E-cigarettes Are Bad For Your Lungs


According to a recent study from The American Physiological Society, e-cigarettes are bad for you. Scientists found out, that Acrolein was detected both in the E-cig liquid (unburnt/vaporized), and in the vapor. They said this indicates that some of the negative effects are probably independent of vaporizing temperature.

A study on the effects of cigarette smoke and e-cig solutions led researchers to conclude:

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Heavy consumption of iced-tea linked to kidney failure

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An Arkansas man’s kidney failure linked to his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. 56-year-old U.S. man suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible for some puzzling cases of kidney failure. The source of the problem was an excessive amount of oxalate, a compound found in many foods. Excessive amounts can also come from “juicing,” having gastric bypass surgery, and by consuming foods with a lot of ascorbic acid such as spinach, rhubarb, nuts, wheat bran and chocolate.

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Playing Tetris Reduces Cravings For Food, Alcohol and Cigarettes


A new study shows that the Russian tile-matching puzzle video game may be good for something other than wasting hours and days. According to a report from The Atlantic, the game has been shown to “reduce the strength, frequency, and vividness of naturally occurring cravings”.

Doubtful? Consider this.

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The Month Of Your Birth Might Predict Your Health


In the same way that human conception shows a seasonal rhythm, so does our vulnerability to diseases. It seems preposterous that the month you are born can affect your future health. But how long you live, adult height, and how likely you are to develop a range of diseases, including devastating conditions such as schizophrenia, all turn out to be linked with the month of birth.

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Being Sane in Insane Places – The Rosenhan Experiment


In 1973, psychologist David Rosenhan wanted to determine how accurate psychiatric diagnosis was in mental institutions. To this end, he conducted an experiment titled “On being sane in insane places”, which included two parts.

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Caffeine consumption slows down brain development


Children’s and young adults’ average caffeine consumption has increased by more than 70 per cent over the past 30 years, and an end to this rise is not in sight: the drinks industry is posting its fastest-growing sales in the segment of caffeine-laden energy drinks. Not everybody is pleased about this development. Some people are worried about possible health risks caused in young consumers by the pick-me-up.

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This may be the weirdest human brain known to science


This strange picture of a blob is a completely smooth brain of an adult male. It has no ridges and folds so characteristic to the most complex organ of Homo sapiens. Not much known about the possessor of the brain, except that he ended his days in a psychiatric hospital in Texas in 1970.

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