One reason Lyndon B. Johnson did not run for re-election was because a study he commissioned had predicted he would die at 64 and thus may not make it through a 2nd term. True enough, he would die on 22 January 1973 at 64, 2 days after what would have been the end of his 2nd term.
In 1999, Kraft met with America’s other biggest food companies to discuss the growing public health concerns over packaged and processed foods. They decided to not down-regulate the usage of salt, sugar and fat, as it would make the food taste not as good and their shareholders would lose money.
Drayton Daugherty was a doctor who cured a dying man by pretending to undo a voodoo hex in a last ditch effort after modern medicine didn’t work. The man believed he was cured and lived for ten more years.
A British man developed anterograde amnesia after a root canal, so he can’t remember anything for longer than 90 minutes and he can’t make new memories. Also, he thinks it’s the day of his root canal every time he wakes up which is why he must read a detailed note every morning.
Hispanics paradoxically live longer lives than non-Hispanic White Americans despite having lower average income and education. Researchers have not been able to find out exactly why but they believe it has to do with either lower smoking rates, stronger family connections, or healthier food.
In 2016, Yukon Territory ran an awareness campaign advocating for Vitamin D with the slogan “We all need the D.”
The creator of chiropractic medicine, D.D. Palmer, claims he received his knowledge from the spirit of a deceased physician named Jim Atkinson and believed chiropractic medicine was a moral obligation and a religious duty.
An outbreak of the common cold occurred at an Antarctic base after seventeen weeks of complete isolation.
In Europe, Italians have the highest genetic diversity. They have extraordinary peculiarities that contribute to reducing the risk of kidney inflammation and skin cancers, and the risk of diabetes and obesity, favoring a longer lifespan.
Alexander the Great once suffered an arrow wound that pierced his lung. He fought on as long as he could, but eventually collapsed on his shield. His army was able to protect him long enough to win the battle and to escape. They cut the arrow out of his chest and amazingly he fully recovered.
In a study on lung cancer patients, 48% of subjects had quit smoking prior to diagnosis, usually easily, despite prior attempts. Lung cancer tumors secrete a substance that disrupts nicotine addiction, but the study was buried because scientists worried it would encourage people to keep smoking.