Twitter Adding to Stigma of Epilepsy, Study Says
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|Mon, 03-05-2012 - 9:24am|
Seizures are no laughing matter for millions of Americans yet they still seem to be the butt of many jokes. According to Health Day News:
"The social networking service known as Twitter seems to have become a platform for derogatory comments about epilepsy and seizures, researchers say.
In a study published in the February issue of Epilepsy and Behavior, Canadian researchers analyzed nearly 11,000 seizure-related "tweets" and deemed 41 percent of them as offensive. The study authors pointed out that the messages on this social networking service could reinforce negative perceptions of the neurological disorder." READ MORE