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Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

This may explain why more deaths aren't prevented by breast cancer screening

Although women have been getting mammograms for decades, the incidence of metastatic<p>breast cancer— the kind that has already spread to another organ by the time it is found — has remained essentially unchanged since 1975. Data from the National Cancer Institute show that the rate of new cases has …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

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Nutrition

Many ER patients don't know painkillers are addictive - Futurity

Many patients don't know if painkillers are addictive, but that's not a surprise, says Michael Conrardy. "Opioid addiction is a really complicated …

Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent Colds

The viruses that cause the common cold are always lurking. But consider this: Even if we touch a doorknob or keyboard that's covered in cold germs from an infected person, we don't always catch the cold.<p>"Sometimes when we're exposed to viruses, we end up not getting sick," says Aric Prather, a …

Sleep

Seven Tools for Creating Infographics Without Using Photoshop

How can you create beautiful infographics without using Photoshop?<p>I'm not a Photoshop expert, so I take <i>days</i> to create a basic infographic. I'm a …

Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food

Even if you're not counting your calories, date night at that restaurant down the street is still a more healthful choice than McDonald's, right?<p>Don't count on it.<p>Dining out at a sit-down restaurant can mean far more sodium in your diet— and nearly as much saturated fat — as eating at a fast-food …

Nutrition

Unhealthy lifestyle can knock 23 years off lifespan

Suffering from heart disease, stroke and type two diabetes could knock 23 years off life and yet they are preventably for eight out of 10 people<p>The true cost of an unhealthy lifestyle of little exercise, poor diet and smoking has been quantified by scientists who found that it can reduce lifespan …