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 reliable source of information (besides your doctor), is from the government.[1] When searching add '' to the end of your query. Wikipedia is less reliable.

Additionally, it might be worth looking for more details or the cutting edge of science for interventions. Or maybe not?[2] 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. Formal research papers are difficult. Search for metanalyses because they are a compilation of other studies. Use advanced search tools like ontologies.[3] Depending on the topic and specific question, it may be bad to rely solely on epidemiological studies without looking at other types of studies.[4]

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chatgpt's scholarai 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? like elicit. will also suggest citations for your statements. the backend for consensus and elicit. Search name of diet supplement get summary and all papers on the subject. recommended by LW guy too. network graphs of citations

researchrabbit like litmaps

microsoft academic graph like litmaps

Knowledge GraphsEdit

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 tool is a "collaborative knowledge manager" [5]. 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[6] uses user contributed data instead of papers.

Biomedical Knowledge GraphsEdit

These knowledge graphs are designed for researchers, doctors and precision medicine[7] and not specifically for Personal Science and might be harder to navigate. These graph databases mention their sources of information like "".

  • Hetionet[8]
  • PreMedKB[9]
  • Self-hosted solutions: