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Facebook posts support predictions of patient medical conditions

The language that people use in their postings on Facebook is effective in predicting diabetes and mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression and psychoses. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Penn Medicine and Stony Brook University researchers. Published on Monday in PLOS ONE, they evaluated whether consenting patients’ Facebook posts could be used… Read More »

Why health professionals need to be cautious on social media

For health professionals, posting a single negative comment to their Facebook profiles may hinder their credibility with current or potential clients, a new University of Guelph study reveals. The findings have reimbursement implications, as the healthcare industry is becoming ever more consumer-centric, and prospective patients increasingly use the internet to screen health professionals before deciding… Read More »

What to know about masturbation and testosterone

Many people believe that masturbation affects a man’s testosterone levels, but this is not necessarily true. Masturbation does not seem to have any long-lasting effects on testosterone levels. However, masturbation may have short-term effects on the levels of this hormone. It also affects other factors, such as sex drive. Masturbation does not typically pose a… Read More »