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Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being. Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt published her findings in the December Journal of Social and Clinical… Read More »

How safe is PrEP? Meta-analysis finds no increased risk of serious side-effects

A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of tenofovir or tenofovir/emtricitabine as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has found no increase in the risk of serious adverse health events over placebo. In particular, there was no increase in bone fractures or significant kidney dysfunction, although there was more mild kidney dysfunction (grades 1 and 2) in PrEP users.… Read More »

Paracetamol reduces ability to empathize, study finds

Paracetamol, the active ingredient in most painkillers and antifebriles, are proven to reduce the ability to empathize, according to the scientists of Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Medicine. The scientists decided to study paracetamol after a survey conducted in the U.S. by Ohio State University, claiming that an observation group which had taken drugs with… Read More »