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CORRECTIONS, AMENDS & UPDATES TO INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL POSTS & IMAGES
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Snake Oil supplements17/02/2014revisionadded ubiquinol as alternative name for COQ10Jaclyn Wernerhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil supplements17/02/2014revisiondowngraded vitamin D general health from 5 to 3 in view of new Lancet review showing low vitamin D is mainly a marker rather than cause of disease http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(13)70165-7/abstracthttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil supplements17/02/2014revisiondowngraded vitamin D bone health from 4 to 2 in view of new Lancet review showing vitamin D for osteoporosis has little effecthttp://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)61647-5/abstracthttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil supplements17/02/2014revisiondowngraded vitamin D flu from 4 to 2 as score based mainly on a single trialhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil supplements17/02/2014revisiondowngraded vitamin D depression from 3 to 2 as score based mainly on a single trialhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil supplements17/02/2014revisionadded caffeine and memory in light of new studyhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24413697http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil supplements17/02/2014revisionupgraded resveratrol to 1 from 0 in light of one new review and two cell studieshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23448440 http://www.jbc.org/content/early/2013/10/31/jbc.M113.466490
http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/abstract/S1550-4131%2812%2900143-X
Rock Triviahttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil v 202/04/2013revisionNAC - new review article added and made main linkNathan Ackerman
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Snake Oil vs 223/02/2012correctionAntioxidants / mortality link broken - now fixed.
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Snake Oil v 231st OctoberrevisionSt. John's Wort downgraded from 6 to 3, amended rating to conflicting. New evidence available. Four new sources added.Seymourhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil v 222nd AugustupdateMelatonin/insomnia upgraded to 5 and new studies added. Primary study replaced with more recent one.Another Jakehttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snake Oil v 24th AugustupdateAdded latest Cochrane review as primary link for folic acid/certain birth defects.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD007950/frame.htmlMark Selingerhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Sunscreen Smokescreen19th Julyerrorremoved section on 'Does Sunscreen Cause Cancer' after a review of the Environmental Working Group's evidence (pending our conclusion but it looks like junk science)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21392107http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2011/the-sunscreen-smokescreen/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.5218th Julyadditionadded "+XX days after the disaster" to Fukushima labelsmakes more sense than a raw datehttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.5118th Julytypofixed "3.5" Tokyo figureit was mis-labelled - should've been "7.5"rpath, Kit Halstedhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyrevisionmammogram figure correctedhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyrevisioncancer risk probabilities removeddesign issueshttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyrevisionnatural radiation in the human body' removednot a dose or dose rateHans from Germanyhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyrevisioncancer radiotherapy dose reinstated but expressed per dose rather than per course of treatmentper single dose figure thought less misleading; cumulative doses spread over several weeks; doses vary widely depending on length of treatmenthttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyrevision100 Sv entry removed - highest entry now 50 Sv100 Sv dose needlessly high (30 Sv will kill within 48 hours)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyrevisioneffects of radiation sickness at upper end of scale revised to communicate likelihood of fatal dose/time to death better, and highlight importance of treatment for recoveryhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyupdatemore recent Fukushima radiation readings addedhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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14th Julyrevisionhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyrevisiontriangular scale changed to column and visual representation of the logarithmic scale addedto make the logarithmic scale clearerEthan Jowett, Jameson Toole, Egg Syntax, John and othershttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart v 1.514th Julyupdateadded exposure time columns to graph acute dose vs dose over different time periods: hours, one day, one yearTomashttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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The SunScreen Smokescreen v 1.2513th Julyspellingcorrected mis-spelling of 'Melanoma'http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2011/the-sunscreen-smokescreen/
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The SunScreen Smokescreen12th Julyrevisionadded height data to the UV vs altitude micrographiceven though the image is intended as an illustrative icon, not a dataviz element!http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2011/the-sunscreen-smokescreen/
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The SunScreen Smokescreen12th Julyrevisionremoved the 'melanoma mysteries section' as it was contributing to overall information overload on the imagehttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2011/the-sunscreen-smokescreen/
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The SunScreen Smokescreen12th Julyrevisionrescaled the melanoma graphs to a single scale, rather than multiple Y-axes which was confusing people
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Snake Oil 29th Mayrevisiontop to bottom revision of dataset see Changelog here: http://snakeoil.s3.amazonaws.com/snakeoil_changelog.txtMiriam Quickhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Radiation Dosage Chart30th Marupdateremoved 20,000 mSv dose for 'targeted use in cancer radiotherapy'considered potentially misleading as the dose / dose rate confusion could make a very effective anti-cancer treatment seem riskierKatherine Herridgehttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2011/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Radiation Dosage Chart30th Marupdateadded some context for the difference between dose & dose rateAnil Dashhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2011/radiation-dosage-chart/
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Visualizations26th Decupdateupdated with new visualizationshttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/
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Vitamin D1st DecadditionAdded figures for the size of the Vitamin D industrybig industry!http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/health/30vitamin.html?_r=3
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Vitamin D1st DecrevisionRecommended daily amounts: added the new official 600IU per day recommendation from the Institute Of Medicine. Also weighted the 2000IU dose as subjective. Introduced the recommended maximum level of 4000IU dailyhttp://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/Dietary-Reference-Intakes-for-Calcium-and-Vitamin-D.aspx
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Vitamin D1st Decadditionadded a note on the dispute over what constitutes an 'insufficient' level of Vitamin D. Some say 20-30 nanomoles per ml of blood is fine and good for essential bone health. Other says this is too low for general health. Studies support both sides.http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/Dietary-Reference-Intakes-for-Calcium-and-Vitamin-D.aspx
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Vitamin D1st Decrevisionre-graded evidence of health benefits of vitamin D to "solid evidence", "slight evidence" and "conflicting evidence"was "essential for", "influences" and "suspected effect"http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/health/30vitamin.html
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Who's Suing Whom in the Telecom's Trade?9th Octobercorrectionresized Sony Ericsson's revenue (we mistakenly used Sony's revenue)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Ericsson
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Who's Suing Whom in the Telecom's Trade?9th OctoberadditionMotorola is suing Apple over 18 patent infringementshttp://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/10/motorola-asks-itc-two-federal-courts-to-throw-book-at-apple.ars
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Who's Suing Whom in the Telecom's Trade?9th OctobercorrectionRIM is not suing Sharpwe took this info from original NY Times diagram (which was incorrect)
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Snake Oil22nd Junerevisiontop to bottom revision of dataset with all primary sources now hyperlinkedwe'll be rolling this into the app shortlyPearl Doughty Whitehttp://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndFRKaU1FaWVvOEJiV2NwZ0JHck12X1E&hl=en_GB#gid=0
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In Deep Water: Can we afford to spill any oil?27th Maydata updateadded latest estimates of the amount of oil spilling per dayhttp://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndE1jVjRFNl9qX1RsU05LYnRDTHR3RVE&hl=en_GB#gid=6
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International Number Ones21st Maydata errorUruquay having 'Most World Cup Wins', changed to 'Science For Kids'Some dispute over Uruquay having most World Cup wins - the figure we have is per capita. Which, on reflection, doesn't make sense as it would privilege smaller countriesDanielhttp://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_pro_of_pri_edu_tim_spe_lea_sci-primary-time-spent-learning-science
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International Number Ones20th Maydata errorremoved 'Overweight women' from Slovakia (original OECD source did not reflect nationmaster.com source). It's actually Mexico.Sorry for any offence caused to the beautiful women of Slovakia Rasto Hatalahttp://oberon.sourceoecd.org/vl=4437170/cl=21/nw=1/rpsv/societyataglance2009/07/04/index.htm
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International Number Ones19th maypublishednew imagehttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/because-every-country-is-the-best-at-something/
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In Deep Water: Can we afford to spill any oil?6th Mayspellingchange spelling of 'Caldiz' to 'Cadiz'Peter McLaughlinhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/in-deep-water/
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In Deep Water: Can we afford to spill any oil?6th Mayspellingchange year of 'Amoco Cadiz' from 1967 to 1978Oily Jimhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/in-deep-water/
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In Deep Water: Can we afford to spill any oil?5th Maydata errorerror in DeepWater Horizon in 'number of cars' calculation (divide by 2, rather than multiply x 2)due to early version being uploaded by mistakeSteffen Freimuthhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/in-deep-water/
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Planes or VolcanosApril 20thdata errorCO2 emissions from volcano under-estimated by a factor of ten (from 15,000 to actually 150,000 tons per day)due to a miscalculation based on pre-eruption sulphur dioxide levelshttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/correction-apology-planes-or-volcano/
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SnakeOil29th Marchupdateadjusted 'ginger root' for nausea / digestions to 'conflicting evidence'http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOil24th Marchupdateupdated the still image version with new datahttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOiltyporemoved 'card' bug from data listhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOil10th Marchupdate: added 'omega 6' for heart health (good evidence)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for heart heath & cancer (conflicting evidence)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for cholesterol (conflicting)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for blood pressure (slight)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for depression (slight)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for colorectal cancer (slight)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for heart arrythmias (slight)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for ADHD & behaviour (very slight)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for Crohn's Disease, Asthma, Diabetes, Dementia (none)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOil6th Marchupdate: added 'hyaluronic acid' for arthritis (slight evidence)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: added anti-inflammatory evidence to 'turmeric' (slight)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: added 'CoQ10' for heart disease (none), migraine and blood pressure (slight), diabetes (none)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: added 'L-Lysine' for herpes (conflicting but one to watch)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: added 'capsaicin' (no evidence)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: added 'magnesium' for diabetes (no evidence) and hypertension (slight)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for heart health & cancer (slight evidence)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: adjusted 'omega 3' for cancer (slight evidence)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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SnakeOilupdate: added 'cocoa' for heart health & blood pressure (promising!)http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snakeoil26th Februaryspelling: corrected spelling of 'cinnamon'http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snakeoilspelling: corrected spelling of 'chondroitin'http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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Snakeoilspelling: corrected spelling of 'turmeric'http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
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