Study: Blogs may ease cancer blues

Share this article:

Results from a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggest that blogging may help women with breast cancer battle depression.

A sample of 100 women were split into two groups. Half received hands-on instruction in creating a site with WordPress. The women were assessed before they were randomized and six months later.

Six months in, the bloggers showed “significant benefit” in their depressive symptoms, UCLA researchers found. The biggest change was seen among those in therapy vs. those who had completed treatment.

Researchers could not say if their results would directly translate to an outcome benefit.
Share this article:

Email Newsletters

More in Features

Read the complete April 2014 Digital Edition

Read the complete April 2014 Digital Edition

Click the above link to access the complete Digital Edition of the April 2014 issue of MM&M, with all text, charts and pictures.

Antidote: Are e-cigarettes safe?

Antidote: Are e-cigarettes safe?

The pros and cons of e-cigarettes

Combating concept churn

Combating concept churn

There's no cure. But the good news is that prophylaxis is possible.