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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 »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘quits’ Facebook because it ‘poses public health risk’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s quit using Facebook and cut down on her use of social media in general, citing the adverse psychological results overuse of the social media site can have on users. During an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” the freshman lawmaker from New York admitted that while her popularity on… Read More »