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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sick Pics: Photo Flu Education

Most of us have never seen sickness, only its symptoms. After ten years of work, scientists have released a 3-D map of the common cold.



H1N1 has been making a splash in the news, and in schools. This interactive map offers a month by month representation of H1N1's spread across the world.

The future of disease? That depends on an accurate flu death toll, which scientists still debate. You can monitor flu-based doctors' visits throughout history on Google Flu Trends:



Now that we know how flu viruses and vaccines work, we start to look at the institutions which literally call the shots: health care. How will health care reform effect Americans? This chart shows many age and income levels and depicts how their lives could change.

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