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Pitt study links social media and eating disorders

The School of Medicine’s 2016 study “The Association between Social Media Use and Eating Concerns among U.S. Young Adults” indicates a positive association between social media use and eating concerns in young adults.

By Vaibhav Gupta, For The Pitt News

February 19, 2019

A recent research study by the University of Pittsburgh titled “Greater social media use tied to higher risk of eating, body image concerns,” reveals that the rise in eating disorders, particularly body image concerns and anorexia, are linked to a higher use of social media sites.

Study: Hurricane Maria’s death toll 70 times higher than Puerto Rican officials have reported

The hurricane’s devastation left this house in Puerto Rico without a roof (pictured on Sept. 25, 2017) after Hurricane Maria struck the island nearly one week earlier. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Karen Kaplan and Amina Khan | L.A. Times

May 29, 2018

Officials in Puerto Rico say that 64 people lost their lives after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island in September. A new report says that estimate is off _ by about 4,600. If the analysis is correct, it means that for every hurricane-related death that's currently on the books, another 70 fatalities...

Study looks to link brain activity, suicidal thoughts

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

After contributing work to a study on brain activity, Marcel Just described the effort to better understand human thought as “a psychologist’s dream.” “Scientifically, it is fantastically interesting if you could assess the content of a thought,” Just, the director of the Center for Cogn...

Scared to study abroad? Do it anyway

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News

September 13, 2017

I was in the candy aisle of a bookstall April 19 when I first heard the emergency alarms and looked up to see the main concourse of London Euston Train Station in a dark frenzy. I grabbed my bag, shuffled out the nearest exit and stood outside with other travelers for almost half an hour before someone announced ov...

HIV timeline

HIV timeline


December 3, 2014

HIV/AIDS timeline: key events and breakthroughs; new milestone in HIV research: an experimental HIV vaccine has for the first time cut the risk of infection by nearly a third. 

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