1. A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests.
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  2. People who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese.
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  3. Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.
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  4. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.
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  5. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
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  6. Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.
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  7. Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
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  8. 1 Can of Soda a day increases your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by 22%.
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  9. There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
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  10. McDonalds' Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.
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  11. Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.
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  12. A Father's Diet Before Conception Plays a Crucial Role in a Child's Health.
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  13. Severe Depression can cause us to biologically age more by increasing the aging process in cells.
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  14. Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
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  15. Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
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  16. Constipation-related health-care costs total US$6.9 billion per year in the U.S.
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  17. On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
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  18. 60% of people needing mental health services in the U.S. don't get it, often because of the stigma of seeking help.
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  19. The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.
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  20. The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.
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  21. To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins on the condition that one drank 3 pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.
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  22. A half hour of physical activity 6 days a week is linked to 40% lower risk of early death.
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  23. Bill Gates' Foundation spends more on global health each year than the World Health Organization of the United Nations.
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  24. 1 out of every 4 dollars employers pay for healthcare in the U.S. is tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices or conditions like smoking, stress, or obesity.
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  25. Americans consume 12.5 teaspoons more sugar each day
    than the American Heart Association recommends.
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  26. In terms of your health —not how you look or smell— you only really have to shower once or twice a week.
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  27. 8.5% of adults worldwide currently have diabetes. That's almost twice as much as it was in 1980.
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  28. A scientist cracked his knuckles on one hand for over 50 years to prove it did not cause Arthritis.
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  29. Eating too much meat can accelerate your body's biological age.
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  30. The first heart transplant using a "dead heart" was performed by surgeons in Australia, in October 2014.
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  31. Working past age 65 is linked to longer life, a study found.
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  32. People who read books live an average of almost 2 years longer than those who do not read at all, a Yale research found.
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  33. Road traffic accidents kill more people around the world than malaria.
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  34. You can burn 20% more fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach.
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  35. An estimated 150,000 people die in the UK every year because too few people can give first aid.
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  36. In an isolated village in the Dominican Republic, about 1 in 50 children are born appearing to be girls but grow male genitalia during puberty.
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  37. Measles was officially eliminated in the Americas, the first region in the world to do it.
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  38. The last time anyone is known to have contracted HIV from blood donation in the U.S. was in 2008.
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  39. Breathing 100% oxygen, instead of the 21% in our atmosphere, is generally bad, and sometimes toxic.
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  40. Women who use a hormonal form of birth control are more likely to be diagnosed with depression compared to those who don't.
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  41. "Rhinorrhea" is the medical condition otherwise known as a "runny nose."
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  42. Doctors make a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as 23 commonly used symptom-checker apps, a 2016 study found.
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  43. Naked mole-rats have a high resistance to cancer tumours because they produce an extremely high-molecular-mass hyaluronan and have ribosomes that produce extremely error-free proteins.
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  44. You can tweak your metabolic health by turning down the bedroom thermostat a few degrees.
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  45. 80% of people living in rural areas in developing countries rely on traditional plant-based medicines for basic healthcare.
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  46. Six-pack abs indicate nothing about your strength, your flexibility, your stamina, your speed, or your overall level of health.
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  47. Violent dreams may be an early sign of brain disorders down the line, including Parkinson's disease and dementia.
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  48. Ancient Greeks investigated animal structure and described the difference between arteries and veins around 500 BCE.
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  49. More than 13 million working days are lost every year because of stress-related illnesses.
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  50. About 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
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  51. A study found that right-handed individuals have better oral hygiene and the lower incidence of caries because of their better manual dexterity and brush efficiency.
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  52. In 2015, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased for the first time since 1993.
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  53. 75% of people will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives.
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  54. 1 in 5 American CEOs have clinically significant psychopathic traits.
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  55. The world's oldest prosthetic limb belongs to an Egyptian woman, that was outfitted with a wooden toe prosthesis in approximately 1000 B.C.
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  56. Fecal vomiting exist, and it can even result in death.
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  57. A study of over 11,000 children determined that an overly hygienic environment increases the risk of eczema and asthma.
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  58. In a German legend from the Middle Ages it was proposed that kissing a donkey would take away the pain of toothache.
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  59. Worldwide, people consume 500 extra calories a day from sugar, which is roughly the amount of calories needed to gain a pound a week.
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  60. The first commercial suppositories were coated in cocoa butter.
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  61. A transplanted great toe decreases in size up to one third when transplanted to the hand.
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  62. Drinking very hot beverages increases your risk of developing cancer.
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  63. The measles virus erases the immune system's memory, leaving patients vulnerable to other infectious diseases for up to 3 years afterward.
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  64. The world's first organ transplant was performed by Indian doctors, who used skin grafts to repair injuries as early as 800 BCE.
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  65. The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses.
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  66. A study showed that it's not necessary to run, swim or work out at the gym. Household chores such as vacuuming or scrubbing the floor, or merely walking to work provide enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life.
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  67. 1 in 3 antibiotic prescriptions
    written in U.S. medical offices are unnecessary, a report found.
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