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Bringing together Scottish Public Health on social media
  1. This blog is the last in a series of articles on use of Twitter “big data” to study health awareness campaigns. World Diabetes Day happens every year on 14 November. Want to know why? Scroll down to find answer in “top tweet” summaries below… This is a work in progress, shared in a preliminary form …

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  2. During November 2017 there was a focus on HIV testing across Europe: #EuroTestWeek (17-24 November) across Europe, organised by European HIV-Hepatitis testing week #HIVTestWeek (18-25 November) for the UK campaign organised by HIV Prevention England. Both campaigns asked me to map the tweets over the course of the week. I am not associated with or …

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  3. This is the first “guest blog” on the ScotPublicHealth site. Fran Kerr, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, provides the background to Hairmyres Hospital Allergy Awareness Week (#AllergyHM17), both in the hospital and on social media. Social media metrics (NodeXL map, and other tools that Fran has access to) will follow during the week. If you’d like to contribute a …

    Continue reading Hairmyres Hospital Allergy Awareness Week, 13th -17th Nov 2017: #AllergyHM17

  4. World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017 runs 13-19 November 2017. European Antibiotic Awareness Day in on 18 November every year. Antibiotic resistance and antibiotic awareness are important public health topics. The World Health Organisation lists prevention and control measures for different sectors including individuals, policy makers, health professionals, healthcare industry and agriculture sector. As previously discussed on …

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  5. Introduction: ScotPublicHealth work has always had a double purpose – exploring both public health and social media techniques. This post uses social media – and social network analysis (using NodeXL) in particular – to document tweeting about health/ healthcare. It looks at top influencers at UK and global level. I have developed an interest in …

    Continue reading Who are the top 3% of influencers on health/ healthcare on Twitter? (work in progress)

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