#health

24 posts
Code (data) as therapy

For Wired, Craig Mod writes about how he uses code as a way to find order during less coherent times: Break the problem into pieces. Put them into a to-do app (I use and love Things). This is how a creative universe is made. Each day, I’d brush aside the general collapse of society that seemed to be happening outside of the frame of my life, and dive into search...

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Health conditions and income

A large proportion of those who died from Covid-19 had pre-existing medical conditions. The percentage of those who have pre-existing medical conditions changes a lot by income group. Based on estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we can see by how much. For New York Times Opinion, Yaryna Serkez charted the difference for the largest cities in the United States. Tags: coronavirus, health, income, New York Times,...

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Happiness and Health

If only there were a way to keep more people more healthy. That would be nice. Read More

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History of the health meter in video games

The health meter in video games wasn’t always so commonplace. It took time, iterations, and various incarnations before it converged to what we know now. Ahoy describes the history: Tags: health, video games

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Bruises

Musician Kaki King’s daughter suffers from a condition (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) where her body attacks her own platelets, which leads to spontaneous bruising and burst blood vessels. In coping with the stress as a parent who can only do so much for her suffering child, King collaborated with information designer Giorgia Lupi. The result: a mix of personal data collection, reflection, music, and data art entitled Bruises — The Data...

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Assessing Global Health in Four Key Diseases

While reporting on South Korea’s high suicide mortality rate recently, I discovered an unique data set maintained by the World Health Organization. It contains the probability that residents in each country will die from four noncommunicable diseases between the ages of 30 and 70. These are diseases such as cancer, chronic respiratory illness, heart disease and diabetes. They can offer clues about a country’s overall health. This type of illness...

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Gyroscope to automatically track your health data

I’m surprised I’m just now hearing about Gyroscope. It’s an app that automatically tracks your health data and then generates reports, both digitally and in print format. An “OS for the human body” it says. Might give it a go. Tags: app, health

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The Spread of Obesity

A look at the rise for each state over three decades, for men and women. Read More

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How Much Alcohol Americans Drink

Most people have one or two drinks on average, but some consume much more. Read More

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Who Still Smokes?

Two decades out from the first statewide ban on smoking in enclosed workplaces, here's who still smokes. Read More

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