More than two billion people regularly share information about their daily lives over social media, often revealing who they are, including their sentiments, personality, demographics, and population behavior. A new research study concludes that your Facebook posts could clue physicians in to your health. For example, the top quarter of patients who used religious language (such as “pray” and “God”) in their posts were 15 times more likely to have diabetes. The study covered 21 medical conditions.
For decades, experts have advised us to take 10,000 steps a day for better health. A new study suggests that you only have to do 7,500 to reduce the risk of dying prematurely. And it doesn't make a difference if you walk fast or slow.