Experts are calling on company to counter closed groups where members can post misinformation without challenge

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In managing vast databases of genetic information, the NIH has something to learn from Facebook

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A police officer on the late shift in an Ohio town recently received an unusual call from Facebook. Earlier that day, a local woman wrote a Facebook post saying she was walking home and intended to kill herself when she got there, according to a police report on the case

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Participants in medical research are more empowered than ever to influence the design and outcomes of experiments. Now, researchers are trying to keep up

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The advent of social media technology has opened many new avenues of research in population health, demographics, psychology, and the social sciences

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A Death in Slow Motion

May 23, 2018

A heart transplant. A medical mishap. A drawn-out ending. All told on Facebook

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Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it was reported that Facebook planned to partner with medical organizations to obtain health records on thousands of users. The plans were put on hold when news of the scandal broke

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Facebook has halted plans to collect patient data from hospitals and match it up with its users’ information. The social network confirmed the idea had been discussed but had been “paused” while the company dealt with its privacy crisis

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