Back in 1911, Imogene Rechtin led a campaign against kissing, as leader of the World’s Health Organization (which, to clarify, had nothing to do with the UN’s World Health Organization, founded in 1948). Her followers wore buttons that read, “Kiss Not.” One newspaper at the time remarked, “Judging by the facial features of the presidentess of the cult appearing in the public prints, she is immune without wearing the button.”
Cytokines, proteins that cause inflammation and tell the body to go into “sickness mode” increase in number during depressive episodes. Researchers are beginning to investigate the link between depression and inflammation/allergic reactions in the body.
Eating instant noodles two or more times a week has been associated with cardiometabolic syndrome, which raises a person’s likelihood of developing heart disease
After an 8-week course in mindfulness meditation, the amygdala, associated with fear and emotion, shrinks, while the pre-frontal cortex, associated with awareness, concentration and decision-making, becomes thicker.
Residents of the city of Glasgow in Scotland have a disproportionately low life expectancy and no one’s sure why.
There is an autoimmune disease which mimics the symptoms of demonic possession, and it has only been identified in the last 10 years. It affects mostly young women and can come on with no pre warnings whatsoever.
Having an orgasm can help a man’s body recover from illness, as the orgasm causes an increase in leukocytes, or natural killer cells, in a man’s blood.
A retired teacher who had been struggling for breath for months was amazed when doctors told him there was a pea plant growing in his lung.
Believe it or not, the common cold is incurable. Symptoms can be treated but not fully eradicated.
Long time organic farming and healthy eating advocate, JeromeIrving Rodale, suddenly died while giving an interview on The Dick Cavett Show. During the interview, he bragged,”I’m going to live to be 100, unless I’m run down by some sugar-crazed taxi driver.”
While sudden heart attacks during sex are rare, most of them happen to men who are cheating on their wives.
Generally, hot dogs are filled with a blend of meat made from trimmings of fat and starch or “cereal filler”. Then sealed up. Big companies such as Nestle, General Mills, Kraft, Cambell’s, Hillshire Farm and Heinz won’t reveal where their meat comes from. A study in 2007 found that eating processed meat increased the risk of getting bowel cancer. There wold be 4,000 fewer cases of bowel cancer if people had less than 70 grams of processed meat a week. For example, one hot dog contains around 30 grams of processed meat.
A man thought to be in a vegetative state is able to tell scientists that he is not in pain. “We have scanned him several times and his pattern of brain activity shows he is clearly choosing to answer our questions. We believe he knows who and where he is.“
In 1957, a terminal cancer patient was given a worthless drug that caused his tumors to “melt like snowballs on a hot stove.” When he found out it was proven worthless, his cancer returned. He was given a placebo version and it went away again. He learned the truth, then died soon after.