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Oct 17, 2016

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Remi

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You Are What You Tweet

The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance, used Twitter as a way to gain insight into the health of people in neighborhoods across the U.S. “Increasingly we’re seeing more and more studies looking at health beyond just disease, incorporating...

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Posted:
Jun 22, 2016

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Christina

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Dunkin' Donuts' menu, as curated by a nutritionist

Is it possible to eat something healthy at a fast food chain such as Dunkin' Donuts?

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Posted:
Jun 15, 2016

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Christina

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Instagram’s Bro-iest Chef Turns Junk Food Into UPPER NEXT LEVEL Cuisine

“U KNO WUT BROS???” celebrity chef Jacques La Merde asks on one of his signature #foodporn Instagram posts. He’s about to tell us the secret ingredient in his latest culinary masterpiece, an eye-catching array of bright orange food cut into sharp geometric shapes and precisely arranged on a...

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Posted:
Oct 22, 2015

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Emily S

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In Tracking Outbreaks Of Food Poisoning, Can Yelp Help?

When a Shigella outbreak at a San Jose, Calif. seafood restaurant sickened dozens of people last weekend, Yelp reviewers were on the case – right alongside public health officials.  “PLEASE DO NOT EAT HERE!!!!” Pauline A. wrote in her Oct. 18 review of the Mariscos San Juan #3 restaurant. “My...

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Posted:
Sep 2, 2015

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Deirdre

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Can Twitter and Yelp really help spot a salmonella outbreak?

One of the biggest hurdles to halting foodborne illness outbreaks is spotting the source of the problem -- and spotting it quickly. More often than not, by the time authorities recognize an outbreak of salmonella, listeria or any of the other pathogens that sicken an estimated 48 million Americans...

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Posted:
Jun 22, 2015

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Maggie

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This Philly startup raised $100K for a plate that can count calories

Founder Anthony Ortiz put aside his initial startup, a health meal delivery service called Fitly, to focuse on SmartPlate. Fitly hadn't been a homerun, he said. Link to the full article

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