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    Source: http://www.livescience.com/19056-soc...formation.html

    Social Media Helping to Counter Health Myths
    Joseph Brownstein, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
    Date: 14 March 2012 Time: 03:52 PM ET

    ATLANTA Researchers have recently used social media to track the spread of diseases such as influenza, and now they are attempting to use such technologies to tackle a different public health issue: the spread of misinformation.

    There is widespread acknowledgement that myths and bad information about public health won't be going away. At the same time, experts say they are paying more attention to monitoring misinformation and the public's negative responses to health initiatives, with the hope of countering them...
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