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Monday, February 17, 2014

Most Popular Health Facts

Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.

Although men ARE more likely to suffer heart attacks, women are more likely to die within a year from having a heart attack.

Your wounds heal faster if you lick them, you instinctively do this for that reason. Tears help, too.

From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.

Kissing releases masses of oxytocin, a "love potion" that helps couples bond and feel more attracted to each other.

Chewing gum boosts your brain power.

There are about 1,400 different species of bacteria in your belly button.

Every year your body replaces 98% of your atoms.

Your skin is actually an organ.

Fingernails grow fastest on the hand you favor.

Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn.

The record for the longest scientifically documented period without sleep is 264.4 hours (eleven days).

When you get goosebumps and your hair stands, the hair helps to trap air, making you feel warmer by keeping in your body heat.

Those who get out of bed by 7am are more likely to be thinner and happier.

Vick's inhalers can cause you to test positive for Meth on drug tests.

An average heart beats 100,000 times a day, pumping some 2,000 gallons of blood through its chambers. Over a 70-year life span, that adds up to more than 2.5 billion heartbeats.

It has been said that over 350 million people suffer from Facebook Addiction Disorder.

Dogs can be trained to identify the scent of lung cancer long before symptoms develop.

Quick naps not only improve your alertness, but they also help in decision making, creativity and sensory perception.

The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.

Redheads require up to 20% more anesthesia to be knocked out.

If you are cold you are more likely to be hungry because you use energy to keep warm.

Women have about four times as many foot problems as men; lifelong patterns of wearing high heels often are the culprit.

There are times when you're walking that the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight, and when you're running, it can be three or four times your weight.

Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.

It's possible to die from a broken heart; it's called Stress Cardiomyopathy.

Your thumb is about the same size as your nose.

Poor eyesight (myopia) is associated with higher IQ.

If your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.

By weight, Bone is five times stronger than steel.

It is possible for you to survive even after the removal of the spleen, the stomach, one kidney, one lung, 75% of the liver, 80% of the intestines, and almost every organ from the pelvic and groin area.

Smokers get ten times more wrinkles than non-smokers.

Cigarette smoke contains 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which cause cancer.

A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.

It has been shown that caffeine causes headaches when stopped suddenly and can cause morning headaches that are relieved by a dose of caffeine.

The levels of two stress hormones, cortisol and epinephrine which suppress the body's immune system, will actually drop after a dose of laughter.

Scientists estimate that laughing 100 times is equivalent to a 10-minute workout on a rowing machine.

Curvy hips indicate smart women who will deliver intelligent children.

On average, someone in the US suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies every 3 minutes from stroke.

Brain scans show that people who view photos of a beloved experience an activation of the caudate - the part of the brain involving cravings.

After age 30, the brain shrinks a quarter of a percent (0.25%) in mass each year.

10 seconds is the amount of time until unconsciousness after the loss of blood supply to the brain.

The brain can stay alive for 4 to 6 minutes without oxygen. After that cells begin die.

Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound - over a thousand feet per second!

The skin on your lips is 200 times more sensitive than your fingertips.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Our Right Lungs takes more air than our left lung.

Dieters who sleep more take off more fat that those who sleep less.

If your liver stopped working, you'd die within 24 hours.

Although men ARE more likely to suffer heart attacks, women are more likely to die within a year from having a heart attack.

Wearing headphones for an hour increases the bacteria in your ear 700 times.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't.