Category Archives: Health

Life Expectancy in the U.S.

The Washington Post has drawn on a study from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington to create a interactive graphic of life expectancy across the USA. The map ranks each county by life expectancy … Continue reading

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Life expectancy in the UK

Newly released data from the British Office of National Statistics shows huge variations in life expectancy across the UK. The Guardian has pushed the figures into four maps, two for each gender – life expectancy and another indicating the change … Continue reading

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HIV Map of America

Emory university’s HIV map shows the distribution of diagnosed infection rates across the United State for the virus that causes AIDS. Using county-level data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and State health departments the map vividly highlights … Continue reading

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Google tracks dengue fever outbreaks

Google’s new Dengue Trends website attempts to provide near real-time estimates for the spread of dengue fever. Current activity is shown on a world map and categorized as wither Minimal, Low, Moderate, High, or Intense. Information is currently available for … Continue reading

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Mapping disease spread with Twitter

Via The Guardian comes word of a news mapping system, Kazemill, which uses Twitter to map spread of illnesses. The system performs a real time search  for geo-locatedTweets referring to various illnesses, then maps these out. The company behind the … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day

April 25 marks World Malaria Day, an initiative to raise awareness of efforts to control a disease which is both preventable and curable.   A couple of new maps show worldwide deaths, highlighting the disproportionate geography of fatalities. From Chartsbin, … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Sex Trade in New York

From Wired magaine, an interesting then and now comparison – 1991 vs 2010 – mapping changes in the distribution of New York prostitution.  The article explains: Red-light districts were commonplace in big cities throughout the 20th century. But in recent … Continue reading

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What’s your Tipple ? Most Consumed Alcoholic Drink by Country

The World Health Organisation recently published a report shedding light on global alcohol drinking habits. The report includes a section on the types of beverages consumed. Worldwide,  alcohol is most often consumed through spirits, accounting for 45% of consumption, followed … Continue reading

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