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How Social Media Influences Health

  By posted Oct 24th 2011
Healthy Living

Addicted to checking your Twitter follower count every five minutes, and sending Facebook friend invites to people you met for all of two seconds? Studies say you could have a problem that’ll balloon into a health calamity sooner or later. From drug and alcohol abuse to clinical depression and slower cognitive skills, the wondrous world of social media has many health issues hidden under its convenience belt. But there’s plenty of good news too. Read on to find out why social media isn’t all bad, and what researchers say about clever use of online networking tools for health benefits. *Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images

 

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