No increased stress from heavier social media use: survey

January 15, 2015 3:05 PM

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No increased stress from heavier social media use: survey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heavy users of the Internet and social media do not have higher levels of stress, and women who use Twitter, email and photo sharing show less stress than women who do not use them, a survey released on Thursday showed.

But the survey of 1,801 Americans by the Pew Research Center showed that such social media as Facebook can add to users' stress since they hear more about other people's tough times, such as job losses and deaths.

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