Health headlines for Feb. 11, 2019

Health headlines for Feb. 11, 2019


yes before spending Facebook has been around for 15 years now Instagram about 10 Twitter I guess about 10 or 12 mental health experts are looking into people who can’t seem to stay off it as possibly having an addiction Haley’s got that in our health headlines yeah good morning guys yeah big talker this morning social media is so ingrained in our culture that it’s easy to forget as Owen mentioned it hasn’t really been around that long in fact researchers are just starting to look at how to measure our use of social media against the standards for addiction one recent study shows that people who use one social media for a long time tend to make riskier decisions another study linked heavy social media use with having more physical ailments doctors say it’s important to note these studies don’t show cause and effect but the results are still concerning and if you have worries about whether you might be using it too much doctors have some advice for you try stopping see what it feels like I mean if you can just for a few days try stopping cold turkey if it’s really really uncomfortable for you I mean breaking any habit feels weird but if it’s really really uncomfortable for you that’s not a good sign considered a mental disorder but the idea of classifying anything new as an addiction is always highly debated even doubted by many psychologists and psychiatrists many oppose the idea of social behaviors such as social media or video games as an addiction because unlike addictions to drugs and alcohol where the body can have a physical response that can lead to withdrawal or even death things like social media would not kill someone who quits cold turkey however they do agree if a behavior interferes with family or jobs than it is a problem oh right all this week we’re talking about how to love your age and while you may not love a visit to the doctor there are some must get medical tests you have to start doing at 50 in order to maintain good health and therefore love your age coming up at six forty I’ll tell you the top four tests you’ve got a start once you turn the big five oh all right good Meishan we’ve got those stories all this week that’s right thanks guys thanks Haley

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