From: NPR

Angry Tweets Predict Patterns Of Heart Disease, Researchers Say


Let’s go from art to science. Our colleague Shankar Vedantam regularly joins us on the program to talk about social science research. And today, he chats with our colleague David Greene about heart disease.

SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Not just heart disease, heart disease and Twitter, David.

Heart disease and Twitter. OK, tell me more.

VEDANTAM: David, there’s been a lot of interest recently in using technology to track diseases. In the past, you know, we’ve done stories that look at how if you track Google searches across the country, and you look at how people are searching for flu remedies, this can actually tell you how the flu is spreading even before public health authorities are actually aware of where the flu is going.

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