Archives for the month of: December, 2012

Mislabeled Fish Raise Food Allergy Risk

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Quilcene River by USFWS Pacific
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Excerpt:

The fish you buy in a supermarket or restaurant might not be what you think it is. (Image credit: Getty Images) Nearly 40 percent of seafood sold in New York City is mislabeled, according to a conservation group’s new report on a fishy practice that spells trouble for people with food allergies. “Recent testing has revealed that dishonest labeling and fraudulent seafood substitution for certain species is rampant and widespread,” researchers from the ocean conservation group Oceana wrote in their report, which they said was based on DNA testing of 142 seafood samples collected from unidentified New York City grocery stores, restaurants and sushi bars. Oceana previously reported fish mislabeling rates as high as 48 percent in Boston and 55 percent in Los Angeles. Oceana said the findings are particularly troubling given that seafood ranks among the top eight food allergens.

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People:

Senator Barbara Boxer

Overall Sentiment: -0.250265

Relevance: 0.718444

Sentiment Quote
-0.164718 “Seafood can follow a complex path from the point when it is caught to the point when it is sold to a consumer, making it difficult to isolate the point where fraud occurs,” she wrote. …
0.0682597 “Seafood can follow a complex path from the point when it is caught to the point when it is sold to a consumer, making it difficult to isolate the point where fraud occurs,” she wrote. “To effectively address this problem, we need better traceability and enforcement throughout the entire chain of sale, from bait to plate.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0964583
  • Mean: -0.04822915
  • Standard Deviation: 0
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Oceana

Overall Sentiment: -0.264597

Relevance: 0.655863

Sentiment Quote
-0.108433 “Recent testing has revealed that dishonest labeling and fraudulent seafood substitution for certain species is rampant and widespread,” researchers from the ocean conservation group Oceana wrote …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.108433
  • Mean: -0.108433
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Dr. David Fleischer

Overall Sentiment: -0.260994

Relevance: 0.399045

Sentiment Quote
0.0606196 “If [a person] is  not allergic to the fish they think they are getting, and that fish is substituted with one to which they are allergic, they obviously could have a serious allergic reaction,” said Dr. David Fleischer, …
0.163619 “If [a person] is  not allergic to the fish they think they are getting, and that fish is substituted with one to which they are allergic, they obviously could have a serious allergic reaction,” said Dr. David Fleischer, an associate professor of pediatric allergy and immunology at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colo. “Patients need to be able to trust the people they purchase fish from.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.2242386
  • Mean: 0.1121193
  • Standard Deviation: 0

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
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Organization: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Relevance: 0.938423

Organization: National Jewish Health

Overall Sentiment: -0.187183

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City: New York City

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City: Boston

Overall Sentiment: -0.0468761

Relevance: 0.427494

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City: Denver

Overall Sentiment: 0.454831

Relevance: 0.377547

Region: Caribbean

Overall Sentiment: -0.0732327

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StateOrCounty: Colo

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StateOrCounty: D-Calif.

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.349406

Country: U.S.

Overall Sentiment: -0.332982

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Mislabeled Fish Raise Food Allergy Risk

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Nearly 40 percent of seafood sold in New York City is mislabeled, according to a conservation group’s new report on a fishy practice that spells trouble for people with food allergies. “Recent testing has revealed that dishonest labeling and fraudulent seafood substitution for certain species…

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  • fish allergy
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Anorexic Bakes to Gain Control Over Food

Rose Alice Lane, recovering from starvation is beginning to take interest in her surroundings, Grinding stone and shadows, San Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Rose Alice Lane, recovering from starvation is beginning to take interest in her surroundings, Grinding stone and shadows, San Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico by Wonderlane
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Excerpt:

Kuhns is a 29-year-old anorexic with a penchant for baking. She has never tasted one of her own confections. Her younger brother, Seth, samples dough and final products to let her know if anything is off, and her mother, Ilene, tastes the frosting. “Yeah, my mom’s my angel when it comes to the frosting,” Kuhns told ABC News Seattle affiliate KOMO-TV right before she entered an inpatient treatment program for her eating disorder two weeks ago. “I don’t know what it is, but it makes me very anxious.” On her blog, Kuhns said she is 5’8″ and weighs 104 pounds with her shoes and clothes on and while holding her purse. She baked challah breads, cakes and pastries for others to enjoy while her own daily intake amounted to a head of cauliflower with hot sauce and a tablespoon of nuts.

People:

Camilla Kuhns

Overall Sentiment: -0.05633

Relevance: 0.834618

Sentiment Quote
0.271888 “Yeah, my mom’s my angel when it comes to the frosting,” Kuhns told …
0.0634422 “Yeah, my mom’s my angel when it comes to the frosting,” Kuhns told ABC News Seattle affiliate KOMO-TV right before she entered an inpatient treatment program for her eating disorder two weeks ago. “I don’t know what it is, but it makes me very anxious.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.3353302
  • Mean: 0.1676651
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Amber “Nic” Poppe

Overall Sentiment: 0.30191

Relevance: 0.236482

Sentiment Quote
-0.115698 “Baking became therapeutic for her. I know it sounds strange but it seems like her way of overcoming her issues with food,” Poppe said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.115698
  • Mean: -0.115698
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731
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Seth

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.22482

Ilene

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.21801

Haley Anderson

Overall Sentiment: 0.139767

Relevance: 0.215325

Victoria Casciaro

Overall Sentiment: 0.041818

Relevance: 0.192198

Jennifer Thomas

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.176921

Sentiment Quote
0 “I see it a lot this in my practice,” said Jennifer Thomas, …
0.0894664 “I see it a lot this in my practice,” said Jennifer Thomas, an assistant psychologist at the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean Hospital in Boston. “Patients will prepare elaborate meals for friends and family while they themselves go hungry. They get a vicarious joy and a sense of superiority from watching others indulge while they don’t allow themselves to eat.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0894664
  • Mean: 0.0447332
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Key:

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

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Anorexics bake as a way to gain control over their disorder.

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Anorexic Bakes to Gain Control Over Food

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How food ads could fuel childhood obesity

Sedentary Lifestyle: Obesity and Computers

Sedentary Lifestyle: Obesity and Computers by FBellon
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Excerpt:

Obese children may be more susceptible to food advertising than healthy-weight children, a new study finds, suggesting one reason the nation’s childhood obesity rate might continue to climb. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of 6- to 11-year-olds who are  obese  climbed from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 20 percent in 2008. The number of obese 12- to 19-year-olds also soared, increasing from 5 percent to 18 percent during the same period. To determine how the children in the study responded to advertisements for various foods, researchers turned to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which uses blood flow to measure brain activity. All 20 children in the study were shown 60 familiar food logos and 60 familiar nonfood logos as the researchers monitored how their brains responded to each.

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How food ads could fuel childhood obesity

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PrintMedia: The Journal of Pediatrics

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Relevance: 0.41103

HealthCondition: obesity

Overall Sentiment: 0.362957

Relevance: 0.862875

Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overall Sentiment: 0.0156449

Relevance: 0.705093

Organization: University of Missouri-Kansas

Overall Sentiment: 0

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Organization: University of Kansas Medical Center

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How food ads could fuel childhood obesity

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Provided Desc:

Obese children may be more susceptible to food advertising than healthy-weight children, a new study finds, suggesting one reason the nation’s childhood obesity rate might continue to climb

CDC year in review: Public health in 2012

Juhan's HealthCard

Juhan’s HealthCard by juhansonin
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Excerpt:

Shawn Lockhart looks at the fungus behind a multistate meningitis outbreak at the mycotic lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Oct. 12, 2012 in Atlanta. / AP Photo/Pouya Dianat The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a government organization tasked with protecting public health and promoting a healthy lifestyle free of disease and disability through a focus on preventive health. Whether it’s tracking obesity and disease rates, conducting studies for its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report journal, creating multimedia campaigns to curb U.S. smoking rates or work with high-risk communities stop the spread of HIV, the CDC has a major rule in public health issues that affect not only the United States but the whole world.

People:

Shawn Lockhart

Overall Sentiment: -0.153441

Relevance: 0.35976

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Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overall Sentiment: 0.0112614

Relevance: 0.906662

Organization: CDC

Overall Sentiment: 0.0477701

Relevance: 0.46697

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated disease, outbreaks in 2012 and unveiled campaigns to prevent disease

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CDC year in review: Public health in 2012

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11 for ’13: Dr. Thomas Feeley because we can deliver cancer care at lower costs

Bagging and intubation training

Bagging and intubation training by Ano Lobb. @healthyrx
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Excerpt:

On the cusp of 2013, I’ve invited 11 of the greater Houston area’s top minds to write about something they believe, but cannot prove. A new entry in the 11 for ’13 series will be published each morning during the holidays. Today’s mini essay comes from Dr. Thomas Feeley, head of the Institute of Cancer Care Innovation and Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center… I believe that we can afford to provide high-quality cancer care equally to all Americans and make the scientific advances needed to eliminate the disease if we stop spending money on the wrong things. Feeley. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in Americans and it will likely become number one as our population ages. It’s also one of the costliest diseases to treat.

People:

Dr. Thomas Feeley

Overall Sentiment: -0.316845

Relevance: 0.318181

MD Anderson

Overall Sentiment: -0.133476

Relevance: 0.225116

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Relevance: 0.856832

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FieldTerminology: Americans

Overall Sentiment: -0.443934

Relevance: 0.616291

Organization: Institute of Cancer Care Innovation and  Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Overall Sentiment: -0.182673

Relevance: 0.617886

Site Provided Desc:

On the cusp of 2013, I’ve invited 11 of the greater Houston area’s top minds to write about something they believe, but cannot prove. A new entry in the 11 for ’13 series will be published each morning during the holidays. Today’s mini essay comes from Dr. Thomas Feeley, head of the Institute of Cancer  Read More

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11 for ’13: Dr. Thomas Feeley because we can deliver cancer care at lower costs

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Ireland Probes Death of Ill Abortion-Seeker

ABORTION // Fetus & Moron

ABORTION // Fetus & Moron by 666isMONEY ☮ ♥ & ☠
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Excerpt:

The debate over legalizing abortion in Ireland flared Wednesday after the government confirmed that a woman in the midst of a miscarriage was refused an abortion and died in an Irish hospital after suffering from blood poisoning. Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he was awaiting findings from three investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian woman who was 17 weeks pregnant. Her case highlighted the legal limbo in which pregnant women facing severe health problems can find themselves in predominantly Catholic Ireland. Ireland’s constitution officially bans abortion, but a 1992 Supreme Court ruling found the procedure should be legalized for situations when the woman’s life is at risk from continuing the pregnancy. Five governments since have refused to pass a law resolving the confusion, leaving Irish hospitals reluctant to terminate pregnancies except in the most obviously life-threatening circumstances.

People:

Savita

Overall Sentiment: -0.315811

Relevance: 0.761893

Savita Halappanavar

Overall Sentiment: -0.451583

Relevance: 0.696232

Sentiment Quote
0.0197429 “When the consultant came on the ward rounds on Monday morning, Savita asked if they could not save the baby, could they induce to end the pregnancy? The consultant said: ‘As long as there is a fetal heartbeat, we can’t do anything.’ “Again on Tuesday morning … the consultant said it was the law, that this is a Catholic country. Savita said: ‘I am neither Irish nor Catholic’ but they said there was nothing they could do,” Praveen Halappanavar said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0197429
  • Mean: 0.0197429
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Halappanavar

Overall Sentiment: -0.0312401

Relevance: 0.340979

Sentiment Quote
0.0197429 “When the consultant came on the ward rounds on Monday morning, Savita asked if they could not save the baby, could they induce to end the pregnancy? The consultant said: ‘As long as there is a fetal heartbeat, we can’t do anything.’ “Again on Tuesday morning … the consultant said it was the law, that this is a Catholic country. Savita said: ‘I am neither Irish nor Catholic’ but they said there was nothing they could do,” Praveen Halappanavar said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0197429
  • Mean: 0.0197429
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Enda Kenny

Overall Sentiment: -0.0587471

Relevance: 0.32056

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Praveen

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.253933

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  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

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Webpage Provided Title:

Ireland Probes Death of Ill Abortion-Seeker

Site Provided Desc:

Woman’s Death Fuels Ireland’s Abortion Debate

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Thousands of surgical errors happening with ‘alarming frequency’

So, I guess in this hospital all of the nurses are women and all of the doctors are men?

So, I guess in this hospital all of the nurses are women and all of the doctors are men? by Carly & Art
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Excerpt:

They are known as “never events”—the kind of mistake that should never happen in medicine, like operating on the wrong patient or sewing someone up with a sponge still inside—yet new research suggests that they happen with alarming frequency. Researchers identified 9,744 malpractice payments tied to surgical ‘never events’ between September 1990 and September 2010.   Between 1990 and 2010, malpractice payments for such ‘never events’ reported to a database totaled $1. 3 billion. The mean payment was $133,055. Wrong procedures were the costliest ‘never events,’ with a median payment of $106,777. The lowest payouts were for foreign objects left behind, with a median payment of$33,953. Source: Johns HopkinsSurgeons make such mistakes more than 4,000 times a year in the U.S., according to a study led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, published online in the journal Surgery.

People:

Martin Makary

Overall Sentiment: -0.157726

Relevance: 0.692017

Sentiment Quote
-0.389345 “never events” reported to the database have decreased, Makary …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.389345
  • Mean: -0.389345
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Key:

  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Organization: Johns Hopkins

Overall Sentiment: -0.244552

Relevance: 0.853931

Organization: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Overall Sentiment: 0.0605045

Relevance: 0.741753

Country: U.S.

Overall Sentiment: -0.0582849

Relevance: 0.588251

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PrintMedia: Surgery

Overall Sentiment: -0.30012

Relevance: 0.761615

PrintMedia: Wall Street Journal

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.504212

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Thousands of surgical errors happening with ‘alarming frequency’

Site Provided Desc:

They are known as “never events”—the kind of mistake that should never happen in medicine, like operating on the wrong patient or sewing someone up with a sponge still inside—yet new research suggests that they happen with alarming frequency

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Hypothermia a serious risk in Sandy’s wake

Gaynor funeral (LOC)

Gaynor funeral (LOC) by The Library of Congress
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Excerpt:

With temperatures falling across the region and a looming nor’easter expected to strike Wednesday, officials are urging victims of Sandy who still lack power and heat to find ways to stay warm to protect against major health risks like hypothermia. “If you are elderly, or you have an infant under a year old, or have heart disease or other medical conditions, you really should go to a warm place,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged at a Sunday press conference. “If you find yourself shivering uncontrollably, or if you see someone who is disoriented, those are symptoms of hypothermia. And anyone with them needs to get to a warm place, covered with blankets, a hot water bottle – anything you can do to get them warm quickly.” About 1. 4 million homes and businesses remain without power in the wake of Sandy, down from a peak of 8.

People:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Overall Sentiment: -0.194988

Relevance: 0.385537

Sentiment Quote
0.0904544 “If you are elderly, or you have an infant under a year old, or have heart disease or other medical conditions, you really should go to a warm place,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged …
0 “If you are elderly, or you have an infant under a year old, or have heart disease or other medical conditions, you really should go to a warm place,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged at a Sunday press conference. “If you find yourself shivering uncontrollably, or if you see someone who is disoriented, those are symptoms of hypothermia. And anyone with them needs to get to a warm place, covered with blankets, a hot water bottle – anything you can do to get them warm quickly.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0904544
  • Mean: 0.0452272
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689
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Sandy

Overall Sentiment: -0.111707

Relevance: 0.342013

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Overall Sentiment: -0.0587344

Relevance: 0.264279

Sentiment Quote
-0.0399184 Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is up against “a massive, massive housing problem” …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0399184
  • Mean: -0.0399184
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731
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Dr. Robert Glatter

Overall Sentiment: -0.0265386

Relevance: 0.213898

Sentiment Quote
0.0474613 “If you live in an affected shore community, do not use generators or cooking stoves indoors to dry clothes since this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning,” Glatter warned. …
-0.0839166 “If you live in an affected shore community, do not use generators or cooking stoves indoors to dry clothes since this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning,” Glatter warned. “The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include a severe frontal headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting — almost a flu-like syndrome.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0364553
  • Mean: -0.01822765
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Key:

  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Organization: CDC

Overall Sentiment: -0.125886

Relevance: 0.327544

HealthCondition: hypothermia

Overall Sentiment: -0.232907

Relevance: 0.842628

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Hypothermia a serious risk in Sandy’s wake

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Site Provided Desc:

Hypothermia more likely to strike elderly, infants, those with medical conditions as temperatures drop around Northeast

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Few Americans have ‘healthy’ hearts

New Year's Resolution for 2013: Better diet

New Year’s Resolution for 2013: Better diet by Keoni Cabral
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Excerpt:

The District of Columbia has the highest percentage of people with  ideal heart health, at 6. 9 percent, followed by Vermont, at 5. 5 percent, and Virginia, at 5 percent. The states with the lowest percentage of people in ideal heart health are Oklahoma, at 1. 2 percent, and West Virginia and Mississippi, both at 1. 5 percent. The findings are based on a 2009 survey of more than 350,000 Americans that collected information on seven indicators of heart health. People were considered to have optimal heart health if they met the following criteria: They did not have high blood pressure,high cholesterol  or diabetes; they were not overweight, underweight or obese; they did not smoke; they did at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity a week; and they ate five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

Few Americans have ‘healthy’ hearts

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Overall Sentiment: 0.482374

Relevance: 0.498203

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Few Americans have ‘healthy’ hearts

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Just 3 percent of Americans have optimal heart health, while 10 percent have poor heart health, according to a new report from the American Heart Association

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Infections thwart fungal meningitis treatment

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Infections thwart fungal meningitis treatment

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As the death toll and the case counts continued to climb Monday in an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to tainted pain shots, health officials admit they’ve been stymied in their best efforts to treat patients. Thirty people have died and 419 have developed infections.

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Infections thwart fungal meningitis treatment

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