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According to researchers, TikTok’s health effects should be thoroughly studied. Over the last few years, TikTok has seen a huge influx of new users. However, while user growth has been fairly consistent, research on the social media behemoth’s impact on health is scarce. According to The Verge, this is the concern expressed by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. They claim that there is little actual research on how TikTok’s over 1 billion users’ health is affected, which could be harmful in the long run. One of the researchers, Marco Zenone, believes that the platform’s massive…

You Can Download Mental Health Apps and Mobile Games for iOS and Android. (Picture courtesy of Pixabay) Mental health is a subject about which more individuals are becoming more open. It has also become something that a growing number of people are aware of, as the value of maintaining one’s mental health has been more widely recognized. While much has been stated about the detrimental impacts of smartphones and associated apps and games on mental health, efforts have been made to develop apps and games that help users better manage their mental health. 5 Ways Social Media Can Help a…

Another investigation into Instagram’s impact on young people’s mental health is underway. Instagram is being investigated once more for its impact on the mental health of children and teenagers. This time, the investigation is being led by a group of state attorneys general from across the United States. According to The Washington Post, the investigation will look into whether Instagram’s parent company, Meta, broke any consumer protection laws by marketing their app to children. Attorney General Maura Healey of Massachusetts announced the investigation after internal research revealed the potential negative effects of using Instagram on the mental health of teenagers…

Before gathering herbs for her potions, a British witch asks for permission. Jennifer Lane, a ‘green’ witch from Lancashire, has rediscovered Paganism after it helped her cope with mental health issues — she talks about her lifestyle here. Jennifer Lane recognized she was different from others after getting enamored with shows like Buffy and Charmed as a teenager. She knew she was destined to be a witch since she felt like the odd one out at school because she was more interested in spells and potions than regular teen pastimes. After 15 years, the 31-year-old novelist is now a practicing…

Facebook downplayed the findings of its study on Instagram’s impact on mental health. (Unsplash/Christian Wiediger photo) Instagram is a photo-sharing app. After The Wall Street Journal revealed its internal research proving that Instagram affected the well-being of young girls, Facebook purportedly reduced and ignored its findings. The records were exclusively important for internal product development, according to Facebook. According to social science academics, the company’s statement is illogical. Facebook’s Own Findings Were Minimized According to USA Today, even if Facebook’s work is limited, it nevertheless fits into a bigger set of data, including data from researchers outside the social media…

The most common concerns about becoming older, ranging from memory loss to hearing and vision loss. Adults despise being perceived as elderly or vulnerable, and young adults as young as 18-24 have begun using Botox to prevent signs of aging. According to study, declining memory, being less mobile, and suffering from deteriorating eyesight are among the most common anxieties associated with growing older. Other top concerns about the aging process, according to a study of 2,000 seniors, are forgetfulness, hearing loss, and loneliness. Financial difficulties, inability to drive, and the loss of long-term friends and family members were all among…

To get through the day, most Brits require three ‘boosters,’ such as fresh air and coffee. Six out of ten people rely on food and drink to boost their mood, with three-quarters resorting to coffee in particular. To get through a regular day, Brits require three “boosts,” the first of which is necessary as early as 9:12 a.m. According to a study of 2,000 persons, those aged 18-24 require the most boosts, while those aged 55-64 require the least. Getting some good news, seeing the sun, and going for a stroll were shown to be the most effective pick-me-ups, but…

Anxiety-Relieving Apps for Android and iOS. Gone are the days when mobile phones were just used to make and receive phone calls. People may now play games on their phones, stream music and films, and even run household appliances. There is an app for almost anything these days, thanks to the vast number of apps available on smartphones. Whether you believe it or not, there are smartphone apps that can assist you in managing your anxiety. While these apps are not a replacement for counseling or treatment if it is required, they can make each day a little easier to…

Closure of the Gut-Brain Gateway May Cause More Harm—Health Tech for Gut Health? IBD is linked to mental health. When Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, is a part of a person’s everyday life, it has a significant impact on their mental health, producing severe depression. Some have attempted to break the gut-brain connection, but it has been shown that it causes more harm than benefit, particularly in terms of a person’s mental health and other biological processes. As a result, it is now being seriously considered if modern solutions such as health technology can assist in this situation. IDB Has…

Nearly three-quarters of adults have struggled with too much work and a lack of sleep – but four in ten say they would struggle to take a week off work as they have too much to do Seven in ten Brits living in cities have experienced burnout in the last 12 months, according to research. Too much work, a lack of sleep, and feeling stuck in the same routine are the top three reasons people struggle with the condition. And the research of 2,000 city-dwelling adults over the age of 25 found one in five feel “constant social media exposure”…

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