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San Diego Circuit Libraries Receive Funding for Campaign Against Health Misinformation

November 1, 2022

The San Diego Circuit libraries – which is composed of six prominent local public and academic libraries – announced today the consortium has been awarded a Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) grant to help counteract health misinformation in the San Diego region.

Libraries Primed to Play Integral Role in Preventing the Spread of Health Misinformation

February 21, 2023

The San Diego Circuit libraries (Circuit), a consortium of six prominent academic and public libraries, has announced the availability of a campaign website designed to help community members identify and protect themselves from health misinformation.

Study Finds X’s Community Notes Provides Accurate Responses to Vaccine Misinformation

April 24, 2024

A new study published in JAMA finds that X’s (formerly Twitter’s) Community Notes, a crowdsourced approach to addressing misinformation, helped counter false health information in popular posts about COVID-19 vaccines by providing accurate, credible responses.

#MedEd: How Doctors Use Social Media to Advance Medicine

August 29, 2023

Ever wonder what your doctor is doing on social media? A new study published in JAMA led by John W. Ayers, Ph.D., from the Qualcomm Institute within the University of California San Diego, finds some physicians are harnessing the reach of social media to share and debate medical advancements.

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Less Likely to Quit

April 16, 2015

The increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation tool. In a new study, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that smokers who used…

In the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Xenophobia Flares Up

March 26, 2020

…on social media, where “misinformation spreads faster than the virus itself,” and she stressed the value of awareness that exaggerated or inflammatory stories are “part of the problem rather than the solution.” On a more positive note, Taylor says he believes we will see a reduction in racism as Americans…

A Push to Inoculate Vaccination Disparity

May 13, 2021

…is a lot of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccines. There is also a lack of outreach to Spanish-speaking Hispanic communities in the U.S regarding COVID-19 and the vaccines. COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Black and Latino populations: they are about three times as likely to contract the virus and about twice as likely…

Germs Are Your Friends, Top UC San Diego Scientist Shares the Dirt

October 17, 2017

A noted scholar and a world-leader in microbiome research, Rob Knight, Ph.D. will take guests inside the human body and share the dirt on the microbiome, the focus of his new book, published in June 2017. On Tuesday, October 24, Knight will discuss Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs…

Disparities in United States COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

July 28, 2022

Health care facilities in Black metropolitan counties, Hispanic rural counties and hardest-hit counties were less likely to administer COVID-19 vaccines during initial rollout, UC San Diego study finds.

Voting Boost

December 15, 2022

Election research pioneered by UC San Diego political scientist Zoltan Hajnal is not only having a real-world impact in California, but is starting to take root beyond the state.

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