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The secret medical social network

But a growing community of medical professionals are using social media to share patient images online, leading to a chorus of concerns about privacy …

Social Media

The ‘eating disorder soldiers’ on social media

<i>Photo: Leanne Surfleet</i><p>Much has been written about the insidious nature of the ‘Thinspiration’ movement, and how harmful blogs and social media …

Social Media

The deadly virus living on your phone

That’s the advice of the Australian Medical Association of WA, who today warned our favourite devices were “Petri dishes for disease and germs.”<p>The …

Tweet This: FDA Finally Proposes Social Media Guidelines

After several years of anticipation, the FDA has finally proposed a pair of guidelines for how drug and device makers should cope with some of the challenges and pitfalls posed by social media.<p>One of the so-called draft guidances offers instructions on how companies should attempt to correct …

Health Care Harnesses Social Media | US News

More medical professionals, especially nurses, are harnessing social media to interact with and monitor their patients outside hospitals and doctors' …

Searching Social Media for Drug Side Effects

For decades, pharmaceutical companies and regulators have relied on reports from doctors and patients to monitor the side effects of drugs. Although …

Binge TV watchers at much higher risk for death, study says

You might want to think twice before reaching for the remote. A study points the finger of death at too much television, tying excessive watching habits to a higher mortality rate.<p>You might want to think twice about sitting down and watching an entire season of "Game of Thrones" in one afternoon, …

Biomedicine

Life-saving scanner sits idle

Oh for fat’s sake, GC

A New App Called Moment Shows You How Addicted You Are To Your iPhone

Some of us jokingly say that we’re addicted to our iPhones. A newly released app called Moment will show us just how true that statement may be. Designed to promote a healthier balance between our real lives and those lived through the small screens of our digital devices, Moment tracks how much …

Mental health experts are using social media to predict when a person living with a mental illness is likely to experience a relapse.

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Twitter Is Experimenting With A New Way To Retweet

The best thing about Twitter is that it forces users to embrace brevity thanks to its 140-character updates. It’s also the worst thing about Twitter, turning loquacious tweeters into Twitter stream hogs – as with the disaster that is the multi-part running commentary known as the Tweetstorm. But …

How to save time: a rule-of-thumb to choose what health stories to ignore

I once told a journalist that “the very fact that a piece of health research appears in the newspapers indicates that it is nonsense”. That may be …

Google Glass Goes On Sale Outside The US

Ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference, which kicks off this Wednesday, Mountain View has opened up sales of its augmented reality wearable goggles, Glass, to people outside the US.<p>This follows Glass being opened up to general indifference anyone in the U.S. to buy, not just select invitees, …

Police probe Schu’s ‘stolen’ files

Grenoble prosecutor Jean-Yves Coquillat told AFP the investigation was launched on Friday following a complaint from the hospital where Schumacher …

Robot doctors, online lawyers and automated architects: the future of the professions?

Last year, reporters for the Associated Press attempted to figure out which jobs were being lost to new technology. They analysed employment data from 20 countries and interviewed experts, software developers and CEOs. They found that almost all the jobs that had disappeared in the past four years …

#hcsmanz chat 22 June 2014 — “What do you personally get out of Social Media?”

Tonight’s #hcsmanz chat is going to explore what you get personally out of using Social Media.<p>Your facilitator tonight will be Kelly Butler – …

Why is Emergency Medicine the leader in social media and #meded?

Today’s post is from Michelle Lin (@M_Lin), who is the editor-in-chief for Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM). AliEM has > 2M unique visits …

Plastic surgery crackdown as health insurers target false claims

But plastic surgeons are outraged.<p>"What we're concerned about is that the insurers will be the referee or the ultimate decision maker as to whether …

Depression a 'powerful' risk factor for heart disease in young women

Young women are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die of heart disease if they suffer from depression, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers looked at 3,237 patients with suspected or established heart disease who were undergoing coronary angiography – a medical procedure used to diagnose …

Painkiller poisons 150 a week

More than 150 patients a week are hospitalised as a result of paracetamol poisoning and experts say the problem is on the rise.<p>A new study has found …

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Siri

Mobile video watching up 532 percent in two years, study says

Mobile and tablets now represent over 21 percent of all online video plays, up from 3.4 percent two years ago.<p>Smartphones and tablets are playing a key role in the consumption of online videos, a new study from video technology company Ooyala shows.<p>During the first quarter of 2014, 21 percent of …

Televisions

The Surprising Reason We May Be Thinking About Obesity All Wrong

There’s no shortage of explanations for the obesity crisis: We sit at our desks, we eat too much junk, we live in sprawled-out suburbs. But what if the underlying cause is a much simpler trend?<p>Two-thirds of Americans are either obese or overweight. Why?<p>You probably think you know, because we hear a …

University of Illinois

FBI discovers Twitter-speak, starts a dictionary

U.S. government investigators have compiled an 83-page list of Twitter shorthand, including some acronyms we bet you've never used.<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation is building its own Rosetta Stone -- not so we can all translate other languages, but to help its agents understand Twitter.<p>In what …

Surveillance