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Top 10 Health facts that will blow your mind.

  1. A 13-year-old opened a hot dog stand in front of his home in Minnesota, causing a complaint to the health department. Instead of shutting him down, the inspectors helped him bring his stand up to code and paid the $87 fee for his permit out of their own pockets.

  2. Coca-Cola was sued by a consumer protection agency for misleading health claims regarding VitaminWater, which contains 33 grams of sugar per bottle. Coca-Cola's defense was that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking VitaminWater was a healthy beverage.”

  3. In 2014, CVS stopped selling tobacco products in favor of promoting good health, losing over a billion in revenue

  4. The Guinness Book of World Records has vehemently refused to validate any attempt at the world record for the longest time spent awake, believing that it's dangerous to human health. The current record is 264 hours or around 11 days, which was set by a high school student as a science project

  5. There's a service called "Cleaning for a Reason" in the U.S. and Canada that cleans the houses of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their health.

  6. The snow in 'The Wizard of Oz' was asbestos. The Wicked Witch’s broom was made of asbestos, as was the Scarecrow’s entire outfit despite the fact that asbestos’ health risks were already known at the time in 1939.

  7. King penguin, Lala who was injured and nursed back to health in Japan. He didn't leave so the family adopted him and lived in a air-conditioned room. He walked around the neighborhood and got himself fishes from the store. He lived with the family for 10 years before dying of old age in 1996.

  8. Manoj Bhargava the creator of 5 Hour energy created the formula in 30 days, has a net worth of 4 billion and plans donate 99 percent of his wealth by creating a series of inventions to help 3rd world countries receive basic functions like water, electricity, and health.

  9. Former President Jimmy Carter does not receive federal retirement health benefits because he only worked for the government for four years, less than the five years needed to qualify

  10. Radithor, a health drink in the 1920s that contained radium and slowly killed its customers. But it didn't cause a public health crisis because it could only be afforded by rich people (unlike cheaper, safer knockoffs)

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My health decline and eventual brain surgery

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A low sense of control is highly associated with anxiety, depression, and virtually all mental health problems. Researchers have found that a low sense of control is one of the most stressful things that people can experience."

In the 1960s, the sugar industry paid three Harvard scientists $50,000 to say that heart disease was most likely caused by saturated fat. After their report was published in JAMA, diets concentrating on low fat gained the endorsement of many health authorities.

Indian Maharaja Jam Sahib adopted 640 Polish orphans during WWII. He brought the children to the royal palace in Bombay, had a dormitory built for them, and brought in Polish teachers and chefs so the children would feel at home and "recover their health and forget the ordeal they went through".

91 year old Jimmy Carter became cancer free after months of treatment for a deadly cancer that spread to his brain. His doctor said, "He's a physically and mentally active individual who's in the best health possible for someone in his age group..."

140 years after an ancient stolen ring was found on a rural farm, a tablet was found at another site (“Among those who bear the name of Senicianus to none grant health until he bring back the ring to the temple of Nodens”). One of the scholars who translated it: Oxford prof. J R R Tolkien

James Huberty called a mental health clinic, asking for an appointment. His politeness conveyed no urgency to the operator and his call was logged as a "non-crisis" inquiry, to be handled within 2 days. The next day he committed of the worst killing sprees in America.

During the Black Plague, the Jewish community had a lower infection risk than other populations. Among the theories, they suggest that Jewish religious practices promoted better health since so many rituals relate to hygiene. It resulted in the Jews being accused of causing the Black Death.

The Tata Group from India which owns Jaguar-Land Rover and has revenues of over $100b is 66% controlled by charitable trusts, which invest these proceeds in nation-building such as India's hospitals, educational institutions and promoting health, education, culture etc.

A Curaçao woman rescued a flamingo that crashed into a window, nursing it back to health, and after realizing she couldn't release it back to the wild, made it an ambassador for his species, visiting schools with her to teach children about island wildlife and the importance of conservation.

The use of bowls to house goldfish comes from a misunderstanding of Chinese display vessels--small, temporary containers to show guests goldfish that were otherwise housed in ponds. Fishbowls are so detrimental to goldfish health that they are prohibited by places like Rome for animal cruelty.

Skipping breakfast does not lead to weight gain, health issues or underperformance

Colonel Charles Young, the first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the US Army. After being denied promotion to brigadier general under the guise of fitness, he rode on horseback from Wilberforce, Ohio, to Washington, D.C. to disprove rumors of his poor health.

During the Iraq-Iran war, Minister of Health Riyadh Hussein suggested Saddam step down temporarily. When no one else supported the idea, Saddam escorted Mr. Hussein to the next room, closed the door, shot him, then returned to the meeting. His widow received his dismembered corpse the next day.

Civilian Public Service (CPS), a US government program that provided conscientious objectors with an alternative to military service during World War II. CPS draftees fought forest fires, helped reform an abusive mental health system, and even acted as test subjects in medical experiments.

In March 2015, McDonald’s workers who allegedly suffered severe burns on the job have filed health and safety complaints. The complaints allege that, because of a lack of first aid supplies, workers were told by management to treat burn injuries with condiments such as mayonnaise and mustard.

Silicon breast implants are not lifetime devices contrary to popular belief. They only last about 7-10 years and actually need to be removed and replaced. Failure to do so can lead to hardening, deforming,rippling or leakage that can cause health serious problems.

Loneliness is a greater health risk than obesity. Loneliness increases the risk of premature death by 50% while obesity increases the risk by only 30%.

Naloxone (Narcon) has became a mainstay of hospital emergency rooms and medical wards. It can be injected or sprayed up the nose, and can stop/reverse a heroin overdose in under two minutes. It's so vital the World Health Organization placed the drug on its list of essential medications in 1983.

96 health groups accepted money from CocaCola/Pepsi to tell us that soda does not lead to obesity and health problems.

The paper toilet seat covers, found in public restrooms, pretty much do nothing and do not actually have any health benefits.

The last living Buffalo Soldier, Mark Matthews, who fought in both world wars, had excellent health with no record of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, etc until he was 109 years old, only then going partially blind.

Sunshine has a larger effect on mental health than temperature or rain.

The Padres have signed the same handicapped ball player 20 years in row so he doesn't lose his health insurance.

A review of decades of research shows children of same-sex couples are doing just as well as kids of heterosexual couples across a number of wellbeing measures, including academic performance, cognitive development, social development, and psychological health.

There is virtually no scientific evidence that supports the purported health benefits of kombucha. There are also known adverse effects, including severe hepatic and renal toxicity.

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Economy, Health, Freedom, and Happiness by Country

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Ecological survey of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria based on Chlorophyll Health