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(Medical Xpress) -- We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems, but a Cambridge professor set out to test that assumption by ...
Neuroscience May 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 5 |
(HealthDay)—It's so tempting. You read something on a website about a button-pushing issue that makes you mad and you've got to respond. Before you know it, you're verbally sparring with a stranger. But ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 22, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Since the mid-nineteenth century, maps have helped elucidate the deadly mysteries of diseases like cholera and yellow fever. Yet today's global mapping of infectious diseases is considerably unreliable and ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—This flu season you've probably seen a number of friends on social media talking about symptoms.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Using Twitter can help you achieve a healthy weight. A study by researchers at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health has found that using Twitter, the popular information network ...
Health Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Got something to report about yourself? An opinion, perhaps, or a status update? Nobody may care except you, but new brain research suggests you can make yourself feel good simply by sharing.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 5 |
(Medical Xpress)—Real-time social phenomenon, Twitter, can be a powerful tool to help prevent heart disease and improve health practices, according to a group of researchers affiliated with the University ...
Cardiology Apr 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—When it comes to posting on social media, there are few areas of our lives that are off limits.
Health Mar 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The "Solve the Outbreak" iPad application allows gamers to play the role of a disease outbreak investigator and determine the cause of outbreaks, based on real-life events, according to a press ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Dr. Andrea Dugas recalled widespread skepticism at a medical conference a few years ago when a colleague suggested that social media mentions and search volume could one day forecast flu activity.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Study of breast cancer message boards finds frequent discussion of drug side effects, discontinuation of therapy
(Medical Xpress)—In the first study to examine discussion of drug side effects on Internet message boards, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that breast cancer survivors ...
Cancer Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—About one in four U.S. doctors uses social media daily to scan or explore medical information, according to a new study.
Health Jan 02, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new survey shows that about one in four physicians uses social media daily or multiple times a day to scan or explore medical information, and 14 percent use social media each day to contribute new information, according ...
Health Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When Jon Mead, a devoted cyclist, visits a new city, he goes right to his smartphone app Strava to find the best bike routes. In Sacramento, Calif., where he works at a Fleet Feet running-gear shop, the 24-year-old uses MapmyRide ...
Health Nov 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
As the use of Twitter and other social media by physicians and patients rises, more and more physicians seem to forget to do what many consider crucial for building doctor-patient trust: disclose potential conflicts of interest. ...
Other Nov 12, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. While the service costs nothing to use, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees.
Since its creation in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Twitter has gained notability and popularity worldwide. It is sometimes described as the "SMS of the Internet" since the use of Twitter's application programming interface for sending and receiving short text messages by other applications often eclipses the direct use of Twitter.
Twitter is ranked as one of the 50 most popular websites worldwide by Alexa's web traffic analysis. Although estimates of the number of daily users vary because the company does not release the number of active accounts, a February 2009 Compete.com blog entry ranked Twitter as the third most used social network based on their count of 6 million unique monthly visitors and 55 million monthly visits. In March 2009, a Nielsen.com blog ranked Twitter as the fastest-growing site in the Member Communities category for February 2009. Twitter had a monthly growth of 1,382 percent, Zimbio of 240 percent, followed by Facebook with an increase of 228 percent. However, only 40 percent of Twitter's users are retained.
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