Health Facts

    Health Facts

    Regularly updated list of health and body facts. Learn things about your body and health that you didn't know. Featuring a range of topics, including the human body, medical science, and psychology.

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    Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound - over a thousand feet per second!
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    On average, women have always lived longer than men.
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    Our Right Lungs takes more air than our left lung.
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    The brain can stay alive for 4 to 6 minutes without oxygen. After that cells begin die.
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    Staying awake for 17 hours is the same for your body as drinking 2 glasses of wine.
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    According to one report, it would take 800 marijuana joints to kill a person - but the cause of death would be carbon monoxide poisoning.
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    Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
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    Smokers get ten times more wrinkles than non-smokers.
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    It is almost impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. It is a defense mechanism that has evolved to protect our eyes from bacteria and debris.
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    It's possible to die from a broken heart; it's called Stress Cardiomyopathy.
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    Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn't digest itself.
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    Dieters who sleep more take off more fat that those who sleep less.
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    A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
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    When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach turns red, too.
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    Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
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    The human body contains over a billion miles of DNA.
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    Cigarette smoke contains 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which cause cancer.
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    If you are cold you are more likely to be hungry because you use energy to keep warm.
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