Health

Maternal mortality rates doubled in the US between 2002 and 2012
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Maternal mortality rates doubled in the US between 2002 and 2012


Deaths linked to pregnancy have doubled in the US between 2002 and 2012, but it might be due only to a change in the way death certificates are established: doctors are now forced to specify whether the deceased person was pregnant or recently gave birth

 



Nauru has the highest obesity rate in the world
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Nauru has the highest obesity rate in the world


In 2007, 94.5% of the residents of this small island nation were overweight and the obesity rate was of 71.7%

 



Do you think you're already dead?
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Do you think you’re already dead?


Maybe you suffer from Cotard's syndrome, in which people think (among others things) that they are already dead or have no body

 



James Harrison saved 2,000,000 lives donating blood plasma
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James Harrison saved 2,000,000 lives donating blood plasma


Medal of the order of Australia, his blood plasma has an unusual composition that can cure the Rhesus disease. He has been nicknamed "the man with the golden blood" and has made over 1000 donations

 



Poop transplants save lifes
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Poop transplants save lifes


Stool transplant from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a simple and yet very successful treatment, as gross as it may sound

 



An animals' epidemic is called an epizootic
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An animals’ epidemic is called an epizootic


If an epizootic becomes widespread, we then call it a panzootic

 



How to prove a pro-erection drug is working?
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How to prove a pro-erection drug is working?


In 1983, Dr Giles Brindley proved his drug was working by injecting himself before a lecture, then dropping his pants during the lecture to invite people to judge for themselves

 



Do you laugh when you're not supposed to?
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Do you laugh when you’re not supposed to?


"Witzelsucht" is the name of a neurological disorder characterized by a tendency to make jokes in socially unappropriate situations, without even noticing the problem

 



Cows can also get diabetes
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Cows can also get diabetes


 



Dental surgery was practiced 14000 years ago
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Dental surgery was practiced 14000 years ago


it was revealed by the analysis of the molar of a 14000 year-old skeleton, which was drilled with a flint tool

 



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Walt Disney’s 1946 Story of Menstruation


The Story of Menstruation is a 1946 10-minute American animated film produced by Walt Disney. It was part of a 1945 to 1951 series produced for American schools

 



A henna tattoo that went wrong
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A henna tattoo that went wrong


Sometimes chemical products added to the ink can provoke allergic reactions.

 



The cost of remembering things is to forget others
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The cost of remembering things is to forget others


A British study has shown how intentional recall of a memory leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval

 



9 chances out of 10 to carry herpes
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9 chances out of 10 to carry herpes


It is estimated that 90% of adults worldwide carry at least one of the two strains of the herpes virus

 



The human tongue is amazing!
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The human tongue is amazing!


There are two groups of muscles on the tongue. The four inner muscles are not attached to bone and alter the tongue's shape. The four paired outer muscles are anchored to bone and control the tongue's position