Tag: social media

1. In this meta-analysis, the impact of interactive social media interventions aimed at increasing physical activity was evaluated. 2. Improvements were seen in daily steps taken, marginal weight loss, reducing heart rate, and overall well-being. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Social media use has increased substantially since the introduction of programs...
2 Minute Medicine is pleased to announce that we are launching Wellness Check, a new series dedicated to exploring new research evidence focused on wellness. Each week, we will report on articles examining different aspects of wellness, including (but not limited to) nutrition, sleep, reproductive health, substance use and...
1. In a prospective cohort study, researchers used apps to accurately track the mobile device use of children 3 to 5 years old and compared data to parental estimates of children’s device use. 2. The majority of parents either underestimated or overestimated their child’s duration of device use. Children spent...
1. Women’s voices on common social media platforms appear less influential and have less reach than their male counterparts in the health policy and health service research arena, suggesting that social media may re-enforce known gender disparities in academic medicine. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) It has been shown that women...
Gender differences in Twitter use and influence among health policy and health services researchers 1. Women’s voices on common social media platforms appear less influential and have less reach than their male counterparts in the health policy and health service research arena, suggesting that social media may re-enforce known gender...
1. Children who viewed mock Instagram profiles of popular YouTubers holding unhealthy snacks consumed more calories overall when offered snacks immediately after viewing, compared to children who viewed profiles with healthy snacks or nonfood items. 2. Viewing Instagram profiles with healthy snacks did not affect consumption of healthy snacks. Evidence Rating...
1. A survey of individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) consuming a very low-carbohydrate diet (VLCD) indicated that many study participants were able to maintain glycemic control within national ideal glycemic target ranges. 2. Complications, including hospitalizations for ketoacidosis and hypoglycemia, were rare in the study population. Study Rundown:...
Image: CC/Alton 1. An adjunctive Facebook page was more effective than pamphlets for contraceptive education in young women.  2. Women who received adjunctive contraception education on Facebook were more likely to choose long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: This study found that Facebook, a social media outlet, was...