August 20, 2016

The Benefits of Social Technology Use Among Older Adults Are Mediated by Reduced Loneliness.

This study found that the use of social media by older adults was associated with better self-rated health, fewer chronic illnesses, and less depression. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2016 Aug 19.

Comment: Close relationships improve health. Social media can facilitate strong, positive social connections and reduce loneliness with the benefit being better health.