immunizations

By Dave Muoio 02:33 pm March 8, 2019
Facebook has detailed its new strategy to curb the spread of vaccine misinformation on both its primary social media platform as well as Instagram. Broadly, these include efforts to reduce the prominence of (but not outright ban) certain flagged groups, pages and search results, as well as the adoption of a firm stance against advertising content including false statements about vaccination. “...
By Dave Muoio 11:52 am March 14, 2018
A study of more than 500 children in rural India suggests that pairing SMS reminders with incentives more effectively produces desired health outcomes than the mobile reminders alone. Published today in Pediatrics, the study was a collaboration between researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Indian nonprofit child health organization Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS) that sought to improve...