Because of the high proportion of 100-year-olds, Ikaria Island off the coast of Greece is called “the island where people forget to die”.
Men are more likely to be overweight than women, but women are more likely to be severely obese than men.
Various studies have shown that coffee prevents cancer, causes cancer, makes you live longer, makes you die younger and reduces your risk of diabetes.
When the number of chlamydia cases in young Swedish people doubled in one year, it was decided that condom ambulances would be on standby three days a week, waiting for calls from those caught in a promising situation, but without protection.
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.”