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Mobile phones: Sensors and sensitivity | The Economist
"Sense plans to collect positional information from a control group of infected patients. [They] will then be able to determine which neighbourhoods these patients frequent, and their commuting patterns between them. They hope this will then enable them to work out the characteristics of typical TB patients, so that they can then spot potentially infected people in the wider population."
phones  maps  pestilence  surveillance  via:badscience 
june 2009 by kevan
BPS: Is the benefit of exercise a placebo effect?
"[Hotel cleaners] who had been reminded how much exercise they engage in at work, showed health improvements in terms of weight, body mass index, body-fat, waist-to-hip ratio and blood pressure. The control cleaners showed no such improvements."
psychology  medicine  sport  delusions  via:badscience 
april 2007 by kevan

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