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First Aid

Cat Bite Guide: Symptoms and First Aid

5 Charts: Cat bites are small but potentially dangerous. We've summarized the best studies on the topic to help you recognize the signs of an infection.

Nutrition

Processed Food and Health: A Link to Mortality and Cancer

In 3 Charts: Two new studies have linked ultraprocessed food to increased mortality and cancer. We've visualized the data to help you make better decisions for you health.
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General Medicine

Visual Study: Body Weight (BMI) and Chronic Kidney Disease

In 3 Charts: High Weight and BMI is associated with significantly higher odds of Chronic Kidney Disease. Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease may eventually need dialysis and transplants.
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General Medicine

Top 3 Causes of Night Sweats & Other Possible Diagnoses

In 3 Charts: 41% of patients in one study reported night sweats. The most common causes are gastric reflux and menopause.
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General Medicine

2030 HIV Strategy: The Science and Studies Behind the Plan

In 3 Charts: We review the trends, statistics, and new treatments that might just make nearly eliminating HIV by 2030 possible
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Pediatrics

Visual Study: The Link Between Vaping and Smoking in Kids

In 3 Charts: Kids today prefer vaping to smoking. However, kids who vape are also 4x more likely to eventually smoke cigarettes.
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Opioid Crisis

Prescription Opioid Abuse vs Illicit Opioid Abuse

In 3 Charts: Prescription opioid abuse might not be the biggest driver of the opioid crisis. By 2025, most overdoses will be caused by illicit opioids.
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Dentistry

Cavities and Fluoride in Children

In 3 Charts: Children in wealthy areas have significantly fewer cavities than those in poorer counties However, water fluoridation has been shown to reduce these disparities.
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Psychiatry

PTSD Statistics: By Combat Exposure and by Gender

In 4 Charts: PTSD Statistics show that Vietnam Veterans have the highest PTSD prevalence. Generally, women are more than twice as likely to get PTSD than men.
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General Medicine

95% of Penicillin Allergies may be False Positives

In 3 Charts: We review the latest statistics on Penicillin allergies, and why the right allergy diagnosis is important.
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General Medicine

Frost Bite on Your Face: Statistics & Prevention

Frost Bite most commonly injures your ears and nose. We've visualized two studies that show you how to prevent it and how to treat it.
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General Medicine

Lipoprotein (A): A New Heart Disease Risk Factor Resistant to Statins

New research shows that high lipoprotein(a) can increase your heart disease risk by 30%. Statins unfortunatly do not help reduce this potentially dangerous risk factor.
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Opioid Crisis

How Opioid Companies Increase Overdoses by Paying Doctors

Visualized Health: A new study finds strong evidence that drug company payments to doctors significantly increase opioid prescriptions and overdoses. Small payments and speaking fees were associated with significantly higher prescription rates after 1 year. This suggests that payments, no matter how small, can influence prescribing decisions.
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General Medicine

Low Carb Diets Increase Your Metabolism

A new clinical trial shows that cutting carbs can increase your metabolism by up to 190 calories a day.
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Psychiatry

Top 3 Symptoms of Social Anxiety

How do you know if you have social anxiety? Often, patients with social anxiety can develop panic attacks in these situations. Medical symptoms include trembling, sweating, palpitations, and blushing.
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Psychiatry

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What Are The Symptoms?

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a common psychiatric condition that comes and goes with the seasons. By definition, it shares symptoms with depression. However, there are a few key features that set it apart including dietary habits and sleep habits.
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General Medicine

Health Equality in America

Over the past few decades, we have made massive strides in health outcomes for all. However, significant inequalities remain for both race and income. Life expectancy is rising for all, however there is still a gap in life expectancy even for babies born today. Income remains the greatest inequality of all. The wealthiest 5% are significantly more likely to live longer than the rest of us.
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General Medicine

Eggs Protect You from Stroke and Heart Disease

In 3 Charts: Eating eggs more often is linked to less heart disease and a lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
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Psychiatry

Top 5 Anxiety Disorders in America

Nearly 30% of Americans will develop an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. We've visualized and ranked the top 5 most common anxiety disorders.
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Pediatrics

Kids Spend Too Much Time Sitting

A study following kids from ages 6-12 found that kids became far less active by age 11. Kids spend more time sitting and less time moving around. This has serious consequences for their physical health and development.
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Public Health

Flu Season 2019

January 2019: A visual update of our ongoing flu season with maps and a chart comparing this year with past seasons
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Psychology

The Science of Notetaking: Writing vs Typing

Is it better to write or type notes? Psychologists at Princeton ran an experiment and we've visualized the results. It turns out, writing may be better, but typing can be helpful as well if you follow certain guidelines.
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General Medicine

The Effects of Sexual Violence on Health

A recent study has found that sexual harassment and sexual assault are significantly associated with worse health indicators.
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Heart Health

Treating Depression May Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Depression has been linked to worse health, particularly heart health. Now, new research shows that treating underlying depression can reduce the odds of a heart attack.
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Cancer

Olaparib: A New Hope for BRCA Patients with Ovarian Cancer

Olaparib, part of a new class of cancer drugs, has been shown to dramatically increase survival in advanced ovarian cancer.
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Physiology

The Science of Flight and the Human Body

Many feel tired after a flight. We examine the medical literature to find the science of why flying makes you feel so strange.
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General Medicine

Traveler's Diarrhea: What is it? How do you treat it?

Traveler's Diarrhea is very common, and fortunately very treatable.
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