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Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits

A recent swell of digital-medical data collected on devices outside of a doctor’s office is raising some thorny questions: Who owns the rights to a patient’s digital footprint and who should control that information? WSJ’s Linda Blake reports.

From virus to viral: Researchers explore social media as preventative method for infectious diseases

MANHATTAN — When it comes to stopping illness, social media posts and tweets may be just what the doctor ordered.

A Kansas State University-led research team is looking at social media as a tool to reduce and prevent diseases from spreading. Researchers are studying whether a well-timed post from a public authority or trustworthy person could be as beneficial as flu shots, hand-washing or sneezing into an elbow.

Figure 2 from the study – see above.

The Study:  On the existence of a threshold for preventive behavioral responses to suppress epidemic spreading

Google Places API Developer Challenge – API Gallery

With the Google Places API, you can search for information about a variety of nearby places such as establishments, geographic locations and prominent points of interest. The Google Places API allows you to tailor your place search results by including your own places and affecting place rankings with Place Bumps

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