Searching public knowledge
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Public knowledge resources can make a good starting point, e.g. to identify interventions one can try and that are likely to work. This wiki can be a starting point by browsing topics of interest and visiting the links in the articles find basic common knowledge about a given topic from the perspective of health tracking. The most dependable source of information is from your government. When searching add 'site:.gov' to the end of your query. Wikipedia is less reliable. Research papers are for more advanced researching. Use advanced search tools like ontologies.
Additionally, it might be worth looking for more details or the cutting edge of science for interventions. Or maybe not? Depending on the topic in question there might be communities which compile such detailed information, e.g. the communities rNootropics and rNutrition compile great lists of research conducted and advice. Depending on the topic and specific question, it may be bad to rely solely on epidemiological studies without looking at other types of studies.
See also Resources
https://elicit.org GPT-3 Powered. Transforms every sentence into every other relevant sentence so user does not need to rephrase anything. Also gives the exact sentence that answers the user's question.
- What is the impact of creatine on cognition?
- Does mindfulness improve decision-making?
- What are the effects of sleep training on infants?
https://examine.com Search name of diet supplement get summary and all papers on the subject. recommended by LW guy too.
Knowledge graphs link information through triplets. Nodes can be topics like "supplement", which could be connected to a node like "disease" with an edge that says "reduces chance". This would mean that some supplement reduces chance of some disease. The biomindmap.com tool is a "collaborative knowledge manager" . To contribute you must read the abstracts of the papers supporting each link. Be careful though, the highest rated herb for improving cognition actually reduces stress. Curedao uses user contributed data instead of papers.
Biomedical Knowledge Graphs
These knowledge graphs are designed for researchers, doctors and precision medicine and not specifically for Personal Science and might be harder to navigate. These graph databases mention their sources of information like "clinicaltrials.gov".