The social media phenomenon has had a profound effect on how we think about health.
We’re increasingly using social media to communicate and share information about health issues and treatments, but it’s also contributing to the spread of infectious diseases, according to a new study.
The findings suggest that using social networks could be just as dangerous as smoking.
The authors of the study published the results in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE on Thursday.
In a nutshell, they found that using a social media platform could increase the risk of certain conditions.
“We found that, compared with a social network using an individual to have a personal connection with their health, using a public health social network increased the risk for developing certain conditions, such as the development of certain infectious diseases and other health complications,” said the lead author, Paul Deveson, a researcher at the University of Leeds.
The researchers used data from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to look at the spread and prevalence of a range of conditions in people over a 10-year period.
The research found that people using a private social network that shared the same health-related information was less likely to develop a condition.
The study found that the use of a public social network was linked to a reduced risk of a variety of health problems, such health conditions as chronic bronchitis, cough, and asthma.
But what’s more, the use social media also had a direct impact on people who were already at high risk.
The team found that those who used a private network were more likely to have developed chronic bronchoic asthma, or cough, than people who did not.
“This association is particularly striking given that it is the most common chronic broncheitis condition in the UK,” Devesen said.
“There is evidence that private social networks can help to reduce chronic bronchiitis.”
Public social networks are a relatively new technology, but they are emerging as an increasingly important component of the health and social care systems in the future.
“Social networks have also had an effect on the spread in the past.
For instance, in the early 1990s, the UK used to be able to use public transport to reach people who could not afford it.
But as more people moved to private cars and taxis, that was no longer possible.
In the UK, there are about 16 million people living with chronic bronchy disease, according the National Health Association.
People with chronic lung diseases are more likely than the general population to suffer from bronchiolitis, which can lead to a condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.