Stanford psychiatrist Anna Lembke’s book, Dopamine Nation, explains our brain chemistry's role in modern society's addiction to social media.
Stanford experts have developed a new way to get a granular view of people's onscreen lives, enabling them to ask questions linking online life and health.
Stanford researcher Eleni Linos turned to social media to see if it was a more effective way to spread information about skin cancer and tanning to youth.
A Stanford neurobiologist continues with his challenge of explaining neuroscience in a series of brief videos on Instagram — for an entire year.
A Stanford neurobiologist takes on the challenge of explaining neuroscience in a series of brief videos on Instagram, five a week for an entire year.
Could social media — where misinformation is too often spread — be a place to help build trust in science and the research enterprise?
Researchers and ePatients at Stanford Medicine X | Ed talk about the benefits and risks of discussing personal health issues online.
Social media, unlike memoirs, can problematically create an image of a sanitized, perfect existence that is removed from real lives, Jacqueline Genovese writes.
Facebook prohibits paid tobacco advertising, but Stanford researchers found brands and vendors marketing their products through unpaid content, in apparent conflict with the rules or their spirit.
Stanford physician Sidhartha Sinha analyzes social media posts using machine learning to better understand patient and societal perceptions on medical interventions and illnesses.
The new e-newsletter BrainPost helps neuroscientists and others stay up-to-date by providing summaries of the latest neuroscience publications.
A group of researchers identified adverse and previously unknown drug reactions by sifting through millions of social health forum posts.
For many doctors, it can be tough to maintain professional boundaries online. Recently, Stanford psychiatry resident Jessica Gold, MD, reflected on her own struggle to stay …
Your online social network doesn't just keep you connected, it can also help you stay fit, a new study shows. A team of researchers led …
Two years ago, Nancy Snyderman, MD, was the subject of "wanted" posters placed around her New Jersey home town. Was she a bank robber? A kidnapper? No, …
Clearly social media is part of our every day lives, recording our personal communications in a way previously unimaginable. Researchers are now analyzing this wealth …