From Selfie to Self-Absorbed: How Social Media Can Mislead Us

There's an alarming rate of self-promotion, narcissism, and deep-rooted desire for validation through social media. The self-proclaimed novice "physique competitors" and "women empowering coaches" and "lifestyle consultants" seem to unknowingly promote narcissism and false positives of the human body. And the millions of millennials and those even younger have distorted the way we perceive our own bodies by promoting these misleading posts. For men, it's the selfies and the self-promotion of their body attempting to demonstrate their hard work, usually accompanied by cliche hashtags such as #fit4life or #gohard or #noexcuses. Sometimes it's a late Sunday night post attempting to boast their magnificence with an image of their flexing body in front of a mirror at the gym. The caption underneath it somehow alludes to a quasi-motivational speech to a rant about how lazy people are who don't workout late on Sunday night. Apparently exercising very late when nobody else does is the secret to achieving such physique. Other times it's shirtless posts showing us how superficial one can truly be. Sadly this ADHD-plagued generation cannot see the obvious. There's nothing wrong with a late night workout. Nor is there anything wrong with telling somebody to exercise at night. What's fundamentally wrong here is the notion that we feel we need to broadcast this piece of news to the world in a lousy method of attempting to bring dire attention to oneself. Tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized vaccines Source Type: news
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers apps children cognitive health digital health digital literacy eating fitness health apps health literacy healthy eating healthy lifestyle Innovation kids mental health physical Source Type: blogs
Abstract The anti-inflammatory diet is based on two diets that have been shown to have many positive health effects-the Mediterranean diet and the Okinawan diet. The anti-inflammatory diet is more than just a prescription for healthy food, but rather a way of life characterized by a plant-based diet and a pattern of living that includes eating a diverse range of locally grown foods eaten in season, conviviality, culinary activities, physical activity, and rest. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to reduce the burden and even prevent the development of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, depression, colorecta...
Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Ann Source Type: research
ConclusionsMaternal antenatal active atopy may be a risk factor for the development of ADHD-like symptoms, especially among girls.
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal antenatal active atopy may be a risk factor for the development of ADHD-like symptoms, especially among girls. PMID: 31158498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Behav Immun Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alcoholism Ethics & Morality General Policy and Advocacy Substance Abuse Treatment AAC addiction campuses American Addiction Centers freedom healthcare Source Type: blogs
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Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Epidemiologic Reports Surveys Source Type: research
(BJOG. 2018;125(9):1077–1084) Approximately 10% of pregnant women use antidepressants during pregnancy. Evidence for the relationship between antidepressant use during pregnancy and the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their offspring is conflicting. ADHD is heritable yet there are environmental factors that may be involved in the development of the disorder. This was a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to assess the association between fetal exposure to antidepressant drugs and the subsequent development of ADHD.
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Epidemiologic Reports Surveys Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study found that HIV-infected pubertal children showed a delayed cortical maturation with atrophy. This abnormal pattern of cortical development may be the structural basis for cognitive impairment in HIV-infected children. Introduction Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related encephalopathy is one of the most serious complications of AIDS and is more common in children than in adults (1). At present, there are nearly 2 million children living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the world, almost all newly infected children are infected through mother-to-child transmission (2). Effec...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
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