Social media use doubles in rural India

    Social media use doubles in rural India

    Social media use has doubled in the past year in rural India, with 25 million people accessing Facebook and Twitter, a recent report released by IAMAI and IMRB International has shown.

  • Can social media websites make eating disorders more problematic?

    Can social media websites make eating disorders more problematic?

    An expert has carried out research to see whether or not social media is linked to a rise in eating disorders. Anna Lavis, a researcher at the University of Birmingham, described images of “sculpted, sucked-in and slimmed-down female bodies” on Facebook and Instagram as “deeply problematic.” Figures from the past three years showed a significant
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  • Internet of Things can help to make homes safe for the elderly

    Internet of Things can help to make homes safe for the elderly

    Installing Internet of Things devices in homes could help to prevent health issues and even death amongst the elderly, according to an IoT expert. With the population of older people aged 65 and over in the UK expected to reach over 16 million by 2035, there is a greater need for more personalised health programs.
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  • Reddit shuts down five forums after users are harassed

    Reddit shuts down five forums after users are harassed

    Reddit has shut down five of its forums because of individuals being harassed. The social news website announced earlier this year that it would be taking steps to prevent users from abusing forums. The website also warned that more chat forums would be shut down if Reddit users continued to harass others. The website said
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  • Can social media help people to quit smoking?

    Can social media help people to quit smoking?

    Social media could help people to quit smoking, a study by Nicotine and Tobacco Research has found. The study, which was carried out by researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, focused on young adults between the ages of 19 to 29 and found that those who smoked heavily hardly did so when using
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