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.
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.
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?”
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?
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.
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.
Josh Cothran looked at who’s paid for healthcare over the past five decades, with an animated Marimekko chart.
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London used Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to create detailed maps with type 2 diabetes data.
The resulting maps highlighted geographical hotspots for type 2 diabetes, and these hotspots revealed fantastic similarities to poverty maps created during the late 19th Century by Charles Booth.