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Using Social Data to Mine for Drug-Related Side Effects

Social media provides a window into our minds in all manner of ways, with researchers using what we share online to understand a wide range of phenomenon. A recent study from the First Moscow Medical University suggests that we can do a similar thing and gain insights into the side effects of taking medicine.

The researchers propose a system whereby complaints such as feeling a little giddy that are posted on social media can now be translated into medical terms such as vertigo.

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