Contrary to popular belief, humans do not explode or freeze in the vacuum of space when not wearing a spacesuit. While exposure to such an environment without protection is extremely dangerous and would lead to death within minutes, the human body does not explode or freeze. It expands but skin is strong and would keep the body intact.
Diseases, conditions, and disorders are any health related issues that affect an organism.
Studies show that taking a low dose of aspirin a day can help prevent cardiovascular events like a heart attack or stroke and have other benefits. However, other studies have shown aspirin to increase the risk of bleeding, especially in the stomach.
You can overdose on black licorice. This is due to the way a compound derived from licorice root can cause potassium levels to fall to dangerous levels.
According to the FDA, plasma from people who recovered from Coronavirus can be used to treat COVID-19.
Communicable diseases spread from one person to another. Thus, social distancing can combat the spread of communicable diseases like the flu or coronavirus.
We present facts and myths on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All of our data comes from official sources like the WHO and CDC when possible.
Studies show both mental and physical pain can be treated with common painkillers like Aspirin, but there are complex factors to consider.
The “five-second rule” that food dropped on the floor for less than 5 seconds is safe to eat is not always true. Contamination depends on factors like moisture levels, the number of germs on the floor, and the time the food spends in contact with the floor.
Being cold doesn’t give you a cold, but cold weather can increase your risk of getting sick. Lower body temperatures suppress the body’s immune system and help some viruses thrive.
Raw cookie dough can make you sick, especially dough that doesn’t use treated flour and pasteurized eggs. Studies have shown, untreated raw flour can contain germs like E. coli, and unpasteurized raw eggs can contain germs like salmonella.