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Twitter leading to new way of tracking and predicting virus outbreaks

Twitter leading to new way of tracking and predicting virus outbreaks 1

Researchers are using Twitter to track disease spread. Credit: ASU Flu Tracker Researchers at Arizona State University are developing a flu-tracking system using Twitter. The scientists published their results in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The team is using analyses of Twitter data along with mathematical …

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    A nimbler way to track alcohol use—by mining Twitter and Google searches

    A nimbler way to track alcohol use—by mining Twitter and Google searches 2

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain Collecting rigorous public health data through large survey-based studies is a slow, expensive process. New research from Boston Children’s Hospital shows that mining people’s alcohol-related tweets and online searches offers a more immediate, localized information source to complement traditional methods, offering public health professionals the opportunity …

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      Researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym

      Researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym 4

      Credit: CC0 Public Domain Social media data can provide a population-level view of physical activity, from bowling to Crossfit, and inform future efforts to tackle health disparities. A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers and published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine used …

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