Artist creates gourmet feast in a CAN to protest against processed food 

Student creates 12-layered tin of meals for consumerism dissertation

Artist creates gourmet feast in a CAN to protest against processed food

Student creates 12-layered tin of meals for consumerism dissertation

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One hospital charges $8,000 — another, $38,000

For the first time, the federal government will release the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures. Until now, these charges have been closely held by facilities that see a competitive advantage in shielding their fees from competitors. What the numbers reveal is a health-care system with tremendous, seemingly random variation in the costs of services.

One hospital charges $8,000 — another, $38,000

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For the Elderly, Diseases That Overlap

More than 700,00 people live in assisted-living centers, where they get help with daily activities like bathing and dressing. Most of the residents have multiple chronic health conditions.

For the Elderly, Diseases That Overlap

More than 700,00 people live in assisted-living centers, where they get help with daily activities like bathing and dressing. Most of the residents have multiple chronic health conditions.

Posted 1 year ago
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Here’s How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea

No more guessing about how long to let your green tea, black tea, or white tea steep — this helpful chart of sorts has broken it down to the best temperatures and times for six common types of tea.

Here’s How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea

No more guessing about how long to let your green tea, black tea, or white tea steep — this helpful chart of sorts has broken it down to the best temperatures and times for six common types of tea.

Posted 1 year ago
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Sick Day

Sick Day

Posted 1 year ago
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 How to Gain or Lose 30 Minutes of Life Every Day

We all know that smoking is bad for our health and that eating vegetables is good for it. Yet how bad and how good are they? Without a clear notion of threat and reward, it is that much harder to avoid a cigarette or to choke down a serving of broccoli. “I hate when someone tells me that something is risky,” says David Spiegelhalter, a professor of risk assessment at the University of Cambridge. “Well, compared to what?”

How to Gain or Lose 30 Minutes of Life Every Day

We all know that smoking is bad for our health and that eating vegetables is good for it. Yet how bad and how good are they? Without a clear notion of threat and reward, it is that much harder to avoid a cigarette or to choke down a serving of broccoli. “I hate when someone tells me that something is risky,” says David Spiegelhalter, a professor of risk assessment at the University of Cambridge. “Well, compared to what?

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theweekmagazine:


33 percent of Americans feel pressured to go to work even when they’re sick. But you can transmit the flu from up to 6 feet away. Maybe you should think about staying home next time?
More flu stats

theweekmagazine:

33 percent of Americans feel pressured to go to work even when they’re sick. But you can transmit the flu from up to 6 feet away. 

Maybe you should think about staying home next time?

More flu stats

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Mapping America’s Fast Food Regions

Ours is truly a fast food nation—in America, McDonald’s alone serves 28 million people a day. And while you won’t have any trouble finding some sort of fast food wherever you are, you may have trouble finding your preferred eatery. That’s because fast food is, in many ways, a regional affair—even though you’ll find the Golden Arches from coast to coast, certain chains are more predominant in certain parts of the country. Steve Von Worley’s newly updated Beefspace maps reveal the burger fiefdoms you never knew existed.

Mapping America’s Fast Food Regions

Ours is truly a fast food nation—in America, McDonald’s alone serves 28 million people a day. And while you won’t have any trouble finding some sort of fast food wherever you are, you may have trouble finding your preferred eatery. That’s because fast food is, in many ways, a regional affair—even though you’ll find the Golden Arches from coast to coast, certain chains are more predominant in certain parts of the country. Steve Von Worley’s newly updated Beefspace maps reveal the burger fiefdoms you never knew existed.

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Which Conditions Are Connected?

Do you suffer from asthma as well as allergies? Is your insomnia coupled with chronic pain? It turns out that two (or more) is company when it comes to diseases and symptoms. But which conditions are most strongly connected to each other?
This graph shows connections* between conditions reported by members of CureTogether, a free resource for patients to share information about diseases and treatments. Connections are only shown if they are stronger than would be expected by chance based on how common the two conditions are.

Which Conditions Are Connected?

Do you suffer from asthma as well as allergies? Is your insomnia coupled with chronic pain? It turns out that two (or more) is company when it comes to diseases and symptoms. But which conditions are most strongly connected to each other?

This graph shows connections* between conditions reported by members of CureTogether, a free resource for patients to share information about diseases and treatments. Connections are only shown if they are stronger than would be expected by chance based on how common the two conditions are.

Posted 2 years ago
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Who pays for healthcare, 1960 to 2010

Josh Cothran looked at who’s paid for healthcare over the past five decades, with an animated Marimekko chart.

Who pays for healthcare, 1960 to 2010

Josh Cothran looked at who’s paid for healthcare over the past five decades, with an animated Marimekko chart.

Posted 2 years ago
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