Daylight saving time is killing us. Turns out, time is not on your side. The day after switching to daylight saving time, thus losing an hour sleep, you are 25% more likely to have a heart attack. Sounds like the perfect excuse to “accidentally” forget to reset your clock and sleep in.
The average 70-year-old Inuit with a traditional diet of whale and seal has arteries as elastic as those of a 20-year-old Danish resident.
Washing your hands in hot water doesn’t kill germs any better than washing them in cold water, a study found. Water hot enough to kill germs would scald your skin.
Smoking cannabis/pot in your teens can lead to a decline in I.Q. not seen in those who start smoking as adults.
Puzzles and crosswords delay symptoms of dementia in the aged, but accelerate later loss.
In 1518, a “dancing plague” struck Strasbourg, Alsace, whereby hundreds of people danced fervently in the streets over the period of a month. Some suffered heart attacks or strokes, and many others died from sheer exhaustion. It remains unexplained.
Tap water in Canada is held to a higher health standard than bottled water.
Drinking watermelon juice before a workout helps reduce muscle soreness.
Drying your hands with paper towel will reduce the bacterial count by 45 – 60% on your hands. However, using a hand dryer will increase the bacteria on your hands by up to 255% because it blows out bacteria already living in the, conveniently, warm moist environment.
A Doctor’s tie can transmit sickness between patients because ties hardly ever get washed.
The National Radio Quiet Zone is a 13,000-square-mile area in West Virginia & Virginia, where Cell Phone service, Wi-Fi, and almost every radio station are banned to minimize possible harmful interference to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV. A few dozen people have moved in specifically because of it. They say they suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS—a disease not recognized by the scientific community in which these frequencies can trigger acute symptoms like dizziness, nausea, rashes, irregular heartbeat, weakness, and chest pains.
Cuddling releases Oxytocin which helps speed healing and recovery from physical wounds.
The Jacuzzi was invented to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Candido Jacuzzi’s son had rheumatoid arthritis, so he wanted to build something that could relieve his son’s pain. So he used agricultural water pumps to create a whirlpool in a bathtub. Upon showing it to other people, Jacuzzi soon realized that it could be enjoyed by more than just arthritis sufferers. This realization lead to him marketing it to bath supply shops.
A 10-year study at the University of Minnesota Stroke Center found that cat owners are 40 percent less likely to have heart attacks than non-cat owners. And that’s not all. A cat at home reduces the risk of other heart diseases and stroke by 30 percent. The researchers speculated that purring may be responsible.