Posts Tagged ‘public health’
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Social healthcare is the hot button topic of the year, and Twitter is scientists and sociologists’ dream as a petri dish of research data.
And companies are paying attention. Twitter and Everyday Health, Inc., a comScore Top 50 media company creating original health and wellness content, have announced a global content partnership to provide real-time health information and breaking news to the Twitter community.
Seems like everyone these past few weeks has been coughing, sniffling, running a fever – which makes sense, because it’s flu season.
And apparently, according to National Geographic, this flu season could be the longest and worst in years. So far 18 children have died from flu-related symptoms, and 2,257 people have been hospitalized.
One way to fight it? Twitter.
In a scientific statement published last week in the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association suggested that Facebook and Twitter hold promise in the fight against childhood obesity.
The study examined eight Internet-based randomized trials that reported weight loss, BMI change, physical activity and dietary intake as outcomes.