A 30-year-old woman suffered massive brain injuries after a motor vehicle accident at 15 weeks’ gestation. The patient was diagnosed as brain-dead on her tenth hospital day.
Amish children raised on rural farms in northern Indiana suffer from asthma and allergies less often even than Swiss farm kids, according to a new study.
Researchers at Washington State University have found that a compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness.
Dr Martin Bobak from University College London and colleagues at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague questioned 891 Czech men and 1,098 women between the ages of 25 and 64 as part of their study, and found that beer drinkers aren’t more likely to have abdominal fat than non-beer drinkers.
Schizophrenics are capable of tickling themselves because of their difficulties recognizing their own actions in advance. Tickling yourself is impossible in most people for the same reason that punching others seems half as forceful as it really is — your body offsets your own force. When you tickle yourself, your brain offsets that force and doesn’t respond the tickling.
A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest.