Visualizing Food Deserts and other Health GIS News
Nathan Yau at Flowing Data has taken data from Google and mapped the distance from selected points to the nearest grocery store. it makes for an interesting visualization of the challenge of access to fresh food.
The Obamacare Rate Mapa is an interactive guide to understanding the impact of the health law on insurance premiums in the individual market. The Map was produced by Yevgeniy Feyman, Avik Roy, and Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
A study of suicide cases in Cork between 2008 and 2012 found more than 40 per cent of victims worked in the construction sector.
The research by the Suicide Support and Information System also pinpointed two large clusters of suicide in the region, including one that involved 13 cases over a three-month period.
The study covered just over 300 cases in a four year period. The two clusters had suicide deaths within about 30km of one another in a few month period, describing 7-14% more deaths than expected.