All those postings about sore throats, kids with tummy aches, and parents with runny noses can provide vital clues to public health.
The littlest of people can come
home with biggest of germs — many of which are acquired during time spent at
day care or school. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids and your family free of bugs this season.
Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu,
allergies and other illnesses
around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about
sickness and gathers the data
to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about
Food is a central component to many Fourth of July celebrations. And cooking and
eating outside in the sunny summer weather is a popular way to enjoy the holiday. But this can mean trouble. Food that sits in the heat too long can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning.