Related News: Facebook Wants To Be Your Source For Healthcare Info

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Consumerist published an article titled Facebook Wants To Be Your Source For Healthcare Info.

Facebook is already a hotbed for your hypochondriac and conspiracy theorist friends to post poorly sourced or blatantly false medical information — like the bogus “Johns Hopkins Cancer Update” that pops up every few months — but the social network apparently wants to be more actively involved in the collecting and sharing of healthcare information to its users.

Source: Consumerist

Related News: Exclusive: Facebook plots first steps into healthcare

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Reuters published an article titled Exclusive: Facebook plots first steps into healthcare.

The company is exploring creating online “support communities” that would connect Facebook users suffering from various ailments. A small team is also considering new “preventative care” applications that would help people improve their lifestyles.

In recent months, the sources said, the social networking giant has been holding meetings with medical industry experts and entrepreneurs, and is setting up a research and development unit to test new health apps. Facebook is still in the idea-gathering stage, the people said.

Source: Reuters