The reason lead levels in children’s blood have dropped 85% in the past thirty years is because of an unknown scientist who fought car companies to end leaded gasoline. He also removed it from paint, suggested its removal from pipes, and campaigned for the removal of lead solder from cans.
In the early 1900s Wagner von Jauregg treated syphilis patients with malaria (winning the Nobel Prize). The patients developed malaria, causing a severe fever and killed the syphilis bacteria. Then given the malaria drug quinine and cured. This was used until the development of penicillin.
Frequent making of jokes, including puns, can be a diagnosed disorder, possibly caused by a stroke.
A Russian scientist injected himself with a 3.5 million year old bacteria trapped in Siberian Permafrost ‘after successful experiments on mice and fruit flies’. He says it has made him flu proof for the past two years and gave him more energy to work longer hours.
A monkey, residing in San Diego Zoo had a diabetes. He was trained to welcome multiple blood sampling and insulin injections daily. Soon, he became a role model for children with diabetes, who were unenthusiastic about injections.
Nail biting has been associated with a better functioning immune system because of the exposure to germs on a small scale that your body can build antibodies to.
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.