Public health experts view the decision to remove untrue content about vaccines from social media as a positive move. But the decision to limit or silence the voices of people opposed to vaccines has been met with mixed reviews by others.
Scientists— frustrated with insufficient prediction models— are more frequently turning to Twitter posts and Google searches to monitor in real time how viruses like seasonal influenza and other communicable diseases may spread. But it’s complicated…
Patients’ private information is a big prize for today’s crooks, who can use stolen data to impersonate a person and access medical services or prescriptions, or even to blackmail someone by threatening to reveal diagnoses.
In 2016, more than 700 U.S. hospitals were owned by religious organizations. While employees can opt out of their workplace’s religious practices, some advocacy groups worry that patients may not always have that choice.