Maharashtra: Doctors going social media way to treat patients – ET HealthWorld

NAGPUR: During the first wave of Covid-19, doctors in Maharashtra were officially permitted teleconsultation. Since then it has become a popular medium to ensure uninterrupted doctor-patient communication. With the number of patients on the rise again, doctors are continuing the use of technology via a mixed-modified model. After the first consultation, many doctors are advising … Read more

Social Media, Kids’ Binge Eating Often Go Together

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could endless hours spent scrolling through social media and watching TV trigger binge eating in preteens? Apparently so, new research suggests. “Children may be more prone to overeating while distracted in front of screens. They may also be exposed to more food advertisements on … Read more

Are COVID Deaths the Result of ‘Social Murder’?

Feb. 5, 2021 — Should anybody be blamed and punished for 2.2 million COVID-related deaths in the world? An editorial in an influential British medical journal says politicians who didn’t respond aggressively enough to control the coronavirus pandemic should be held responsible for those deaths, which the editorial says could be classified as “social … Read more

Depression Risk Rises from Too Much Social Media

Nathaniel Counts is senior vice president of behavioral health innovation for the nonprofit Mental Health America. He said the researchers did a good job of accounting for other factors that could explain the link between social media use and depression. However, depression is complicated, and it’s difficult to tease out the role of a … Read more

Lies Spread on Social Media Hamper Vaccinations

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Foreign disinformation campaigns on social media have caused vaccination rates to fall, a new study reveals. Every 1 point increase in the effort to discredit vaccines is linked to an average 2% drop in annual vaccine coverage around the … Read more

Fauci: Masks, Social Distancing Likely Until 2022

Fauci: Masks, Social Distancing Likely Until 2022

“We shouldn’t be lulled into complacency that this is only an old person disease,” Fauci said. The best way to achieve herd immunity is through a vaccine, he said. Otherwise, a large number of people will die by simply allowing everyone to become infected with the coronavirus. A “profound degree” of herd immunity won’t likely … Read more