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Twitter Could Be Used To Track, And Prevent, HIV Outbreaks [STUDY]

Twitter Could Be Used To Track, And Prevent, HIV Outbreaks [STUDY]

Twitter has often been looked to as a way to improve and monitor public health, from researchers uncovering vaccine trends to tracking flu outbreaks. Now, a new research team has developed a method for tracking HIV outbreaks and drug use behavior using tweets.

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Twitter And Everyday Health Launch Global Real-Time Content Partnership “HealthBeat”

Social healthcare is the hot button topic of the year, and Twitter is scientists and sociologists’ dream as a petri dish of research data.

Twitter has helped track flu outbreaks, source vaccine research, and fight obesity in kids.

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.

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Twitter Emerges As Reliable Source For Vaccine Research [STUDY]

A new study in the American Journal of Infection Control reveals that Twitter is now a popular and reliable source for receiving and sharing new information about vaccines.

The implications of the finding are potentially huge.

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Twitter Helps Track Flu Outbreaks

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.

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Twitter May Help Fight Obesity in Kids

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.

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