Health Rewind: How Obsessed With Your Facebook Image Are You?
Plus; New York Times tackles Black women and breast cancer.
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Wearing Masks on Social Media Can Wreck Self-Esteem - Researchers found that those who are hypersensitive about their online image are more likely to be stressed when being tagged in “embarrassing” photos or posts, HealthDay.Com wrote. Those who were not Facebook savvy — not knowing how to alter privacy settings or untag themselves — were the most stressed. — Kellee Terrell (@kelleent)(Photo: Facebook)
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E-Cigarette Bans Happening Throughout the U.S. - Recently, New York City banned electronic cigs from public places — and they are not alone. Other local governments including some in California and Massachusetts, have similar legislation, writes USA Today. But opponents claim these laws are premature given that there isn’t enough data showing that smoking electronic cigarettes are harmful to non-smokers. (Photo: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)
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Exposure Therapy Can Help Sexual Abuse Survivors - Prolonged exposure therapy can help teenage girls suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from past sexual abuse, says a new study. This therapy, which requires that patients repeat out loud instances of their trauma, allowed for girls to feel less shameful, get closure and overcome PTSD. It’s estimated that 60 percent of Black girls have been sexually abused. (Photo: Lewis J Merrim / Getty Images)
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Are Black Women More Likely to Have High Blood Pressure? - African-American women have higher hypertension rates in the U.S., says a new study. Researchers looked at 70,000 adults in the Southeast U.S. (the Stroke Belt) and found that 64 percent of Black women had high blood pressure compared to 54 percent of white women and 51 percent of Black and white men. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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New York Times Tackles Black Women and Breast Cancer - Black women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but more likely to die from it. To shed light on this racial health disparity, the New York Times highlighted over a dozen Black women talking about their experiences surviving breast cancer, seeking treatment and dealing with stigma. Read the multimedia series in its entirety here.(Photo: Stephen Maing via nytimes.com)