30 minutes of kissing can reduce the effect of allergic reactions among atopic and allergic patients.
A man woke up from a coma after 2 years but was unable to show any sign of it, and so was trapped in a lifeless state for a further 10 years whilst being fully aware of everything going on around him.
British researchers found a 60-year-old woman who has been unable to recognize voices, not even her own daughter’s. Unless she sees the face of the person speaking, she has no idea who is talking to her. After university research, she was found to recognize only one voice-that of Sean Connery.
There is a disease that takes away your ability to sleep. You sink into horrible psychosis and inevitably die over the course of a few months. There is no cure; there are no viable treatments.
The most ancient evidence of human tattooing is found on a mummified 5,300-year-old Neolithic Iceman who has a total of 61 tattoos of lines and patterns, interestingly most of which overlap with classical acupuncture points used to treat rheumatism, a medical condition that plagued him.
There is a microorganism, globally spread but especially in warm fresh water in the American Southeast, which swims up your nose and attacks your brain and spinal fluid. You present, at first, with cold symptoms. From that point you have about a week to correctly diagnose it (which requires a spinal tap) before you paralyze and die. Oh, and there’s no FDA-approved treatment. Mortality is approximately 95%. You’re not safe just by avoiding water, either. A case in Africa involved transmission by breathing contaminated dust.
Wes Craven came up with the idea of Nightmare on Elm St after reading of some Cambodian refugees haunted by nightmares of the Khmer Rouge who refused to sleep. When they finally gave in to sleep, they died even though there was nothing physically wrong
One of the reasons your lungs feel refreshed when walking through a pine forest is because of an anti-inflammatory compound called a-Pinene, found in conifers. It is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma and abundantly present in marijuana.
New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they have too high of a BMI and there has been cases of people rejected because of their weight.