Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong declares Wuhan virus outbreak an 'emergency'

Hong Kong on Saturday declared a new coronavirus outbreak as an "emergency"—the city's highest warning tier—as authorities ramped up measures to reduce the risk of further infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio

Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site for a leap in the number of cases.

Vaccination

Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation

In a year that has seen the largest measles outbreak in the US in more than two decades, the role of social media in giving a platform to unscientific anti-vaccine messages and organizations has become a flashpoint.

Neuroscience

Texas hospital livestreams brain surgery on Facebook

A young woman in Texas who remained awake for her brain surgery was able to speak to doctors during the procedure—and viewers form around the world looked on, as part of the operation was livestreamed on Facebook.

Health

Facebook launches preventive health tool

(HealthDay)—A new tool designed to help guide preventive care for heart disease, cancer, and seasonal flu was launched in the United States Monday by Facebook.

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