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Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’

The suffering of the photo-sharing app’s users came into focus this week with the leak of Facebook’s internal research‘I felt my body wasn’t good enough’Emily started using Instagram when she was in her mid-teens and found it helpful at first. She used the photo-sharing app to follow fitness influencers, but what began as a constructive relationship with the platform spiralled into a crisis centred on body image. At 19 she was diagnosed with an eating disorder.“I felt like my body wasn’t good en...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Celebrity, Social Networking, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Health & wellbeing, Young People, Emily

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug

Daniel Liss Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Liss is the founder and CEO of Dispo, the digital disposable camera social network. More posts by this contributor Move fast and break Facebook: A bull case for antitrust enforcement Today’s real story: The Facebook monopoly The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: Instagram harms teens’ mental health; in fact...
Tags: Health, Social, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Opinion, Government, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Fda

Facebook aware of Instagram’s harmful effect on teenage girls, leak reveals

Social media firm reportedly kept own research secret that suggests app worsens body image issuesFacebook has kept internal research secret for two years that suggests its Instagram app makes body image issues worse for teenage girls, according to a leak from the tech firm.Since at least 2019, staff at the company have been studying the impact of their product on its younger users’ states of mind. Their research has repeatedly found it is harmful for a large proportion, and particularly teenage ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Society, World news, Mental Health, Body Image, Depression, Young People

I'm a nutritionist in the Hamptons. My days go from negotiating with personal chefs to being sent very personal photos - here's what it's like.

Charlotte LaGuardia is a nutritionist and dietitian based in the Hamptons. Eric Striffler Charlotte LaGuardia, 29, is a certified nutrition specialist in the Hamptons who meets with clients via Zoom. She says her job means constantly having to say no to requests that go way beyond her job title. Here's what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Charlo...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Instagram, Life, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Southampton, Laguardia, Hamptons New York, Hamptons, The Hamptons, Nordic, Sag Harbor, Health Coach

Hamilton’s Javier Munoz responds to fellow Broadway star’s vaccine refusal

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Javier Muñoz (Javi) (@javiermofficial) Gay actor Javier Muñoz, who found fame on Broadway with his portrayal of Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, and was also in the recent In The Heights, is among those to respond to fellow Broadway star Laura Osnes’s refusal to get the Covid vaccine. Osnes shot to fame on the 2008 talent search, Grease: You’re the One That...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Cdc, Life, New York City, Lifestyle, Cnn, United States, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, Laura Osnes, Vaccine, Hamilton, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Laura

Coronavirus live news: UK reports a further 29,520 cases; Carrie Johnson urges pregnant women to get jab

Latest updates: Australia forced into snap statewide lockdown after enduring worst day of pandemic so far; price of NHS tests cut by a fifthIran to impose six-day lockdown to combat coronavirus ‘fifth wave’Fifth consecutive weekend of protests in France over Covid passNSW in lockdown as premier warns ‘this is literally a war’This is a public health issue’: can Covid-era music festivals ever be safe?See all our coronavirus coverage 4.45pm BST The British prime minister’s wife Carrie Johnson e...
Tags: Health, UK, Instagram, Australia, France, Society, World news, Ireland, NHS, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Royal College of Midwives, Carrie Johnson, Coronavirus, COVID

Instagram ‘pushes weight-loss messages to teenagers’

Researchers find minimal interactions by teen users can trigger a deluge of thin-body and dieting imagesInstagram’s algorithms are pushing teenage girls who even briefly engage with fitness-related images towards a flood of weight-loss content, according to new research which aimed to recreate the experience of being a child on social networks.Researchers adopting “mystery shopper” techniques set up a series of Instagram profiles mirroring real children and followed the same accounts as the volu...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Digital Media

‘It was devastating’: what happens when therapy makes things worse?

Therapists are meant to help people change their lives, but those who behave badly may end up doing more harm than goodCourtney thought it was strange when her therapist asked her to follow him on Instagram. She had begun seeing Michael – a psychoanalyst who has written books and appeared on television – to treat her fear of flying in 2018 (both of their names, and those of all the patients in this article have been changed). After a few sessions, he suggested the pair connect on Instagram, wher...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Instagram, Education, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, Michael, Courtney

The WHO didn’t reverse its position on kids and Covid vaccines

A social media post circulating on Facebook and Instagram claims that the World Health Organization recently flipped its policy recommendation about children receiving a Covid-19 vaccine.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, Who, World Health Organization

The 9 best yoga mats of 2021, according to yoga teachers

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Practicing yoga on the same mat creates a familiar, relaxing space anywhere we set it down. As a yoga teacher, I find the best yoga mats offer stability, non-slip grip, and joint cushioning. Our top pick, the Rumi Earth Sun, is eco-friendly, well-cushioned, durable, and absorbs sweat. If you're looking to try out yoga, you'll need a mat. But if you're wanting to cultivate a regular practice, it's important to think very carefully about which yo...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Utah, Instagram, Fitness, California, India, Trends, Best, Features, Yoga, Buying Guide, Ashtanga, Mumbai, Cork

Push Forward (with Latham Thomas) – Episode 23 of Professional Troublemaker

This week on Professional Troublemaker, I’m talking with wellness maven to the stars, self-proclaimed Mother of mothers, and our favorite queen regent of radical self-care, Latham Thomas. Latham has literally written the books on how to be fabulous while pregnant and actualize your glow as a modern woman and mother. Her brand @GlowMaven works to democratize doula services and maternal support by spotlighting the global crisis that is Black maternal health. Latham is an incredible storytell...
Tags: Health, Podcast, Instagram, Humor, Carol, Latham, Lisa Price, Latham Thomas, Black Maternal Health, Professional Troublemaker, Latham Thomas Latham, Latham Thomas Episode

Parents demand social media giants boot online drug peddlers

The Instagram accounts belonged to “fentanyl_top” and “mass_chemical_drugs” — the 21st century cyber street corners teens visit when looking for an escape, a high, a party. Alexander Neville (Courtesy Neville family) Amy Neville found those via her smart, curious, 14-year-old son Alex’s account after his death. He bought what he thought was oxycontin from an online dealer and died in his Aliso Viejo bedroom after ingesting what turned out to be fentanyl — a cheap synthetic opioid up to 100 ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Florida, New York, News, Instagram, California, Oregon, Sport, Snapchat, Public Health, Soccer, Ohio, Riverside County, MMA, Alex

Model Tess Holliday reveals she’s recovering from anorexia

Holliday says she hopes her announcement helps to stop the idea that ‘only very underweight people can have anorexia’ Eating disorder campaigners have hailed a decision by the American plus-size model Tess Holliday to announce she is receiving treatment for anorexia, saying that it is helping to stop the idea that “only very underweight people can have anorexia”.Holliday, who has 2.1 million followers on Instagram and has been featured on the pages of Vogue, recently wrote on Twitter: “I’m anore...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Instagram, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Vogue, Tess Holliday, Holliday

‘I was addicted to the high’: I became an influencer as a joke – then it nearly broke me

Comedian Bella Younger thought wellness Instagrammers were ripe for parody. Soon she was drawn in herself. Could Deliciously Stella find her way back to reality?I have always wanted to be a comedian or television presenter, but never knew how I’d make it happen. After years of working in TV production, pestering executives to put me in a show, I conceded that I might have to demonstrate to them what I could do in order to prove my worth. This is how I ended up spending a Friday afternoon in Apri...
Tags: Health, Media, Instagram, Celebrity, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Bipolar Disorder, Edinburgh, Stella, Faye, Bella Younger

After gut-punch of a year, Angelenos eager for dose of hope during Garcetti’s State of City talk

Tricia Helton, who worked as a manager for the homes of affluent Angelenos and celebrities, was hired more than a year ago to oversee the house of a Brentwood family. After COVID-19 pandemic “Safer at Home” rules kicked in, that job went away. Without an income, the 48-year-old Studio City resident scrambled to pay her rent, and keep up payments on her car and credit cards. She was no stranger to tough times; she spent some of her 20s homeless. “So I know how to make a dollar stretch,” she said....
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Politics, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Congress, La, Government, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Community

Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders

Social media platform says it was a ‘mistake’ and that harmful terms have been removed in an updateInstagram has apologised for a “mistake” that meant it promoted weight-loss content to users with eating disorders.A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search terms based on their interests, with default prompts including terms such as “yard work”, “home decor” or “sunsets”. But some people with eating disorders found the app was prompting them to search for terms like ...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Digital Media

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy begins to fade, but stubborn resistance remains among evangelicals

He has been pushed off Facebook and banned from Twitter, but Larry Cook battles on at, where the Los Angeles man tries to explain why COVID-19 vaccines are evil and why President Donald Trump — who he insists will return to power — got one anyway. Kaiser Family Foundation Some evangelical Christians tie the vaccines to Satan, the Mark of the Beast and an impending apocalypse. And in sunny Surf City, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz refuses to wear a mas...
Tags: Apple, Health, Facebook, Cook, News, Instagram, Medicine, California, Stanford, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Williams, Kaiser

Read These Tips Before Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN/CBS13) — If you are not eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, you will be soon if you live in the United States. All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 starting April 15. Some counties have started early and already are vaccinating all adults. Some whole states have already started opening vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older, including Alaska, Mississippi and Georgia. According to President Joe Biden, 90% of all adult Americans will b...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, California, White House, US, Atlanta, Georgia, Walmart, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Cvs, Kroger, Jeff Zients, Alaska Mississippi

Facebook announced a new plan to help users make COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook partnered with Boston Children's Hospital to help users find nearby COVID-19 vaccine sites. The tech firm will also label all COVID-19 vaccine posts with World Health Organization information. "The data shows the vaccines are safe and they work," Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook announced a plan on Monday morning to help get people on the platform vaccinated.Facebook partnered with Bo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Whatsapp, Argentina, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Zuckerberg, Boston Children s Hospital

Facebook to label all COVID-19 vaccine posts with pointer to official info

Facebook will soon label all posts discussing the coronavirus vaccination with a pointer to official information about COVID-19, it said today. It also revealed it has implemented some new “temporary” measures aimed at limiting the spread of vaccine misinformation/combating vaccine hesitancy — saying it’s reducing the distribution of content from users that have violated its policies on COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation; or “that have repeatedly shared content debunked as False or Altered by o...
Tags: Health, Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Instagram, Washington Post, US, Tech, Eu, Whatsapp, Artificial Intelligence, Reddit, World Health Organization, Vaccine, University Of Maryland

Instagram led users to Covid misinformation amid pandemic – report

Recommendations feature also pushed anti-vaccination and antisemitic material, watchdog saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInstagram’s recommendations were pushing users toward Covid misinformation, anti-vaccination content and antisemitic material during the peak of the pandemic, according to a report from a social media watchdog.The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) found that new Instagram accounts were shown substantial quantities of misinformation throug...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, UK News, World news, Digital Media, Vaccines and immunisation, Antisemitism, Coronavirus, Center for Countering Digital Hate CCDH

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Body in Shape for Spring

Now that the holiday and the winter seasons are retreating, you might be hiding some holiday weight under those oversized hoodies. And now that the spring season is approaching, you might be waiting eagerly for those fun and boozy pool parties, but is your body ready for it? Well, since all the stores are all set with the latest bikinis and swimsuits, for those beachy and exotic vacations, the body needs to be in good shape to complement those trending swimsuits. But the only problem is how ca...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Fitness, Jazz, Spring, Workout

Tobacco giant bets £1bn on influencers to boost 'more lung-friendly' sales

As smoking falls out of fashion, BAT is pinning its hopes on younger users of e-cigarettes and nicotine pouchesFlashing an ice-white smile for her 50,000 followers on TikTok, a fresh-faced young woman pops a flavoured nicotine pouch into her mouth, as one of Pakistan’s most popular love songs plays in the background.More than 3,000 miles away, in Sweden, another social media starlet lip-syncs for the camera, to a different pop tune. The same little pouches, made by British American Tobacco, appe...
Tags: Health, Business, Sweden, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Pakistan, Young People, Tobacco industry, E-cigarettes, Corporate sponsorship, British American Tobacco, Tiktok

Tobacco giant bets £1bn on social-media influencers to boost 'lung-friendlier' sales

As smoking falls out of fashion, BAT is pinning its hopes on younger users of e-cigarettes and nicotine pouchesFlashing an ice-white smile for her 50,000 followers on TikTok, a fresh-faced young woman pops a flavoured nicotine pouch into her mouth, as one of Pakistan’s most popular love songs plays in the background.More than 3,000 miles away, in Sweden, another social media starlet lip-syncs for the camera, to a different pop tune. The same little pouches, made by British American Tobacco, appe...
Tags: Health, Business, Sweden, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Pakistan, Young People, Tobacco industry, E-cigarettes, Corporate sponsorship, British American Tobacco, Tiktok

Close-ups, cats and clutter: what the online yoga teacher saw

Teaching via Instagram and Zoom is both more and less intimate than a real-life classFifteen people lie down in rectangles on my screen. I am telling them to relax their jaws and soften the muscles around their eyes. I am also having a silent, hand gesture-based conversation with a five-year-old girl in one of the rectangles. This morning the girl’s mother sent me an email that read: “I’m going to attempt as much of the class as she will allow me to do – sometimes she is fine with it, and someti...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Fitness, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Yoga, Health & wellbeing, Zoom

What a great shot! Vaccination selfies become the latest social media hit

A new trend has emerged – public figures posting ‘vaxxies’ showing the moment they received their jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe latest social media trend involves no ice buckets, no filters and certainly no sea shanties. Now celebrities and politicians around the world are vying to post the best “vaxxies” – selfies of the moment they receive their Covid-19 vaccination.While vaxxies send out a strong message that the vaccines are safe, they are also an undenia...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Vladimir Putin, Social Media, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation

Fostering Stray Cats Gave Me Purpose

From the New York Times - an excerpt  on the movement to rescue feral cats. Inspiring! ‘I Literally Had No One.’ Then the Foster Kittens Arrived. Last summer, Jali Henry was feeling lonely and depressed after many of her friends moved out of the city because of the pandemic. “I literally had no one,” she said. “I was like, ‘What the hell am I doing here?’” Then she began noticing street cats in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she lives: first, a group of four that lived behind a school; then...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Pets, Netflix, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan, Bronx, Cat Rescue, Cat People, Henry, Audubon Society, Education Department, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Charitable, TheStarryEye Astrologer

8 big thinkers to follow on social media in 2021

While social media is often a source of disinformation, some thought leaders are using their platforms as a force for good. Social networks offer an opportunity for readers to learn science-backed advice from top professionals in their fields. From journalists covering disinformation to a doctor giving the best physical therapy advice around, these influential voices deserve wide audiences. In her 2017 book, "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear," NYU associate professor of medicine Danielle O...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, Medicine, California, Washington Post, Youtube, America, Social Media, Journalism, History, United States, Innovation, Biden, PPP, Ahmed

Americans have turned to melatonin to soothe pandemic-induced stress. Experts worry high demand, little federal oversight, and insufficient data leave the industry ripe for scams.

Hollis Johnson/Insider American consumers spent $825,559,397 on melatonin supplements in 2020, representing a 42.6% year-over-year increase, according to Nielsen. Industry analysts expect the melatonin market to continue to grow, but a lack of federal oversight of supplements and sparse research into melatonin's long-term effects may harm consumers. As more sellers look to cash in on the melatonin hype, doctors ask Americans to use caution when shopping. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County roll out mobile vaccination records for COVID-19 using Apple’s Wallet technology. A cursory appraisal of the implementation of this tech might lead one to...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Android, Startups, TC, Instagram, Virginia, Hiv, Los Angeles, Tech, Windows 95, Vaccination, Biotech, Biotechnology, Life Sciences

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