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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 1

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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