An increasingly dark sense of humor can be an early sign of dementia.
A cat named Pudding saved his new owner’s life just hours after his adoption. The Wisconsin resident originally had no intention of actually adopting one of the animals but had a strong attraction to Pudding who later that evening saved her from a diabetic seizure.
There’s a service called “Cleaning for a Reason” in the U.S. and Canada that cleans the houses of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their health.
There was a man named Robert Willner who stuck his finger with HIV infected blood in an attempt to prove that AIDS is not caused by HIV retrovirus.
A 2.5 year old girl, Michelle Funk fell into a creek and was submerged for 66 minutes. When rescuers arrived she didn’t have pulse and was not breathing. 3+ hours after that, her blood was warmed. When it reached 77 degrees F. she came back to life and is still living to this day.
Scientists at UCLA noticed that “time and time again” people suffered their first experience with anxiety or depression right after stomach illnesses. They did brain scans after patients ate probiotics, and found that stomach bacteria actually directly affected connectivity of the brain.
The 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Richard F. Heck died October 10 2015 after being refused treatment at a Manila private hospital because he had no money. Richard Heck won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for the Palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction named the Heck reaction. The Heck reaction is used to produce Naproxen. a painkiller used since the seventies. Big Pharma made a lot of money with it. Visibly not the Doctor Heck.
The experience of hearing voices among schizophrenia patients is influenced by culture. In the US, patients typically report hearing angry/violent voices. In India and Africa, patients are more likely to report hearing friendly/entertaining voices.
Using data from Toronto, researchers found having more trees on your block has health benefits akin to $10,000 raise or being seven years younger.
A German biologist who claimed measles is psychosomatic, offered 100,000 Euros to anyone who proved measles is a virus. A German doctor presented evidence of the virus; the biologist dismissed the evidence, but the local court ordered him to pay up.