NBC News: On Facebook, fears of parasites push people to post pictures of feces and pursue dangerous remedies

NBC News: On Facebook, fears of parasites push people to post pictures of feces and pursue dangerous remedies. “Fears of parasites have led thousands of people to post pictures of their own feces in a private Facebook group and then pursue a range of remedies proposed by other group members that medical experts consider unsubstantiated by scientific research and potentially dangerous. The posts are another example of the wide variety of health misinformation that can be found on Facebook, and add to the pressure on the social media giant to rein in such misinformation, if not ban it outright.”

CNN: How your poop can help train AI

Behold, the GROSSEST THING I HAVE EVER PUT IN RESEARCHBUZZ, from CNN: How your poop can help train AI. “The next time you go to the bathroom, a couple startups are hoping you’ll snap a photo before you flush. For scientific reasons, of course. No, really. Two companies — Auggi, a gut-health startup that’s building an app for people to track gastrointestinal issues, and Seed Health, which works on applying microbes to human health and sells probiotics — are soliciting poop photos from anyone who wants to send them.”