By Nsikan Akpan | Jun 18, 2013 02:10 AM EDT
A Facebook-based social media initiative triggered a 21-fold increase in registered organ donors across the US in a single day.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Jun 12, 2013 04:21 PM EDT
In response to a petition from the SCAR Project, Facebook now says that it allows post-mastectomy photos from breast cancer survivors to be posted on the social networking site.
By Anthony Rivas | Jun 06, 2013 11:57 PM EDT
Excessive Facebook use can lead to real-life conflicts including cheating, breakups, and divorce.
By Anthony Rivas | Jun 06, 2013 10:29 PM EDT
Facebook gives future first-generation college students the confidence to apply to school, offering supportive information about the application process.
By Ashik Siddique | May 31, 2013 08:37 PM EDT
Checking your Facebook profile provides a temporary self-esteem boost, but decreases motivation to perform well on cognitively demanding tasks.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 21, 2013 04:45 PM EDT
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more and more teens are leaving Facebook in favor of social media platforms that are "less drama."
By Susan Scutti | May 13, 2013 02:59 PM EDT
Does the personal life of an actor, who is "out," affect our assessment of his or her performance?
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 11, 2013 11:07 PM EDT
New recommendations advise doctors and patients to avoid “friending” each other on Facebook and communicating online without strict limits. How can physicians use social networking sites without breaking down trust and professional boundaries?
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 10, 2013 12:44 AM EDT
Online social media overuse can damage romantic relationships, suggests new research. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... how many social networks is too many for keeping the romance alive?
By Amber Moore | Jan 09, 2013 11:06 AM EST
Updating status messages on Facebook lowers loneliness even when the status message isn't 'liked' by friends.
By Makini Brice | Jan 08, 2013 02:44 PM EST
If you are one of the unlucky souls who came down with the flu this winter, you tend to have nothing but time to ruminate about who got you sick.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 18, 2012 10:15 AM EST
A new social networking study shows that the number of Facebook friends you have may reveal important details of your life.
By Amber Moore | Dec 12, 2012 02:01 PM EST
Using social networking sites like Facebook can lower self-control in people who have many close friends on the site.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 27, 2012 09:52 AM EST
It may make you look more popular, but new research has revealed that having lots of Facebook friends can significantly increase a person's stress levels.
By Nikki Tucker | Oct 09, 2012 12:47 PM EDT
In recent years, social media has become a widely used forum to reach a massive amount of people. Now health experts believe with the help of social media outreach they will be able to encourage condom use among young adults.