Engadget: Don’t trust all of those health articles you see in your Facebook feed

Engadget: Don’t trust all of those health articles you see in your Facebook feed. “Facebook’s battle with fake news stories goes beyond the world of politics. According to fact-checking site Health Feedback, seven of the 10 most shared health stories on Facebook in 2018 contained false or misleading information. The top 100 stories fared slightly better, but stories with misinformation were shared 12.3 million times. Well-sourced and accurate stories were shared 11 million times.”

Ubergizmo: Google Fit Will Introduce Monthly Challenges For A Healthier 2019

Ubergizmo: Google Fit Will Introduce Monthly Challenges For A Healthier 2019. “The new year is nearly upon us which means that there is almost a guarantee that we will see people making resolutions about getting in shape, although the question is whether or not these resolutions will be kept is a different story. However if you use Google Fit, it looks like Google wants to help you stick to your goals.”

PR Web: Yelp’s Hygiene Data Partner, HDScores LLC, Launches First Nationwide Restaurant Health Inspection App (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Web: Yelp’s Hygiene Data Partner, HDScores LLC, Launches First Nationwide Restaurant Health Inspection App (PRESS RELEASE). “Consumers can now see over 1.1 million health inspection ratings for any establishment including; restaurants, childcare, schools, hospitals, health clubs, coffee shops, gas stations, drive-thru, and stadiums. The app allows you to search locally as well as across the nation, with the ability to ‘favorite’ establishments you will always be updated on their most recent health inspection score. The scoring is done based off a percentage from 0-100, the closer to 100% the cleaner the establishment.”

Cornell University: Roper Center to create world’s most comprehensive health opinion database

Cornell University: Roper Center to create world’s most comprehensive health opinion database. “The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, housed at Cornell, has been awarded a grant to provide an easily searchable portal on the public’s views about health dating back to 1935.”

Facebook Status: Sick. How People Use the Internet to Cope with Illness (University of Arizona)

University of Arizona: Facebook Status: Sick. How People Use the Internet to Cope with Illness. “In his new book, ‘Coping with Illness Digitally,’ University of Arizona communication professor Stephen Rains explores how people use digital tools like social media, online health forums, medical information websites and even email correspondence with physicians to cope with illness.”

Improving Info on Women’s Health: National Network of Medical Librarians Wants Your Help (National Library of Medicine)

National Library of Medicine: Improving Info on Women’s Health: National Network of Medical Librarians Wants Your Help. “Your research skills can help make Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource for people looking for information on women’s health. Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on November 7 as medical librarians add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on women’s health using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.”

EurekAlert: New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception

EurekAlert: New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception . “The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures–but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern. Now, experts at the University of British Columbia have devised a simple screening tool to evaluate if the products popping up on your newsfeed are likely to be scams.”