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People are turning to YouTube and Facebook to learn how to do DIY fecal transplants, hoping to treat everything from ulcerative colitis to anxiety

Fecal transplants, or fecal microbiota transfers (FMT), involve putting a healthy donor's fecal matter into a patient's colon.  The procedure is only FDA-approved (in a medical setting) to treat Clostridium difficile, but people with everything from food allergies to IBS are doing it themselves with the internet's help.   On Facebook, YouTube, and Reddit, people are […]

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Exploring the link between daily stress, depression, and Facebook addiction disorder

Researchers have demonstrated a close positive association between daily stress, depression symptoms, and Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD). High daily stress can lead individuals to turn to Facebook use as a coping strategy, with depression symptoms serving as a moderator of this association, according to a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. The article […]

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Is Facebook Good for Your Mental Health?

For many of us, it’s hard to imagine a world without social media. What would we do with all that time we spend scrolling through Instagram or stalking old classmates on Facebook? But in recent years, researchers have questioned if its presence is a good thing. In fact, several studies have found Instagram, Facebook and […]