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10 Ways Water Can Kill You

10 Ways Water Can Kill You

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The human body contains from 55% to 78% water, depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration. Clearly, water is an essential part of human life. But under the right circumstances, as if you were a dwindling camp fire, water can extinguish you in in a variety of interesting ways. Hypothermia is a condition in which your core body temperature drops below the required temperature for normal metabolism and body functions. For humans, this threshold is defined as 35.0 °C (95.0 °F). If you are exposed to cold and your body’s internal mechanisms are unable to replenish the heat that is being lost, a drop in core temperature occurs. As body temperature decreases, characteristic symptoms like shivering and menta
10 People Who Have Improved Western Medicine

10 People Who Have Improved Western Medicine

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We take a lot for granted in terms of medical care today. Whilst we still get ill sometimes, there is a range of medicines and treatments available. Our doctors have a huge body of knowledge and experience to call upon, and we can usually rely on having modern and clean facilities. It wasn’t always like this. This list is in honor of all of the people who have improved the knowledge and practice of medicine. Hippocrates was a physician in Ancient Greece. He is thought by many to be the Father of Western Medicine. He was an incredibly forward thinking man who developed ideas that were ahead of his time. He was outspoken in his belief that illness was not caused by the displeasure of the gods, but had actual physical causes. He acknowledged that lifestyle, diet and environmental fac...
‘Obamacare bully’: Dem rep. tries to silence mom battling cancer [video]

‘Obamacare bully’: Dem rep. tries to silence mom battling cancer [video]

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http://twitter.com/#!/MelissaTweets/status/437259092369743872 Ah, yes, the always charming Left. How does Rep. Gary Peters sleep at night? http://twitter.com/#!/lheal/status/437263137973100544 Michigan mom Julie Boonstra says she was given a 20 percent chance of survival after doctors diagnosed her with leukemia. And then she became a victim of Obamacare. While battling cancer, she couldn’t keep the plan she liked and filmed an ad about her struggles for Americans for Prosperity. Here’s the story Peters the Bully doesn’t want you to hear: http://twitter.com/#!/AskLevi/status/437270567625191424 Obamacare shills say the AFP ad is deceitful and that Boonstra should like her new insurance because shut up. But as The Washington Examiner reports, Boonstra’s costs are no...
Top 10 Notable Residents of Broadmoor Hospital

Top 10 Notable Residents of Broadmoor Hospital

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Broadmoor Hospital is a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire, England. It is the best known of the three high-security psychiatric hospitals in England, the other two being Ashworth and Rampton. The hospital was built in 1863 to a design by Sir Joshua Jebb, and covers 210,000 square metres (53 acres) within its secure perimeter. After the escape of John Straffen (see below) in 1952, who murdered a local child, the hospital set up an alarm system. The hospital has seen some prolific inmates since its inception, and this list describes 10 of its most famous tenants. Note: If you’re just interested in Charles Bronson, we’ve got an entire list dedicated to the most insane prisoner in England. Robert Clive Napper is a...
10 Horrifying Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

10 Horrifying Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

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As a modern culture, we tend to put our faith wholeheartedly in doctors. They’re the experts, and more often than not we take their advice without question. But what we don’t take into account is that many of these doctors either don’t have a clue or actively withhold information that could be putting your life in jeopardy. And if you think that sounds sensationalist, take a look at these facts—facts that doctors know about but which they conveniently forget to mention as you sign the bill. 10 Cancer Isn’t Always Cancer The worst possible outcome of a trip to the doctor is a diagnosis of the Big C. We’re so terrified of it that even the word is taboo in some places, and the medical community lives by one maxim: early diagnosis. The earlier you find the...

Whether You're Worried About Your Body Or The Economy, You'll Appreciate These 2 Graphics

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Despite being the second-most popular outdoor activity in the U.S., bicycling isn't seen as a legit mode of transportation in a lot of parts of the country. That's probably because a lot of places aren't yet built for it. But that's starting to change, and it's turning out to be a pretty great investment — and not just in our health. There's no arguing that having a bike-friendly community is a great idea no matter where you live. If this is a conversation you'd like to start with your mayor and city council, check out The League of American Bicyclists' toolkit. FACT CHECK TIME! The statistic about the number of cars sold is faulty. For 2013, CNN Money reports more than 15 million cars were sold (see also International Business Times), up only 7.6% for the y...
Top 10 Misconceptions About Cancer

Top 10 Misconceptions About Cancer

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Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, and do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not. This list looks at 10 common misconceptions about cancer. Misconception: All cancers are the same. Probably the biggest cancer misconception because the “Cure for Cancer” slogan makes people assume it is essentially one drug that will fix one illness. There are over a hundred types of cancer and they are all approached differentl
10 Fascinating Animal-To-Human Diseases

10 Fascinating Animal-To-Human Diseases

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A zoonosis is a disease which is transmitted from animals to humans. With nearly 850 known zoonoses, many of which are almost never contracted by humans, there are bound to be many that we are unaware of. Besides entry number four, this list presents a number of fairly unknown zoonotic disease which, although rare, still infect hundreds or thousands worldwide each year. Each entry includes a brief rundown of symptoms, risks and treatment, as well as providing small factoids about the pathogen itself. As the name suggests, the humble cat is the main carrier of Cat Scratch Disease. Transmitted through a scratch or bite, symptoms including painful regional and lymph node swelling and papules, which typically appear within one to two weeks of infection—although they can take up to to eight
10 Frightening Facts About Ebola

10 Frightening Facts About Ebola

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Since it was first discovered in 1976, strains of the Ebola virus have wreaked havoc throughout central Africa, particularly in the Congo area. But previous incidents have only affected a fraction of the people struck down by the outbreak of 2014, which has infected over 1,700 people and killed more than 900. Perhaps the most frightening thing about Ebola, other than its staggering mortality rate, is how very little we know about it. 102014 Outbreak As of August 6, 2014, the World Health Organization claimed that 932 people had died of Ebola so far in the summer of 2014. In a world of billions, this number may seem statistically insignificant, but it is important to realize that tiny rural communities have been hit especially hard. On August 5, a nurse in Lagos was the first Nigerian to...
10 Strange And Obscure Facts About Mental Health

10 Strange And Obscure Facts About Mental Health

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Mental health is one of the most perplexing, fascinating, and concerning issues in modern society. When the human brain malfunctions, it is often a result of complex, interconnected factors involving the whole body. In this fascinating account, we dig deeper and discover some of the most startling, lesser known, and downright weird facts about both well-known and very obscure mental disorders. 10 Schizophrenia Is Connected To The Shape Of Your Mouth We often put a dividing line between mental health and physical health. Psychiatrists tend to focus on behavior, but a look at physiology might also prove useful in diagnostics. Recent studies suggest that schizophrenia may be correlated with a slightly wider hard palate, which is on the roof of your mouth. What that suggests is that doctors c...
10 Strange Medical Conditions You’ve Never Heard Of

10 Strange Medical Conditions You’ve Never Heard Of

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When most people think of strange medical conditions, what comes to mind is Tourette’s syndrome or albinism. But the world of ailments is seemingly infinite—just when you think you’ve heard it all, there comes. 10 Stone Man’s Disease Medically known as fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), Stone Man’s Disease is one of the rarest, most incapacitating genetic conditions. True to its common name, bone tissue begins to grow where muscles, tendons, and other connective tissues should be, effectively restricting movement. Individuals with FOP may even grow a second skeleton that will eventually turn them into living statues. Because the heart and other organs are made up of a different kind of muscle, they do not grow bone tissue. Around the world, there have only been 800 c