Facebook And Mortality: Why Your Incessant Joy Gives Me The Blues.

Ethan Kross, the director of the Emotion & Self Control Lab at the University of Michigan, who has co-authored several papers about Facebook, says the early research was “all over the place” as to whether using the site boosted or depressed a person’s mental state.

But it’s the research finding a correlation between Facebook and feeling lousy that has drawn the attention of the media. A studymaking headlines in the spring looked at the relationship between social media use and depression. University of Pittsburgh researchers surveyed 1,787 U.S. adults, ages 19 through 32, and found three times the incidence of depression among the most active users of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit than among those who used them the least.

read the full article.. www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/07/492871024/facebook-and-mortality-why-your-incessant-joy-gives-me-the-blues


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The whole of epigenetic regulation may be greater than the sum of its parts.

Scientists may be closer to answering a long-standing question in biology—how do the components of cells’ molecular machinery work together to transmit vital gene regulatory information from one cell generation to the next?

/…/ Drugs that impact DNA methylation are increasingly a target for drug development; in fact, several of these therapies are already in clinical use for certain cancers.

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Superbug Explosion Triggers U.N. General Assembly Meeting.

The threat of antibiotic resistance has become so dire that the United Nations General Assembly is holding a meeting to discuss it this month in New York City. Although WHO has been sounding the alarm on antibiotic resistance for years, this month’s high-level U.N. meeting represents only the fourth time in the international body’s history that its General Assembly—a global deliberative body that primarily grapples with issues like war and economics—has held a meeting to tackle a health topic. (The other three were HIV, noncommunicable diseases and Ebola.) The meeting “is a clear recognition that this is a worldwide threat to everyone and worldwide action is what we need to address it,” says Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

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