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Skin Cancer Treatment Selfie Goes Viral, Has Public Health Lessons

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Researchers analyzed the impact of one viral social media post in generating awareness about skin cancer.

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Major Life Events Shared on Social Media Revive Dormant Connections, Study Shows

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New research from the University of Notre Dame examines the impact of major life events, on social network evolution, which, the study shows, has important implications for business practices, such as in marketing.

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When a Celebrity Dies, Social Media Gets Toxic, New Study Shows

A study of 7,000 Facebook comments found that even in the wake of a death, people are remarkably mean to each other online. A few technological fixes could improve things, researchers say.

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Parents, Do You Have a Family Media Use Plan? Here’s Why It’s Important

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Astronomer Scores ‘Oscar of Science’ for Mapping of Early Cosmos

Rachel Bean, professor of astronomy and senior associate dean of undergraduate education for the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, is among a team of 27 scientists who won a share of the $3 million 2018 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics this week.

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The Often Overlooked Downside of Net Neutrality

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New UCI Study Reveals How Social Media Can Help People Lose Weight

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Sharing the triumphs and tribulations of your weight loss journey with other members of an online virtual support community plays an important role in achieving success, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Entitled “Weight Loss Through Virtual Support Communities: A Role for Identity-based Motivation in Public Commitment,” the study examines the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals.

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Communication, social media campaigns, Interdisciplinary Research, Patient Education Tools/Resources, preventative health care, Native Americans, Kidney Dialysis, living kidney donation

Social Media, Powerful Tool to Address Health Issues

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Social media is a powerful tool that can help people facing health challenges, such as Native Americans on kidney dialysis.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Nitin Agarwal, Zachary Stine, opinion poll, opinion formation, opinion manipulation, Public Opinion, computational social science, Social Media, social media behavior, intergroup dynamics

Arkansas Researchers Looking Into How Opinions Are Formed, Manipulated in Artificial Population

Researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are investigating how opinions are formed and manipulated in an artificial population. They set up a simulation demonstrating how the opinions of the artificial population are driven by intergroup dynamics. In the simulation, the subjects modify their opinions based on whether the person who gives the opinion is a part of the in-group (us) or out-group (them).







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