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Why Early Google and Facebook Employees Are Rallying to Protect Kids from Social Media

Algorithms are driving behaviors that may very well be inadvertently targeting society’s most vulnerable, and the Social Media obsession may be harming children in ways that we are just beginning to understand. Social media is one of those topics that divides people. Some see it as oxygen–they can’t live without it–and others see it as ...
Tags: Psychology, Social Media, Technology, Children, Facebook, Google


How social media can help or hurt your health care career

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. We live in a time when social media isn’t just about sharing pictures or ideas with a close circle of friends and family. Between our Facebook statuses, our Twitter profiles and especially our LinkedIn pages, we are always public, all the time — no matter what your privacy settings may have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Social media, Facebook, Practice Management, Twitter


Erectile pharmacy app Ro launches telehealth service for women

Six months ago, Roman, the cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction, dropped the ‘man’ to become ‘Ro.’ At the same time, the company raised a monstrous Series A funding round of $88 million and unveiled Zero, a product meant to help people quit smoking, a root cause of ED. Now, Ro is addressing a different demographic. Today, it announces ‘Rory,’ a line of products for menopausal women. In total, Rory offers six products treating four conditions, with prices starting at $13 per month. Prescriptio...
Tags: Health, Startups, Facebook, Tech, Venture Capital, General Catalyst, Slow Ventures, Rory, Blank, Ro, Scott Belsky, Zachariah Reitano, TechCrunch Right, ED Now Ro, Rachel Blank, Melynda Barnes Rachel Blank


EU gov’t and public health sites lousy with adtech, study finds

A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV, mental health, pregnancy, alcoholism and cancer to examine how frequently European Internet users are tracked when accessing national health service webpages to look for publicly funded information about se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Advertising Tech, Youtube, France, Germany, Marketing, Google Search, Tech


EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds

A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV, mental health, pregnancy, alcoholism and cancer to examine how frequently European Internet users are tracked when accessing national health service webpages to look for publicly funded information about se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Advertising Tech, Youtube, France, Germany, Marketing, Google Search, Tech


Apps for Seniors

Friend and news anchor Diane Ako produces a series called “Aging Well” on KITV4, covering stories of interest to seniors. A few weeks ago, she asked if I knew anyone who could talk about apps for people over 55. I asked my dad who, in turn, provided a couple of likely subject matter experts at Honolulu senior living complexes. “Would you be able to come on KITV and talk about apps?” Diane asked. “What’s an app?” came the reply. And that’s how I ended up the primary source on a story abo...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, Technology, Pew Research Center, Honolulu, Diane, KITV, Diane Ako


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

Report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental healthSocial media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern over the impact social networks are having on users’ mental health.The politicians called for further research on the effects of social media but said a report suggested there was good reason to believe sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – which are constan...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People, Facebook Instagram


The tide is turning: a pro-vaccine Facebook thread

People often say that they can die happy if … Well, I have no intention of dying, but one of my goals in life was achieved recently. Historically, Facebook moms groups have been the bane of existence for many physicians, particularly pediatricians. We are often rated and compared like hotel mattresses. Well, last night one […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Pediatrics, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Podcast: How to Break Habits – And Keep Them Broken

 We all have habits we’d rather not have, whether it’s smoking, emotional eating, or any of a hundred other things. And it’s likely that we’ve all, at one point or another, tried to break one or more of them, only to have the break be only temporary. What’s the secret to permanent habit change? Listen to this episode and find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Judson Brewer, MD, PhD is a thought lea...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Wales, Habits, Mit, Mindfulness, Netflix, Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Vincent, Yale University, Gabe Howard, Brewer, Vince, Gabe


6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health

You're reading 6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When was the last time you were with family or friends and didn’t check your Facebook or Instagram feed? When you’re at a nice restaurant, do you pay more attention on clicking a picture of the food than eating it? When you upload photos, do you feel stressed if you don’t get a s...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Relationships, Social Media, Communication, Mental Health, Addiction, Portsmouth, Annie, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Wellbeing, Social Media Tips, Social Media Detox, Annie Button


The FDA proposes further restrictions to sales of flavored e-cig products

The FDA has drafted for the regulation of e-cigarettes, particularly with regards to flavored nicotine products. The first big change is that the FDA has bumped up the application due date by one year for FDA approval of flavored products. Manufacturers of all flavored ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) products will now have to submit premarket applications by August 8, 2021. The second change is introducing a new compliance policy with regards to flavored ENDS products. At the time t...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Facebook, Government, Tech, Fda, Juul, Altria, National Cancer Institute, Sharpless, Gottlieb, Ecig, Juul Labs, Ned Sharpless


Jack Dorsey records podcast with fitness writer who claimed “vaccines do indeed cause autism”

Jack Dorsey, known for making tone-deaf statements on the platform he co-founded, is in the middle of another controversy. This time it is for plugging a podcast he recorded with fitness writer Ben Greenfield. Greenfield has espoused anti-vaccination views on Twitter and other platforms, continuing to do so despite measles outbreaks in the United States. Dorsey retweeted Greenfield’s tweet about their podcast interview, commenting “Great conversation, and appreciate all you do to simplify the...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Elon Musk, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Myanmar, Rohingya, Jack Dorsey, Musk, Dorsey, Pete, Greenfield, Instagram Pinterest


Why We Don’t Perform at Our Best and How to Change That

Riley Jenkins, a consultant at an elite firm, prides herself on responding to her clients’ emails within an hour. She works every Saturday. She never takes a flight that doesn’t have internet access, so she can work (and of course attend to her inbox). She stays up late working on clients’ proposals. She always picks work over her personal life. And her face is always in her phone. But none of this makes her a star employee. And she doesn’t feel any more caught up. Instead, she constantly fe...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Riley, Laura Vanderkam, Vanderkam, Doug Lemov, Riley Jenkins


NAMA Digest: Developments at Zoho, Netflix, Facebook, OLX and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem NPCI has issued 64 million RuPay global cards on the Discover Network, reports the Economic Times. The cards are accepted by 41 million merchants across... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Smart City, News, Government, India, Policy, Netflix, Regulation, Airbnb, Flipkart, Paytm


Podcast: Talking Suicide with a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 Suicide is something that most people think they understand, but there are many misconceptions about it. We say it’s a serious problem, yet will mention it casually and insensitively in certain settings. In this episode, our hosts openly discuss suicide and their personal stories with trying to end their own lives.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I thought about suicide every day for as far back as I can remember.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Suicide’ Episode [1:00] Fra...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Europe, Supreme Court, Suicide, New York City, America, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Wal Mart, Gabe, Lori


Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson found out he had throat cancer via Google

He actually describes the process very well, and it worked: The Iron Maiden singer opens up about his battle with cancer in Scandinavian talk show Skavlan. Also present in the studio are Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway, and Swedish director and actor Felix Herngren. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. [Author: [email protected] (Allergy)]
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Music, Norway, Bruce Dickinson, Oncology, Felix Herngren, Gro Harlem Brundtland


Partnering With Mommy Bloggers to Disseminate Breast Cancer Risk Information: Social Media Intervention

Background: Women are concerned about reducing their breast cancer risk, particularly if they have daughters. Social media platforms, such as blogs written by mothers, are increasingly being recognized as a channel that women use to make personal and family health–related decisions. Government initiatives (eg, Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee) and researchers have called for scientists and the community to partner and disseminate scientifically and comm...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Environment Research Program, Social Media Intervention, Environmental Research Coordinating Committee


Facebook will downrank anti-vax content on News Feed and hide it on Instagram

After indicating that it was exploring its options for fighting the potentially deadly rise of anti-vaccination content on its platform last month, Facebook is making a plan of attack. Facebook’s strategy in the effort is to both minimize the spread of vaccination misinformation and to point users away from inaccurate anti-vaccination propaganda and toward “authoritative information” i.e. info corroborated by the health and scientific establishment. To achieve a reduction in the spread of ant...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Instagram, California, Youtube, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Vaccination, Misinformation, Adam Schiff, Instagram Facebook, Clark County Washington, Online Disinformation


Podcast: Improve Your Mental Health with Super Powers

 Life is tough. Life with mental illness is tougher. Life with mental illness on top of other conditions and life experiences can seem too tough. Today’s guest shares how she dealt with Tourette Syndrome, OCD, anxiety, depression, and many other things, by tapping into her own super powers. Perhaps you can, too. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Everyone has challenges but some people have more than oth...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Wales, America, Self-help, Anxiety, OCD, Nancy, Vincent, Tourette, Gabe Howard, Jekyll, Hyde, Vince, Brett


Using Paid and Free Facebook Methods to Recruit Australian Parents to an Online Survey: An Evaluation

Background: The prevalence of social media makes it a potential alternative to traditional offline methods of recruiting and engaging participants in health research. Despite burgeoning use and interest, few studies have rigorously evaluated its effectiveness and feasibility in terms of recruitment rates and costs, sample representativeness, and retention. Objective: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of using Facebook to recruit employed Australian parents to an online survey about m...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Paid Facebook, Free Facebook Methods, Facebook Recruitment, Facebook Retention


Even with measles outbreaks across the US, at least 20 states have proposed anti-vaccination bills

Across the country, counties are reporting measles cases: at least 206 in 11 states, per the latest count. On social media, platforms such as Facebook and YouTube are facing pressure to crack down on conspiracy theories and misinformation about vaccines. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are discussing what they're calling "a growing public health threat."


Jerry Rice Calls Us Out to Take Kidney Health Seriously

This post is sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation. All opinions are entirely mine. #HeartYourKidneys Growing up as an African American we were always taught so many things about our health. As a black male, we’ve been told about the percentages about getting heart disease and many other things. Unfortunately, we were never educated about anything pertaining to the kidney. When it comes to vital organs, hearts get all the love. Kidneys don’t get nearly the same love as the heart, the bla...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Featured, Jazz, Freeway, National Kidney Foundation, NFL Hall of Famer, Jerry Rice


Podcast: What is Paranoia – Explained by a Bipolar and Schizophrenic.

 We often use actual mental illnesses to describe behaviors that don’t actually qualify. For example, if a friend thinks they failed a test, we might jokingly say, “Stop being paranoid.” But what is real paranoia? What does it feel like? What can be done about it? In this episode, Michelle talks about her life with, and without, paranoia.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I’ve never had a clear mind where I didn’t think someone, somewhere was talking bad about me.” – Michelle Hammer   ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Spotify, America, Schizophrenia, Marilyn Monroe, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, McDonald, Gabe, Sacagawea, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast


Why I took a break from Facebook?

You're reading Why I took a break from Facebook?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Facebook, a social networking platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg has around 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018 (source Wikipedia). I joined Facebook in October 2007, and I was compulsively posting every minute detail of my life. From birthday wishes to photo albums with my friends...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Featured, Wikipedia, Social Media, Mental Health, Hawaii, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Digital Detox, Abstain From Social Media, Social Media Detox


For employers: effectiveness drops, and health problems rise, when hours lengthen

From WSJ:Every employer is in the health care business, like it or not. Employee health benefits cost Starbucks more annually than coffee beans; General Motors spends more on them than on steel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2016 that stress is the leading workplace health problem, ahead of physical inactivity and obesity.Absenteeism is one issue. “Presenteeism” is another: employees who, though at work, are not at their physical or psychological best. Effectiveness ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, General Motors, Stress, Starbucks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


NAMA Digest: Developments at Reliance, Grofers, Ola, Flipkart and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Funding Digital risk management and cybersecurity platform CloudSEK has raised Rs 3.5 crore from IDFC Parampara, per a company statement. Grofers has raised $60 million from Softbank Vision... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Facebook, News, Privacy, Internet, Investments, Government, Walmart, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Content, Flipkart, Ola


Life for a child with a rare disease is a grueling roller coaster ride: A mom explains

Three years ago, I wrote about my daughter Sarah being diagnosed with a connective tissue disease known as hyper-mobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, one of 13 variations of this rare condition. Sarah Rightmire works on school work while waiting for a doctor, Feb. 25, 2019. (Photo by Karen Kelso) Sarah Rightmire tries to distract herself while doing a GI motility test at CHOC, June 7, 2018. (Photo by Karen Kelso) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Sarah Righmtire falls aslee...
Tags: Health, Facebook, News, Obamacare, California, Sport, Soccer, Ariana Grande, Newcastle, Local News, Orange County, Baltimore, Ducks, Sarah, Southern California, Anaheim


How social media can advance humanism in medicine

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow. The New York Times recently published the op-ed “Dr. Google is a Liar,” written by cardiologist Haider Warraich, MD. Dr. Warraich describes the rise of fake medical news and the adverse consequences of a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Psychiatry, New York Times, Abraham Maslow, PA NP, Haider Warraich, CRNA, Warraich


NAMA Digest: Developments at Hungama, Insider.in, Facebook, Flipkart and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem.  Developments in the digital ecosystem Hungama Music’s Sound of Fame 2018 report noted a 48% increase in music consumption, and 2.9x growth in time spent listening, and 3x increase in number of... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Music, Elections, News, Internet, Social Media, Streaming, Flipkart, Jio, Aadhaar, Industry Moves



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