How twitter is being used to study drug side effects
You can follow Iltifat Husain MD on Twitter @IltifatMD When twitter initially launched I was largely skeptical on how it could be utilized in medicine. Initially I thought Facebook was a better option due to the ability to use more than 140 characters. Overtime though, it has become clear the medical conversations are happening on […]
A graduate student from the University of Arizona, Janelle Wohltmann, is studying whether Facebook use can improve older adult cognitive performance and make them feel more socially connected. Her preliminary findings show that after using Facebook, older adults performed about 25 percent better on tasks designed to measure their ability to continuously monitor and to quickly add or delete the contents of their working memory, also known as “updating”.
Chicago-based Human Practice launches a new physician recommendation service powered by users’ social network connections for trusted recommendations.
Notch launches smartphone app for creating beautiful infographics out of the personal activity data collected using consumer fitness devices.